It has been a very long week of being sick and going to work and trying to enjoy my 28th birthday and doing things with people while trying to get better and not cough too much. I’ve been typing up little blurbs to blog every day, but they are mainly just little quips and complaints about being sick. I am going to put all the things I already typed up and just didn’t post over the last week beginning with the beginning of the week and leading up to today so that it will be in chronological order.
I went to the grocery store this morning before going to meet up with the carpool. I decided that I needed Dayquil to survive the day. I pondered my choices for a few minutes longer than I had and decided upon the cough suppressant and expectorant Dayquil. But as I could buy the one bottle for $9.50, or I could buy a Dayquil/Nyquil combo pack for $14 I decided at the last second to get the combo pack. I did not realize that the combo pack was different than what I had been looking at and bought the wrong one, so now I get to live on just the cough only meds.
Today is going to be the longest day ever. I am declining fast. This morning I felt better than yesterday, but that wore off around 9, and I was hoping that the new medicine dose at 10:30 would help get me back on my feet, but not yet. I have really painful sinuses, a headache and my left ear keeps randomly throbbing. My nose is stuffy and running at the same time and it is red and sore because of trying to fix that problem. My teeth on the left side are also all achy. I can’t believe that it is only 11:30. Gahh….too much time left!
I have decided to try double fisting my cough drops. One cherry Halls and one Cherryhoney Ricola. Hope it’s tasty.
How did it go?
That was a horrible idea! The first minute was really bad. Together I can tell that the Halls is uber sweet and the Ricola is super tart and bitter. The difference is starting to subside and as they meld together my mouth feels amazing and numb. My nose is clear and painful as I breath through the menthol. I don’t even have the urge to cough. Lovely.
I am a horrible sick person. When you’re sick you’re supposed to not feel well and stop eating and feel worse and lose weight. I have been exceeding my caloric intake all week because of not feeling well. Here I am, not even 3 and I’m extremely hungry again.
Going back down into headaching throat killing land of pain…oh look, time for more dayquil!
To do list for today: Stop Coughing
2/14/12 – Valentines Day
On the ninth day of sickness I got over my issues with blowing my nose in public. I’m sure all my coworkers are appreciative. I lasted until 2:00 and now I just want to go to sleep.
stress…no reason to be stressed. Gahh.
Less that one hour later that stress has turned into full depression. I really don’t know why. Possibly everyone questioning me as to what I got Josh for Valentine’s day when I did not do anything for him. Maybe my dependance on gift giving really is affecting me because I feel like I should be giving him something even though we discussed it and agreed to not do anything. Maybe I will drive to Layton on my lunch break and see if I can find him some jammie dodgers. I was a little sad yesterday because when I went to order my glasses the lady working could not find where we had written down which pair I had already picked out so now I will have to go back on another day when I have more time and try to find the same glasses I had already picked out. I just called the British store in Layton and they are all out of jammie dodgers, so I will just not get anything for the Josh. Sad day. However I did get a code for a free movie rental from the red box.
Way too soon I am going to end up with another hole in my head. I can’t stop scratching my face and ears and head. Need to fix the itchings.
Last night for Valentines day Josh bought us a two pound box of chocolates and I rented “Midnight in Paris”. We made steak and broccoli and artichoke with rolls. While Josh did his massage for Dean I started the artichokes and attempted to start the grill but something had fused it shut. I ended up having to move it and use the older, larger grill. The steak was fantastic and the broccoli was some of the best I have ever had. The rolls were amazing. The artichoke was okay but not the best one I’ve ever had. It was a fabulous Valentines dinner. We invited our friend Chui over to watch the movie with us. She brought a date, her puppy Daisy. It was a very very good movie and a lot of fun to watch together.
So my birthday started out fabulously!! (that was sarcasm, I’m letting you know because you can’t hear my tone in my typing). I was awakened at 7:32am by a happy birthday phone call from my mother. Sadly, I am supposed to leave my house by 7:25 to meet my carpool and head to work. The latest I can leave my house is 7:35 to possibly have a chance to make it to work on time. I made it out the door at 7:42. I drove as fast as traffic would allow and arrived at work at 8:06. If we are not clocked in by 8:05 we have to wait for 8:15 and take 15 minutes out of our vacation or sick time. 😦
Darcy had been telling me for a few days that I was going to have to wear a tiara and sash for my birthday so I was a little apprehensive of what to expect, but turns out that whatever she had for me was left at another coworkers house last night, so I will have to wait for tomorrow to see what she got me. Since the gift had been left a little while later I returned to my cubicle to find that Darcy and Courtney had puked valentines all over my desk instead. At the end of lunch Darcy brought me a strawberry cupcake. It was very sweet of her. Too bad it was only strawberry in the frosting and the cupcake tasted much more like a plain muffin. Tomorrow we plan to go to see the new movie “The Secret World of Arrietty” and possibly dinner as a birthday thing, mainly because I really want to see the movie and tomorrow is the first day it is playing. Still have not finalized the plans though. Doesn’t seem like very many people will be able to come, but it was late notice as we didn’t know which theaters it would be playing at until yesterday. Last night I spent the evening cutting out the invitations for my sisters baby shower. Tonight I plan to do all the sewing and hopefully get them finished by this weekend so I can get them mailed out by Monday. I was planning to get them done last weekend but I have just been too sick. I’m still not completely better but I am definitely on the mend and getting to where I can move around a little and work on more than sleeping and sitting around like a log. My left foot has been hurting for a few days now, I really have no idea what I did to it, it is driving me crazy, I am just trying to not limp too much.
Guess what Josh and Betty got me for my birthday!! I got a new computer chair! After I got home today Josh brought a giant box in from the porch. There were apparently some issues with the shipping and it only just arrived today. After it was brought in they wrapped it in blankets. It was fun to unwrap a giant box covered in blankets. Then once I got the box open Josh helped me put the chair together. It is amazing and soft and leathery and just fabulous. The computer chair I currently have is about 10 years old and cost $15 at Wal-Mart. I am really just tickled that I now have a nice computer chair. Someday I will even have a nice new desk, probably after I have my own home and that’s just fine. Josh left work early and drove to Layton to get me an ice cream cake from Cold Stone. We ate some after the present opening. It is delicious, but I hope that somebody is willing to come over tomorrow and eat some because I will get fat if I have to eat all of it myself.
2/19/12 – Present
Friday was an extremely long day at work followed by a fabulous evening. Josh, Chui, Nariman and myself went to eat at a new restaurant in Ogden called Soul and Bones BBQ. It was during their soft open, the grand opening is on Tuesday. The newness of the place made the wait for the food take longer, but we had allowed two hours for the eating before our movie so all was good. The food was absolutely delicious. I had a pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries. Josh had the Gumbo. Chui had the same thing as me and Nariman had a catfish po’ boy. After dinner we went over to the Megaplex to watch our movie. As we were sitting in the theater watching the previews up ran my friend and coworker Diana. She had decided to join us but sadly I had not put online where we were going for dinner, but I was happy that she was able to join us for the movie. It was absolutely amazing and wonderful, just as all Miyazaki films are. After the movie I invited everyone over for ice cream cake, but did not expect anyone to be willing to come over with it already being 11pm and the ice cream cake was in Brigham. Amazingly both Diana and Nariman agreed to hop a ride up with us. So we went home and had cake and ice cream. Chui went home to sleep and Diana and Nariman crashed in the game room. Nariman got me a bottle of blueberry wine for my birthday. Josh had to get up at 6 Saturday morning so he just gave our two guests a ride back to Ogden in the morning.
My Saturday consisted of preparing the box of invitations to send to my mom and getting it to the post office before they closed. The portion that I will be sending out I will do later. Saturday evening Josh and I got all dressed up to go to a banquet dinner at the Timbermine. I felt very sexy with my leather pirate boots, bright pink stockings, black sweater dress and I loved the fact that my leather coat was a little bit longer than my dress. It made me sing the Cake song every once in a while during the evening. We picked up Joshes friend John on the way to dinner. It was a decent award ceremony. Josh’s boss was being inducted into a bowling hall of fame. The food was what I have come to expect from the Timbermine which is not very good but edible enough. It was a pleasant evening. Sadly we had to go straight to bed when we got home because Josh had to get up super early again today to go to work.
Today has not been a very good day. Weigh in was sad, I have gained 3.1 pounds over the last week. Here are the latest stats.
Work weights by week: First 202.2, Second 197.8, Third 198.6, Fourth and Current 199.0.
Fat Camp weights by week: First 195.6, Second 194, Third and Current 197.1.
Josh’s weight also went up this week. He gained almost as much as I did with an increase of 2.9 pounds. The two of us will be adding $5 to the group money jar this week.
I really hope that once I am completely better I will be able to start working out again. The sedentaryness of the past week is starting to make Josh and I both rather testy. He’s had a long day and has been nice and doting and helpful and I’ve sat around and done nothing all day long but I still feel like crap and keep being argumentative about everything, I don’t know why I have to be like this. My body has been achy and my foot just won’t stay pain free for more than a few minutes. I’m so tired of it hurting. I don’t like having to limp around everywhere.
Tomorrow Josh and I am planning to go pick out my glasses and get new tennis shoes. I really hope that it will be a better day.