Monday, December 20, 2010

Where Have I Been???

It seems like a lifetime ago that I actually had time to blog.  These past few weeks have been CRAZY!  I finally got finished up on our church's three-night dinner theater outreach event...which, to be honest I was dreading...and then found myself enjoying it!  Although, by Friday, I was done.

I woke up the following Saturday (a week ago this past Saturday) with a little niggling scratch throat.  I ignored it...went about my business...bought & decorated a Christmas tree.  By Saturday evening, I wasn't feeling really well.  Sunday dawned gray & rainy and the scratchy throat persisted.  So, I did nothing and by Monday I was feeling some better.

Monday & Tuesday I reveled in the luxury of having nothing the HIGHS both days were below freezing.  In NC, that's rare.  We don't deal well with that. 

Wednesday I went back to not feeling well and finally broke down and got some meds.  I studied and compared all of the cold meds at the pharmacy...and STILL managed to pick up a "nighttime" formual.  But, I know that my body chemistry is apparently I took it anyway and it did make me feel better without making me sleepy!  But, Wednesday's are always long days for me because that's church night...and this one was exceptionally long since we were practicing for the Christmas program.

Thursday, I woke up to ice on the ground, generally feeling like crap and goop pouring out of my eye.  So, I tucked myself back into bed and woke up about three hours later.  I self-diagnosed myself to have pink eye and requested eye drops from my doctor's office.  Amazingly enough, they didn't require me to come in and they still called in the prescription!

Friday, we still had some ice on the, I waited a little bit before going into work...worked the day away and then went to a Christmas party with my BFF.

Saturday was a blur...including an early morning grocery run, choir practice, a visit to my parents...mostly to see the niece & nephew...a lot of Christmas shopping, some more visiting with the niece & nephew and my sister too, and some gift wrapping!  All in all, a good day...but still looking for a few last minute gifts!

Sunday was church, cookie making and choir performance...not too bad of a day!

And by the way, have you heard of cake mix cookies???  Where have these been all my life?  I had never heard of them until I was e-mailing Helena from Life in the Pitts about the glories of the Kitchen-Aid mixer and she mentioned these lovely things!  So cheap...SO GOOD!  I made red velvet cookies topped with cream cheese icing and German chocolate topped with coconut! 

Anyway, that's where I've, there, sick, well. 

I have had a chance to check out some blogs here & there...and hopefully I'll see you around a little more this week now that things are somewhat slowing down for me...well, other than trying to finish Christmas shopping!

Here's a look at our Christmas regular camera doesn't do good pics so you can still see the this is with my phone...which is why it's a bit fuzzy...

One of the great things about living in NC, home of Christmas tree farms galore - our tree was cut on the Friday before we bought it on Saturday! :) 

Hope you are having a Happy Monday!


Rachel said...

I hope you are feeling better!! I love the tree!! It looks great! There is a Christmas tree farm near where my parents live. You can go and cut down your Christmas tree yourself!! Since I live in an apartment, I'm sticking with the artificial one for now!

Merry Christmas my friend!


BigSis said...

I love real trees! I hope you are feeling better soon. Christmas is no time to be sick!

shortmama said...

You have been a busy girl!