After spending the first three or so weeks of the new year being sick, then getting over it to start allergy shots, I landed myself a nice little bout of influenza B! Much skill, have I.

M had been sick for about a week, and I had been wondering if it was the flu or not but getting him to go to the doctor is nearly impossible, and I hadn’t caught whatever he had yet anyways, so I wasn’t too worried. Until I woke up Saturday for my race and it felt like I had something stuck in my throat. I wasn’t coughing or anything so I just assumed it was allergies (because hello pollen and tree nonsense!) and got ready for my race. I used my inhaler before running, and then since I was still feeling a little tight-chested/coughy, I used it as directed all day Saturday and Sunday. Everything was going fine on Sunday, until about an hour or so before bedtime when I started to feel really crappy.

I took some night-time meds and drank some Emergen-C but that didn’t help and I woke up Monday morning feeling awful. I stayed home from work and went to the doctor, where I got diagnosed with the flu and given some prescriptions for Tamiflu and Predisone. So I got those filled, got some lunch, went home and took my new medicines and slept for hours because I was EXHAUSTED. And very sweaty. Thank you fever. After waking up for the millionth time, I felt much better after one dose of flu medicine. I stayed home from work yesterday as well, just to make sure my fever was gone, and managed to get almost all the laundry done. So that made for a productive day, and now I won’t have so much to worry about this weekend. I’m still not 100%, and my cough is still a little painful, but hopefully by the end of the week and the end of my medicine cycle I will be back at it.

So now a quick recap of my busy weekend. Saturday was my race (which I will recap in a later post), then rush to the store to try to find a top to wear to the wedding I had Saturday night. Which is almost impossible considering nearly everything I found was either an extremely short dress OR a crop-top. And I am not extremely short dress or crop-top material. So I just recycled a dressy top that I had and wore the new sweater that I did find while shopping with some skinny jeans and heels. After that I hurried to another store to buy a birthday present for the party that I had to rush home and change for. Two-year-old’s birthday parties are, in a word, hectic. It was a nice time and I got to see some friends that I only get to see a few times a year anyways, plus the weather was stunning. So all in all it was a nice time. After the party I went through the fancy car wash, then headed home to get ready for the wedding.

The wedding was at the Conservatory in St. Charles and it was really nice. The bride and groom had originally picked October as their wedding date, but the brides sister could only come home this week and she really wanted her in her wedding so they managed to pull of a whole wedding and mini-reception in just a few short weeks. Everything seemed to go off without a hitch! My parents and M & me decided to head to the casino since it was just up the street, and spend a little time gambling. I managed to win a little cash and then we had drinks and shrimp before heading home to bed.

Sunday we woke up and had breakfast, then M went to my work to pick up some used oil for his work, and I headed to the grocery stores to pick up a few things that I didn’t get on Saturday. Then it was off to a gender reveal party for some friends of ours. She got what she wanted, which is a girl! So sometime in July we can expect a new little baby to arrive. After that we stopped by M’s parents, so he could see his cousin’s newest firearm acquisition, and then we headed home so I could work on dinner.

Dinner was pretty delicious! I made sautéed pork chops and apples (I didn’t particularly care for the apples, but the pork chops were so good). I found the recipe in Cook Healthy magazine. I will post it here on the blog soon!

I also got a little practice time in with my bow, outside, while I was waiting for my pork chops to marinate in the seasoning. I only shot at about 10 yards, but I think it’s time to turn the draw weight up on my bow a little because it’s getting pretty easy to pull back! Which is exciting because I figured I would be shooting 35 pounds for forever. I can’t wait until hunting season opens up! I look forward to it almost as much as my races!


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