Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hubs is earning is stripes

Sorry I have been MIA as of late....

Recently I have had lots of changes (more on that later) and been picking up more hours at work (WOOT!) and also getting horrific stomach bugs and infections in the same weekend. (that I do not recommend friends. It is not a recipe for good times).

I was meant to go to Dublin on Saturday for a large company Ball that is hosted once a year-all inclusive stay in a lovely hotel, drinks, dinner, dancing....the nines. Unfortunately about 5am Saturday morning I woke up sicker than I have been in years. After spending about 6 hours throwing up everything I might have eaten in the last 2 weeks I decided that driving 2 hours from home wasn't a wise decision. Boo Hiss. I guess there's always next year!

Anyways I'm still in recovery mode...Its amazing how being sick can really reduce you back to the basics. Yesterday was my first day back eating solid food- after each small meal I was so worn out I proceeded to take a one to two hour nap. It was pretty awesome, I'm not going to lie. It was a small glimpse of the beauty that could be my retirement.

 I went back to work today which was fine but extremely tiring. After I got home I made the mistake of lying down on the couch...this made me completely useless...and makes me happy I married the person I did.

James has been a trooper this past week from running to the shop several times a day for more 7up and having to rebuy broth (seriously Swanson' hard is that!) to clean up after he ripped the puke bag (poor guy....if I wasn't so sick I would have laughed...and helped him clean up) to making sure I'm taking all of my meds.

Today was no exception...I was trying to eat dinner but I just couldn't seem to stand the thought of food. I started getting a craving for Motts applesauce...which of course doesn't exist here (and actually I don't recall seeing applesauce in the grocery stores...) so James googled recipes and started making me homemade applesauce. An hour and a batch of applesauce dice. I couldn't eat it. By this time I had a hankering for know the chocolate Jello kind. So James goes to the store, buys the closest thing here (Angel Delight) and whips it dice. Poor guy, struck out on both accounts. Later on after he finished cleaning up the kitchen he made himself a bag of popcorn and settled down next to me. I then ate his entire bag of popcorn. Seriously, James had no chance of getting any. Either I am the world's worst wife or I married the most patient guy ever.

Side note here- First time blogging with new blogger layout....Don't like blogger homepage yet but I do like how the composition format is laid out! I will definitely be getting around to commenting soon- I've really enjoyed reading blogs while laid up in bed I just need to get the will to put words on the screen!


  1. You poor thing! And poor James, what a great freakin' guy. I love that he made you homemade applesauce. Now that's love. Sucks that you missed your trip but at least you're looking at the bright side, there is always next year.

    Also, I laughed & laughed at the fact that when you finally did eat something it was HIS bag of popcorn.

    It took me a while to get used to the new blogger layout. I'm still getting used to the dashboard but until I do I'm using my google reader instead. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Aw, I'm so sorry you missed the ball! I remember you mentioned buying a dress and sounded excited. I hope you feel better soon. :)