Climbing out from under my rock
Oct. 21, 2010 12:22 pm
Updated: Nov. 1, 2010 7:25 am
Ok, so I really wasn't under a rock, but I may as well have been. Last Thursday I left work excited to be having my weekend starting already. Friday was a day off from work - hurray! I needed a long weekend - it was our 29th anniversary, and my son
was coming home from college for the weekend. I had plans. Oh how I had plans.
We always get Mexican at our favorite Mexican restaurant when Steve comes home. Then I was going to make a nice dinner with grilled salmon one night. We were going to our favorite restaurant for our anniversary on Saturday - and Steve and his girlfriend were
going, too. I figured I'd make an apple crisp and bake something chocolate as well.
Then, Friday happened. Mid-morning I was knocked out - done, totally wiped out. Some kind of bug hit me and hit me hard. I spent the rest of the day in bed; but was a good sport and went to get Mexican with the entire family; daughter and son-in-law included.
Saturday morning came and I was still feeling pretty crappy. But, we kept our reservations and went out for the anniversary dinner. My food was good, but I barely noticed, still feeling bad. By Sunday evening I was really sick. High fever, chills, coughing
something terrible, I called off work by 7:00 pm.
I ended up at the doctor who did chest x-rays to confirm I had pneumonia. I woke up this morning and realized it was Thursday already! Wow. Somehow I missed the first half of this week. I made it to work today for half the day, then I hit the wall again.
I came home and slept two hours. I am feeling better, though. Tomorrow I might make a full day at work.
This weekend coming up is the field trial at the dog club we belong to. Last year I wrote a blog about this place and how the torch had been passed to me as the new "Head Lady of the Kitchen". I have been looking forward to this first official field trial
that I would be in charge of the kitchen. We were changing things up a bit this year. I was going to make Italian sausages with onions and peppers, kalua pig in the slow cooker for pork sandwiches, and another woman was making a yummy stew she's famous for
and of course we'd still have chili and hot dogs. In addition to the food, I was also going to make a cherry pie, blackberry pie and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing. Now that I've been so sick and have no energy - I am simply going to make the sausages
and pork and send it with my hubby. I think the in-store grocery bakery will be baking my pies I donate this year. Hopefully I'll be feeling well enough by then to at least make an appearance at some point over the weekend. This is the only time of the
year I get to see some of these people.