Dry, itchy throat

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My throat went from being EXTREMELY sore, to just darn dry and itchy…not much better.

But at least I did not feel achy at all today…improvement!

I’m hoping within the next few days I’ll begin to feel 100% again.

Today is the last day of the month.  The year is 1/3 over.

The crocus outside our door bloomed a few days ago and we are due for snow tomorrow.

When will this winter end???


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SORE throat

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Well, the sore throat got worse overnight.

It’s been so long since I’ve had a sore throat that I forgot how horrible they can be.

Not to mention I’ve been feeling achy all day.  Difficult to sleep.  In fact, we both couldn’t sleep so we were up by 6 am!

WOW.  Crazy.

I really didn’t feel like doing anything today, but I did have my follow-up for my orthotics.  So that meant that I had to get showered and drive to Northampton.  My skin and hair felt sore in the shower–HATE that feeling.  And I felt in a fog the entire drive, even though it was GORGEOUS out!  I wish I could have enjoyed it more.

I felt like my foot doctor was mad at me.  First of all, I had to admit that I wasn’t doing the stretching exercises that she recommended (I keep forgetting!) and when she measured the angle of my foot bending back, it had gotten WORSE!  And then she asked me if I had gotten my shoes stretched (because of my bunion) and I said no, she seemed to get mad…until I explained to her that I stopped wearing my tight shoes and now only wear shoes that provide room for the bunion.  And then when I mentioned I wear flip-flops in the summer, boy you should have seen the eye-rolling!  I think she needs some lessons in bed-side manner!  I guess I will be trying to find some kind of sandal for this summer that my orthotics can fit into.  I don’t think she realizes HOW TOUGH it is to find shoes that fit my feet (my feet are BIG!!).  Mean foot doctor.

Oh well, at least that is over.

Back home and I climbed back into my comfy clothes and immediately took a nap on the couch.

In fact I took several more naps throughout the day.

I really hope I feel better tomorrow.

I hate it that my days off are being wasted by me being sick!!!!!

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Tired, tired, tired…

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

After two nights on, and sleeping all day, I’m STILL tired.

I don’t know why I always think I won’t be tired that first night off.

Quality time on the couch with my Izzy bear and Kimm.  Then back to bed.

I THINK I may be getting the start of a sore throat…fingers crossed that this is not the case.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Where has spring gone?

It’s COLD out there.

Not a bad night at work but I had a stomach-ache the whole time which was not fun, combined with a pulled muscle in my back that made getting up and down out of a chair wicked painful.  Hoping that after sleeping all day I’ll wake up a new woman.


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Day 9

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It’s been nine days since Kimm has had her cold and she is FINALLY starting to feel better.

Unfortunately I started to feel sick again today.  So I popped some Contac and am hoping to feel better soon.

Laundry and the grocery store and now I’m hoping for a quick little nap before showering and starting dinner.


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Catchin’ Up

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spent the day catching up on laundry mostly–three loads down and then one more for tomorrow.

Just a nice lazy day.

We did finish watching Season 13 of ER–wow…what an ending.

Now we have to wait to see the next season…we don’t have it!


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Tired Feet

Friday, March 25, 2011

My feet are still sore from working last night!

I’m not sure if it was my orthotics, or just being so busy for so many hours.

Didn’t get home this morning til after 9 am (got out at 8:30 and then talked with co-workers after work and then had to stop and get gas).  Bed by 9:30.  Up at 5 pm.

But my eyes are still burning, and my feet are still sore.

Watched the end of Season 6 Weeds.  I think the show has gone a little downhill since it started.  Anyone else??

Bed will feel nice, that’s for sure.

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Not So Bad…

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Work wasn’t so bad.  Not too many nights I can say that.

And the snow we were expected to get passed us by!

That’s good news 🙂

I’ve decided to attend a nursing critical care symposium in April…more news on that later.

For now, brush my teeth and head to bed!

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Still a little sick

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I thought I was feeling a lot better yesterday.

But then I woke up today and was not feeling so hot.


But I was able to speed through a book in ONE day (haven’t done that in such a long time).  I found Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua to be INCREDIBLY interesting.  I hated her and loved her all at the same time.  I felt sorry for and proud of her children all at the same time.  It makes me want to question more Westernized ways of thinking.  It made me THINK again and for that I was grateful.   If you have not read this book, it’s a good one.  Definitely will spark talk if you bring it up in conversations.

About to jump in the shower and get ready for work.

Had grilled cheese for lunch (there is nothing like a GOOD grilled cheese!) and planning on potato soup for dinner.

Cleaned the bathrooms–hate that job.

Work for two days and we are expected to get 2-3 inches of snow overnight.

When will it REALLY be spring???

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Spring Snow

**postdated for Monday, March 21, 2011

While Sunday was gorgeous, Monday was not.

The first day of spring 2011 brought cold and snow.

Granted, only half an inch, but it is such a tease.

Along with the snow, we finally have our winter colds.

Kimm woke up not feeling well on Sunday, and when I woke up on Monday, I also felt crummy.

We spent the day doing not much of anything.  Lots of rest was the only thing on the agenda.

Here’s hoping spring is not far away and that we feel better sooner than later.

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