Saturday, October 17, 2009

Did you miss me?

Sorry I've been MIA for the past few days. It's been a crazy week. I went on a field trip with Mama Hen & her kiddos Tuesday and somehow throughout the day ended up losing my voice. That night my throat started hurting and by the time I woke up Wednesday, it was really killing me. I felt horrible.

I made an appointment & went to the doc. Ya'll, my doctor has the personality of a .... OK, I couldn't think of anything because she really has zero personality. Every time I go, I explain my symptoms, she says, "Um hum", takes a gallon of blood, whips out her prescription pad with lightning speed, writes something illegible and sends me on my way. When I leave and get in my car, I always find myself wondering, "What just happened in there?"

Her diagnosis: a virus. I didn't even ask her to be more specific because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten anything more specific. I got my prescription filled and slept the rest of the afternoon. (By the way, when I read the paperwork later, the prescription was for sinus relief - what? huh?) I guess I did have some sort of virus because I ended up puking my guts up Wednesday night and felt a ton better after that. Since then, I've just felt kind of week and still haven't recovered my voice fully.

In other news, Winter has come to town! I'm not usually one to like cold weather but I have to admit, it made me feel a little giddy today. I got to wear a cute scarf when I was out & about and I was loving it! Tonight I'm all snuggled in watching my beloved Yankees play their 2nd ALCS game. BTW, they won last night!!!

Here are a few things I love about winter:

Chili - oh my, we might have to have this tomorrow night!


Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks....

(Photo from the Starbucks website)

And don't forget hot chocolate, cozy fires, sweaters... hmmm, maybe I like winter more than I thought!



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12 comments:

Kerrie said...

Oh, I do love me some caramel apple spice from Starbucks. If it wasn't so far away, I would be heading there right now to get one. Definitely my favorite hot drink!

mamahensmama said...

Daddy and I went to Mt. Cheaha today and the leaves are really pretty on top of the mountain. I am working Monday so maybe we will have the starbucks drink. We could just make ourselves go to Target.

Mama Hen said...

I missed you. I think you should write everyday, but I don't want to nag. Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!!!

Mother will not be at work Monday to get Starbucks because she is keeping my kiddos cause I have a doctors appointment. Evidently she has forgotten me. I will be calling her shortly.

Jill said...

We did miss you in blogland. I hope you're feeling better!

I love making chili in the winter and fall. Yum...

Peeperspage said...

I missed your blogging Jilly and glad that you are feeling better. I love me some winter and we had chilli Friday night and I bought me a box of Hot Apple Cider at Wal Mart today.

Joy McD said...

Sorry you were sick, but glad you are feeling better. Hot choc and cozy fire.. that was what it was like yesterday and today it was a real Spring day! That's how it goes when seasons change.. right? Hope you get your voice back soon :)
lv,
Joy

Beth Dunn said...

I know I never go to the doctor when I'm sick. I don't think that it helps. Chili will! xoxo

SC

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Have I mentioned that I'm addicted to that spiced cider from Starbucks?

Rachel said...

I hate going to the doctor and getting a "gotta run it's course virus" explanation. I wish they'd make something up, give me a placebo prescription and tell me it will make me all better in two days. I'd be MUCH happier and would feel like it hadn't been a TOTAL waste of time.

Glad you're feeling better!

alanna said...

I have the same problem with my doctor!! i can seriously relate! nothing is worse then that...i loved the winter list, it makes me remember why i love winter!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Hope you're feeling better!! That hot drink from Starbucks sounds perfect for your throat!! Enjoy!

JILLSHUBBY said...

why didn't i know about the starbucks hot drink? i'd also like to add we didn't have chili and i am looking forward to when we do. i agree, i don't think i've ever seen the wife as sick as she was that night and, of course, i had NO IDEA what to do. i haven't been sick in a long time and don't know what to do then much less when jilly is sick. i felt so helpless! but she pulled through like a trooper...