Friday: I woke up feeling a little off, but figured I'd get moving. I did my morning stuff and went off to work, but by noon I felt truly awful...achy, nauseous, and I could barely keep my eyes open. And I'm thinking - Of course I'd be sick for this long weekend! Naturally! I went on home and directly to bed. DR came over as he planned to. I warned him about my illness, but was really glad he wanted to come over anyway. It was sort of comforting to hear him moving around quietly while I slept it off. He brought me ginger ale and checked on me and let me sleep like the dead. When I got up for a bit in the evening, he told me about his afternoon adventures in cake making. How awesome is it to have someone make you a cake? Pretty awesome :-)
Saturday: When I first woke up, I still felt kind of shredded. I went off to lay on the couch and as the morning progressed I began feeling better. Yay! By the afternoon, I felt well enough so that DR and I could go to the movies as we'd planned. We went to the Alex Theatre, where The Stooge Fest was back in November. Saturday, they were showing Psycho. We met my friend Milly and another friend of her's there. It was fun seeing it on the big screen and I like going out to a movie that feels like a special event. Afterward we headed home. I was able to eat for the first time since Thursday evening and we even decided to break into the cake.
Here is the cake DR made me. Sorry that I can't seem to show you a cake
that hasn't already been brutalized :-)
Sunday: My birthday and Valentine's Day. Some of the family was getting together for brunch, but I had declined. My dad and I are in the middle of a bit of an issue at the moment and I decided not to engage with him on MY day. haha! Well, as close to a MY day as anyone gets, right? Anyway, I had a lovely, quiet, sweet day. There was some weirdness, as WTG had everyone a little flurried that I wasn't at their beck and call. He hates my dad, but made sure to be at this brunch, since I wasn't. But I don't need to worry with his shenanigans nowadays. Aside from all of that, it was actually the exact birthday I would have wished for. Girlie Girl was in and out during the course of the day. Kick Back Dude, Princess Diva, and Little Prince dropped by for a few in the evening, and I spoke to the rest of the kids. But otherwise I got to just hang with DR and say hello to 47. Damn.
Monday: DR had to get back home, so off he went Monday morning. Everyone else had the day off, so we went out to lunch together. All the kids were there, except Secret Agent Man, who is hardly ever anywhere :-) Also, Miss Personality was off with her other, scary Grandpa...well, he's not scary to her, she adores him. Scary to me...I have a whole story about that and will tell you some time. Anyway, my mom and sister were there too. It was a lot of fun and we came back to my place for more cake. Social Animal gave me a Macy's gift card and my mom got me a massage, gratuity included. That's kind of exciting. I've never gotten a professional massage...so now I am both looking forward to it and slightly intimidated by it. Later, everyone went off to do their things and I meant to catch up on laundry. Unfortunately, I got behind someone else and never did get to it. Girlie Girl and I ended up having dinner over at Kick Back Dude's house and that was the end of the long weekend.
Now, here I am, back to the salt mines. Was that quick enough? It was the best I could do...sometimes things that happen to me are even more real when I get to write them down. Thanks for reading. I hope all had a great long weekend too...or at least a great regular length weekend :-D