Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Almost back to normal...

As I write this post, I am actually sitting upright.  Why is this a big deal?  I have not been able to sit up straight for long periods of time for the last few days.  I am not sure what illness I have been blessed with, but I would easily say it ranks in my Top 3 All-Time Worst Sicknesses.  It was a rotten combination of congestion (head and chest), head and back aches, fever, and stomach upset.  It all started with a sore throat last Thursday or so, and by Sunday afternoon I was not myself at all.  For the last few days I have been in the bed or on the couch every minute of every day (minus runs to the bathroom).  Whatever it was, it absolutely took every ounce of energy that I had.  I would just stare at the television for hours on end for fear that if I moved I'd get sick at my stomach.  Awful.  I'll just cross my fingers that I lost a couple of pounds through it all--there has to be a bright side, right? 

I hate all that I missed this week at school--the Valentine's party and the class picture, not to mention hours of instruction.  If it weren't for my fabulous partner teacher covering so well for me, I would have really pushed myself to go back to work faster than I needed to.  I am very thankful for the last few days of rest to get back on my feet again (literally). 

While on the topic, I also HAVE to give a shout-out to my mom who graciously offered to come and drive me to the walk-in clinic on Monday (I was so out of it, I wasn't sure I should/could drive).  She unfortunately caught my bug and was sick by that same evening.  I felt so bad!  She, too, said she just couldn't get out of bed.  Not sure what this bug is, but pray you don't get it!

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But, let's discuss happier times for a moment.  Before I fell flat with sickness, I had gone home this past weekend to my parents to help throw a baby shower for a high school friend (also named Megan).  My mom helped me prepare a couple of dishes for the event, and we also threw together a little craft to help decorate for the shower.  I'm sure you may have already seen banners like this one, but I thought it turned out pretty cute.  Megan seemed to like it pretty well--she wanted to take it home to the baby's nursery! 

We tried to stick with the pink and green theme with the scrapbooking papers we used, and used alternating colors to back the letters of the name.  The triangles were made by folding 12x12 paper (we left them folded and glued rather than cutting them to size so that the triangles were thicker and less flimsy).

I tried to use different fonts for each letter to keep it fun.  We clipped each triangle to the twine with small black office clips.

We were really pleased with the results, and more importantly, Megan liked it too!

The hostesses with Megan (cutest pregant girl EVER).  It was so fun to get together with these ladies again.  It had been too long! 

That's all for now.  I'm off to drink more O.J.!

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