I’m so glad it’s Monday. What a weird thing to say, huh? Well, this weekend, particularly Sunday was rough on me. It started Friday when my throat started hurting. A summer cold? That’s odd.
Saturday morning it felt a little worse. We stayed around the house, bummed and tried a new recipe for protein pancakes.
It’s a keeper.
When Hailey woke up from her nap around 2, I couldn’t stand to waste such a gorgeous day. So I sucked it up and we headed out on the lake!
It was our first real summer boat outing, complete with sunscreen and bathing suits.
It was Hailey’s first dip in the lake. Though hesitant at first, she quickly warmed up and enjoyed “swimming” (being pushed back and forth) between David and me.
We were having such a good time we opted to stay on the lake and try a new place for dinner.
The Blue Parrot is new to the area. They don’t have many slips for boats, which makes me hesitant to give away our new awesome secret spot, but I must admit, we loved it!
The atmosphere is lively, the staff is friendly and the music was almost all Jimmy Buffett. David was in heaven. Hailey loved it, too, and David helped her ‘twirl’ to the tunes.
The food was excellent.
But unfortunately by this time I was starting to fade. I felt achy and my throat was killing me. We scooted home afterwards and crashed on the couch.
I woke up at 3:45am, unable to swallow and barely able to breathe. I HURT. I wasn’t able to go back to sleep, so Koda kept me company on the couch until 10:00am came and I made my way to MinuteClinic.
Confirmed. Strep throat.
I’m all for natural remedies, but this called for meds. And lots of couch time.
Yesterday consisted of the following-
- 6, yes SIX, episodes of Friday Night Lights
- 4 Segments of TED talks on food and nutrition
- 3 Sailing videos
- 2 naps
- 2 bowls of hot and sour soup
- I bowl of rice with salsa
- 1/2 a pint of coconut ice cream
David had to work and without family nearby I gave in and called a sitter to help me out for 2 hours. I regret nothing.
Luckily after a day of meds and a good night’s sleep, I’m feeling much better. I have no clue how I contracted strep, but I’m just praying David and Hailey don’t get it!
Have you ever had strep?