November 29, 2010



The last few days have been really sort of crazy (in a lame, I've been so sick and my identity was stolen sort of way). I had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday, albeit sick. Let me fill you in on life since last Wednesday when it all started.

As you know, I have had a case of the sniffles for about a week, but it wasn't anything I couldn't control/survive. Whatever the case might've been, I felt like I was always on the brink of a fever, and since I get kidney infections so easily from my Lupus, I carried a thermometer around with me (even though it caused me to be the butt of many jokes lol). Okay, okay, so last Wednesday, Cory and I met up with Rich and Beth and a few other friends downtown for dinner. While I was eating a delicious apple cider spinach salad, I realized how terrible I felt, and headed off to the restroom to take my temperature. Sure enough, it read 101.8 degrees. I took that as a sign to call it an early night and headed right home. I slept on and off throughout the night and Cory ensured I had plenty of Gatorade to keep me hydrated.

When I woke up Thursday morning, I felt a little better, but extremely tired and had attained a really horrible cough. I truly felt as if I saw my lungs on the outside of my body, I wouldn't have been surprised. Anywho, we spent the day at my mother's house taking it easy (ie: Cory playing on my stepdad's iPad and me sleeping on the couch) and then headed over for a quick visit with Cory's family. I made sure to go straight to bed as soon as I got home.

This is where I think I made a mistake. Friday morning I told myself that if I could drive, I would just go to two stores for Black Friday sales. I have been selling 8-12 cowls a week on average at The Muse, so I needed to stock up on chunky yarn and large buttons. I headed out the door at 4:30 a.m., went to Michael's and then to Jo-Ann's, and found myself coughing up a storm back on my couch by 6:30 a.m. So, truly, I wasn't out of the house for too long, but I think the inconsistent sleep wasn't much of a favor to my body. I spent most of Friday napping on the couch off and on. Cory went out and ran a lot of errands, but I kept to myself and my cough syrup.

I was supposed to head on vacation to Myrtle Beach for a fun-filled weekend baking Christmas cookies with Cory's mother and sister on Saturday. I had been looking foward to this weekend for MONTHS. I was even sure to budget my days off at school to ensure that I could go! Long story short, I figured it was in the best interest of everyone that I stay home, instead of  trying to survive an 8 hour car ride with me. This was fairly crushing, but I tried to get over it quickly. Again, I spent most of Saturday on my couch, reading blog posts on my phone (I <3 my Droid Eros).

Sunday was my big extended family Thanksgiving dinner at my Aunt's house. Because I hadn't been out of the house in a while, Cory promised to take me for at least a little bit. I'm really glad we did, because it felt great being around family, regardless of how crappy I felt. I really enjoyed spending time with my family, and hopefully they didn't wake up today feeling ill!

And then there is today. I am home from work because I still can't keep my cough under control and I don't have a lot of energy. While I was checking out some Cyber Monday deals on my phone, I decided to switch gears and check out my online banking to ensure that my funds would take care of a gift I had been eyeing for Cory. And as I scrolled through my online statement, I noticed... WHAT?! A $900 CHARGE?!?! So, after a quick call to a local branch of BB&T, we discovered that since it was a pending charge, there was no way to cancel it or to even know where it was being sent from. So I have to wait until tomorrow to go in, file a claim, and hopefully get back a tiny bit of my $900 back! ugh.

So, to say the least, this Thanksgiving weekend will be marked with a sickly residue of identity theft. Fortunately, Cory and I had a lovely first Thanksgiving together as a married couple, even if I couldn't stop coughing through the majority of it.

I truly hope you had a lovely holiday as well. Thanks for listening to me vent for a bit. On the upside, this $900 mystical charge has inspired Cory to agree with me that Yes! We do need internet in the house after all! Secure internet! Finally! The Comcast guy comes Wednesday between 11-2. I am so, so thrilled.

Have a lovely Monday evening.



  1. awwww that kitty photo is soo adorable!! loving your cowls!!

  2. You do such great work! Keep it up and keep making beautiful things!

  3. Man, you had a very crazy Thanksgiving huh? Glad to hear you had a great Thansgiving as a married couple though!!


    BTW, the Blink-182 CD you had on your computer is amazing!! It may be a few years old but I actually had it in my cd player in my car last week!! I love those guys!! Glad to hear they are back together!