Secrets and Sickness (update)

We are in Idaho.

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Ok, Ok, that picture is not actually from Idaho, I think we were somewhere near Moses Lake when I took it, but I liked it and couldn’t think of a better way to get it included. I’m not that clever.

More details on why we are in Idaho later, but we are at a place that has a lot of significance for us as a couple. Mostly b/c of this:

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ohhhh don’t you just love the suspense?!?!

Sickness update:

Most of the bronchial issues have subsided!! I can breath and talk again without immediately collapsing into a writhing coughing fit and convincing people who are pretty much 2 seconds away from calling an ambulance, “no, really I’m OK”.

The mornings are still pretty rough. Lots of time for all of that slimy mucus to just set up an apartment in my chest and nose and invite all of their friends and family over for a BBQ. When I wake up in the morning its EVICTION time and it’s really not pleasant for anyone. BUT, every day is better and better and easier to kick all that non-rent-paying mucus us to the curb never to return again.

In other nail-biting news…I’m turning into a fancy schmancy self-hosted blogger on Monday. There (crossing-fingers) shouldn’t be any difference to those of you who miraculously (and I am incredibly thankful for that miracle) come and visit my little spot on the web. However, if you notice any issues, please feel free to let me know.

Till then…I hope your weekend is filled with laughter, fun and a little something else that starts with Hunger and ends with Games. I know mine will be!

Bad puppies and bronchitis

they don’t look so bad right? All sweet and sleepy and stuff?

Until you leave them alone in your room while you have small group and don’t want them begging for food and jumping all over us distracting us from our studies.

Who’s a bad puppy? This guy.

The evidence of bad puppy-ness

SO naughty!! I know it was Guinness, because Chloe will barely jump on the bed by herself much less figure out how to turn TWO trash cans over. She may have contributed to the mayhem once they were turned over, but I know Guinn was the culprit who started it all. Serves us right for not emptying the trash.

This is his “I’m real sorry and I will never-ever-ever do it again until the next time you leave a full trash-can unattended” look.

We weren’t friends for a little while, but then he came and put is head on my arm and looked at me with those eyes and I of course scratched his ears and gave him belly rubs. Cinnamon <—-SUCKER.

The bronchial issues: 

I’m pretty sure that my head cold from last week has turned into bronchitis. Sadness times 10. I was just jealous of Paul and wanted to be just like him? After an super quick exhaustive search on the Google, I found this…

What causes acute bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a  virus. Often a person gets acute bronchitis after having an upper respiratory tract infection such as a cold (CHECK) or the flu.  In rare cases, acute bronchitis is caused by bacteria. 

Acute bronchitis also can be caused by breathing in things that irritate the bronchial tubes, such as smoke. It also can happen if a person inhales food or vomit into the lungs (umm, gross). (HMMM…I was in Vegas breathing a TON of smoke in b/c of the casinos right before I got sick…coincidence? I think NOT! 

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough that is dry and hacking at first (CHECK) . After a few days, the cough may bring up mucus. (CHECK)  You may have a low fever and feel tired. (not really, but I do feel kind of more tired than normal) 

Acute bronchitis symptoms usually start 3 or 4 days after an upper respiratory tract infection. Most people get better in 2 to 3 weeks. But some people continue to have a cough for more than 4 weeks. FOUR WEEKS???? I hope not. 

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I felt ok on Fri and Sat but on Sunday the coughing and congestion/mucus really got to me and really started wearing me out.  Mornings are by far the WORST. Today I tried this liquid Mucinex stuff and it seems to be working really well. My congestion is less and I don’t feel like I have to cough every 5 seconds. My chest still hurts, but hopefully I will be on the mend soon. Meh.

Do you have bad puppies?

Have you ever had bronchitis? Share your sob story with me so I can commiserate with you! 

WARNING! and other fun things

WARNING! If you see a small cute lady with a red UNM Lobo shirt on…stay FAR away from her!!! She is a deadly assassin.

We made contact with this assassin last week in Las Vegas and have both been down and out sick all week!

Paul and I both started with some sneezing on our way home from Vegas on Sunday. Monday we both felt “off” and Tue and Wed I stayed home from work with a full on cold. Paul felt crappy too but still had to go to work. Throughout the rest of the week, I have been feeling better, but he has been feeling worse. He went to the Dr. today and looks like he has bronchitis. BOO.

Mom was sick in Vegas and turns out when they got home, Dad got sick too! She is a very very dangerous lady. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

So this week has pretty much been a wash. Aaaannd we were supposed to do this fun thing tomorrow which I am not sure is going to happen now:

BUT being the ever positive optimist that I am, here are some positive/fun things from this week to even out all the gloomy-ness of being sick.

I worked from home a couple days. This is what I get to see when I work from home:

I had a super delicious lunch today at this place:

With this cute gal (whose nickname is Famous, so it only made sense that I put her pic in the blog so she can be even MORE famous)

and one thing I love about this place that I don’t think I have seen any other restaurant anywhere do

The dedication part, not the 18% gratuity part. Pretty sure I have seen other places do that. 🙂

I get these awesome newsletters every day from Crosswalk.com called “Girlfriends in God”. One that I got this week was soo awesome considering the situation we are in right now with our living situation. It really helped to keep me focused and put things in perspective.  Here is an excerpt:

How many of us are willing to be a Ruth? “God I don’t see what the future holds. I know others around me don’t see any future for me. I have Naomis in my life who tell me to turn around and go home. But God, you are enough. You are more than enough. You are all I need. I’m moving forward. I’m moving toward You!”

Ruth didn’t see anything bright in a future in Bethlehem. No husband, no home, no children. All she saw was God. And what did God give her in Bethlehem? He gave her a husband, a home, and children. All she saw was God…and God blessed her in ways that surprised everyone – including her own self.

And what happened to Orpah, the gal who turned around and went back home because she believed Naomi’s prediction of a bleak future? Who knows? We never heard about her again.

And last but not least…Guinness was trying to make Paul feel better. Or was it the other way around?

Seriously, no one can feel bad or be down in the dumps with these two jokers around.

How was your week?