Wednesday, December 24

Merry Christmas

A face only a hedgehog mother could love...

Ruby says, "Merry Christmas, or else....I'll....I'll poop in your stocking!"  

She wasn't too happy with me when I woke her up this afternoon to clean her cage before I left town for the weekend.  And she really wasn't happy with me when I made her sit for a few photos.  I was hoping to get a cute one, but I couldn't stop chuckling when I saw this one.  She does not look like she has the Christmas spirit.  She looks downright pissed.  I suppose I would to if some yay-hoo woke me up, put me in a box, then shuffled me around and started flashing this light in my face.  

So even though Ruby doesn't share my Christmas spirit.  I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Christmakkah, etc!

The (still) Single Sister

Tuesday, December 23

Haiku ode to da shoes

Wobbly heel
Destined to fall off soon
Squeaky heel

Peelin soles
Pullin slippin zippers
Scuffed leather

This single sister should have asked for a new pair of shoes for Christmas.

Thursday, December 4

No Advil in the last 6+ hours?

That means its time to celebrate!  The strep is on its way out!

For the last 36 hours or so I've been taking 2 Advil almost every 4 hours to avoid the sore throat, stiff neck, body ache, and try to fend off the throbbing headache.  But I just realized that I haven't taken one since......ummm.....noon?  This must be the light at the end of the tunnel.  The kiwi sized tonsils are now down to a peach pit...ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit.  But thats how they felt!

While I didn't have quite the level of strep that Erin had back in June when she was begging for Vicodin, this was definitely the worst sore throat I had ever had.  (Reading back to Erin's post, I realize strep has the ability to make grown women cry to their moms out of misery.  I don't remember doing that with a cold or the flu in the past few years.  But boy was I crying on Wednesday, twice.)  I'm typically not someone to go to the doctor for everything, but I waited for nothing (ok, maybe I at least waited for the clinic to open) Wednesday morning to make an appointment as soon as possible.  I've never had strep before but, but I knew this must be it.  This level of sore throat wasn't bearable any longer.  The doc did a rapid strep test and it came back positive.  Whew, didn't have to go through more tests.  She wrote me a note for work and a script for antibiotics and sent me home with strict instructions to do nothing for the next two days.

And that's exactly what I've done.  Hopefully all the sick is done and gone.  Between the cold last week before Thanksgiving, then the migraine on Friday, then thinking I had the flu on Tuesday which just ended up being strep on Wednesday...I'm done being sick!