Friday, May 10, 2013

This has been an up and down week for me.  I guess being sick hasn't helped.  There is some virus going around town that sneaks up on you in the form of allergies.  But, before you know it, you're feeling awful.  I lost my voice.  Imagine trying to parent when you can't yell!  ;)

So, originally, this weekend we were going to go camping to the Adirondacks.  It is about a 6 hr drive from where we live.  We were going to take the kids out of school today and drive to Ithaca, NY last night.  The place we would be camping was remote and we would have been roughing it.  I'm not a camper by nature.  I checked the forecast and it was for rain.  We did this last year (not on Mother's Day) and it rained.  I survived it and I enjoyed my time.  However, I just could not imagine going all that way for rain again.  And no shower, heat, electricity, etc.  And then a 6 hr drive home on Mother's Day.  Seriously, this seemed more like a Father's Day outing to me.  So, I called my husband at the eleventh hour (I had already packed) and pleaded my case.  I was willing to let him and the kids go without me, too.  He was not happy about it but he listened to my case and actually changed his mind.  I'm so glad I said something.  I'm tired of always going along for things that really don't interest me at all.  It would have been fine some other weekend, just not this one.  

So, he came home from the grocery store and brought me roses.  I was expecting a fight, but got flowers!  You could have knocked me over with a feather.  So, we then went outside as a family looking for morels.  We found some and cooked them up for dinner.  A much better alternative to the camping...

Another thing that happened yesterday was I applied for a physician recruiter position at our local hospital.  I have some contacts there.  We'll see.  It would be good to have a real job again that pays.  And it would be nice to grow professionally.

So, that's it for the week. 

                                                     Morel Cream sauce.  It was delicious!

Friday, May 03, 2013

I got an email out of the blue from an old friend the other day.  She found me from my blog.  Hi Cindy!  If you're out there still.  Anyway, it's always nice to hear from old friends/coworkers.

I've been under the weather this week.  No. Energy. Whatsoever.  Oh, and I've lost my voice.  Stinkin' laryngitis.  I got to tell you, when a talker like me gets laryngitis, life is hard!  But, then again, it's been nice to sit back and just listen.  I'm sure I don't do that enough.  

Because I was sick, I had to make some changes in my plans for the weekend.  My son and I were going to fly to Little Rock and then drive to Murfreesboro and did for diamonds.  We were going to go here.  I've never been and I even grew up in Arkansas.  My son loves geology so this would have been right down his alley.  We'll do it another time.  

And speaking of Arkansas, my hometown of Fayetteville got snow today.  Can you believe it?  Snow in May.  Unbelievable.  It was warmer up north today. 

There is nothing else new going on here.  I'm looking forward to an easy weekend so I can rest and feel better.