Run Down

I have been feeling horrible for three weeks. It started with chest discomfort and I couldn’t really pinpoint it. The pain did get bad enough that I had to go to the doctor and I was put on a Z pack and Prednisone. Did nothing for me. Another week went by and I still felt horrible. I finally realized what was bothering me the most… breathing. It just hurts to pieces to breathe. I visited the doctor again and he did a physical and sent me to get a chest x-ray and schedule this pulmonary test. He also put me on an inhaler (yuck). I did the X-ray and went to the hospital three different times to get this other test done and the machine wasn’t working and blah blah. Point blank they kept rescheduling me. By the time the fourth appointment came around and was so sick to even get out of bed for more than five minutes so I definitely was NOT going to the doctor for another appointment. I stayed in bed. Here I am like three weeks later, I still haven’t heard back about my chest X-ray and have no idea what’s going on. I think I have just a really, really severe upper respiratory infection going on. Now it’s my neck, throat, nose, head, lungs, back, and chest. I feel awful. I think I have hit the worst end of it so far but it still sucks. So, be on the watch for the ickies floating around. Use hand sanitizer! Believe me you do not want this!

Today, sick as I am, I had to go and take a test for Statistics and then go listen to my Psych teacher go on about baseball for two hours. What a lecture that was! By the time I finally got home, I was like, eh… couch here I come! I made potato soup and sandwiches for supper and laid my butt on the couch for the rest of the evening. Now here I am laying in bed, unable to sleep. Great! Just what I need.

On the upside, Christmas break is almost here. The kids get out early from school tomorrow and my last day of class is Thursday. I will not be due back until January 10th, so I am excited to get a break! Tomorrow I will be finishing up my Christmas shopping. I can’t believe I still have shopping to do (a lot!). It has been hard to find the time to go and I live in such a small town that I have to travel to shop. No time at all for it! So tomorrow grandma will come over and watch the kids in the evening so that I can go out-of-town to shop. I hope I am feeling a little better by then. The kids are excited about Christmas and I think they are clueless as to what we have gotten them which makes for a great surprise. I cannot wait to see their faces! Once the holiday is over they will be traveling to see their other parents and I will get a break for about five days and in that time I am taking a mini vacation to Chicago. The man and I will have a little fun and then some R&R that is extremely overdue. He works nights and so now it seems impossible for me to sleep. I catch a few z’s from about four in the morning until the alarm beeps at me at six thirty. I am exhausted!

I do have some upcoming blog interviews with one that is very interesting. Make sure you catch it! Other than that, I am lying low. I am enjoying my holiday and I am just doing nothing.


Want Haves

Christmas is just around the corner. I have been reading a lot of blogs and see everyone is working on their Christmas lists. Just last week I sat down and had the kids write their notes to Santa. Secretly I was crying inside as I watched the dollar signs add up. The most wonderful time of year! I don’t usually make a Christmas list myself. However this year I decided to make a list. Except it is not a Christmas list. It is a must want haves list.

1. Loreal Studio Secrets Smoky Eye Shade. Not sure if I want brown, black, or blue. Maybe I will take all three!

2. Anything purple for decor in my bedroom.

3. A sewing machine.

4. A new desk for my office.

5. Mariah Carey’s new perfume. Oh my goodness it smells so good!

6. A new dining set to seat at least 10.

7. A car. haha

8. A new digital camcorder.

9. A pedicure every month for a lifetime.

10. And last but not least, gift cards galore! Who doesn’t right?

What’s on your list?

Target Gift Card Give


Up for some giving? Me too! Eat, Love, Shop is hosting a giveaway for a gift card to Target! With Christmas coming up fast everyone should look forward to giveaways!

I am giving out a $25 gift card to Target to one lucky reader!

How to enter

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Additional Entries

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1 entry– for every comment you leave on Eat, Love, Shop. Read my other posts and leave me a comment pertaining to the content. Unlimited. One comment per post will be counted as an entry.

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Who will win?

All entries will be tallied and one random winner will be picked with the help of Random.Org. The more you do, the more entries you have!


This giveaway starts immediately and ends at 12:00 pm CST on 12/01/2010. All entries will be calculated and the winner will be announced on this blog on 12/05/2010 and also announced on my twitter account.


The winner will be notified and expected to notify me of their full name and mailing address to receive their prize within 48 hours. If there is no response, a new winner will be drawn. Good luck to everyone!