What a week its been. I lost a friend this past weekend. A friend who had been a major part of my life since I was 14. She was 34 years old, and had battled brain cancer. She left behind 3 young children.
This is the hardest death I've ever dealt with. There is something about saying good bye to someone who knows all of your secrets, who you've talked on the phone for hours and hours with, who you shared pregnancy symptoms with, who loved and spoiled your children.. She had this amazing smile, and a laugh that just made YOU laugh.
Saturday, I was blessed with a brand new niece. It was such a strange feeling to be mourning the loss of a life, while being overjoyed for a new one. Her name is Emily, and she's got lots of dark hair, makes cute little newborn noises, and I'm pretty sure she's an angel in a diaper. ;)
At the hospital, and on the way home, I was annoyed by a scratchy throat. 2:30 that morning I woke up covered in sweat and freezing my hind end off. I still hadn't clued in that I was sick. Just grabbed another blanket and silently cursed the kids, thinking one of the had messed with the thermostat. They hadn't.
Apparently, strep throat loves me so much, it feels the need to visit once a year. This is the 4th year in a row I've had it, and interestingly enough, it always seems to hit during this time of year.
God Bless the manufacturers of Keflex. After a very rough 2 days of body aches, high fever, and vomiting, I started feeling better. 5 days later finally feel normal again. I've never had vomiting with Strep before. Not fun when your throat hurts and it swollen.
Saturday, Jacob scratched his eye, and part of his cornea on something that was flying around in the truck when the windows were down.
I also killed Mr Guinea Pig. (on accident) And did I mention there's a baby frog loose somewhere in my car? Either I'm going to get surprised going down the road soon, or my car will start smelling...