Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Forgive Me Bloggers, For I Have Sinned

i said i would be right back and then...crickets.  a big fatty liar.  i really thought january was going to be a super slow month for me.  and it was business-wise.  but every other corner of my life got busy on my booty.  holy heck...it's february!  so let me confess a few completely embarrassing things to y'all.  i'm blushing but they are true.  and so just "me" that i know you will understand and laugh. 

* i have yet to finish, let alone mail, some of my christmas gifts.  and none of them are wrapped yet.  i seriously cannot believe december is over.  scratch that.  i cannot believe another december is less than 10 months away.  where did the time go?  we are 1/12 finished with 2011. 

* i had a job interview last week.  i told you i am shaking things up in 2011.  making changes.  gettin' jiggy with it.  well that morning i didn't feel great.  i had a little tummy bug the night before actually.  but there aren't many days when i don't have some sort of stomach issue.  that's why i gave up gluten.  most of the time i just go about my day and ignore the discomfort.  but this was an actual bug.  legit.  up most of the night.  but like most of these things, it came on and left fairly quickly.  so by the time i went to the interview in late afternoon, i was feeling fine.  and wasn't nervous at all for the interview either.  i actually love interviews, first dates, and sorority recruitment.  they are all the same.  you just talk about yourself and act polite.  no easier task in the world.  cake.  so i went in and had a great interview.  i really liked the interviewer and totally dig the organization so it was fun.  good conversation.  i left.  got in my car, turned on the heat, took a deep breath and....threw up!  less than two minutes after leaving the interview.  if i had talked for two more minutes i would have been in the interviewer's office!  now before you scream in horror, it wasn't some b movie scene.  it was a small quantity, entirely rescued by my scarf.  that is thankfully machine washable.  but still.  it is what it is.  and it ain't purdy, that's for damn sure.  i was mortified.  it was dark and after hours and i am positive that no one saw anything.  but still.  the funny thing is that i really did feel ok before and after the "incident."  i also didn't get the job.  but i was at peace with that.  i knew i rocked the interview but also knew it wasn't the right position for me.  i can't explain why.  i'm odd.  but at peace.  and keeping food down nicely now too.

* as you well know, i worship diet coke.  well my true love and passion is actually mcdonald's diet coke because their special recipe (they really do have their own recipe for those who are doubting me) is ah-maz-ing.  i don't indulge very often but it really is my happy place somewhere in the middle of that good ice and big straw cup of fake color brown bubbly rot my insides liquid goodness.  but i like to keep caffeine free diet coke on hand at home for days when i have a "need."  cvs was having a sale so i stocked up.  like the junkie i am.  but the day i was bringing the coughfivecough cases inside (this will last me all winter so don't leave comments about me and my bad diet.  i'm fine.  it's caf free.  it was on sale.  i eat my veggies.  relax max.), it was snowing and slippery.  which is a fairly permanent state lately.  grumble!  but i digress.  coke.  bringing it inside.  five cases.  and a girl who wanted to bring those, plus groceries, inside in two trips.  so the last trip i had groceries and then three cases of pop shoved under my arms and well, this is not earth shattering.  everyone has carried crap from a car to a house.  visualize.  i went about my evening.  thought nothing of it. 

until i woke up the next day with pain down my left side.  i figured i slept funny and ignored it.  are you sensing a pattern in my personal medical assessment here?  ignore is always my first method of treatment.  i'm like the opposite of a hypochondriac.  whatever that might be.  anyway, i went about my day.  it was a busy day and about 4 pm i realized this was more serious.  i was in actual, wincing as a try to take deep breaths pain.  not being able to breathe is kind of not great, right?  it hurt like heck.  so i went home and got in bed in the only position that was sort of comfortable.  i had a girls night planned but that got cancelled the night before.  then i was invited to dinner that afternoon but clearly had to bail due to my inability to sit upright.  bummer.  so fast forward several days i am still have some pain.  but it is much much better compared to where it started.  if it wasn't improving i would have gone to the doctor.  i promise.  i've had to sleep on my back, which i loathe.  yet another reason i should never get prego.  but i can, for the most part, breathe normally now.  always a good thing.  and my bending is getting much better. 

you are probably wondering why i told you that dumb diet coke story, right?  well the only thing i can come up with that could have caused me to do whatever it is that i did (pull a muscle or bruise my side or a rib?  is that even possible?) is carrying the cases of pop under my arms on my left side.  i know it was that side as the railing to the stairs is on the right.  and after i fell down the stairs last summer, i am like a little old lady going up and down stairs.  i hold on to that rail for dear life.  it had to have been my addiction to diet coke and unwillingness to make an extra trip to bring in the diet coke that caused days worth of serious pain. 

the moral is, buying pop on sale isn't always a great deal in the end.  oh you thought my life lesson would be to drink more water?  pish posh...have we met?  seriously.

* after two days inside, i was out of my mind stir crazy.  so i decided to celebrate feeling a bit better by taking a little drive.  to mcdonald's for a diet coke.  (it's been an odd week but i really do go weeks at a time without drinking anything that bubbles.  usually.)

17 comments:

Peachy Keen said...

Oh goodness, it seems like you had physically tough week! Hope that you're feeling better and that the McDonald's DC hit the spot!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

You crack me up with your stories! I do hope you are feelin' better! As for the interview...I don't think they knew what they were passin' on! Hhhmmmmppppffff!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Love Being A Nonny said...

Does McDonald's REALLY have a special recipe? Really? I LOVE it for the styrofoam cup and fat straw. Hope you feel better.

Annie said...

Seems like you have been super busy!!! Take some time for yourself in February! :)

Lisalulu said...

OH YOU ARE FUNNNNNNNYYYY. wish you knew a chiropractor THEY would fix you up quick. I can just picture you writing you blog and drinking that delicious brown stuff....

Glitterista said...

I agree--McD's Diet Coke is ah-mazing! Hope you're feeling better and fingers crossed about your interview! ;)

Lori said...

Well I'm glad you're okay, you had me worried there...I was thinking to myself, she better get to the doctor! :)
Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it greatly!
There's a lot of reasons we homeschool, we're just one of those families. A lot of it has to do with scheduling freedom, being able to travel more, etc. Nothing to do with thinking I can do a better job though, so NOT the case, we've always been happy with their school/teachers, not sure how long we'll go, but it's working great for us now. :)

Laurie J said...

diet coke is some serious juju over here, too. how did you get inside info they have their own recipe?! ;) glad that did the trick for your week!!

The enchanted home said...

This is such a fun blog..glad I found you. Your crazy week sounds like my own....I am a huge diet coke and coffee fanatic..if they made an IV drip for the stuff I would be the first to sign up:)
I have a new blog (one month old yesterday) and would love you to stop by...its about the building of our new home and my love for decor/design.....
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

Thanks and have a super day.

The enchanted home said...

PS I am your newest follower...

Gifting Gumshoe said...

Thanks for another funny story! Glad to hear you're feeling better. I, myself have been seriously neglecting my blog!!

The Pink Putter said...

Oh you and I definitely share a love of Diet Coke! And I can completely relate to risking physical injury to get that DC into the house. Hope you are feeling better!

caknitter said...

I can relate with the soreness when lifted somewhat heavy things. Glad you're feeling better. Btw, I like McDonalds orange drink, Yum! Not fizzy, but tangy.

Susan said...

You go girl!
There are a lot worse things that you could be addicted to.
I would happil;y induldge in two or three (or six) a day, but had to giveit up for other health reasons. I so want a coke right now.
Are you serious? Does Mick Ds have a cola recipe all their own?

The Southern Lady said...

Good morning from Tokyo!

I have to join you in the "guilty" group of delayed gift-givers. It's been pretty tricky getting to our local post office in the past two months, though not impossiblem so I've had to make a "to do" list of the things I need to send out.

Also, I hope your side is feeling better! Those diet cokes do provide for an entertaining story, but goodness that must have been uncomfortable after carrying that case.

Take care and have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Elizabeth

tintarosa said...

I can't pass by a Sonic without the sudden craving for my vice - Diet Dr. Pepper.

Janine said...

Oh my special ... you always make me smile! Sounds like you are going through a CRAZY time!!!!!! Wish I lived close enough to sneak you away for a diet coke ;) Hope you feel better a whole lot sooner!!!! Big hugs xxx Janine

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