The truth about my vacation (started on Friday) was that I woke up sick on Friday! I had a little sore throat on Thursday, but I kept thinking "oh no, it can't be, I'll be fine." Not to mention my son was sick with bronchitis and laryngitis all last week. And not to mention that most of the patients on my hall were sick and I got them all taking antibiotics before I went on vacation. (to make sure they would be well when I got back to work) I washed my hands diligently all week, more than usual, and used hand sanitizer until my hands were dry and cracking! But.... I woke up Friday morning, feeling like this:
I managed to piddle around the house and get a few things done on Friday. Saturday morning, I felt like I had been run over by a truck, but got into my closet and cleaned anyway! This is what I had most been looking forward to about my days off. I probably didn't do as good a job as I would if I had felt better and had more energy. You know, it was one of those days that your arms feel as if they weight 50 pounds each.... back aching.... sore throat.... stuffy nose.... etc. To top it all off, I have two adorable little dogs that I just love and I love to make them happy. (not my dogs in photo) My little dachshund is a BIG chewer and the vet told us to only buy Nylabone toys for her, as they are much tougher and "safer" for her. (she ate future daughter in law's shoe this summer, along with a few other inedible things, causing a trip to the vet) Last night after church, we stopped by Wal Mart and I bought her and little brother two big bones... made by Nylabone, so they had to be good! ($5 for two bones) They were huge so I thought they would last a day or two, and I could get some good rest while they chewed on their bones. Chew bones make them so happy! Let's see... I think the little girl had hers eaten in 15 minutes and then stole what was left of brother's bone, making a pig out of herself. I ended up taking brother's from her and throwing it away.
You guessed it. She has thrown up undigested Nylabone chew bone all night long. On my comforter and on my couch! Not only am I feeling poorly, but I now have to clean up dog vomit!
Did I tell you how much I LOVE my Bissell carpet cleaner? It has an upholstery attachment that did a wonderful job on the couch last night! I've used it again this morning on the other couch, as that bone is still being returned to me. My throat hurts, I can't breathe, my eyes are watery, and I'm miserable. I love being on vacation!