Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Feeling Good and Frosty

What do you do when you are feeling good and snowed in and can't go to work?  Well, that's easy.  You build a snowman.

And Jesse named him simply, Frosty.  

And you stare at him out your window and wonder how the hell you are going to get him to the North Pole before the snow melts, because he is so perfect, and well, because you've been wanting to make him since you were a little girl and may cry real tears when he melts.  

And on this day, I put a little check on my bucket list in my head.  We made Frosty.  I am in love with him.  How will I keep him forever????

This is what you call serious snow in the South.  Perfect for building Frosty.  Perfect for having a snowball fight.

It hasn't been the easiest start to 2011.  I've been sick and hate talking about sick details, but I'm much, much better.  Just FYI...don't let a stupid doctor give you an antibiotic without checking you for Mono.  It will give you the worst reaction of your life.  You'll think you are dying.  You'll go to the ER.  If you get lucky, your sister-in-law will rescue you from the ER while your love is out of town.  Your mother-in-law will come rub your back while you moan through the night while your sister-in-law coats your feet with cold wet rags.  You're love will finally get you to another doctor for a second opinion who looks you in the face and says simply...."You have Mono."  She'll say the other docs shouldn't have given you Augmentin.  She'll say it's Med School 101.  She'll say "Give a Mono patient Penicillin of any kind and they will have the worst skin reaction of their life."  You will look at her somewhat embarrassed you are 37 with Mono and somewhat relieved you are not dying.  If you are really lucky, you'll get snowed in for long enough to really feel better and enjoy all the people who helped you get well.  You will rejoice in watching your kids play in the snow and thank God for good health and a wonderful family.

That's what you will do.  Just in case you are wondering.

It's so good to feel good.  It's so good to have Frosty.  It's so good to have a wonderful family.  Thank you wonderful family.  It's so good to know how blessed I am.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like y'all had a wonderful time in the snow! And I'm so sorry to hear about your Mono :(
    I hope you're taking good care of yourself!

    OMG, I *have* to remember that virtual Santa site for Kara in the future!! That was so much fun to see what you did for Jonah and Jesse.