"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A loooong weekend

Okay, so I was sick most of the weekend.  But not before we were able to go hiking at this place again with some friends. But after that,  my butt was kicked by a bad reaction to allergy medication. Go figure. I have been battling for 3 weeks the seasonal allergies here in CO, so I took Benadryll just once, only to have it knock me down for the rest of the weekend. To add worser (yes, I know) to worse, I had another allergic reaction to using Neosporin on a cut. I learned the hard way that Neosporin and Triple antibiotic can cause a terrible reaction to 30% of people who use it. So not only did I have this vicious rashy growth thing on my cut under my eyebrow, but I was confined to the bed through a long weekend of a BBQs, trips to the reservoir/beach, time with friends, and all the fun Labor day stuff that people do.


But, I did finish Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins (the final book in her Hunger Games series) in one day. I did watch Pride and Prejudice, twice. And I did relish in all the love from my 3 favorite people in the whole wide world :). Thanks for cooking, doing the dishes, cleaning the cat poop, and taking the kids everywhere my darling husband.

I am on the slow climb back up today, hallelujah.

Hope your weekend was far far better than mine...


With Amanda today!


  1. Sending you healing energy!! And it is always good to look at the positives, you did get to go hiking, which is fabulous. Plus, sometimes you just need to be sick and be taken care of. Your body needed it :) xo

  2. My goodness MJ, I did not know that could happen! I am so sorry you have had such a rough weekend, but am glad to hear your loved ones took awesome care of you. I do hope you feel better soon.

  3. Oh, it's so yucky to be sick, but way way yuckier and worserer (I know!) to be sick when there's so much fun to be had, all going on without you. Pang! And yes—waah—I agree!

    I hope you get much, much better very soon. Sending love and warm wishes. So glad you have your beautiful people taking care of you.

  4. Glad you got an outing even though you aren't feeling well. Hope you feel better soon! Love and light.

  5. Dude...that is rough! Will be looking forward to your goodreads review. And was it the Pride and Prejudice with Keirra Knightly? I entertained this labor day weekend...which was fun, but has me clamoring for some calm and a clean, kid-free kitchen.
    Try not to itch.

    1. Yes it was! A more succinct version of the book, but I like it :). I have the other one too, with Colin Firth, but the chemistry with kiera knightly is so strong!

  6. Oh, MJ. What a weekend! I'm glad to hear you're on the mend - and taking the climb back up slowly. Be well, friend!

  7. What a bummer to have all those reactions! I have Pride and Prejudice on my DVR we are starting on Thursday night :) Cannot wait!!!!

  8. Oh, and I was thinking your little corner of the world here online was quiet because you were out and about in the loveliness of the weekend!

    So sorry. Though the love and care of those 3 wonderful people of yours certainly can help the healing!

    Sending hugs your way!

  9. sad to hear about the benadryl and neosporin but thankful you had a hubby to take the wheel and give you much needed time to rest and heal, recharge, be.

    hope this week sees you falling back into your stride.

  10. oh, that sounds horrible. I hope you recover soon :)

  11. What a weekend...hope you are better now mama!


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