Whew--yesterday is a day I do NOT want to repeat! It started out so nicely! I woke early and worked in my stamp room after having a very early quiet time. Church was good, and I stayed to help in the 11:45 service. I went straight from church to a baby shower, which was tons of fun as I got to visit with lots of ladies that I normally don't see without our kids running around us! After that I hurried home to join the rest of the family and our friend Lyn from down the street, who has started attending our sign language classes with us.
I ate a banana as we drove to class, because even though we had eaten lots of munchies at the shower, my stomach somehow felt strange. I thought maybe I was feeling a bit hungry from just eating munchies. By the time we got to our class (about a 20-minute drive), I wasn't so sure how I was feeling! I turned to Ted and Lyn and said, "My stomach feels weird! I don't know if it's something I ate at the shower or what!" But we went inside and started our class. About 15 minutes into the class I realized that I was not doing well at all. On the one hand, I didn't think I should stay at the class, but on the other hand, I didn't relish the thought of another 20 minutes in the van! We ended up leaving, taking a plastic bag inside a paper bag just in case.
Let's just say it's a good thing I had the bag!
The next few hours were pure misery, leaving me in a crumpled heap that could barely move! Ted put the kids to bed and went to the store to get me some pepto, and after I took some of that I was finally able to get to sleep. It was so frustrating to be so tired and yet not be allowed the luxury of going to sleep to escape the misery--every time I almost dropped off, my body woke me up to run to the potty!
I ran a fever during the night and part of this morning. My stomach issues are nearly resolved, thank the good Lord. I just feel like I've been hit by a truck. Whatever this was, it hit very hard and very fast, and thankfully it seems to be moving on. I hope to get my strength up soon, as I am doing a stamping event in the morning!
Ted was kind enough to take a day of leave to help with the kids, which is good because this morning I still felt so weak, I probably wouldn't have been able to do much beyond letting them run wild! I napped from about 10:30 to noon and ate some chicken soup and orange slices for lunch. I've kind of been lounging around this afternoon, debating about taking another nap. I don't want to be awake all night, so I think at this point I will just wait and try to go to bed early. Hopefully when morning comes I will be feeling myself again!