Saturday, December 29, 2012

Almost a month later....

I can't believe my last post was almost a month ago! So if you follow you are probably wondering how the football tournament turned out. After the first win the boys lost the next two which gave them fourth place out of 8 teams in their division. As a mom it seemed that the refs had something against our boys, there were a ton of bad calls against us and not enough for the other team.  They were blatantly face masking and not getting it called. Oh well, and life goes on. I am really proud of the boys for their hard effort and sportsmanship in the face of difficulty.

Coach Knight receiving medals
Chandler, Carter, and Daniel getting medals
As a special surprise for the team the coaches treated the team to a night at the Nickelodeon Resort in Orlando. They had a great time getting slimed and swimming in a pool that was more than large enough for the whole team :)

The Sting boys doing a fun Nickelodeon relay
Donovon getting slimed
Unfortunately I was not feeling well as we checked into the hotel, feeling feverish and starting to cough. So I medicated heavily with mucus relief and Advil and tylenol and forged on. Saturday was a long drive home to Huntsville, still heavily medicated. Chandler and Isaiah were troopers and well behaved for the long trip. It was good to be home. By Sunday I was feeling really lousy and didn't get off the sofa all day. Every time I coughed my chest burned. Monday I decided to take myself to the walk in clinic up the street. I am always afraid of picking up something else at those places. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and steroids for the cough. The doctor said 24-36 hours and I would be feeling great. As far as I could tell the medications made me feel nauseous and dizzy but did nothing for the cough. I am just now not coughing, almost a month later. (I had never taken steroids before and hope to never take them again, they made me feel horrible.)

Jackson and Chandler modeling just a fraction of the Gator stuff from Grandma Joanie
So with a week being away from home and the next week plus trying to get well, this month flew by. Christmas has come and gone, in a flurry of Orange and Blue thanks to my step-mom Joanie.  I don't know how she does it, but she always finds the most unusual Gator paraphernalia. The weather is dreary, wet and cold. Honestly, it matches my mood. More on the reasons for that some time in the future, maybe.  So what do I do when life gets me down? Just keep quilting, just keep quilting, what do we do? We quilt, we quilt. (my version of life according to Dory).

Here is a peek at what I worked on the day after Christmas, all for me!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry your trip ended on a sour note with you not feeling well -- that's no fun -- otherwise I'm sure you'd have enjoyed being slimed yourself, right?!?! Your after Christmas work looks intriguing!!! :)