Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend highlights

Last week my sweet daughter climbed in bed with me sometime in the early morning.  No big deal until she started flailing around and cracked me square on the nose with the back of her head.  I saw stars in the darkness and then felt blood gushing out of my nose.  I rushed to the bathroom and was working on stopping the blood when I started feeling really woozy and broke out in a cold sweat.  Not good.  I know that feeling.  Usually happens right before I pass out.

I didn't want to wake anyone up so I rushed out to the living room and laid on the couch waiting to either pass out or for the feeling to go away.  I finally felt better and the blood stopped gushing, but I can say Rocky was no help the whole time.  She is a very playful kitten,

I had to work that day and didn't think my nose was feeling too bad until I had to start wearing my surgical mask. My nose started to THROB.  I was so glad we only had half a day of surgeries scheduled.  I took took some Advil but it hardly seemed to touch the pain.

The ENT surgeon assured me my nose would be fine and would feel better in a day or two.  There really are some benefits to working with surgeons.  I love soliciting free medical advice.  I figure they owe it to us for putting up with them some days.

My husband and I managed to get away to a friends birthday party Friday night at Chico Hot Springs. (Huge thanks to my sisters for that)  We didn't book a room in time so we had to stay at the nearest town, which was only half an hour away. We even managed to close down the bar.

 We ate in the Wine Cellar Room.  The food was amazing and the boys taught the waiter what a whiskey ditch was.  Funny he is in Montana and didn't know.

It was funny to listen to conversations as it always seemed to revolve around everyone's kids and things we had done in college.  How times have changed!

It was so good to see some old friends and meet some new ones.

Sunday we went to the Barnum and Bailey Ringling Bros Circus.  The kids really enjoyed the preshow festivites. They got to sit ringside.

They also got to do some dancing. and we saw an elephant up really close!  Awesome!

Saturday I did an old Bodyrock workout and did the elliptical for 45 minutes.  Sunday I went for a bike ride saw a fox and a coyote.  Today I went for an 11 mile run and felt pretty good with the last three miles being the fastest ones.  :)  My little sister is out running now while I watch her kids and then we are going to do an old Bodyrock workout together.  I like the old ones the best.

Do you know what a whiskey ditch is?
Anything exciting for the weekend?


  1. Oh man, that nose thing sounds so painful! Why do kid head butts hurt us so badly and don't seem to phase them at all??

    I have no idea what a whiskey ditch is, but I'm sure if I googled it I could come up with many potential definitions. :)

  2. Gah! I'm glad your nose is ok. At least you didn't get a black eye, right?

    I have no idea what a whiskey ditch is, but now I have a burning desire to know.

    Did the circus smell as bad as I'm imagining a circus smells?

  3. oh its amazing how many ouchies our kids give us, she must be on crazy mover in bed!

  4. Ouch! Did it hurt for your 11 miler? Glad you had a fun weekend:)

  5. Ouch! I hope you're feeling better.

    Sounds like a fun weekend. No, I don't know what a whiskey ditch is. Fill us in!

  6. Your poor nose. Glad it is getting better. Dont know what a whiskey ditch is. Please tell. We love taking the kids to the B&B Circus. So many great memories. So happy you got to spend time with your sister and her family.

  7. Whiskey ditch? No idea---is it work friendly lol

  8. hope your nose feels better soon! that sounds painful! i so would love to go to the circus again! what a fun thing to do:)

  9. Ay! Your poor nose! I hope it heals quickly!

  10. One time my daughter was coming down a water slide into my arms and her hard little forehead whapped me in the windpipe. I had no idea getting hit in the windpipe could hurt--I had a sore throat for days after that. I hope your nose feels better soon.

    That sounds like a great weekend--especially the 11 miles. :^)

  11. Oh my goodness! I am glad that you didn't pass out, that is scary! I'm glad you are okay!

  12. Sorry about your nose- I hope that the pain has subsided now. I am awful about soliciting for free medical advice- who can blame us when we work with physicians all day?
    I am kind of curious to know what a whiskey ditch is. I am assuming it's an alcoholic drink of some kind? Probably with whiskey?

  13. Ouch, that sounds painful! Hope your nose is much better now. It looks like you guys had a great time this past weekend with your friends and at the circus as well!


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