Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday Monday (and a call for Guest Bloggers)

I won't lie. The weekend wasn't quite as lovely as I had hoped, but this was only because I still felt like absolute crap.

Friday after work? I watched tv on the couch until moving to my room to watch some tv in bed. I did get a phone call from a friend that went something like this:

M: Hello?
Him: Hey, sorry to interrupt your Friday night...
M: It's ok - I'm just watching tv in bed... Thinking to myself: Wow, what a lame way to spend my Friday night... although no one would want to hang out with me and my stuffy nose tonight anyways...
Him: Well, I have a quick question that I knew you'd know the answer to... what do you call it when a word is spelled the same forward and backward?
M: A palindrome.

And so on and so forth. It occurred to me the next day to question what it says about me that friends call to ask me such questions...

Saturday? I got my run in, even though I probably should have stayed in bed. It went surprisingly well, and I enjoyed it, as you can tell from yesterday's post.

I also FINALLY caught up with the rest of the female world and saw Sex and the City. I didn't expect to laugh as much as I did. There were a lot of terrifically funny scenes. I also teared up a bit at a particular scene where there was much yelling and crying (I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet). I would like to think that I have friends that would be as good to me as Carrie's friends in such a situation. I feel like I've surrounded myself with those kinds of women... they're always there for me now. Good girlfriends are truly one of life's blessings.

I did grab coffee with a new friend later that evening, but I was seriously home and asleep by 10pm.

Sunday? I slept til almost noon. It was fabulous, but I should have stayed in bed. I felt worse yesterday than I have all week. I hung out at my parents' for a while since it was Father's Day and we watched Sydney White. It was a pretty decent flick with Amanda Bynes and Matt Long (who is a total hottie, if I may say so). We made a trip to visit my grandparents and take them to Cracker Barell before coming back home and watching The Nanny Diaries. Let me just say that these 2 movies are totally the kind of movies to watch when you're on the couch feeling yucky.

I finished my evening by conducting a rinse of my sinus passages. This is totally not glamorous in any way, shape or form. Has anyone else heard of these NetiPot things? I got something similar made by NeilMed. Without being too gross and graphic, you basically squeeze this saline rinse up one side of your nose and it travels through your sinus passages and comes back out the other side of your nose. Yes, it's gross. No, it doesn't hurt at all. Just make sure you keep your mouth open and breathe through it. I really think it helped a lot because I immediately felt all of the pressure in my head was relieved. Even though I totally could have slept in today, I feel a million times better. I seriously recommend this thing... but it's definitely something to do when you're alone. I can't imagine someone watching me use this thing... ew.

I have an incredibly busy week ahead with a lot of places to be and things to do. Some I'm looking forward to, and a few things I'm just ready to get done before I go on vacation next week.

Speaking of vacation, I'm going to be missing from the blogging world for about 10 days. I realize this is a long time, and I know you're going to miss me lots, right? I don't even want to think about what my google reader will be like when I return (but believe me... I will sit down and read all of your posts, so keep them coming).

Anywho... if anyone would be willing to venture over here to marathon land and write a little something, I'd love to have a few guest bloggers while I'm gone. I don't feel the need to have one for every day, but if I could have 4-5 posts to leave in the autopost machine, that'd be awesome. Just go to the sidebar and click to view my full profile and you'll find a link where you can email me. Shoot me a line if you're interested in writing a post. I don't have any specific requests... just bring a little of your own flair and relate it however you might like to my bloggy world. If you want to write one, let me know and we can converse more... and I'll need it by next Tuesday so I can enter it on here before I leave.

Hope everyone's week has a good start!


Rachel said...

I hope you are feeling better today...I don't know if I have the courage to Guest Blog yet. I'll let you know. :)

Leah said...

I have and love a Neti Pot. It definitely takes some practice though. The first (and last) time my husband tried to used it, he was laughing so hard that he had snot and drool all over himself (sexy!). He looked rabid or something - HI-larious.

Thanks for the info on the porta-let situation at the Moon Pie Run. I still don't know if I am going to do it. It will be a game time decision I think!