Monday, April 28, 2008

Updates.... and probably no Yellowstone!

I would love to be able to update with pictures however right now I'm feeling quite crappy.

I did receive my camera and do love it. I definitely need to have the 55-200mm lens though. I'm finding I can't get the shots I want with the generic lens it came with. Don't get me wrong. It's a nice lens for basic shots, I just want more! Oh and we got a new Lazy-Boy rocker recliner too. It was ordered several weeks ago and finally arrived. I just love it. Eventually we're going to order a coordinating sofa too.

So, after the camera arrived I took it with me around town and to work to get some shots, had quite a bit of fun. I've also been to the beach with some friends and had a blast. However, a few days before the beach trip, the 9th or so of April, I noticed some congestion in my lungs. I didn't think much of it however when I was at the beach I noticed my chest hurt a bit after taking some long walks. When I got back to work that Monday I visited with a PA at my clinic and was told I had a virus and could use an inhaler to help my lungs a bit until I got better. Fast forward a to Friday... I was coughing so much and in quite a bit of pain I was prescribed a cough med with pain reliever in it. Fast forward to the next week. end of 2nd refill on the cough med and another visit to the Dr. So it's been about 13 days since I first noticed that crap in my lungs. After missing some time at work, and a chest x-ray later.. I was diagnosed with pneumonia. Happy times....

So, I've been home coughing like mad etc sleeping whenever I could with practically no energy to do anything, especially knit. I've got another appointment for the 30th and we'll see if the Dr says I can go back to work. I'm not sure how I'll feel at the end of the week.. just getting showered, dressed and out to the car for a very short errand like dropping off movies at BlockBuster tires me out. I can't even hold a telephone conversation w/out stopping to cough or catch my breath. I've used so much of my time that was supposed to be for Yellowstone that I doubt we'll be able to go at all now.

Anyhow.. I haven't gone to knit night in a while and really miss everyone, but I can't find the energy to do anything... Oh, and to top it all off our dryer died so we had to get a new one. Luckily there is an Albert Lee Appliance within 10 minutes from the house so we zipped on down there and found a very decent replacement in the "scratch and dent" section. The dryer we came home with was originally around 800, we paid 399 +tx for it. We're both such dorks.. the first 2-3 loads we stood in front of the dryer just watching the clothes tumble. *grin* It's got a glass front just like the washer does!

c'est la vie!


Carrie said...

Sorry to hear about the illness--it's been a rough spring for that kind of thing. Hope you're feeling better soon!

emicat said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather. We've missed you at knit night and hope you can come soon! :)

No, you guys aren't dorks at all. My boyfriend and I are the ones that are dorks jumping up and down because we can recycle at our new place and being excited putting our garbage out for the first time LOL