I started writing an update yesterday and then started feeling really ill, went home, and slept the rest of the day away. Justin was awesome and did a lot of fetching and carrying for me, making me dinner, and taking care of me. I am so lucky!
I’m feeling better this morning. Well enough that I came into work, albeit a little bit late, and I don’t anticipate going home early, though I am feeling less and less well as the day goes on. I’m apparently fighting off a bug of some kind. Either that or stress is catching up with me.
Justin’s mom and grandma flew out yesterday. It was a bit of a whirlwind visit. As the pictures show, we went into Savannah on Saturday for the sidewalk art festival and parent’s weekend. We saw the art in Forsyth Park and then went downtown to River Street to catch a photography show. After that we went to Huey’s for dinner and I got a delicious slab of salmon on wilted spinach and a house salad without cheese or dressing, and didn’t eat the cornbread or grits that came with my order and watched as the others ate beignets.
This diet sucks. On the other hand, though, I can’t complain about the results. I had my weigh-in yesterday before I went home and I was down 3.5 pounds from last week. And I haven’t been exercising yet because of having company over. That was a goal for last night, but I ended up sleeping instead.
We went to the beach on Sunday. Justin’s family laughed at me as we covered every inch of my exposed skin with 85-SPF sunscreen. And then they stretched out in the sun while I curled up in the shade of our umbrella. They wandered around the beach while I sat in the shade and chatted with Justin’s grandma and read a book. They splashed in the water, but I only waded for a couple minutes (there’s jellyfish in there and riptides!). And I still burned a stretch of my back brighter than a tomato. It hurts. I woke up in the middle of the night Monday night because I’d rolled over, rubbing the burn against the sheet, and my nightgown was pressing against it and it hurt so badly I thought I might scream. I got up, put Dermoplast on it and slept the rest of the night on my stomach. It might be part of why I wasn’t feeling well yesterday. I got Justin to put more lotion on my back several times yesterday and spent the afternoon and night on my stomach again. It’s finally faded to pink in some places today, but it’s still very red in spots. Stupid sun.
Anybody wanna buy me this?