Monday, November 09, 2009

Weekend highlights

I was really looking forward to this weekend because it was the 1st weekend since the end of Aug that we were not out of town, hosting weekend house guests, or otherwise committed. Yes, finally a 'free' weekend after 10 weeks.

On Sat Spouse went for his personal trainer appointment and I caught up on emails and ordered my holiday return address labels. As I've mentioned before, I love to send holiday cards - I have a routine for writing/addressing them - so I like to use special holiday return address labels. Similar to last year, I ordered two types. I ordered this beachy Christmas one again, since I liked it so much last year.
Its just a subtle reminder to folks that it sometimes snows at the beach. I also ordered this snowflake design for 'holiday' cards going out to my non-Christian friends.
Its 'wintry' instead of 'Christmasy'.

After Spouse returned we ran a few errands, had lunch, and did a little shopping. Spouse took a nap while I spoke with Ray, our yard guy, about moving some plants in preparation for the pouring of the replacement driveway, then checked out an antique/collectibles store. I found a great storage piece that I believe will be perfect for our new bathroom. Then Spouse & I met up with our friends for dinner followed by 'movie night' at George & Steve's house.

I had several more things on my to-do list for Sun including breakfast with Steven & Thad, but my body had a different idea of how it was going to spend Sun. I awoke to find myself with a recurrence of vagus nerve overstimulation, which forced me to lie vertical the entire day and night due to the extreme dizziness and nausea. Fortunately I didn't vomit this time. Down the drain went my plans for a fun and productive day. I laid in bed until 11am, then relocated to the sofa to watch TV for the rest of the day/evening. Spouse brought me toast and crackers, which I could eat lying down. Today I'm feeling much better, but not quite 100% back to normal just yet.

On the positive side, I finally watched the DVD of "Doubt" from Netflix yesterday afternoon, which we've had since May.

Crush du Jour: Adoni Maropis


A Lewis said...

Hey! Maybe that's the very thing that my honey has from time to time.......the same illness that you describe sounds awfully familiar.

I love the labels! Reminds me of the olden days.

Howard said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend!

behrmark said...

So sorry to hear you weren't well but glad you're recovering. Hopefully Pouncer doesn't pounce when you're in this condition. I know Winston jumps on me whenever I'm lying down with a migraine. Anyhoo, HUGS for a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Ouch - sorry to hear about Sunday.

I wonder if they missed my diagnosis because I get very similar symptoms and they only started acting up AFTER my wisdom teeth were removed.

But I do have scarring on the inner ear so that might be a combination thing.

mistress maddie said...

Glad to hear your feeling better! That sounds jsut awful!

Kyle said...

Love the second label Mark. A winter theme suits me for our holiday cards, as many of our friends are not religious people at all.

Sorry to hear that your day was ruined, but I'm glad you are on the mend.

RAD said...

glad to hear you are better...Sorry you were under the weather...YOU Are SO GAY..LOL....Snowflake labels.!!!.....ok yup actually Im jealous.... I gotta get to ordering mines....

Steven said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. I recall you blogging about this one time before as the images I saw on the Wiki page looked very familiar. I surely hope this is not something that is becoming more chronic.

I do the same thing when it comes to sending out cards during the holiday season where I find graphics that are more wintery rather than Christmassy.

Get well!