It has been a very interesting week! It started out last Friday with Christina & Brian’s very awesome & fun wedding in Sarasota. We drove all the way back to Orlando after the wedding and slept in late on Saturday. When we finally got up, we headed out to Waterford Lakes with my BFF Carl for some sushi and shopping. I had to find something to wear out on the casino cruise because I hadn’t really packed well, but also I wanted to buy myself a birthday outfit! I ended up finding really cute pink shirt and a super hot pair of shoes and also added a sweet little heart and key necklace.
My dad called to see if I was in town (good thing since I hadn’t had a chance to call him) and he met up with us to go out on the casino cruise. It was such a blast! We started off playing slots, and it wasn’t long before I was reminded of just how boring slots are! The card tables were all packed, but we found a couple seats at the three-card poker table and spent the rest of the evening there. Carl and I did pretty well. I ended up the night with $185 more than I started with and Carl finally got the straight flush he had been talking about all night! I think he ended up winning something like $500 or so!! We had a great table and all the players were so much fun. It makes everything much more enjoyable when you have a good dealer and good karma at the table. We are talking about doing Vegas for Carl and Matt’s birthdays. Hopefully it works out!! I have never been to Vegas and would love to get out there some day!
On Sunday, we slept in (again… it’s so nice to sleep in on the weekend) and then went to Cracker Barrel for our traditional Sunday brunch. Seems like we always go when we hang out together! After a lazy afternoon watching movies on TV at Carl’s place we went out to Cocoa to meet up with Lyndsey & Todd before coming back to Jacksonville. On our way home we stopped at Dixie Crossroads to grab dinner. Carl has been talking up their broiled rock shrimp, and now we know why! They were soooo delicious!!
I worked on Monday and was off again on Tuesday for Lyndsey & Todd’s wedding. They were such a fun couple to work with and hanging out with their families it felt like we were hanging out with old friends. They are just that cool!
So the first half of the week went really well. Two awesome weddings and a fun birthday celebration! I couldn’t really ask for more. But that is where the fun ends. On Wednesday I went in for my tonsillectomy, which was long overdue. I’ve been so sick over the past few weeks because of the crazy weather and my tonsils not wanting to heal. Really, I’ve been dealing with this for about 15 years now, and all signs pointed to this being the right time to finally have them removed. The worst part of the procedure itself was the IV (my hand is STILL bruised from that). Once they gave me the anesthesia I told them I felt it kicking in and the next thing I know I’m in recovery and some nurse is giving me oxygen and calling my name!
Matt had to snap a picture of me in the hospital. I can’t believe I am even going to post this hideous thing!
I’ve been sleeping quite a bit and eating a lot of popsicles. I couldn’t hold anything down yesterday, so Matt called the doctor and they said to give me Dramamine. So I haven’t been nauseous today, which is nice. My throat is very swollen, but the pain isn’t too bad. I am afraid to take my antibiotic because I think it’s what made me sick. Everything is so swollen that I can’t swallow my pills. I almost chocked the first time I tried. So we have been grinding them up and putting them in sweet tea, which I’ve gotten used to. I’m only awake for a few hours at a time, which is about the same as when my tonsils were swollen. This hurts a little more, but it will all be over in about a week! Hopefully I’ll be able to breathe better, sleep better, and be sick far less!
I just wanted to post an update since I can’t talk to anyone! I love how the hospital keeps calling my cell phone like I can answer it and talk to them. And I’m sure my mom keeps checking my blog to find out how I’m doing (Hi Mom!!). Everything went fine and I’ll hopefully be able to talk again soon! Thank you everyone who sent me words of encouragement. I have really appreciated everyone thinking of me! : )