summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2018

luxurious spontaneity....

Just so you don't think I live the dream life, I'll tell you how my morning started: with a headache. It was pounding in my sleep, a headache that started lazily, a background annoyance, last evening. I worked at the kiosk at the Luke Bryan concert, it was busy and I was busy. By the time we wound down, cleaned up the stand, and headed to the car, I was beat. My poor feet. I didn't pay enough attention to my headache, sometimes they go away, but sometimes if I don't take ibuprofen, they get baaaaad.

So, I woke up this morning with a headache...the kind that won't even let you laze in bed on a Saturday morning. I got up, turned on the pool filter, washed some dishes, puttered around, made a pot of coffee, and took two ibuprofen. I did some laundry, and fed the dogs, then sat down and put my still aching feet up, and started sipping the coffee. My head was hurting...really aching, like it was in a vise. It was the full-on migraine drumming, the oh-dear-I-can't-even-move-my-finger kind of thing I knew, sorry for TMI, but I was throwing up. I felt like death, not like I know what that feels like, but I headed back to bed.

Blah. After lying there and eventually falling back to sleep, I felt a bit better. I was NOT going to waste a Saturday being sick. So up I got, drank lots of water, took one more ibuprofen, since I reasoned that I barfed the other ones up, and had more coffee...Paul made me an egg and bacon, and I re-started the day.

If you've ever had a migraine headache, you'll know what I mean when I say it was a rough day. There's a feeling of euphoria, that yay, I'm alive, and my head doesn't kill anymore. That feeling is accompanied by a worn out, wiped out, exhaustion, and today, a low-grade background headache, lingering all the live-long day.

But, I wasn't going to waste a Saturday, and since Sonja and Suzanne are in Montreal with Emily, Kathryn and Evelyn and Charlotte Claire and Camille wanted to do something fun! Paul was staying home to fix his bow, and Jonathan was with Abigail.

So fun things we did!

We have Lydia this weekend, too...we decided to start out going thrift store shopping...

The things we find! No, I didn't buy them.

Charlotte Claire and me...

Cam, Lydia, and Char...

Evelyn, Kathryn, Camille

We had fun...we went to a greenhouse, but it was almost closing time, so we only bought four plants.

Dinner: Evelyn grilled chicken, I sauteed green peppers and onions, and sliced tomatoes, opened some black olives, and we had fajitas. mmm, it was yummers.

Lydia is spending the night again, she is so good. Kathryn tucked her in...


Plain Jane said...

Do you take prescription migraine medication? If you don't, we had to take my teen daughter off her prescription migraine medication because of the side effects but we found that Advil Migraine pills work as well at stopping her migraines before they get really bad, almost as good as her prescription pills did.

16 blessings'mom said...

Thank you, I should get some. I don't get them nearly as often as I used to, now that I have cut back so much on sugar and carbs, but oh man they're rough when I do get them.

Donna bogie said...

Migraines are awful.
Your hair color is so pretty, thats where your daughters get their pretty color from.
Donna, NY