Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm Still Alive

What a break, I feel like I am crawling out from under a rock. As many of you know I posted that I was sick with the flu last week. Well Friday I was feeling better and went to work. The day went by in an uneventful haze, where I spent the day partially dizzy feeling. I came home Friday night and decided I should pass on Juan's work party. Saturday during the day, I kept going back and forth on how I was feeling. I wanted to sleep all day, but wanted to force myself to feel better. We went to a party at my CEO's house and then came back to our place with some work friends and made some pretty amazing cotton candy martini's and played Mad Gabs. (Thanks Scandalous Ange - oh and when I told Juan we had to buy it - he said, "um - we have it in the game closet." Who knew?) We had a great time, I was feeling great, I thought I was getting over it and then... I lost my voice. Usually when I am sick I lose my voice when things are getting better, I was so excited that my body was catching up with how I was feeling. Sunday, although I was sporting a total party girl voice, I took my girls out for some last minute holiday shopping. Then around 6 in the evening, everything changed. My ears started hurting, my eyes starting itching and puffing, what the heck is going on? I went to bed early and woke up in the morning...well in order to avoid some gross TMI, we'll just say I woke up sick. Back to the Dr's I went. Turns out I now had a sinus infection and an ear infection and possibly strep throat. WTF? The Dr. said he wasn't even going to bother testing for strep, since antibiotics were in my future.  I pushed myself to work from home yesterday and today, but in all reality, I feel like crap and just want to be sleeping.  But I feel better all at the same time, if that makes any sense. I plan on going to bed early, so I can wake up refreshed in the morning and work two days before I take off until Jan 4th!

SO anyway, I am alive and medicated and I am going to survive and in spite of being sick, and not having a voice I am back!  While all this was going on, I have had a few minor set backs with Cult Nails, coupled with a few personal high points. I don't want to disclose some of the high points, because they are rather personal, but they are amazing high points that leave me extremely thankful for how fortunate my year is ending. I could not have asked for anything more. I definitely have a guardian angel looking out for me. So while Cult Nails will not release in Jan like I had hoped and planned, it will now release in Feb with a few changes and some surprises. I will let you all know what all that is real soon. I promise!

See what happens when I lose my voice, it just comes right out my fingers! Are you sick of all the blah blah blah yet? Want some nail pics?

OK so cutest story ever. My 11 year old knows how much I like to change my mani, and since I have been feeling to ill to do it, she offered to do it for me. I told her she could do whatever she wanted. As I laid in bed and drifted in and out she gave me a very special manicure. She even did a little clean up. Here is the mani she gave me:

I did not retouch her manicure at all. She did the clean up without me asking. She picked the whole thing. I am still wearing it today and she asked that I keep it on tomorrow so I can show everyone at work too. I most certainly will be wearing this tomorrow and maybe longer! We have a bunch of people coming over on Christmas Eve and we fly to MA on Christmas day, but I may just keep it on as long as it lasts so I can continue showing it off as much as possible. So what do you think? Do you like it?


  1. oh my! i don't think i would ever take it off!

    i am glad to hear that you have had ups to go with your downs! i can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. Awh, that was so nice of your daughter! I think it looks great!! I like the colors she chose.
    I hope you start feeling better soon!!

  3. Glad you're feel better! your daughter has the eye for nailart! She did a beautiful job :)

  4. The whole house here got hit with something nasty - g stayed home from work yesterday and I don't think I would have survived without him <3

    I am happy you are feeling better and look forward to seeing you all on Friday..

    I LOVE your nails. Big hugs to you and the girls.

  5. Those are seriously awesome nails, and I'd probably leave that on until I *HAD* to take it off due to wear. And she did a GREAT job too!

  6. Thanks everyone! I am still rockin' Coco's manicure! I'm hoping it remains chip free until after we get to MA.