Last weekend was a pretty relaxed stay at home weekend. I wasn't feeling that great so I pretty much just went to my cousin's baby shower and the birthday party that I took pictures for. It was a good weekend though and at the birthday party I even met a lot of new people... which I always enjoy.
One of the guys that I met came to the party on his motorcycle. He offered me a ride... and I never refuse a motorcycle ride, so I went. My first ride of the summer. I love it. However... I was wearing shorts and I always forget that the exhaust pipe is extremely hot. My leg touched it when I was getting off and well... now I have a burn on my leg. Oh well... could have been worse. Still fun to go on a ride.
On Tuesday I went to a new class at the gym at work. I tried Pilates for the first time. I have never been very good at Yoga, and I knew it was kind of similar, but I thought I would give it a try. I wasn't very good at it, but I am hoping it will get easier the more I go. It would be nice to be stronger and more flexible with my body. I think I will keep going and see how I feel.
I love it when my friends come to town and stay with me. I don't know why, but I love having guests and taking care of them. So when I have friends that spend the night, it just makes me happy. One of my really good friends, Kirsten is in town and stayed with me last night. We didn't do anything exciting... just sat and talked, but I loved having her here. She is such a great friend.
Over the weekend I started having pain in my ear. It wasn't really bad... just a little irritating. Being one that never really went to the doctor growing up, I just let it be and hoped that it would just go away. Well... as the days went on, it only got worse, to the point where it was hard for me to sleep. In fact I had some left over lortab from when I got my wisdom teeth out and took one of them one night just so that I could sleep. That next morning the pain was so bad that I knew I had to go to the doctor. It wasn't getting better, it was only getting worse. The doctor happened to be young and single and kind of cute... but that is beside the point. He told me that I had an ear infection. This was like a whole new world to me. I had never had one before. It came out of nowhere. I wasn't sick, I had not been having allergies, I had not spent time in water recently.... so.... where did it come from? So weird. Maybe from my obsessive use of q-tips which is supposed to be super bad for your ears.... but he told me that wasn't it and my ear canal's looked great actually. Which I was very happy to hear because I do use q-tips a lot. I guess it was just a total fluke that my first (and hopefully last) ear infection was not caused by being sick... like most normal people. Anyway, I didn't really care how I got it. I was in SO much pain that all I cared about was making it go away. I told the doctor that I had taken antibiotics left over from when I got my wisdom teeth out. Thankfully he was cool with that and told me to save myself the trip and keep taking them. He also prescribed me ear drops and nasal spray (even though I was not congested). I have never taken so much medicine at the same time. With everything I am taking I feel like I am dying or something. I'm not one that has a lot of things wrong with my body and I don't really get sick beyond the common cold. I went back to work with all of this. I felt like my work desk was a drug counter. It was painful all day. The next day... BIG difference. I still feel it and it is annoying and its not back to normal, but the major pain is gone. Amazing what medicine can do for you. I never realized how crappy ear infections are. I hope I never have to go through this again.
On a happier note, Paula is back at work and so pressure and work load have gone down for me. Because she is nice, she brought me back some chocolates from Ireland. They are SO good. What I loved almost as much as the chocolates though, was the message that comes with them. I like it because I agree... chocolate CAN make the world a better place. :o) If you tasted these chocolates, you would understand.