Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Seriously...

Do you know what a four day headache does to me? A misery-inducing, pounding headache?

It keeps me from my family.
It keeps me from my church.
It keeps me from blogging.
It keeps me from reading blogs.
It keeps me from fasting & praying for a better New Moon. (Dakota Fanning as Jane? Eh...)
Dakota Fanning Pictures, Images and Photos

It keeps me from praying for Kat's husband.
It keeps from hanging out at the newest blog on the block, Sussing Out Lost.
It keeps me from cleaning my house in preparation for Libbey's birthday party.
It keeps me from learning that my Jason has an Audi commercial which will air during the Super Bowl, thereby making that game now worthy of my time.
jason statham Pictures, Images and Photos

It keeps me from reading the latest Entertainment Weekly, which just gave Battlestar Galactica an "A" rating, and a glowing review: "BSG is in every sense a spectacular blast." Why of course it is. Right, Cara?
battlestar galactica Pictures, Images and Photos

It keeps me from having a fridge stocked with organic skim milk & mini Cokes.
It keeps me from hearing Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You."
It keeps me from tending to the pile of laundry that is quickly reaching the ceiling.
It keeps me from personal hygiene. Ahem.
It keeps me out of the loop. I feel so detached, y'all.

But I'm better. Two doctor appointments, one CT scan (complete with contrast dye, intravenously), and a bag full of medication later, and I'm starting to see the light...without having to put a pillow over my head.

Bear with me y'all...another new episode of my beloved show airs tonight, I have to check on Kat, respond to 53 e-mails, throw away the latest issue of People (blah, ad nauseam), plan, prepare, and clean for Libbey's two parties (yes, two--more on that later!), hang out at my favorite blogs, clean some more, and start reading my latest YA novel, Envy, by Anna Godbersen (the third in the Luxe series).

And I just totally gave myself another headache. I'm quite certain Calgon is calling my name, and doggone it...I am answering.


*Thanks for the calls and e-mails inquiring about my absence...Heather K., Heather B., Denise, April, Kristen, my Mommy Blabbers, and others I'm probably leaving out. (And I'm clearly too lazy to link all of you.) I feel loved. Also, a big HEY and THANKS to one of my lifelong friends, Abby Sanders Hunt...who does not blog but who worried about me via Facebook. Love you, Abby! Facebook is the best, huh?

52 comments:

Bekah said...

i <3 you and am glad you're better.. b/c seriously my days aren't as funny without you around! did i say that right? it's been a long day.. ya know.. AC.. old ladies... motorized wheelchairs...

my days aren't funny when you're not there.
there
ha
loves

themoonisdown said...

you're baaaaacccck! so glad to see my email care package and rob helped out. with him it can only be a matter of time before you're up n at em again!

cant wait to hear about these 2 birthday parties and to see you online again!

greedygrace said...

I had to do a Dakota New moon google search... she hasn't even read the books! She can't be Jane. She may have the looks, but not the heart.

I say, stick to an unknown actress. I just want to see Edward and Bella make out some more.

Julie said...

I have been sick also, and it is ridiculous. Seriously, mommies should not be allowed to be sick! I am still sick, but thought I would try to catch up with blogs...and I can see you are doing the same thing!

Praying we feel better soon!!!

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Amy said...

I was wondering where you were! You poor thing. You've had a rough winter. Headaches are awful, and four days! Why? Is there a reason? Do you have allergies? Caffeine?
I'm so sorry... Feel better.

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Amy said...

So glad you are back! I was checking on a new post every day and nothing :( Welcome back!

Your man is going to be in a new movie too, I saw the preview this past weekend. Woohoo!

Shelley said...

Hey Lula,

I'm sorry that you were ill. I didn't worry about you. I figured you were off somewhere on the beach with your gorgeous husband and girls soaking up some rays and drinking some serious pink drinks.

I'm glad that you are better and on recovery. What did your CT scan reveal?

Lauren W said...

Oh dear... I'm so sorry :(
You just go eat some chocolate and take care of yourself. Let me know if there's anything I can do.

John Deere Mom said...

Ugh...a 4 day headache? I can't imagine! Hope you feel better soon and can get back to the fun things on your list. That laundry...where's it gonna go? It will be fine up at the ceiling. Just think of it as extra support for the house. Yeah...

John Deere Mom said...

Ugh...a 4 day headache? I can't imagine! Hope you feel better soon and can get back to the fun things on your list. That laundry...where's it gonna go? It will be fine up at the ceiling. Just think of it as extra support for the house. Yeah...

Jen said...

Ok so I did not email or write a comment wondering where you were but I did wonder. I also did pray for you with Hayden before he went to bed last night. He needs his fan club manager healthy and well.
I am glad that you are on the mend and I hope that you can stay that way.

Heather said...

Once again, thanks for the phone call, for putting my overactively medical mind at ease and letting me know you were indeed alive and well. Or almost well, whatever.

Today will most likely be a "hangover" day, but at least you have your momma coming to help. Would you please let me know when they make it through this icestorm to your abode? I am praying for traveling mercies as we speak.

Love you, girl. Truly, I do.

Now, go take a shower.

Rhea said...

So, what's the reason behind the four day headache? I was worried about you.

All that creativity and love and humor in your head overflow?!!

mine, by magpie said...

omg, you poor bunny. i get week long tension headaches that pretty much wind up feeling migraines, so i understand how it takes you out of everything in life. i really hope they find something out from your tests. hang in there!!

and go answer calgon!!

Denise said...

Laundry piled to the ceiling, ah, no big deal. Trust. Me.

Glad you're feeling better. I knew you had to be in bad shape to not commenting on Sussing Out Lost!

Pinky Roth said...

I am glad you are feeling better. We are leaving after lunch and hopefully make it to your place before the bad weather comes. I will help you prepare for Libbey's parties as well. Make me a list and I will get to it...

Love,

Mom

Sunshine said...

Hey, girl. I'm so glad that you are okay...you were missed!!!

Brandy said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better...did you find out what's causing the headaches?

As for the laundry I think you should have all the parents at Libby's party pitch in and help. :]

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Um... between you and Kat and Kori, I hope you don't mind if when we finally get together, if I just do my boy in the bubble impersonation...

I don't like my friends feelin' poorly.

jori-o said...

Nothing ruins your day like a headache. I hope it stays away for a LONG TIME!

Heather said...

Well, NAVAL LANGA sure looks like a happy guy!

I'm so glad you're okay. Seriously. I got worried when noon came and went and I hadn't heard anything.

I wasn't aware that Envy had come out! I'll be buying that today. I need something new to read. Finished Graceling and seemed to have packed Blue Bloods.

CaraBee said...

I was one day away from sending out a search party. Glad to hear you're okay! Migraines are the worst. I used to get them, but luckily it's been a long time.

I loved the BSG shoutout in EW! Did you watch last Friday's episode yet? Big things are abrewin'.

Mama Dawg said...

So glad you're back. I was getting worried!

April said...

I missed you Lula...and it was hard, but I resisted the urge to post an unflattering photo of you picking strawberries this time...though I can't make any promises for future absences!

I cannot wait to hear about Libbey's two parties!

Elena said...

Oh dear, I hate headaches. Did they find out what was wrong? I think there was somehting in the air last week with everyone I knew. Let's hope the magical healing power of the island is in full force today. Glad you're back, good luck in all you have to tackle.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better. I get headaches like that, too. They are pretty much incapacitating. I just want you to know that I'm praying for you. Love you, sister.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Oh happy day! I am so glad you are better. Heather had said you had the mother of all migraines so I just let you be.

I think it is my turn to be sick now. Yuck.

sassy stephanie said...

Big bag of meds? Wanna come over?

Hope it's on the mend!

Jennifer P. said...

I was for sure wondering what had happened to you---but I tend not to panic unless it's been a week.

Sorry about the headache, happy about you feeling better, sad about it coming back....

Have fun catching up!!!

Nicole said...

That sounds horrible, I'm sorry! I am glad you are back though.

Me said...

Glad you're doing better, a four day headache?? What was wrong?

Veggie Mom said...

Glad you're feeling better...and just in time to snag some more Pop'rs for your collection. Just a spoonful of Pop'rs helps the medicine go down...you know the song! And I'm totally with ya...a long hot bath is just what is needed at a time like this!

Caroline said...

I'm so glad you're better. That's probably why you didn't pick up the phone when I called the other morning. Yeah, I didn't leave a message on your home phone because you said you never check the messages. I would've called your cell, but I didn't want you to think I was stalking you.

We all know the real truth.

I am stalking you.

And I'm definitely watching the superbowl - JUST for the Jason Statham commercial.

heathersister said...

Here's to feeling better.
Here's to Lost tonight.
Here's to great parties for Libby, cause she deserves them.

Yaya said...

Wow. Get well soon. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate.

Swirl Girl said...

you need to take the Nestea Plunge, too!

Mama Kat said...

Praise the heavens.

And now I have a headache. (sympathy. Cause I'm caring like that)...take care a you.

Becky said...

I have been there ! SO sorry! That sucks;( Hope you feel better soon!

I think Dakota will do a great job with Jane...give her a chance..k?

angie said...

You've been missed!

I hope the newest headache is gone!

Linda said...

I can say my day is missing some spark if I don't get a chance to check in on your blog. So I've missed you. And I'm hoping the headache is completely gone and nothing like it ever returns.

Oh and I just got Graceling to read. Because you said so.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Headaches SUCK eggs...I am glad you are feeling a bit better!

Shannon said...

Glad you're back and feeling better... you know we were worried about ya :)

Rachel Ann said...

Thank you for stopping by on my SITS day last week...I love all the comments and felt very appreciated. Sorry it has taken me so long to share bloggy love back!

artsyesque said...

I have just recently started reading your blog and I was seriously starting to miss you!

Debbie said...

Ugh...I hope you are feeling better...there is nothing worse than a big ole fat headache...

now go sip some wine...

ParentingPink said...

Awwww Lula! I know when you can't listen to Kelly Clarkson or get your organic milk, then things have gone way down hill!

Hope you feel better soon. Just keep pounding the meds. They'll not only make your head feel better, but you'll start to see "pretty colors." LOL

Tony C said...

It's just not the same out here when you're not around!

Glad you're feeling better and back blogging.

How about BG and Lost so far? Awesome...absolutely the best!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

A four day headache sounds like HELL. =/

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I was just gonna tell you that you made need to go to the hospital for demerol. Sounds like you may have done something similar already?

I once had a migraine headache for 3 days straight. I was preggers and they wouldn't let me take anything but Tylenol. No migraine meds. However, when it didn't go away they hooked me up to an IV to fill me up with fluids and gave me several rounds of demerol until it went away. Migraine meds, no. Demerol, yes. They said they had to break the pain cycle.Ok.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Oh so glad you are back, minus the headache.

And when did Dakota Fanning get so grown up and purty?