Sunday, January 27, 2008

I Live

It was touch and go there for awhile. You think I'm kidding. But that is because you did not just survive the stomach flu from HADES. Oh the misery. Oh the sleeplessness. Oh the aches...and the pains...and the groaning.

Are you feeling sorry for me yet?

Would it help if I told you the stomach flu cut short an overnight stay away from the kids that was a present for my birthday from my husband? And that I missed a girls night out (also to celebrate my birthday) the next night as well?

Yes, I thought so.

All I can say is that sickness truly brings an appreciation for health! Thank you Lord, for my health!

I will say that that Friday night was wonderful, the sickness didn't hit until about 1am on Saturday. Honestly, I think I knew things were going a little too well.

My husband was able to get an INCREDIBLE deal at a hotel here in town. They were offering a special to the faculty of the college. And my friend offered to babysit my kiddos for FREE (as a birthday present...she apparently hates shopping that much). Then we received our dinner for free because they happened to be filming a commercial at the restaurant where we ate and we let them film our table. And then we even received a discount on our movie. See why I should have suspected the impending illness? It was all just TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

And it was. Oh, and I think I said something in the car to my husband that night about how we had all been pretty healthy lately and wasn't that very interesting? Indeed. Very interesting. What was I thinking? I should know better. I should SO KNOW BETTER!

Sorry. I think I'm done now. And I feel better. As I am sure you do, too.

Thank you.

Oh, before I go here is a pic Rich took of the room. If you could see the whole bed you would see a flu stricken lump on the left hand side. Which of course, would be me. Thankfully he had the wisdom (after threats of loss of life and limb) not to take a picture of me in that state.




37 comments:

Darlene R. said...

Wow, that looks like a great room. I'm sorry you were sick for it. Dern.

I am glad you're feeling better now.

Janelle said...

I am so glad you are living! The stomach flu is the WORST!

Can't wait to celebrate your birthday this week. No one else is allowed to get sick.

Great room, by the way. Sorry it ended so short.

Shelley said...

WOW! That room is Beautiful! What a fantastic night, I'm just so sorry that it ended badly!

I think fate decided to visit us today too...Ya know how I said I was SO glad that Austin had food poisoning instead of the stomach flu...Well, tonight Annie threw-up for the first time, and second, and third. She hasn't been to Jen's today, so I'm guessing she's actually sick. (JK Jen!) Great. I'm praying the hand sanitizer saves the rest of us. Time will tell.

Looking forward to your birthday celebration, take 2!

michelle said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling great again! The stomach flu is the worst sickness! I'm looking forward to celebrating your birthday with you!

JP's MOM said...

Well my first thoughts were ... shew I didn't poison Austin it was the flu!

Then after reading your post I am thinking a restaurant that actually HAS to advertise in this town, maybe you had food poisoning. It would explain the quick onset.

Anyhoo missed you lots! Can't wait for a healthy groundhog's day celebration.

His Girl said...

i am so so so sorry you were ill, especially since your room was so rockin!

i'll add you to my prayers for a healthier '08... I am just about done with all the crummies!

Earen said...

Ok, well doesn't that just stink!! I'm sorry you had to be sick on your fun birthday celebration & miss the time with your friends. URGG!! I am although glad to hear you're feeling better. The place you stayed looks awesome. Maybe another time??

Rohal Call said...

Alana---

I have noticed your comments several times on some of the blogs I check daily, and so I thought I would stop by for a visit.

What an insane weekend! Glad you could enjoy Friday and that beautiful hotel room. Maybe there is another reason your dinner was free....

BTW, I clicked on your link on your profile that led to your husband's blog. I love that he blogged about all the deals he got on his thrift store trip. You must be so proud. :)

Lynn

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

So sorry you were so sick! I am glad you are feeling better!

BethAnne said...

Yes, I do feel very sorry for you. I am glad it is over - the flu stinks! The only good part is that you lose a little weight.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

So sorry you were sick on your b-day weekend celebration. Bummer! I am very glad you are better and now you have something fun to look forward to.

Fran said...

OH NO! I am so sorry. I think the stomach thing really is the worst. Its just NASTY! But, i'm glad you are better.

Happy Birthday friend. I bet you'll celebrate another time and day. :)

Hugs~
Fran

Carissa said...

girl...the stomach flu is just plain evil. and then for it to ruin your birthday weekend...that is JUST NOT RIGHT!!!! glad you are feeling better though. luckily that thing is pretty quick.

Xandra said...

You poor thing! I definitely feel sorry for you...that is the WORST!

I must say that your hotel room rocked! What company was filming a commercial? Can we expect a burgeoning film career?

Xandra

Helen said...

Oh Alana,

I just popped over from Bev's site...I am so sorry for the horrible flu bug...but I am glad that it has passed.

I also wanted to say...hang in there with the reading...no pointed fingers here...just heaps and heaps of love!

Have a blessed week,

Helen

Teresa said...

I'm sorry you were sick for your special B-day weekend! I was thinking of you on your special day!! :)

sounds like you guys were having an amazing...blessed night until you got sick... bummer!!

Glad to see you're alive... :)

Susan said...

I'm so happy to see you live! And so sorry to hear you were so very ill. Ugh.
Hugs and blessings!

Nise' said...

I am so sorry that your weekend ended with the flu...glad that you are feeling better.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

UGH! I am sorry the illness fell at such a bad time. YUCK. Glad you are feeling better.

NOW...next time you have a weekend away, NO illness talk in the car on the way there :)

Sparky said...

Oh my friend. What a miserable way to spend your birthday weekend. When Rich called to say you were down and out I was so terribly sorry for you (and for me since I was looking forward to a girl's night out...oh yea...this isn't about me). I'm glad you are up and about. I look forward to a take 2 on the celebration!

Kenna Sue said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, Alana. Perhaps that awesome man of yours will treat you to another night out sans children to make up for having to spend this weekend with the flu. I agree with everyone else about that room being beautiful. Oh to stay somewhere like that. Perhaps, someday, I will. :)

life with the wisners said...

right there with ya, babe. was with you in spirit. :)

hope life is getting better.

seriously? that room? beauty. please tell me it's not big cedar or chateau on the lake. if so, i will be shelling out NO PITY for you, my dear.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Just wondered onto your blog....so sorry about the flu! That is no fun at all! Hope you're feeling better.

The room is gorgeous!! I saw a do-over is in order!

~melody~

Jennifer Partin said...

You know that's exactly what i did too! I was bragging about not getting the stomach bug like everyone else had and two days later Mattea and Myles were throwing up.

I hope you are feeling better soon! Happy Birthday too. Sickness is temporary and will soon pass! :) Atleast you had a beautiful room to lay in!

Bev Brandon said...

oh dear...after pneumonia, i don't want the flu---can you get it from blogging???

dear miss true confessions...you have such a refreshing honesty about you---like "I will never let anyone think more highly of me" attitude AND "I can't say one word about this if I haven't done it" attitude AND that's good! i like that! but don't fess up again...cause you'll be back...and when you are, it will be powerful! Cause HE is so alive in you and on the move...love you girl!

Bev Brandon said...

"It" won't let me leave your blog...I'm kind of STUCK HERE and that's not ever happened to me before...so, I guess I'll comment again.

Hi...not good that you had the flu and hope it's G O N E ... like yesterday...

I kind of think you are an eye-to-eye girl. Are you? Living in the present. Are you? Like Joseph said in the dark dungeon...what's your face look like this moment? Sad? That's one thing about blogging that is so hard...can't see your face. But, you know what, you can't see your face either so you need to let others tell you just how beautiful your heart really is...may not see your face but I do see that heart for Him through your words and it is beautiful, Alana...look forward to the day we speak eye-to-eye...still STUCK on you so I guess I have to REBOOT...BYE

Sara at Miller Moments said...

I'm so sorry you were sick! I hate the flu-throwup kind of sick! BUT, I must say - that is one MIGHTY FINE ROOM!!! Woohoo, girlie!!! Hope you had some "fun" before the bug hit! :) wink.

Linda said...

Oh for Pete's sake, Alan, I am so sorry! Who knows why we go through these things at such inconvenient times. maybe someday we'll know! Glad you are feeling better, though.

Toknowhim said...

That stinks that you were sick and missed all the fun things that were planned for you... I feel your pain. One time I had to miss a "Casting Crowns" concert. I had the tickets a long time in advance, but got a crippling migraine and could not make it. I was so bummed... Glad you are feeling better :)

I'm Tara. said...

Okay, so you know that I so totally and completely feel ya on this one. I'm so sorry - but so glad that you are alive and kickin'.

Hey - btw - I just this week discovered Izze-Esque. It's basically Izze with more water as far as I can tell. Not quite as sweet, but wayyyyy fewer calories so that's a good thing. I'm glad to see I've converted you.

Sarah Markley said...

Gorgeous room! Sorry you felt really bad. Right now Chad is sick and I am praying he keeps it to himself.

Jennifer Partin said...

About Lost----watch out b/c that's the way Brett and I did it and we would literally watch the DVD's until the wee hours of the morning and get up bright and early the next day.

You do have to watch past the Pilot and the first couple of episodes before you get sucked in!

I am not a big television fan and rarely get hooked on things but I LOVE Lost! :)

Heather said...

I understand being sick! In the throws of it myself now ... glad you are feeling a bit better. A gorgeous room bummer you felt so bad while there!

Fran said...

Hope your family is 100% healthy and noone else has got that nasty bug....

Take care of your sweet self. I'm close to getting the Ibook or whatever it is called....i'm waiting on the money end of it....

I'm excited but still afraid of the unknown! :)

Rochelle said...

ewwwwwy. The stomach flu is yucky. I am glad that you are still alive though (and feeling better too)!

And the room looks great!!!

Abby said...

i feel you on praising the Lord for good health...i have been sick twice in the last month...but i can't say i survived the stomach flu, so you one-upped me on that ;)

that room looks incredible!! :)

Renee said...

Oh, Alana...you poor thing. I'm so sorry that you were so sick. And for your birthday? Double yuck.

The room looks beautiful, and I'm happy that you had such a great Friday night before you got sick. And I'm happy that you're feeling better now...doesn't it feel sooo wonderful after being sick??

Prayers for health for you!!