I’ve been ignoring this site for the past few weeks because I’ve actually been busy. Shocking, I know. The week before Easter I had so much nothing going on that I found myself reorganizing how I store my T-shirts. Sad. I went out on Good Friday (blasphemous? perhaps…) and ended up getting extremely dehydrated. Woops.
This lead to the Come to Jesus Moment that the medical community calls passing a kidney stone. At first I ignored the pain in my lower back because it happens pretty often, and I have been wearing high heels a lot. I went to get some coffee and go check on the cats that I was taking care of for the week. Then before I knew it I was on the floor calling my dad to ask what side of the body the appendix is on. Its on the right, the debilitating pain was on the left. So then clearly every horrible health possibility raced through my mind, and before I even left for the hospital I had convinced myself that my ovary had exploded inside of my body. **I’m pretty sure this is actually impossible. When I mentioned it to the woman who admitted me in the emergency room she laughed and said that was the first time she had heard that particular self-diagnosis.** Of course this was happening on the one weekend that most of my friends and family were out of town. My lovely and caring roommate skipped out on a fancy schmancy Easter brunch to come watch me lie in a hospital bed.
So that was fun, and I have two more stones just hanging out in my Kidneys waiting to strike. I also have a large prescription for percocet and a new best friend in billing at St. Elizabeth’s. Nice.
The week after Amanda came to visit! Perfect timing because as I was on my way to meet her at the airport I got a call congratulating me on my acceptance to Emerson College’s Global Marketing Communication and Advertising program. YESSSSSS. As Meaghan says, the Sara Pollock Life Plan finally caught a break. That Monday was Patriot’s Day and the Boston Marathon so I had the day off. Added Bonus. Watching people finish running over 26 miles and then simply walking from the finish line to the T to go home was surreal. I would have needed serious medical care and a stretcher…
This past weekend I went up to UNH to visit a friend from Elon. We had so much fun catching up and I loved helping out the Alpha Tau chapter with their big weekend! Funniest moment- watching one of the girls drunkenly ride a bike around the first floor of the house while trying to force me to admit that Lexi was crazy when she was an undergrad. And no, I’m not too old to think behavior like that is hilarious. UNH is a lovely campus and Saturday was the perfect day to spend outside. Sunny and 80.
Momma Hughes is coming for a visit this weekend, and I am putting together plans to visit all of my favorite people in the southeast at some point soon, including a roadtrip down to VA in August.