Well, that sucked

Where the heck did the weekend go?

Friday was my knitting night, yay!  It sure was fun.  The kids had been out of school on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday morning was the Kansas City Marathon/Half-Marathon/10k/5k/Kid’s Marathon.  David had run the kid’s part.  How they did it was fairly witty.  For those of you non-versed in marathon-ness, a marathon is 26.2 miles.  Yeah.  So, then the kid’s one was still 26.2 miles, but you could start it anytime before the actual race, and finish 25 miles of it on your own, in your own time.  Steve had put together a schedule for David so he was running 1/2 to 3/4 to 1 mile a day on 3 days a week.  Then on race day, the kids all ran the last 1.2 miles and got their medal.  Cool, huh?

Afterwards, we drove to a Panera for breakfast before Steve had to go to the airport.  He was flying to Chicago for a reunion of a singing group he was in back in college called New Visions.  He had a blast.  Then Sunday morning, he flew down to Tampa to see the Buccaneers play the Seahawks.  Not sure why exactly, but he really wanted to see that game.  Turns out, that was a good weekend to be in Tampa, as the Rays also won the pennant to be in the World Series.  The Buc’s game got over before the Rays game did, and they put it on the big screens in the stadium after the football game was over.

What we did was this…after breakfast at Panera, we drove home and took a nap.  A long nap.  We had supper and played and went to bed.  Sunday morning was church, lunch, and another nap.  I was feeling run down, as I didn’t sleep well at all on Saturday.  Plus, I had started to get a headache, but it was one of those “I know if I just get some sleep I’ll be ok” ones.  That was not the case.  I got some sleep, and woke up feeling worse.  Then I started to feel sick to my stomach.  I did have enough brain power to realize that I was probably getting a migraine.  I popped 3 tylenols.  I usually take 4 when I feel one coming on, and take a nap, but as the kids were all up I didn’t want to risk passing out.  I did lay down and just didn’t move for about 2 hours though.  The kids all behaved, for which I am extremely grateful.  Luckily on Friday I made a big pan of this stuff we call Baked Noodley Stuff.  I’ll have to post the recipe sometime; it’s truly the best fake out meal ever.  So, there was still some left last night, and David scooped it into bowls and heated it up in the microwave and served it up.  It was all I could do to walk downstairs and supervise that.  Then they played some more, I found the tums and ate a couple and before I knew it it was time to start getting them ready for bed.  I was slowly starting to turn the corner and it had been 4 hours since the tylenol, so I took some of Steve’s aleive, and got the kid’s clothes laid out and teeth brushed and kissed and hugged and tucked in bed.  I took a bath and got out around 9 or 9:30, and that’s when I knew I was going to live.

2 whole days when Steve wasn’t here and I could have been knitting/crocheting the entire time.  Gone.  I didn’t even get the sweater seamed up.  I finished knitting it on Friday and started seaming it that night.

I hate migraines.  Sure makes a person grateful to feel normal though.  And today after I took Russ to preschool, instead of driving back home, I parked at this college that’s right near a nature trail, and went for a walk.  The sound of the crunching leaves, the smell of fall, the cool air, all wonderful.  Tonight?  We’re baking the cookies I promised the kid’s we’d do last night.  When I had the migraine.  Bless their hearts, they didn’t even mention it last night.  Banana oatmeal, if anyone’s wondering..

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2 Responses to “Well, that sucked”


  1. 1 Meredith October 20, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    The kid’s marathon approach is a neat one. I like that much better than just the 1 mile fun runs that follow a lot of the races I know about. This gets them running before hand, and presumably helps develop good fitness habits and some preliminary knowledge about training.

    My deepest sympathies on the migraine. I used to get migraines in middle school and high school (apparently puberty was a tough time). I was a big fan of imitrex, since it was small (easy to take) and worked quickly. I had pretty mild migraines though – no nausea, usually no aura, just the splitting pain and some sensitivity to light and noise. Luckily for me, seem to have outgrown them.

  2. 2 silfert October 20, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Rosemary tincture can help with migraines, if you don’t mind the fact that it tastes nasty…

    Mmm, banana oatmeal cookies! With or without walnuts and chocolate chips?


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