Happy Spring Break to me!!!!
I feel just as light as a feather.
Too bad I don’t look as light as a feather in my swimsuit, but ho hum. Most people hate girls who have perfect bodies and I’d much rather be liked so I am taking it in stride. Yep. And I am also taking cover ups. And I may wear two or three cover ups at once. That’s my prerogative.
What a week! Let’s take a look, shall we?
It’s the TRIFECTA!
Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate
These may be the reason I am in need of a swimsuit cover up. Or these and the chips and salsa I am addicted to. Or quite possibly cheese fries. I don’t know. It could be a number of things. I don’t think I should blame the poor, innocent mini eggs.
Murphie is demonstrating how I felt all week. It was a long week. Something about having Open House last week and then getting through a whole ‘nother week until Spring Break is just wrong.
We all said it.
It’s only Monday?
It’s only Tuesday?
How is it only Wednesday?
Wait. Is it finally Thursday? Is it? Is it!?
It’s Friday! It’s Friday!
We made it! High Five! High Five Spring Break Style! (which means you give each other high fives enthusiastically and you may even miss because you’re so excited and so you give high slaps on the shoulders accidentally, but it’s okay because everyone is happy)
Friday was amazing.
It was our school’s Relay for Life Recess . . . we were outside almost all morning. This picture shows one of our teachers with Jon. This teacher is a cancer survivor and she led the presentation. It was truly powerful. She was very inspiring. How great are these capes?!!! They are HEROES!
We hadn’t seen Jon in about a month because he was in New York for a clinical trial. He stopped by our class before the Relay for Life Recess began and we were so happy to see him. My kids were thrilled.
Jon is a hugger. He is not a boy that gets embarrassed or feels shy or anything. I love that about him! So I started Friday with a big, squeezy hug from Jon — about three or four, actually, because that’s just the kind of kid he is.
Earlier in the week, we had sent home notes with all of our students asking any cancer fighters or survivors to be our special guests. There was a moment when all of these people (with their family members) took a Survivor’s and Fighter’s Lap around the track while the rest of us cheered them on.
Jon was the leader.
And they played Kelly Clarkson’s song, “Stronger”.
The only thing that got me through watching Jon lead these courageous people around our track was God’s strength.
When Jon neared where our class was sitting, my kids spontaneously jumped up and we started cheering for him, “Let’s Go Jon Jon, Let’s Go!”
Seriously — it was absolutely incredible. I am getting emotional just writing about it. It was so special.
These kids of mine — I know God handpicked each one to be in my class this year because of Jon. These kids! I am in awe.
Each grade level then took a turn to walk the track as a way to celebrate the survivors and fighters. (and remember those that have lost their lives to cancer, but we tried to make it more positive for the little ones) There was fun music and we were kind of dancing/walking/having a great ole time.
My class started walking the track and I had no clue that Jon had snuck up behind us to surprise me.
A mom captured this picture along with several others . . . I wish you could see the looks on all of the kids’ faces as they watched Jon sneak up on me . . .
Anywho, I had no idea (I’m pretty oblivious most of the time – just ask anyone who has seen me driving, and they wave and wave, or maybe they even honk and I will have no idea until they tell me later – I just keep my eyes on the road, people. It’s what you’re supposed to do) . . . like I said, I had no idea that Jon was next to me until I felt little arms give me a side hug and then I looked down and it was Jon.
And a mom snapped a picture and sent it to me!
I LOVE THIS PICTURE!
PS: It was cold! It was overcast and in the sixties! I look kind of like a slob, but I am wearing my Jon T-shirt that is too big and a Spirit sweatshirt that is too big and jeans that are too tight. It’s how I roll on the Friday before Spring Break.
This is how I ended my week.
I have a bladder infection.
It started on Thursday night, but I ignored it because seriously who gets a bladder infection on a Thursday night and right before Spring Break?
Friday was worse. I did not feel good at school, but it was Friday. It was the last day before break. It was Relay for Life. It was fine. I was fine. I could make it.
I’m a Tough Chick, in case you didn’t know.
I went to Urgent Care after school and sure enough, I have a bladder infection.
When the doctor finally saw me, they had already run a test on my urine so he was all set with a prescription and ready to get me out of there which I completely appreciated.
He said, “Why are you in heart failure?”
To which I replied, “What? Who said that?” And I blinked rapidly and stretched my neck like a chicken to read my chart which was in his hands.
And he said, “Well, no one, but I am reading your list of medications and these are for heart failure.”
To which I replied, “Um . . . I have a heart condition and I take those medications so I am not in heart failure, thankyouverymuch Stop Snooping and Let’s Focus on my Nether Regions instead, Mr. You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About With Your Little Glasses That You Think Make You Look So Smart.”
But oh no. Then he wanted to know what kind of heart condition I have and when I said Dilated Cardiomyopathy, do you know what he said?
THIS IS WHAT HE SAID.
“Can I ask you a personal question?”
Um, Mr. Doctor So and So, you’ve already gotten a little personal seeing as how you have looked at my urine and my list of medications, but sure, go ahead, shoot.
“WERE YOU A METH ADDICT?”
I’ll give you a moment to process that.
I said, “Yes.”
Of course I said NO NEVER WHO DO YOU THINK I AM DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? I AM A PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY. AND I BLOG! HELLO?!
I had to explain that we don’t know how I got this condition but it was most likely viral and good grief can I go now?
He was very interested in my condition.
I was very interested in peeing like a normal person.
I thought I would never get out of there. I linked the name of my diagnosis in case you want to see ALL OF THE POSSIBLE CAUSES and because I think I need to email this Quack Doctor.
I am feeling better now . . . we are going to be celebrating my aunt’s 70th birthday today so I better get a move on.
And take all of my medication.
You know, just in case I have heart failure or something.
Miss T says
What a snoopy doctor! And yay for Jon Jon! That pic is priceless. Love you friend!
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Amber O. says
oh, the Jon pics/blurb made me cry! I continue to pray for him and his family…what an inspiring story and strong young man! That doctor…whew! Not really sure how I would have responded, but I (semi) understand how you felt. My oldest son used to get ear infections ALL THE TIME and every time we would go in (bc it was always on the weekends–at midnight–and always the minor emergency center) the doctor or nurse on duty would ask us if anyone in the family smoked and when we'd say "no" they'd study us like they didn't believe us and move on. I sometimes wanted to set them straight right there and then, but I had a screaming child to distract my anger. There's almost always more than one kind of cause for conditions and sicknesses, people! Geez! ENJOY YOUR VACA, and your break:)
Aww friend, you need to add to the post grab a tissue…what a special day with Jon Jon…we are all praying for you and your class. What a crazy doc… Hope you are feeling better soon and you enjoy every minute of SPRING BREAK!!!!
Best picture ever…love that someone snapped it!!
Jill Sloothaak says
Love this post! Love that pic with Jon Jon. Love the doctor story. Love that you are on Spring Break. And LOVE that you think temps in the 60's are cold!! Heehee. It's been in the 40's here in Michigan once or twice in the past week, and people are wearing shorts and flip-flops. We are so READY for the 60's!! 🙂
Enjoy every minute of your break!! I have 2 more weeks to go!
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Carolyn Kisloski says
Oh my gosh I just want to say that I love you. Everything about you. AND- God totally and completely hand-picked you for Jon. XOX
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I hate going to new doctors…it is so hard to break them in. I have a strange story too, and they always look at me like I don't know what I am talking about. I lived with a ruptured appendix for more than 4 months and nearly died at the end….now I have all kinds of nether region troubles. I hate new doctors. I don't really like some of my old doctors, who kept everything very vague so they wouldn't get sued (which I wouldn't do), but it leaves me having to explain everything each time I need a new doctor..
Anyway glad to know you are feeling better.
Amy Myers says
I love, love, love that picture of Jon hugging you! It's so awesome that he could make it there to be with y'all! I teared up reading it. I keep praying for him, his family, and everyone who knows him. He's lucky to have such an awesome teacher.
I totally feel for you at the doctor. I suffer from chronic migraines and end up at urgent care often for shots when my at home meds don't work. Lucky me, I'm also allergic to most migraine drugs so my at home meds don't always work. I also have a heart condition and dang it if I don't end up with some super curious doctor as I sit in a bright room (that the nurse so kindly turned the lights off) because the doctor can't just work by the light of the glaringly bright computer screen. I'd be happy to answer his questions if he'd just let the nurse come shoot drugs into my rear end first so at least they'd begin to work while I have a conversation I've had about fifty bajillion (I counted…that's the real number) times before. It's frustrating to say the least. I am now taking comfort in the fact that I've never been asked if I've used meth.
Also, just so you know, I'm jealous you're on spring break already. I wish I was. Almost four more weeks. Four! April 17 can't arrive soon enough!
Jen R says
I LOVE that picture of the Jon and the teacher! and REALLY?! apparently you look like a former meth addict…lol!
I can't believe your doctor said that to you about the Meth addict! I've heard that teachers are notorious for having bladder infections and UTI, simply because they can't "go" when they need to, and hold all those germs inside for hours. I've had more than my share!
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Kristina Armstrong says
I LOVE your blog. It always puts a smile on my face. AND BTW- I am pretty sure that we have the same kitchen floor stone/tile whatevs… Now that I figured that out we must be long lost cousins or something 🙂 Enjoy your break! Due to snow we get off one WHOLE day for spring break. Don't be jealous now. I have no idea what I am going to do with a whole day…
Lisa Io says
Loved the post made me cry at first than had me rolling on the floor! Spring Break here we come!
Miss Kindergarten says
Umm I didn't even know you were IN that picture until you told us 😉 hahahah!! love you teeny! Hope your bladder is feeling better!
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Ericca Werner says
Your account of Friday's Relay Recess brought me to tears. I think it was Jon's hugs that got me through that day. Thanks for sharing.