Long Painful Weekend

Even though, I had shingles we still had to dog sit for my parents. On Saturday, I cancelled my Dr. Bailey appointment, I just wanted to lay low. When we woke up around 10am, we made breakfast and took it easy. I wanted to get out for a little bit today, and go to the Hop House for dinner like we planned, but I was in pain. I did some laundry, and we watched a little of the Pitt game, but it was hard, because every so often the dogs needed to go out. I was getting frustrated with Drew during the Pitt game. He wasn’t really helping as much as he said he would. I am a control freak, but I was hurting. I sort of knew this was going to be the case, but the dogs really don’t respond to him and listen to him quite like they do me, and my dad. I think they can sense that he isn’t too crazy about them.
After we got ready, we went to the mall and put a payment down on my ring. Then, we went to Penney’s and he bought some button ups, and then we went back to my parents. It was almost a little too much for me. I needed to rest some more before going to dinner.
When we got home, we took the dogs out, hung out with them, and fed them. Then we got ready to go to the Hop House for dinner. I am not sure if it was just my subconscious but my stomach was starting to itch. I was hoping the shingles weren’t’ spreading. The enter time we were at dinner, I was conscious of the itch and a little bit of pain in my groin. I couldn’t wait for this to be over with, but it could be so much worse. It was the first time in a long time that I sat at a bar and sipped pop. I missed the taste of beer.
After dinner, we went home to the dogs and let them out one more time, and then I laid on the couch with them and we watched Entourage. I had to be conscious of the dogs laying on me, if they walked on me, it hurt, but once they got comfortable and we were laying down it was okay. Drew got up to move them, he can be a little rough when he is frustrated. I told him it was okay. I love my dogs, but tomorrow we were going home I couldn’t wait.
Today, we got all packed up in the morning, and he packed up our cars, and I double checked the house. I was glad to be going home. I just wanted to be in my house. I fed the dogs breakfast, and took the dogs out before we left. Then we were on our way home.
When we got home, he brought the stuff from the cars into the house, and I carried it up stairs. I took the dirty laundry downstairs and put a load in, so much for doing laundry at my parents, when I still had laundry to do at home. I wasn’t in so much pain today, but it was still there, and the bumps were turning into blisters and it was just a matter of them to dry up and heal.
After we brought everything in, I took a shower and then laid on the couch. I had a pair of Drew’s old basket ball shorts on, they were loose and comfortable. I watched Outlander, while he went to the gym. I couldn’t wait to get back to the gym too. I missed it. These shingles were really knocking me on my ass. After Outlander, I fell asleep a little, then I got a call from Drew. He said, that his parents were coming over they had food for us, but he didn’t know what time they were coming over. I said, okay I just want to be decent when they arrive. He understood.  I wasn’t decent.
Around 3pm, I went upstairs, to get a shower. I wanted to do my hair and my make up and look cute. I put on leggings and a Steelers shirt. I turned the game on and waited for his parents to come over. When Drew came home with the groceries, I helped him put them away. He said, “Babe, you look beautiful.” I said, “Thank you, I was tired of looking like a slob.” He said, “You have shingles baby.” I said, “I know, but I want to look cute and put together for you.” He smiled, and said, “You always look cute, Bub.” He was so sweet and does take such good care of me, even though I get frustrated with him.
When we were putting away groceries, he said that he wanted to get me flowers, but he didn’t have enough hands to carry everything. I smiled and said, that was so sweet baby, and thank you for the thought. I really am so lucky to have him
While we waited for his parents to arrive, we watched the Steelers game, until we heard our doorbell ring. I got up and answered the door. His Dad came in with his hands full of things for us. He asked how I was feeling? I said, “better, but still some pain.” He said, “When my daughter-in-law hurts, I hurt.” I smiled. He told us that he brought a roast, a whole rotisserie chicken, two containers of a shrimp dip he made, guacamole, and chips. I felt so touched. It was so nice of them. I put the roast in the oven, and we visited with them for awhile.
Then when they left, it was just us. We knew the roast was going to take awhile, so we just hung out until dinner was ready. It was a long weekend, but we got through it together. I was semi ready for another week ahead.

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