For the past week, I've been stuck with a cold. It started Friday morning when I woke up with a sore throat. It really hit me Tuesday when I could barely talk, had a nasty cough, and a runny nose. I took the day off from work so I could let my voice come back. On Wednesday, I went back to work when I should have just stayed home. My nose was dry and having the dry heat here in Las Vegas definitely was not helping. I got a bloody nose three times at work and once at home. It was awful. While at work yesterday, I requested today off in case I needed it. I'm not as sick as I was on Tuesday and Wednesday, but it was a good idea to let my body heal itself. We, as a team at work, will be doing volunteer work at Goodwill tomorrow. It's something I really want to do and don't want to let the team down and skip out because of an illness. So it was a good idea to stay home and rest. My voice isn't 100% back yet, but at least my nose isn't a faucet today. My only issue is the coughing fits I get. The cough medicine helps.
Next week is my big surgery date for Lasik. I am really looking forward to it. I'm more excited to go shopping for a pair of sunglasses this weekend, even though it's going to be 111 degrees. At least the mall has air conditioning. I also have to purchase decorations and order cakes for Carleigh's birthday parties. She will be having two since our families will be flying in on separate weekends. The parties will be on the 22nd (Heath's family) and the 29th (my parent's). It would have been nice if everyone would just agree to come out and visit for the same weekend, but whatever.
My biggest rant with family coming out to visit is the time frame people chose. Everyone is flying in on a Friday evening, landing around 10pm. That means that will arrive at their hotels around 11:30pm-12am. Then they fly out on Monday afternoon. That means we will only get to visit with them on Saturday & Sunday. The parties will be held on Saturday afternoon. My mother-in-law wants to take Carleigh shopping on Saturday for her presents, but we won't have time to do it. She can go shopping before stopping over at our house. The party starts at 1pm. So yeah, I'm not really sure how these two weekends will turn out. My dad has a $100 dining voucher for the casino they are staying at and they want us to eat with them to make sure they use it all. That means, let's eat $100 worth of food on Sunday. They don't really need us to eat with them though. This is Las Vegas. It's easy to spend $100 at dinner with two people. My parent's chose a casino that is kind of far from our house and I'm really not in the mood to drive that far, but again, whatever. No one ever listens to me. When I tell you a casino is far from our house, and then give you a suggestion for a casino much closer (and off strip), maybe you should take my advice. After all, I live in this city and know my way around and which casinos are good places to stay. And to finish, since everyone will only be here for two full days, they will all complain and say, "I really wish we had more time to spend with Carleigh." And my reply will be, "Well, I didn't book your flights."
I just had to get that off my chest. Feels great. :)