For the past two days, I have been home sick. Not the head cold from Hades or the flu that struck everyone in my house (thank little eight pound, six ounce baby Jesus for that), but I have been so wiped out in exhaustion from my joints being completely swollen, sore, and literally a pain in my ass.
If you're just getting into reading my blog, you know that I have recently gone gluten-free. And, after a lapse in judgment around Thanksgiving, I have been vigilant about eradicating gluten from my diet. Well, I think that I took a massive dose...and completely not my fault. I went to a local sandwich shop called Udi's for their Big Apple Turkey sandwich on gluten-free bread with Brie....it's amazing. But, I don't think that the front counter translated to the back kitchen that I needed gluten-free bread.
If you're thinking what I'm thinking, my two cookies and a bite of stuffing from Thanksgiving was about one fourth of what I ate on Sunday. Great. Awesome. So, after I had so much bloating I looked like a starving child that you could adopt on late night television for $1/day, my joints hit me, and hit me hard.
To describe the last two days, every joint hurt to move or bear weight. So every time I shifted while I slept would wake me up to sharp pain. If I just laid stationary, I would just ache. Not to mention that I had a dull headache the whole time, which, lucky me, got worse as I tried to sleep because I would stretch the efficacy time between doses. Great, right? So, I have a double dose of focker...from the bread and the pain relievers. Double dose.
Although I am feeling much better physically today, I'm sore like I just started a new workout routine. But the main reason that I got my geriatric ass out of bed was because I was going stir crazy. I had a major case of cabin fever and I was looking for an escape...even if it was to my little cubicle at the office.
If I manage to make it through the day without needing a nap (finally got 9 hours of sleep which is double what I got the previous two nights), don't have that raging headache and I can sit long enough to work, I'll be here. Not to mention, I feel like it's Monday, so when I remember that it's Thursday, I have a little bonus.
OK, but now to the real reason I created a post instead of lurking on other blogs catching up on the last two days: I'm directing you to Southern in the City for her first giveaway! Lacey's blog has been in full swing for a whole year now, and she's commemorating with a giveaway. Granted, I haven't followed Southern in the City for that whole year, but I like to read up on the goings on south of the Mason-Dixon line. So, take a second to read Miss Lacey's little slice of the blogosphere!