Good news and bad news

I have mia for two reasons. . . .1.) I had a big meeting at work that I have been working on that was Tuesday and Wednesday and I have been busy with that and 2.) I have had the stomach virus.

I have working really hard in preparation for our annual "Kickoff Meeting" and I even worked Saturday trying to get everything in order. Monday was pretty crazy trying to get all the last minute things done for the meeting and I worked until 7 or so and then mom and dad came to Jonesboro and I went to eat with them. Tuesday I was up early and the meeting went great.  Kelly came to the meeting that morning saying he had been up with Christy all night because she had the stomach virus. But he looked to be feeling fine so I didn't think any more about it . . . . until I started feeling queasy Tuesday night after I got home from the dinner we had after the meeting that night. I just thought it was just indigestion or something since we ate at the Whole Hog and that can be a bit much for me sometimes. But about 11:30 I started getting sick. Ugh. I threw up every half hour from 11:30 till about 5am, when I finally called my mom. . . I hated to call her, but I was desperate!  I was running out of toilet paper at an alarming rate, I didn't have Gatorade, chicken soup or any of the essentials. And I was really sick, I seriously thought I might die! And I really thought I was probably going to have to go to the Dr. to get a shot to make it stop, but luckily it stopped on it's own. Whew. Mom came in the door outfitted for germ fighting, with latex gloves and a mask! She also wasn't ever very far away from her can of Lysol. But I didn't care.  She stayed all day and made me soup, did my dishes, changed my bed sheets, helped me fold some clothes and more! I don't know what I would have done if she hadn't come!

Last night I went to bed and fell asleep around 9:30 and didn't wake up until I heard my phone ringing. I picked up the phone and it was Jarrod calling to check on me. I asked him what time it was, a little perturbed that he was calling me after I specifically asked that he not call me in the morning because I was going to try to sleep as much as possible.  .  . and that's when he informed me it was 11!! Oops. So I guess I needed some sleep?!? Well I am feeling much better today!

So my good news is from Jarrod! He will be home sometime tomorrow evening!

And here's the bad news. . . . they have to go back on Monday for 10 more days. So, I am so happy they are getting to come home, but it's going to be hard for him to leave again. I guess it's better than nothing! The rain from Hurricane Ike is preventing them from being able to work, so they are getting to come for the weekend in instead of staying there with nothing to do.

I will post again when I know more, but don't be surprised if I don't update until Monday. . . I might be a little busy this weekend!!  ; )