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Remember me? When I last wrote, I was sick. I'm still sick! Ugh... I must have said 'I rarely get sick anymore' one time too many, because my cold karma has really sucked. this cold has lasted 2.5 weeks! It is finally ending though. I did a week of antibiotics which allowed me to come to work during it without getting anyone sick. But I've gone through 7 boxes of tissues and have slept miserably since it started. I can't wait to feel healthy again!

OMG it is almost my birthday. You have a week to get your presents in the mail, people! Hah. I am not ready to be "old", but I don't look or feel old, so I guess it is okay. Danny and I are trying to plan something to do. We were leaning towards going to Chincoteague for the weekend, but the long-term forecast is calling for it to be gross and rainy (like it always is if we go to the beach on my birthday). I am getting frustrated trying to find something enjoyable to do for my birthday. Our friend, Laura, is lined up to house-sit for us that Thursday night through that Sunday. But, where to go? I am about ready to just grab a cheap flight to Cali and show up on someone's doorstep! At least then we'd have nice weather!

We didn't do much this weekend. I tried to rest a lot and that seemed to help finally get my cold into the final coughing-it-up stage. My friend/officemate had her baby, so we paid a quick visit to them in the hospital on Monday.

Monday night I got a wild hair up my ass to take out all of my braids and give myself a thorough scalp-washing. I felt so bald! I was thinking I might be able to last a few days without the braids so I could get my hair trimmed, but it was too much of a shock to my system. I started putting them back in the next morning. It felt good to get all of the dead skin off my scalp that had been trapped since I got a little sunburnt. I have most of my braids already back in, but I am not happy with them. I noticed part-way though that I wasn't doing as many this time, but I decided to go with it since less braids are cooler in the hot summer weather. But this morning I don't like how it looks. Too much scalp showing. I feel kinda bald and I'll get sunburnt too easily. If I continue as I am going, I will end up with 40 on each side instead of my normal 60. So I am going to split a few up so that I end up with at least 50 on each side. Fun times! But still, I think I am setting a speed record on my rebraiding this time, because of the 5 hours I spent taking them all out. It gets you motivated to put them back in so you don't look like a half-braided "ass clown" (Danny's term).

I have a dentist appointment this afternoon She better not tell me my two weeks of sucking on throat lozenges gave me cavities.

Uh... that is all.

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coronalrain
Jul. 5th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I hope you feel better soon! And happy early birthday!
punquin
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Thank you!
beachdog
Jul. 5th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
a) You would never be forgotten

b) Take a trip out to western Virginia along the Shenendoah Parkway and visit some caverns ... nice and cool and a beautiful part of the country

c) Happy Birthday to be!
punquin
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
a) Pfft!

b) That was on my list of possibilities... But we really want beach! Unfortunately, it looks like the weather will be crap on the east coast that weekend. :(

c) Thank you to be!
mischief_bound
Jul. 5th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Ick
Hope you feel better soon.
punquin
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Ick
Thank you - I am!
justblink
Jul. 5th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
whenever i FIRST feel a cold coming on, i take:
(1) echinacea pill
(1) tasteless/odorless garlic pill
(1) 500mg Vitamin C tablet

twice a day.

i swear, i haven't had a cold in about year -- and i used to be in my M.D.'s office every 2 months with sinus infections.

one of the doctors i used to work with told me that method several years ago. i wish i had listened sooner. it's worth a try.
punquin
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
I took extra vitamin C, but normally I don't even start to catch a cold... I am not too good at swallowing big pills. At least the C is chewable...
spooky
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
I sure do miss the days...
before your dogs ate your hair and you didn't wear braids. I loved your long blonde hair! I hope you have good luck at the dentist. And a early Happy Happy Birthday too!
punquin
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: I sure do miss the days...
I hate hate hate my hair. It is baby fine and soooo thin that all of it together is about a centimeter in diameter. I can't even wear a ponytail without the braids in - the rubber bands would fall right out.

I always managed to make it look okay in pictures, but in person it was thin and stringy.

One day I'll pause the braids and see if I can deal with my real hair again. I'd have to cut it short though - there are too many different layers right now from the 5 years of growing out the broken hair on top.
spooky
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Re: I sure do miss the days...
I SWEAR I wasn't trying to be mean by saying that Stephanie! Your still a hottie in my eyes and you always will be...:o)
punquin
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
Re: I sure do miss the days...
Oh, no! I didn't take it as mean. The angry icon I chose was just to emphasize my hatrid of my hair. Especially after seeing it on Monday. Ick!!
spooky
Jul. 5th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
Re: I sure do miss the days...
whew!!! :o)
cinema_monster
Jul. 6th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
happy (early) birthday! my boyfriend has the same birthday as you :p i hope you find something fun to do despite the weather!
pantheon
Jul. 6th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
How funny! A friend of mine and his family went with my family and me to Chincoteague this past weekend, and he put his dog in your new Maryland location. ::cue Twilight Zone music::

If you go, take the most offensive bug spray you can find. Coppertone "Bug & Sun" over-sprayed with "Back Woods Off" wasn't enough to keep me from coming home looking like I have chicken-pox. (They itch about as much as chicken pox do, too.)
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