Let me start out this morning by saying I had a ton of fun at Mardi Gras this weekend! So much fun, for the most part - a few events lead me to re-evaluate some things though...more on that later.
First, the FUN!
The drive was long Friday afternoon, like a little over 5 hours long! I think over that 5 hours I went through pretty much every emotion - Happy and Excited...Fear of the Semi's...Extreme Exhaustion...and lastly Annoyance! :-) But I did indeed make it in one piece!
After Holly's babysitter arrived we went out and had a so-so Mexican meal. I was starving so I scarfed the chips, salsa and queso down like a bad habit and then still managed to eat a good two-thirds of my dinner. We tried to do some blog-mom boot shopping, but that ended in defeat, which lead to the DQ late night trip on the way home! #fatfluential As well as the oddest conversation regarding baby teeth which led me to post the picture below of a little girl and her baby tooth - just for clarification...that is not my child - it's a random, googled image!
We were up bright and early (too bright and early for me) and soon out the door to head to downtown STL! We met up with Amanda at the hotel and then grabbed a cab that dropped us off right in the middle of the fun!
Tons of people were dressed up in costumes...and no I don't know what was going on in the pictures below...
It was overcast the majority of the day so none of us though to bring along our sunglasses - Big Mistake! We were on a mad sunglass hunt for a good hour! I ended up buying some off a guy for like $10, then Holly bought some at a gas station and we switched...I ended up with the sweet ass pair of shades in the above pictures, although they didn't end up making the trip home.
I'm not sure what time it was, I'm going to guess around 4pm we decided we should head back to the hotel and take a nap before the evening's festivities. Note to Self: Naps when drunk are good for nothing other than an early hang over and bad attitudes all around! It was close to 7pm when we emerged from our naps...I eventually made my way down to the hotel lobby in search of Tylenol, caffine and something to munch on - I hadn't eaten since breakfast!
The night ended in a rather unplanned, unanticipated cluster fuck. I was up and on the road just before 7am the next morning for my 5 hour long drive back to KS, unfortunately Mother Nature wasn't going to let me off the hook. It rained and it poured for the first good 2.5 - 3 hours of my drive. It sucked!
And today, today brings more rain showers - I'm sicker than a dog! Head pounding, ears popping, nose running, fire in my throat and a cough so loud I'm sure I woke the neighbors last night! I hit up Quick Care this morning and got a steroid shot in the booty, an antibitoic, cough medicine and throat losanges! Here's to feeling better quick! I'm probably the absolute worst sick person ever, I can't handle it at all! It's going to be a Pity Party up in here until my meds kick in!
I'm sure no one noticed yet that I made my Instagram account "private" and also removed the majority of my followers (I did the same thing on FB). Sometimes things happen and it's like a rude, hard slap back into reality, well that happened to me this weekend. Not going into any detail, I just didn't want to leave you all totally in the dark as to my disappeance. I'm going to take some time away from this little "blog mom-runner-weight loss circle of love/hate" - it's nothing personal against anyone, I just need to take a step back in light of some recent events. Nothing tragic is happening to me or my family - everyone is fine! I think in trying to "find" myself and take time to just be "me" lead me in some directions that might not be best in the end.
I hope that someday - maybe in a week or two, a few months, whenever - I'll find the desire to put myself out here again, but for now I'm not ok with doing that. I will however continue to focus on myself, my family, my fitness and health and when I come back maybe, just maybe I'll be wearing the Red Bikini (I will have new boobies after all)! Take care, Ladies - you will be missed!