I'll start by making profuse apologies to everyone for my delay in posting the giveaway results (not to mention my delay in actually doing it :oP Although I did indeed "nod off like grandma" Friday night, I also spent the late afternoon/early evening hours in a quasi-catatonic state. You see we had a reward day Friday for close to 300 students. Translation? Basically, everyone over 5 and a half feet tall got punished ;o) I spent far more time than was wise standing out in the blazing hot sun Friday afternoon maintaining order at one of the activities (I was waiting for someone to come relieve me, which they didn't). I finally managed to find someone to fill in as things were beginning to fade in and out. Not good.
There is a health-related line that I try so very hard never to cross. Having an autoimmune issue (Dermatomyositis) means that I am stuck with a pathetic immune system and am far more susceptible to medical issues than most folks. I know where the line is, and most of the time I can get pretty close while remaining on the safe side. Sometimes, though, circumstances give me a little push and I wind up on the wrong side. This causes a domino effect of things going wrong one after the other. Most annoying. Ordinarily, when I've overdone it, I fix it by going to bed super early and getting plenty of rest the next day, but Saturday was yard sale day. I wasn't about to miss the chance to raise a little money for church and Epic Farms, so I sucked it up and shot out the door at 5:15a.m. to set up.
While moving a table with DD, my back suddenly twinged (okay, TWINGED) on the right side underneath my shoulder blade. Nuts. We set the table up, and I snarled at myself for whatever it was I did this time (sometimes it's too much to keep up with, you know?). Well, I woke up this morning feeling like dirt and unable to draw a full breath (uh-oh) with both the right and left sides of my back hurting. I spent half of today at the walk in clinic (always such a joy :oP was x-rayed to check for Pleurisy, had a blood count, got a shot (which I took) and some pain meds (which I did not). The doctor told me that if the pain does not go away after a few days I may need to have a bone scan done (to make sure the Big C has not pulled off a sneak attack on the old ribcage). There's a happy thought, right? Personally, I think I'd much prefer the pulled muscle behind Door #1.
So now that I've finally finished splainin' my tardy self (hee), I'll get to the drawing. I only ended up with three entries (if there were more, they forgot to come back and leave a comment because comments and GoodSearch supporters were where I got the names). Congratulations to Bethkay! Please email me your address, and I'll pop your goodies in the mail as soon as I can (yay for you! :o)
Hopefully you won't forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (I'm definitely aware, as you well know *laugh*). Please say a prayer for all of the women [and men too] who are out there fighting this awful disease. I'm trying to hurry and finish working on an extra special little giveaway for you this month. Hopefully, this one will go the way I'd like it to and in a timely manner. I guess you never know though, right? *rolls eyes* Have a blessed week everyone!