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Monday, November 10, 2014

Fun Facts About Getting Mono at Age 30: The Rants

Fun Facts About Getting Mono at Age 30: The Rants of an Ill, Delusional, Exhausted Spinster

- did you know your armpits can get swollen?
- did you know it's possible to actually wish you were a teenager again? I wish I back in high school and had mono, where my only worry was if I'd get asked to Prom and not how am I going to make rent.
- did you know you can totally live off of apple sauce, Advil, and Powerade Zero?
- did you know your spleen can hurt? "Ow, My Spleen!"
- do you even know where your spleen is? Hint: higher than you think.
- did you know you can be jealous of people sick with the stomach flu? Hey, at least it's over in a few days rather than this horrible mono that lingers for weeks on end.
- did you know you can be too tired to eat ice cream even though your sore throat is unbearable and keeps waking you up?

All joking aside, mono is awful. It's not the sickest I've ever been (that honor goes to Christmas 2009 when I had swine flu and strep at the same time) but it's been the longest I've ever been sick- about a month in now and still haven't started feeling better.
I wish I could just lay in bed all day but I have to work. I try to fake feeling better in the hopes that one time it might be true.
Teenage brats that get mono are so lucky: they get to miss school, they have mommy to take care of them, and they really only need to focus on getting better.
Getting mono at 30 shouldn't be allowed!!

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mono

I'm single, 30 years old, and I have Mono.
I would love to know whom I've been kissing in order to get this horrible illness!!
I have never been so sick for so long in my life. Today is about the 2 week mark and we really have no idea how much longer I'll be sick. It could be another 2-4 weeks of extreme fatigue with severe sore throat and swollen glands.
My focus everyday is to drink at least 64 oz of fluid, I'm loving Powerade Zero heavily watered down, and to be still as often as I can. I'm so tired I can hardly hold my phone. This fatigue is a different kind of tired, it's like a deep down-to-the-bone tired where I am zapped of all energy but I can't sleep because my throat hurts so much it wakes me up. I've been taking Advil and Tylenol for pain and fever but they really only take the edge off the pain.
I keep looking forward to Thanksgiving (thinking I'll be feeling much better by then) and remind myself no one dies from Mono. I will be fine and I just need to suffer through this.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday Blog!!

My sister Haley mentioned to me a few days ago that this here blog was about to turn 9 years old. Wow!! Has it really been 9 years?!
I have attached an image of the very first post. It seems so silly 9 years later but this blog was created just to have fun and to be funny. I hope it hasn't lost too much of that over the years.
Thanks for reading all of these years and here's to all the years of Art History Alli in the future!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rock Bottom Has a Basement

Did you know that rock bottom has a basement?
Actually, rock bottom has an entire multilevel parking structure under it.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We had the great opportunity to visit the LDS Ogden Temple Open House this morning. Thank you Haley for the tickets!!

This renovation has been a giant transformation and it is one of the most ornate, gorgeous temples with stunning details. STUNNING!! The dome in the celestial room literally took my breath away with its beauty.

I felt so very blessed to be there with members of my family and whisper my feelings about the temple in my nieces's ears as we moved from room to room. I love the temple. It is a place where heaven and earth intersect. It is the place where we make covenants with our Father in Heaven and where we are bound for eternity with those we love most. There is power, peace, and clarity in the temple.

Some of us went to Maddox in Brigham City after the tour and we had an amazing lunch. Seriously, the best way to cap off this great experience.

I love my Heavenly Father, I love my family, and I love the temple; combine them together and we are one.

We had the great opportunity to visit the LDS Ogden Temple Open House this morning. Thank you Haley for the tickets!!

This renovation has been a giant transformation and it is one of the most ornate, gorgeous temples with stunning details. STUNNING!! The dome in the celestial room literally took my breath away with its beauty.

I felt so very blessed to be there with members of my family and whisper my feelings about the temple in my nieces's ears as we moved from room to room. I love the temple. It is a place where heaven and earth intersect. It is the place where we make covenants with our Father in Heaven and where we are bound for eternity with those we love most. There is power, peace, and clarity in the temple.

Some of us went to Maddox in Brigham City after the tour and we had an amazing lunch. Seriously, the best way to cap off this great experience.

I love my Heavenly Father, I love my family, and I love the temple; combine them together and we are one.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Note to Self (no. 1)

Purple eyeliner makes your eyes look bruised.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bedtime

Is 6:30 PM too early to go to bed?

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