First of all, the engaged encounter we went to last weekend was an excellent experience. We didn't really learn anything new about each other (we've been together for almost 7 years, I would be worried if we did learn something new...) but it gave us the opportunity to revisit important topics and reminded us how madly in love we are. We're pretty excited to get married. True story. We also met some new friends - double date night, anyone?
The last night of the retreat, I woke up around midnight with a fever and pain in the kidney. I knew that I was in trouble. I didn't want an "incomplete" on our marriage prep report card so I decided I could probably stick it out until it was over at noon on Sunday. That was a bad idea. A few hours after the retreat ended, I found myself in a hospital bed with an IV and antibiotics flowing like liquid gold.
I'm relatively familiar with kidney infections. I've been getting them frequently since about 2006 and I was working toward figuring out a solution when the insurance company decided I was too much of a problem and denied me. Thanks, guys. Thanks. I rilly 'preciate that.
That being said, I haven't exactly been doing anything blogworthy in the past few days. I lost my appetite, so I was busy forcing down jello, applesauce, brown rice...last night was my first craving for real food and the good news is, I still have sweet teeth - I really wanted cake. I've also spent quite a few hours sleeping.
On a lighter note...
Lately I've been "planning" our honeymoon, which I know I am not supposed to do. Since we will likely be moving in August and we still don't know where that will be, and we don't really know the Viper Pilot's training schedule around the wedding date, the honeymoon is currently on HOLD. Nevertheless, I've scoped out THE place I want to go and the Viper Pilot likes it, too. (We just don't like the $$$, but that's the case with everything these days, isn't it?) It's a beautiful place with our two favorite things: mountains AND sandy-white beaches. ohmagosh...
I'm thinking tomorrow I will be back up-and-at-em(ily).