I hope that your Friday is off to a nice start. I finally arrived back in Charlotte last night just in time to dash from the airport to the studio to teach my 5 p.m. strength class. And let me tell you, after not picking up a weight for a week…I am feeling it this morning!
On the day that I was to return to Charlotte, we got around 3-4 inches of snow which led to multiple flight delays and cancelations. I ended up getting home just a day later than planned which was no big deal.
I will always say yes to another day with my family and with these views.
Although it was REALLY cold in Florida while I was visiting. It got down around 20 degrees the last two nights I was there. Couple that with beach wind and BRRRRR! It was cold but the water was insanely calm and blue and the beach was so quiet that it made for a very serene experience.
The previous photo was taken outside of the The Donut Hole, which I requested for lunch on what I thought was my last day in Florida. I’d end up staying another day. I had a corned beef sandwich with melted jack cheese and sauerkraut.
When I got home from lunch my grandmother teased me that I had fed baby boy well at lunch. We both agreed that the bump grew! 🙂
It was actually a blessing to stay another day because it gave me a little more time to rest and try to get over the month-long cold that I’ve been dealing with. As I mentioned in my 24 week update, I finally started taking antibiotics and I think I needed them because I started feeling better almost immediately after doing so. The doctor said I definitely had another upper respiratory infection and thought I also either had or was on the verge of an ear infection. The only downside of taking the antibiotics is that they aren’t making my stomach feel super great.
I also knew I was feeling bad because I didn’t workout for six days and had pretty much no desire to do so! Rest is 100% what I needed.
And to end this post on a sad note, we said goodbye to Arnie this week. This tough little guy hung on for a lot longer than anyone thought he would but had reached a point where he was miserable and his quality of life had really declined. He spent most of his days in his crate sleeping and often sounded like he was crying out in pain while he was in there. He was also deaf and blind and was losing the function of his back legs.
Tanner has had Arnie since he was a puppy so they’ve been together for over 16 years. It wasn’t an easy thing for him to do to decide to put him down and it’s something he’s been wrestling with for over six months.
Gosh, saying goodbye to pets is one of the hardest things to do and my heart breaks for Tanner and Arnie both. The house is so quiet without his pug snorts and snores.
I’m back to my normal work schedule today. I’m teaching two classes and it’s a teacher training weekend. I also see my OB today so always good to check in on baby boy. He’s turned into quite the wild man in my belly and moves all the time now which is so much more comforting than when I’d just wonder, “are you okay in there?” and count down the days between appointments. Hoping for a good check-up today.
Have a good day everyone and stay warm!