As it turns out, last Thursday when I posted, I should have been knocking on wood. Literally.
Not 4 hours after I wrote about my 5 thankfuls, I awoke to the stomach flu. Actually, at first, I was in denial. I woke up in a terrible sweat and just told myself I was thirsty. I got a drink of water and tried to go back to sleep.
Well, sleep was going to be a lost cause that night.
About an hour later, I had successfully made myself a bed of pillows and blankets in the downstairs bathroom by the kitchen. I actually had company for about an hour-- I was texting a friend of mine at about 3:30 am as we had an appointment together the next morning, and I found out not too long afterwards that she had also come down w/the flu for the second time in 3 days. Yuck!
Misery loved company that next day. We would text back and forth, "So, how are you feeling? Have you graduated to popsicles yet?"
I will say, though, that I made it through this episode without a hospital visit, which is always an accomplishment.
So that was my Friday. I didn't get out of bed until 4pm that day. It was weird-- I couldn't remember the last time I had slept all day long like that. Anyway, I finally felt like living again around supper time, so I actually made it downstairs to the couch for the evening stretch.
My goal was to be better by Saturday, because Imagine Artists was shooting a wedding that weekend! Fortunately, the good Lord gave me health enough to do it. You know, one always feels a thousand percent better the day after the flu, anyway, but it could have been worse. I kept hearing horror stories of people getting sick twice in a row or it turning into some 5-day sickness, but for me, with a big bubba keg of ice water in hand, I strapped my camera around my neck and enjoyed the gloriously sunny Saturday snapping images.
It was a great weekend, and a beautiful wedding party with some awesome people. Kristi and I had a blast, and we are really happy with how everything turned out. It also didn't hurt to have a highly photogenic bride, groom, and wedding party! Check out our blog w/i the next couple of weeks for some highlights, or just check out our website and use the password=oesch for a sneak preview of some of the images.
Well, I am going to wrap it up. I'll be back soon with something fun and exciting, I hope. Love you all.