Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Girls Night, Interrupted

I was really looking forward to last night's girls night. Because it wasn't just any girls night. It was to be a night out with Julie and Kyla. I've been enjoying their blogs for a while now, and looked forward to getting to know the women behind the words. I longed to hear their laughter and their voices and their stories... particularly after a few drinks. I wanted to cheer Julie up after a weekend of solo parenting, and take Kyla's mind off of Kaytar's eating issues. I knew it would be a lovely end to a day spent with The May Queen doing touristy things while The Big Guy attended a conference. We were going to tag along to this conference so that we could play hooky a few days... swim in the hotel pool, check out the local kid friendly sites, etc. When I discovered that Julie and Kyla were nearby, it was icing on the cake.

But alas, it was not meant to be. On Saturday, the day before we were scheduled to leave, my husband was still shivering with a fever. I was still coughing up a lung. Reluctantly we cancelled the trip.

And, I must say, it was a wise choice. I spent all day Monday sleeping. The Big Guy has taken both days off of work as he tries to recover from the flu that never ends. The good thing is that since we had intended to be out of town we have nothing scheduled for these days, and can take the time to sleep all day and curl up on the couch to watch movies (on our new DVR!). And I'm even getting a wee bit of scrapbooking done. Through this haze of tiredness and no energy.

So Julie and Kyla, I'm sorry I missed you. But I'm not very good company right now, anyways. Just ask the May Queen. I don't even have enough voice to read the poor kid a bedtime story.

20 comments:

Beck said...

It's hard giving up some long-desired thing, isn't it? It sounds like you made the right choice, though - and I'm sure you'll be abelt to meet up again soon.

Suz said...

I would have had a hard time giving up that one, too. Hopefully, though, the opportunity will come again.

Victoria said...

Oh, yuck. Take care and feel better soon. Hopefully there will be another trip again soon.

slouching mom said...

Poor PM and family! You guys have really been through it. Take care of yourselves.

Sober Briquette said...

That's a big bummer, but I'm so glad I don't have to waste energy being jealous.

Hope you're all better soon and you reschedule.

Mary Beth said...

Man it just sucks when you have to miss a trip. However, it's never good to travel when you're sick. Hope you guys get better soon.

jen said...

missing out on julie and kyla? that's the definition of sucky sucky suck.

you three would have and will still one day have a ball.

MamaGeek said...

Bummer. Surely, there will be a reschedule.

Don Mills Diva said...

What a total drag - you must be so disapointed. Hope you feel better soon!

shay said...

That totally sucks! I'm sorry you were sick!

I do love the little bed time story from the other blog though. I think you must be as much fun sick as I am lol.

Hope you and your hub are better soon!

the dragonfly said...

*sigh*

Sometimes it's just no fun to Do The Right Thing and give up something you wanted. On the other hand, travel when sick is wretched. Hope you're feeling better soon.

(Oh, and the Sergeant and I both almost died laughing at the comment you left on my blog. You know, about it being no wonder that our husbands are friends...)

;)

niobe said...

So sorry that you're sick.

But I laughed out loud at the post's title.

Karen said...

oh, sweet dreams and good health to all of you - and more good times ahead!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I hope you all feel much, much better soon!

Julie Pippert said...

I was disappointed but understood completely! I hope you two feel better soon!

ewe are here said...

Oh, what a bummer, two bloggers I would love to meet, too.

I hope you feel better soon and get to reschedule.

Christine said...

i so hope you are better soon!

i, too, had a missed meeting with a blogger on my SF trip. poor jen was sick and we never hooked up either. :-(

LaskiGal said...

Bummer that you didn't get to meet up. I can't wait for a chance to meet up with some of my new bloggy buddies . . . if it is meant to be. Here is to feeling better, being healthy, and getting that girl's day out!

Mad Hatter said...

Oh how lovely that meeting would have been. It will happen. Later.

Kyla said...

I am so bummed that you didn't make it, but I totally, totally understand the circumstances. I've had to cancel awesome plans due to illness lots of times. Don't you wish germs checked your calendar before attacking?