I gave Shell a quick lesson in using my camera and they left about 5:00. It only takes about 20 minutes to get to the venue, so they were there early enough to chat with others outside and be one of the first inside. Their seats were really great and they both had a fun time. The Nuggets won and after the game, Shell begged a security guard to let my nephew stand on the court for a picture. They were told it was a big no-no, but got to anyway. Here are his feet on the edge, the only place he was allowed to stand.
This next picture is horribly blurry (so much for the lesson!), but it shows how close their seats were.
While they were at the game, my sister and I ran to the store and picked up Chipotle for the rest of us. We watched the second half of the game on TV and when they got home, we listened to my nephew recount it for us. His excitement was a bit catching. I really couldn't care less about basketball, but knowing he was at the game made me really want the Nuggets to win. It was a fun night.
The next day however was not fun at all. I woke up Saturday morning feeling sick to my stomach and that lasted all day. I never threw up, but all day I felt like I was on the verge of it. I was in bed most of the day, which made me sad that I was missing out on spending time with my sister and niece & nephew. My dad had called that morning too and said that my mom was still really sick, and that although he still didn't feel 100% better, he'd try to come by later that day since it was my sister's birthday. I went to the store with Shell to get a birthday cake, and while there I asked the pharmacist if she recommended anything for nausea. She had Cola Syrup behind the counter. Yes, Cola Syrup. Basically a dose of concentrated cola. At $2.79 for the bottle, I figured it was worth a try. I felt really horrible when we got home, so I took a dose and layed down. Shell woke me up 2 hours later to roll the egg rolls. My dad had made it over, so I made myself stay downstairs with everyone even though I really just wanted to go back to bed. I had a couple bites of rice and egg roll and a piece of ice cream cake. It was really yummy, but I was afraid to push it too far. My dad left after we had cake and I went back to bed. The whole day was pretty much shot. It totally sucked. But this is a cute picture of my sister and niece after she had cake.
And my niece playing on my computer. She was just typing away and opening windows like crazy. She had a great time.
I woke up Sunday morning and felt 95% back to normal. No more nausea, just felt a little beat up and kind of weak. But I knew I was on the road to recovery. Unfortunately it was just in time to see my sister & her family leave. My dad made it over again, but my mom still felt crummy. Everyone left about 9am. I took these last pictures of my sister & niece before they left.
I do miss them, but I am glad to have my house back. We spent the rest of the day doing laundry and made a run to Target to get some groceries and let the kids spend their gift cards on new Wii games. It was just a really nice day and was made so much better since I felt better. Unfortunately, at 2am Monday morning my girl was throwing up and I heard my sister & nephew were doing the same at their house. Luckily, school was still out for Winter Break, so my girl didn't have to miss school because of it. She did feel much better by Tuesday, which is when my mom started to feel better. And Sunday night, the same day I started feeling so much better, I got a head cold. That I still have. It's lovely, let me tell you. Oh well, it's much better than feeling like I'm going to throw up every second.
As for New Years, Shell worked like usual and I stayed up with the kids to see the ball drop. They had stayed up late the night before to watch The Goonies, Addams Family & Addams Family Values, so we were all ready for bed by 12:30 New Years Eve. We had sparkling cider, which is a huge treat. We LOVE sparkling cider in our house, hence the smiles:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! CHEERS TO A GREAT 2009!