Benefit Concert, Is Spring Here Yet, An Engagement, and A Visit to the ER

Hey friends!  Wow, it has been quite a week.  I apologize for the lack of posting this week, but once I finish this post you will understand why I have been absent.  Let’s start off with the good news first…. 

My mother-in-law came into town last week for a quick visit and we had plans for dinner at The Southern. I wasn’t feeling super hungry so I opted for a salad and added shrimp to it.  It hit the spot. 

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Afterwards we had plans to attend a benefit concert at the Ryman hosted by Trace Atkins.  

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My mother-in-law and me.

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We got to see quite a few different artists including Dierks Bentley (with surprise guest Gavin Degraw).  

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And BLAKE SHELTON!!!!  We love his music.  

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We had a blast listening to music all night and singing along. 

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Yall, this photo is terrible, but have you guys had grilled romaine?  We love it in our house and love topping it with balsamic glaze.  Try it and thank me later. 😉 

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Along with lots of grilling when the weather gets nice is spring clothes!  I am ready to trade in my boots for sandals and sweaters for light dresses.  The weather in Nashville has been teasing up lately so I got in a couple days of skirts and dresses… and I am hoping more are in the near future. 🙂 

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Speaking of nicer weather, my husband took his little brother (from Big Brothers Big Sisters) to the Nashville soccer game this past weekend.  Nashville is getting a pro team in 2020 so that is pretty exciting.  I would have preferred baseball or basketball, but hey, we will take it.  

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Here comes the not-so-good news.  Last Thursday night I was out of town for work when I started not feeling well (think stomach bug and throwing up), but I decided to just sleep it off.  I woke up last Friday feeling terrible so after a couple hours of work in the morning, I headed back to Nashville.  Late Friday afternoon my stomach hurt so bad that I was literally screaming and my husband agreed that I needed to go to the ER. We got in the car and headed to the ER.  Thankfully we only waited about an hour (I was literally dry heaving in the waiting room so that was fun) before they took me back, I saw the doctor and got wheeled away to get a CT scan.  We got the results back shortly and it showed major inflammation in my stomach/colon (colitis).  What the heck!  It was so bad they ended up admitting me to the hospital Friday night. 

The only reason I had a smile was because they gave me a dose of morphine for the pain. 😉

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They ran tests all night so it was a long one for sure.  My husband stayed with me until my mom came to relieve him in the morning.  I was still in a ton of pain on Saturday morning, but I was improving so they ended up releasing me in the late morning.  I was so relieved to go home and sleep in my own bed, but I was still very sore (my stomach hurt to touch and it was very painful to walk) so I kept it easy the next few days.  They think I got an infection while abroad and it caused the couple weeks of stomach pains/throwing up.  I got some antibiotics and have been on the mend since.  I am still on a very bland diet… I tried to sway and that was a BAD idea.  I am just hoping I will be able to eat a salad again soon :), but ultimately I am so grateful for my health and that it was not anything more serious.  

My sweet friends, Rachael and Eric, and my dad and little brother sent me flowers and it made me so happy.  It is so nice to have such great friends and family that care about me after having such a crappy weekend.  

I never want to end a post on a bad note so here is the BEST part of last weekend.  I got the most exciting news this past Sunday!  My best friend, Rachael, got engaged to her boyfriend, Eric!  I couldn’t be more happy for them!!  Fun Fact: I actually introduced them to each other in HIGH SCHOOL and Eric called my wedding “Cupid’s wedding” because I was the matchmaker.  🙂 I just love these two and cannot wait for all the festivities to come this next year!!!!! It is so amazing to see friends so happy.  

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That is all I have for today, friends.  I am hoping for a less eventful weekend than last weekend with more highs than lows and no hospital visits. 😉  I hope you all have a greta weekend!!

Questions:

  1.  What do you have planned for this weekend?
  2. Have you ever been hospitalized?
  3. What is your favorite type of music?

 

5 thoughts on “Benefit Concert, Is Spring Here Yet, An Engagement, and A Visit to the ER

  1. OH NO I am so very sorry to hear about what you went through. That sounds just awful. I pray you are feeling better every day. Please take good care of yourself and enjoy the weekend. YAY for your friend. Those are sure exciting times to experience. Some of the best parts of life.

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  2. Trace Atkins, Gavin Degraw, & BLAKE SHELTON!!! How awesome!!!!! What a phenomenal concert.

    Love grilled romaine!!!

    You are so darn cute- I love that outfit, and don’t get me started on your hair. Forever my hair goals!

    I am SOOOO SORRRRY you are going through this! Woah, it is even worse that I realized. I am so glad you are out of the hospital. Gosh, that is just so scary. I really hope you are back to 100% soon. ❤ ❤

    XO

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