We had gorgeous weather all last week in both locations. The only rainy day was our Wednesday travel day, which worked out perfectly. At the cottage, I lounged around in the sun reading my book, and we swam in the lake, and went for a boat ride and fishing. We also roasted marshmallows, and played a lengthy game of Trivial Pursuit. Oh, and Mr. Lock and I totally beat his parents at Euchre! Go team us!
Until it was just about time to leave, when I suddenly had an INTENSELY sore throat! I was confused -- I felt fine, and then all of the sudden, it was hugely painful whenever I swallowed. By the time we got home, I had aches and pains and ended up falling into bed shaking, with Advil in my system to help me sleep. Sunday, I had to come to my parents place to stay here for two weeks with my puppy while the family is on holiday. I had to take Advil every four hours to get through Sunday, and Sunday night I barely slept because of running a high fever and having difficulty controlling my body temperature.
So, vacay turned to sick days. I had to take Monday through Wednesday off from nannying, the days that were supposed to be my first days back after my holiday week. My 22-year-old brother (who is also here with me, but who words shift work so is here at odd times) took me to the clinic on Monday because I couldn't drive myself, and the doctor said it looked like a throat infection so he wrote me up a prescription. It took until Wednesday to start to feel a bit more like myself, though with a sore ear and some congestion remaining. Finally, I returned to work yesterday and today I finished my antibiotics. I feel a lot better, with just a bit of congestion and a stuffy nose.
Just in time for City Chase tomorrow... good thing I feel better! Last year, City Chase was a pretty intense physical challenge! I'm excited to do it again, but I'm worried about how tired I'm going to be afterwards. I think Quin and I will take it just a bit less competitively this time around. I'll update next week about City Chase, and how it all went down after this week of being sick!