I've also won the opportunity to guest judge. Kristi generally goes through all the entries (on her own) and picks out all her favorites, then posts them in a new post for judging. As you can imagine, that becomes a lot of work in a short period of time. So she asked if anyone would like to help.... obviously I wanted to. She drew names and mine was picked, so now it's going to be Kristi and 3 guest judges who are pulling favorites for voting. Not only is it exciting to be a part of it on a different level, but as a friend to Kristi outside the blogging world, it's nice to be able to help her out!
Guess who got a migraine on Friday...?? Yup, me :(
Oh wait.... guess who got another migraine on Monday... ?? Yup, me.
Pretty lame huh? 2 migraines within 4 days of each other, and 3 within 3 weeks. I tried taking the meds like I'm supposed to, again, and they seem to help a lot with the pain (as they should) but they just make me feel awful in so many other ways! Yesterday, after taking a bunch of drugs at work, trying to stick the day out so I don't have to use vacation time, I ended up feeling so high - like I was on the real drugs... real meaning the illegal kind. I had to resort to doing pretty mindless work for fear I'd screw something more serious up (like payroll)! I was just completely out of it, my body was so tingly, my mouth was dry, my mind was confused... I don't know what's worse: the migraine or the side effects of the meds. I'm pretty sure these last 2 are because of a new medication I'm on... so I talked to the doctor yesterday and she said it's my choice to stay on or go off. Generally your body takes 3 months to adjust to new meds... so these migraines could be my body saying 'hey, you keep giving me this chemical that I'm not used to... I need to try and kick it' - So I'm going to take it easy and see how the next week goes... if I get another, I'm off the meds, if I make it, then I'll take it one week at a time after that and decide from there. Sure does suck though...
This past weekend Steve and I went to Duluth for a couple nights. There was a surprise birthday party on Saturday night that we planned to attend and decided why not make a weekend of it. We were able to hit up a few State parks while we were up there. The weather was absolutely beautiful, especially for Duluth! I'll post a few photos here for you in a second, but first I would just like to mention that while in Duluth, we drove over to Wisconsin... to get a malt (yep, that's right)... and upon walking into the Bridgeman's/Embers establishment (which was set inside a one level shopping mall) we were quickly surrounded by a heavy cloud of smoke. YUCK! I've always had ill feelings towards Wisconsin for football reasons, but I had no idea they still allowed smoking inside of places. Ugh, I just wanted to vomit; we seriously couldn't get out of that place fast enough. On top of that, our malts were sub-par and we saw Packers yard ornaments while driving there... all around bad (bad) experience. Dear Wisconsin: ban smoking!
Enjoy these photos: