Hello everyone and a Happy New Year to you all! I’m sorry for my absence, but this time I have a legitimate excuse! Before I get down to all the gross details, I’ll cover my holiday stuff and then get into it.
For Christmas, Thom and I went to see my family back in Maine. Thom had never been and he hadn’t met my brother or father yet, so it was an exciting trip for us. The weather was pretty gross driving up there, but Thom took it like a champ. We spent a lovely few days with my family. Thom is always a big hit with my 4 year old niece (and my lazy bull dog!)
For New Years, Thom and his roommates threw a small house party. There was a great group of people there who were all awesome to ring in the New Year with.
On New Years Day, Thom and I took a gear filled truck to Connecticut to spend a weekend with his family. His band was playing a show near his parents’ home (at his brother’s new restaurant!) that weekend, so we took the opportunity to go down earlier to spend time with his family and enjoy our last days of relaxation before going back to work on Monday.
Food, drinks, company, and music was all amazing! I’ll make sure to link to everything in future posts!
Saturday, Thom had tickets for the two of us to see this Huey Lewis and the News cover band that I love. I have this weird love for Huey Lewis and was heartbroken to see that the cover band already existed without me, but still love them anyway. He knew that I wanted to see them that night and since our one year anniversary would be on Monday, he surprised me (a month ago!) with the tickets. The Power of Love (ha!) would be playing with the Bang-Gos (Go-Gos and Bangles cover band) and Heart Attack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack (Billy Joel cover band). We made it to the show and it was awesome!
Then the horror started. Sunday was a lazy day which was awesome. Until early evening when I started to feel unwell. Within an hour, I was full on writhing in pain and chaos was happening. After my many protests, Thom was able to drag me to the ER for us to discover that my gallbladder also wanted to spend the one year anniversary with us and made us a few little presents as well. I was booked for a Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal).
I spent a few days recovering at Thom’s parents’ other home near Boston which was amazing (they really are fantastic people) and now (a week later exactly), I’m feeling much better. I’m still a bit sore and am not allowed to lift anything over 10 pounds, but I’m healing nicely and will be 100% in a week or so.
So, that’s my long winded story. Thank you if you stuck around for the whole thing! Now that it’s the new year and I’m feeling better, I’ll be able to post more frequently. Thanks for your patience!