Monday, April 07, 2008


Photo from Eureka! tents

I have pitched my tent on the grass next to our camper and plan to sleep out there tonight. It looks like this one, but a different color. My husband is away for the night, so indulging my hiking/camping/backpacking/AT obsession tonight will not annoy him. The weather is going to be balmy, 70* F. I've got the tent situated so the breeze will blow in through the no-see-um-netted door. ("No-see-ums" are little flying bugs that bite. So small you don't see them. The netting is fine enough to keep them out.)

Our nephew's wedding in Dallas on Saturday kept us busy the whole weekend, with seeing relatives, meeting new ones from the other side of the family, and the bride's family as well, since now they're relatives too :-) It was a huge, beautiful, super-festive wedding, one to remember for years and years.

Steve is still with family, at his sister's (groom's mother) vacation home. I'm not there because I'm sick again. Red goopy eyes and coughing up crud (the stuff I cough up and the stuff coming out my eyes look like the same stuff.) I need a couple days to rest up.

But I'm going to sleep outside in my tent, which makes me happy. I can pretend I'm on the trail. I don't feel all that sick, just have this creepy cough (couple weeks this go-around)and conjunctivitis (woke up with it the morning after the wedding). Just like what I had before the Austin Marathon, without feeling bad. I'm tired of being sick. It's been going on for 2 months. I'm going to the doc for bloodwork when we get settled again at the end of the month.


bunnygirl said...

Are you sure you don't just have allergies? 'Tis the season, you know.

Have fun in your tent!

Jade Lady said...

Glad u are enjoying the weather there! I hope u feel better soon - allergies are a killer this time of year - in the form of a dry hacking cough, scratchy throat, etc.

ShirleyPerly said...

Bummer about getting sick again! Maybe it is allergies? I just came down with allergy-like symptoms although I'm not usually allergic to anything. Who knows ... taking some OTC meds and we'll see if it gets any better.

Have fun in the tent!