Lions and Migraines and Pink Eye, OH MY!

Well, there were no lions here today, but it just didn’t sound right to say Migraines and Pink Eye, Oh My!

Any-Who. I went to bed last night with a mild headache. I knew better than to go to bed leaving it untreated, but I was too lazy to get up and get the Advil so I paid for it today.

I woke up with the NASTIEST headache I’ve ever had in my life. Three Advil didn’t touch it, and all I could do was lay comatose on the couch while the girls poured their Cheerios all over the kitchen floor and had a heyday with Play-Doh. If I so much as moved my head, I felt like I was going to puke.

I finally resorted to something I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I called my husband at the office and begged him to come home. Thank goodness he was able to leave.

He got me some Excedrin Migraine, which finally seemed to do the trick — that and a good, long nap. I’m feeling okay right now, but I’m still weak, and my stomach is still feeling tender and irritable.

I’ve always been prone to headaches, but never anything this severe. My doctor told me once that he suspected my headaches to be migraines and that someday I would probably need a prescription medicine to combat them.

I think “someday” just arrived.

And as if that’s not exciting enough, Caroline has pink eye. She got it from another child in the neighborhood. Thanks, guys! The way I heard it, his parents thought he had seasonal allergies. In just one eye. Uh-huh, ooooookay.

I’m just waiting for the rest of us to come down with it, as I’ve heard horror stories of families who get it and pass it around for months before they finally beat it. I hope that’s not the case for us.


I guess I’ll spend the afternoon on the porch, enjoying this glorious weather with my family.  I think it may be safe to say that spring has finally sprung.