I deleted the link on FB because the guy BOUGHT EVERYTHING.
Our honeymoon is paid for and we are having a hard time not crying about it. For real. We asked if we could take him out to dinner (asked on FB chat because I don't have any other contact info for him) and he said he'll sent his housewarming party info in the next few weeks b/c he's in the middle of moving. So I'll probably hug him and cry then.
Hulky and I decided that if anyone else asks about it, we'll say everything was paid for on the site, but we would welcome checks :D The money would not go to waste! We're keeping the donation under wraps from friends & family, just saying that our friends made some sizeable donations & we will be able to book as soon as we find good deals for our date range.
In other news...
I feel pretty sick today (but unsurprisingly, don't care). I kept falling asleep while watching TV last night and slept like a rock. I took Theanine Serene, no crazy dreams.
I got some probiotic stuff at Whole Foods today. Sheep milk yogurt (which is very creamy & good, if you like plain yogurt). Goat milk yogurt. Two bottles of kombucha. I'm going to start with a small serving of probiotic food/beverage every day. The kombucha will probably only be about a shotglass worth with dinner. If that goes well, I'll start having a bit more every day and then start making my own kombucha. I'll probably order a scoby online, unless craigslist has anything.
My tooth still hurts, though not nearly as much, & I still have a ton of post nasal drip. I'm drinking some KE tea now and will neti pot with tea tree oil after.
That is such a generous and amazing thing your friend did! I would have a hard time not crying too. That is absolutely amazing! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. You have an amazingly great friend. Words cannot describe your friend well enough. What a selfless thing to do!
Enjoy that honeymoon!
Holy crap! That's AWESOME on the honeymoon stuff.
Hope you get to feeling better soon and it's not the crud I have.
Wow, that's crazy, and really awesome!
Where are you planning on going?
^ that.............. what a wonderful thing for your old friend to do! Where are you going and when?
Somewhere in the Caribbean in March, over Hulky's spring break. I just need 5 days PTO saved up, which means I'm fine as long as I don't use up more than 3 days from now until then. I had about 8 until I got sick these past couple of weeks and used up 3 (PTO goes by hrs, make just over 1/2 a day per biweekly paycheck). Er, or I guess I could spend more than that, but whatever.
Hulky's friend M gave us a check and took us out to dinner today (Japanese buffet, I had some random cooked stuffed & some maki rolls). So we have even MORE towards the honeymoon now (his contribution was not as huge as paying for all that we asked for, but still very sizable). I'm going to get my passport replacement stuff in the mail next week! The money is going into our credit union savings account so we won't touch it until we need it. TBH, I hope we have leftover and can split it for fun stuff, but I think it would go towards the car payments. I just really want another tattoo :).
Because of the amount, we're not limited to Groupon anymore, so I started poking around at resorts and such :). It's hard to pick a place! I think we'll start talking about activities that we want to do and see what locations might have all that we want. Since we don't have credit cards, the need for a rental car is something we'll have to research carefully. Most car rental companies don't let you rent w/o a credit card. I also want to research a nice pocket camera (thinking no more than $300 should get us something good) to bring with us. A D-SLR would be too cumbersome and I don't want to risk breaking my camera. The warranty ran out earlier this year.
BM - evening, type 6 on Bristol stool chart. I think it was from something in dinner. I didn't bring my supplements and definitely needed the Betaine HCL for all of the protein. No mag citrate today.
I'm considering seeing that gut doc again and getting tested for H. Pylori and whatever else. The heartburn after eating is new.
I think we're getting a free couch this weekend! That means I have a little cleaning to do and maybe I'll put our posters up finally. And then take pics.
I got an hour or two of sleep. I guess Theanine Serene isn't enough? Too tired to do anything or focus. Too awake to sleep. BORED.
So, so sleepy. I took a snooze and it is keeping me from dozing off again, but I could fall back asleep pretty easily.
We have a couch! It's a bit stinky because it was at MIL's and there are a few smokers living there. I want to toss the cushion covers into the wash, but can't find a tag indicating whether it's safe to do so. I'll have to get some upholstery cleaner.
Tomorrow, Baba will be in town so we'll visit with her and we might go apple picking in the morning. I will have to have cider donuts.
I don't have the energy to clean up, so no photos of the apartment yet. Trying to think of something to do, but I'm super whiny & tired so nothing seems possible.
That is amazing about the honeymoon Tasha! Wow, good karma or what?! You clearly had it coming :o I'm happy for you!
Seriously, what did I do to deserve this...? I'm trying not to think about it too much. I'm also trying hard not to over-spend because I suddenly feel like I have tons of extra money, but that money is STRICTLY FOR HONEYMOON BUSINESS. That's why it's getting transferred to a separate account!
UGH, but I REALLY want leftover so I can get another tattoo :D
Anywho, I had half a Redbull. Since it was already in the fridge, it was a better option than going out & spending money on $tarbucks, though that would have been tastier. At least this option isn't making me gassy.
I just cleaned the glass panes on the french doors of the sunroom. Not perfect, but good enough and looks a hell of a lot better than before. I left a rag tucked behind the TV for dusting and am experimenting with some shower liner cleaning solutions. I'm picking spots for my posters & will tidy up for photos soon :D