Well I am on the Mom's retreat. All is going wonderful... finally. Let me explain. On Valentine's Day I woke up with the worst UTI and rushed over to Urgent Care. They gave me two meds-- an antibiotic and a numbing pain reliever-- and I began to feel better. Friday morning I realized that William was too sick for me to feel comfortable leaving for the weekend so I walked him into our doctor's office after dropping off something at the lab downstairs. Thankfully they took us as a walk in and though William tested negative for the flu and strep they gave him antibiotics for a sinus infection. Finally at 11 am my friend Amanda and I said good-bye and headed off for our retreat on the beach.
On the way we saw this truck. This pic's for you John.
I had to stop for the bathroom and we ended up at this Tommys in Monrovia.
This pic's for you Mom.
We both got the chili fries. I ate mine with ketchup. This pic's for you Julia!
We got to the beach house around 3pm. The weather cold not be more gorgeous.
The first night we stayed up after midnight talking and laughing.
Stop that Debbie!
There were eight of us Moms in all. Claudette, Holly, Sheri, Debbie, Amanda, Annie, and Pam who took the picture.
Pam and Annie relaxing on the balcony.
Saturday morning I took a shower. I knew the shower door was hard to close but I had no idea I would get stuck in the shower. Thankfully I hadn't locked the bathroom door so after my screams were finally heard over the girls talking, they were able to rescue me. We went to a restaurant on Saturday night. By then I was feeling awful again from my UTI. Though I was served this wonderful bruschetta, I was in too much pain to really enjoy the evening. After some brainstorming I called the Urgent Care back home and got them to fax over a new prescription for a different antibiotic to a pharmacy open 24 hours. Yay-- finally relief!
Here is Holly and Pam.
Here I am with Sheri faking a smile through my pain. Sheri looks great!
Here is Annie who came all the way from Michigan with Amanda.
Here is all of us at the restaurant.
This retreat was just what the doctor ordered for all of us. It was so amazing to get to know these women and hear their stories. Finally we got to spend time with each other in real life rather than through just FB and blogging. Though we are still here-- we are already thinking about next time.