If you're wondering why i'm "just now" getting excited... well, for a long time it was just so far away! Then, last week my sister was in a car accident. The accident caused Rhabdomyolysis, which is when there is such trauma to the muscles (leg muscles in her case) that it releases toxins into the bloodstream. It was the craziest thing. She didn't even think she was hurt. Then her leg started hurting but she thought it was just soreness. She works at a hospital & the director of oncology realized something more was wrong... long story short, we discovered that she had developed that condition as result of the car accident! They wanted to admit her but Michelle begged to go home. They let her go home with strict orders to rest & drink tons of water. Today she had an appointment & they said if her toxin levels hadn't gone down significantly then she would have to be admitted and have dialysis! After this we were not sure if we'd definitely be going to Florida. If Michelle was couldn't go but wasn't in the hospital, then we'd still go... though that wouldn't be cool. But if she was in the hospital, we would likely cancel the trip. Anyway, today she went back to the doctor & PRAISE THE LORD, her levels went down from 11,000 to 1,000!!! The doctor said she has never seen the levels drop so fast! Now, "normal" is 130, so she is not out of the woods yet. But she doesn't have to be admitted for dialysis & she can go on vacation! :)
Also, today i got the worst migraine at work! :( I came home at noon. But now i'm feeling much better & then i got the news about Michelle & then mom started emailing me about vacation plans & now i'm super duper excited! :)
So on Friday we are leaving for Okaloosa Island! We usually go to Destin or Pensacola. This year we're going to Okaloosa Island. I've never been there. It's just on the other side of Destin, mom said. We'll be staying in a condo - me, brad, mom, dad, michelle & her fiance, mike. All three dogs are coming too! (Lord, help us!) I'm actually not CRAZY about that idea, but we don't kennel our dogs (never have, never will...just can't do it!) & usually when i go out of town, mom keeps Fievel. When Michelle goes out of town, mom keeps Bali. When mom goes out of town, she takes her dog Molly with her. So yeah! We are taking them all with us! I suggested having someone house/dog-sit, but we didn't go with that (i don't remember why now)! Anyway, it'll be fun. It's a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo. It looks nice!!! I cannot WAIT!
It has everything we could ever need or want on this vacation! We have to work Friday... I arranged to get off at noon. Brad has to work all day, so as soon as he gets off & gets to my parents, we will be on our way!! We'll be getting there late. We are staying 7 whole days! Woohoo! (The only bad part is i'm not going to want to come back! LOL.)
My sister suggested that we take turns cooking dinner. We usually eat at the condo & go out to dinner one night. I'm really excited about cooking! I've only been cooking since i got engaged &, other than making green bean casserole or chocolate chip pound cake (usually what i'm asked to make for holidays), my family hasn't tried my cooking!! So i'm looking forward to taking part in this. In the past, mom & michelle have done all the cooking! I told them i'd love to cook & that i'll even make them a frittata or omelette for breakfast. :)
I have so much to do before our trip!! Seriously... it's gonna be crazy! But i can't wait to leave Friday evening!! I can't wait to wake up on the beach Saturday morning!