Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Break is Breaking

Yesterday morning Andy woke up and seemed to be feeling much better, so we took him to our babysitter's house. Yippee! Brian and I got to have our date day! We spent some time figuring out what we wanted to do, and finally settled on going to the Phoenix Art Museum since we haven't been there before.

We also decided to have lunch at a new place (for us!), called The Farm at South Mountain. It's an actual farm and they have three restaurants, one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. They feature fresh organic produce and all sorts of yummy things. It was a beautiful day yesterday, perfect March weather, and perfectly perfect for the exclusively outdoor seating.

We enjoyed a delightful lunch, and some quiet time afterward to just sit and relax. I could have stayed there all afternoon sipping iced tea and hanging with Brian.

By the time we left and began to make our way to the museum we were both very relaxed. Suddenly the museum wasn't seeming very enticing. It seemed like a much better idea to go to the nail shop. Brian wanted a pedicure, and I wanted a gel manicure. Now, Brian is still pretty new to pedicures, I corrupted him a little over a year ago. You also have to understand that Brian is totally freaked out by feet. All feet. I know, it's weird, and I don't even get it. Minutes after we got there we were surprised when my mom walked in. Brian was ready to die! As it turned out, he and my mom were sitting right next to each other in the spa massage chairs soaking their tootsies.

It was really a special bonding moment. As luck would have it, I took a picture with my cell phone. I can't post it here because I posted it on Facebook yesterday and Brian was pretty upset about it. But trust me, I realize how lucky I am that my husband and my mom get along well, and I really like it.

Today didn't go nearly as well. Andy woke up early and was just feeling really punky again. He was coughing and congested like crazy, and certainly not his normal self. We had a follow up doctor visit scheduled for today and Brian met us over there. Mind you, this was his third doctor visit since Saturday. Now we find out that the problem is that he has Strep Throat that triggered a 5 day asthma attack, bordering on pneumonia. He's now on antibiotics, another 3 days of prednisone, and continuing with albuterol three times a day. Hopefully this will do the trick. I feel bad that he has been so sick when I've actually had time off.

We have a long family filled three day weekend, and then I'm back to school on Monday. Hopefully I won't be taking Strep Throat back with me!


  1. So sorry to hear about little Andy being sick. Hope the mess work fast!

    re: pedicures, at the place where I go, almost always about a third of the patrons are men, so it seems totally normal to me. Why should they miss out on such a wonderful, relaxing experience? Glad you get the chance to pamper yourselves together. Great date!

  2. I cracked up when I saw that picture on FB!!! So funny!!!

    So glad you enjoyed your day together. That restaurant sounds like so much fun!

  3. Anonymous6:28 PM

    What a great day!