|A not so fun surprise arrived for me in September.|
Rob's birthday was Friday, September 15th. He had booked the day off to make it a long weekend, and I only worked the morning. After picking me up at the subway we went to a couple different European deli's to pick up a few things, and then made our way to a restaurant for lunch. Rob had been wanting Schnitzel, but the restaurant had changed owners and then had closed. After that big disappointment we decided to head home and enjoy some of the goodies we had picked up at the deli for lunch and dinner instead. We also enjoyed the Black Forest Cake his Mom had dropped off to him earlier that day.
|Make a Wish!|
Sunday we went to The Owl Foundation's Annual Open House for supporters. I have lost count of how many years we have attended, but we always learn something new, and it's always great to see the owls and the dedicated people who work and volunteer there.
Here are some pics of some of the resident owls from our day there.
|Two Great Gray Owls|
I had booked Monday morning off to spend with Rob before we both went to work. I didn't feel great when I got up, rather flu like, nauseous and feverish. I actually thought about calling in sick, but decided to tough it out and go in for the afternoon like planned.
I starting feeling worse as the day went on, and when the mysterious rash started hurting in the afternoon I called my doctor's office. I couldn't get in to see him, but I could see the doctor at the Walk-In Clinic located next to my doctor's office, who I have seen in the past. I went right from work. I had to wait 2.5 hours to be seen, but I am glad I went, as my fear was confirmed, I had Shingles.
Luckily I caught it early and was able to take anti-virals for the next 7 days to help keep it from spreading and all the other nastiness associated with an outbreak. I remained home the rest of the week dealing with mild pain, flu like symptoms and extreme fatigue.
|It's never fun being sick.|
My friend, Pat and I spent 3 days, and two nights at the charmingly rustic Sir Sam's Inn. Rob and I had spent a few nights here last Fall, and I knew my girlfriends would enjoy it too. It was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend.
|A great place to escape the city.|
|Sir Sam's over looks Eagle Lake.|
|The amazing water-spa pool at Sir Sam's.|
|Two 5 month old wolf pups enjoying the warmth of the sun.|
|More of the pack, including the alpha male, Fang. (standing)|
|Two year old "Piper", he's my fav.|
|Having fun at Sir Sam's Inn.|