I just got in from the clinic, carrying that familiar little, white bag of antibiotics. Yes – I have mastitis for the fifth time this year.
I have been trying to fight it off for the last three weeks with hot compresses, massage, and boiled cabbage leaves. And it worked a couple times. I was able to successfully get rid of the hard lump without it developing into full blown mastitis.
But this weekend, staying up most of the night building our new site 5 Minutes for Giveaways (but isn’t it just so pretty!) finally did me in. Today, my breast is red hot, rock hard and impossible to ignore. (And I feel horrible!)
So, it was off to the clinic for me.
Now, tonight I have three posts to get ready for tomorrow, a Christmas tree half decorated in my living room and all I want to do is raise a white flag and crawl into bed.
But you know what – I don’t even mind. I LOVE (almost) every second of my crazy life.
Those two little monkeys I call my kids are worth every moment of exhaustion. And getting to spend time with them is worth working till the wee hours at night.
They are as delicious as mastitis is painful.
Now off to decorate a tree and write some posts…
PS – In my 3am rush to announce the new 5 Minutes for Giveaways, I forgot to thank the ladies that helped me get the new site together this past week! The things we forget when we are tired. I added it to the post now, but wanted to give a shout out here too.
A HUGE thanks to Shera from A Frog In My Soup and Sweet and Simple Design for the design work on 5 Minutes for Giveaways. Shera and I had such a fun time coming up with the color scheme and images. Thanks for your patience with me Shera!!!
(Thanks to our designers Christy and Beth from Ruby and Roja’s fabulous design layout for our original 5M4M and sister sites designs, all we needed to do was modify an already great layout.)
And also thanks to Jen from One Woman’s World for her work with the techie stuff.