An interesting few days it has BEEN. All started out well enough when I commented (on 4th of July) how everything felt perfect! I had some excellent news at work, we were looking forward to a long weekend which included picking up our new baby puppy and we were on our way to my parents' for a BBQ with family. Ahhh.... I almost said the words "everything is perfect" when a superstitious lightning bolt hit me and I decided to keep the words to myself. But perhaps it was too late?...
Let's start with the bad news (and save the good for later). I have strep throat. Blegh. I'm assuming I caught it during a group lunch at work last Wednesday where someone must have used the "mouth" end of their chopsticks to pick up some food from the community dishes. And not only do I have strep throat - but it's causing something of a mild variation of scarlet fever. That's right - SCARLET FEVER. I thought that was one of those "old time" diseases! And it's supposed to only happen to children! Ok so I don't HAVE scarlet fever and since I started antibiotics today, I won't be getting it. But I have similar minor signs like a rash, skin irritation and my face is all swollen. I'll probably be stuck in the house for a couple days before I'm no longer contagious - it's only supposed to take 24 hours after starting antibiotics, but I'd probably throw in an extra day there to be fully cautious. So there you go! Stuck at home alone with a new puppy! And feeling awful! That's the last time I think things are perfect!
And yes, she's a girl. I've had too many know-it-all family members tell me that Lucca is a boy's name. But look I have proof that it is also known as the female form of Lucas!