Thursday, July 11, 2013

Big Brother is IN and Strep Throat is OUT!

For those who follow me on twitter - if you don’t, you should ;) - you’re already aware of my ever so sucky immune system. I’m constantly getting sick, and the last few months have been no exception. On May 11 I went to urgent care and was diagnosed with bronchitis and a sinus infection. One or the other feels unbearable, but together they’re torture. Eventually I got over that and my body started feeling normal again. Fast forward to June 17... I was back at urgent care. It’s funny, they never actually told me what I had. My tonsils were the size of golf balls and hurt so badly. They gave me two shots (one steroid and one antibiotic) in my booty which hurt like a *****.

Exactly two months from my first visit and only 3 weeks from the last, I found myself back at urgent care yesterday. I actually didn’t want to go! I was terrified they were going to give me more shots and I’m typically fine with pain, but these bruised and made my butt sore for days. To top it off, when I stood up from the shots I threw up then passed out. Not a dandy experience, that one was. Amanda insisted I get in the car and ended up driving me to urgent care. I tested positive for strep throat but said no to any shots. I walked out of there with three medicines and doctors orders to stay in bed.

So what do I do? Go home and start crafting. I’ll show you guys what I made in a later post. (It’s a surprise for a friend on Saturday and I don’t want her to see it yet!) I love doing DIY’s and crafts, but it’s hard to find the time. Therefore, being sick is the perfect excuse to lock myself in my apartment wearing my Ariana Grande snuggie (LOL she gave one to everyone who came to her 18th birthday party) and pulling out the craft scissors.

This morning I woke up with a still sore throat but not as many body aches. I don’t think I have a fever, but how do you really know without a thermometer. I swear I had one two weeks ago! I can’t find it now... humph. I love doing “ins and outs” whether it’s for my personal life on the notes of my phone, or made up for the characters in Beneath the Glitter, there’s always a way to squeeze them in there. So here I go, squeezing and all...

Ins:
~ Big Brother! SPOILER ALERT - IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THROUGH LAST NIGHTS EPISODE SKIP THIS SECTION! I’ve been obsessed with Big Brother for years. When I was little, I would wait for summer for school to be out. Now that I’m older, I wait for summer because that means one thing to me. Okay two. Vacations and Big Brother. The latter may be even more exciting to me. Gosh that’s so lame to admit. Anyways, this season has not disappointed so far. Rachel and Brittany have always been my favorite players, so I love that they brought Elissa in to play the game.

Although I understand why she wanted to keep her ties to Rachel a secret, there’s really no way around it. She’s a spitting image and acts just like her. I was so happy (I may have jumped up and down... don’t tell anyone) when I saw Britney back on the screen - and to see that she was pregnant! Maybe baby Britney will be a contestant 20 years down to road! That would be amazing. We just all have to wait and see I guess.

I’m hoping Nick will go home this week for the selfish reason that I love Elissa and want to see her stick around. And Helen won’t go anywhere. She’s way too sweet. She may actually win the whole thing, who knows? All in all I’m obsessed, and I love that it comes on three times a week instead of once like a typical TV show. I haven’t ever watched the BB Live feed, but I’m thinking of getting it this year. Is it worth the money?

~Quality time with Teddy Bear! You guys know I recently had to give my pug, Lucy, to a new home. Now that Teddy is back to being an only child (aka little emperor), I find myself trying to spoil him more and more. I've been taking him on way more walks then he actually needs to go on, just because he loves them. I'm constantly searching for more toys and treats he would love. I cuddle him so hard at night he wouldn't be able to squeeze out of my arms even if the place was on fire. Okay, that's not true, but you catch my drift. I can slowly see he is starting to be happy again. I truly believe dogs can have depression, and when Lucy was here Teddy was diagnosed (by me) with it. Now he's starting to get back to his old self and I love it! 

~The one minute rule. I've talked to you guys about this before, but moving into my new place has really reinforced it for me. It's basically where I won't let myself walk away from something that has to do with home cleaning and organization if it will take less than 60 seconds. Walk in the door and throw my purse on the table? No. It takes less than a minute to hang it on it's hook, so that's what I do. Take off my jewelry at night before getting ready for bed and stack it on my bathroom counter. No. I put it back in it's designated spot. Finish eating lunch and set my plate in the sink? No. Less than 60 seconds to rinse it off and stick it in the dishwasher. I've caught myself doing this more and more the past few weeks and it's really helping me to keep a tidy home. You should try it out! The little things make the biggest differences.

Outs:
~Being sick. Enough said.

~Coffee. Don’t get me wrong, I still drink it pretty much everyday. But I think it’s only because I’m addicted. Really tho. I prefer the taste of tea so much more so I’ve been sticking with that as my afternoon drink (when I typically have a second cup of good ol’ joe). Teavana is my favorite but I’m too lazy for the whole process, and the cleanup isn’t as simple as tossing away a teabag. So for now I’m loving the Starbucks Tazo Teas in "Zen" green tea and "Passion" herbal infusion. 

~Not being in Destin, FL with the rest of my family! I love our summer vacations down at the beach house, but I already had prior plans in LA that prevented me from going this year. Now I'm here all alone wishing I was with Jelly Bean going crab hunting and walking to the Whales Tail with my parents every morning. **Maybe I should just get on a plane and go?**No, self, you have strep throat, stay in bed.**But YOLO, self!**palm to face**Okay, I'll stay here.**

59 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you're sick again Blair! I know how you feel, I've had strep throat for seven months straight on and off every couple of weeks and I didn't take my medication this time so my boyfriend now has it. I hope you feel better soon! Anyway I love your new blog and I look forward to reading and watching new videos from you once you're better!

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  2. Lovely post Blair! I love this new blog, so interesting!! And the last part of this post made me laugh, I'll admit :)

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  3. Blair youre blogs are so fun to read, gws fast i want to see your beautiful optimistic happy you love you looking forward to your videos !!

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  5. Love this list! Hope you feel better soon :)

    Chase Amie | www.chaseamie.com

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  7. Big Brother has always been my favorite part of the summer.This season it has become crazy since this is the youngest group they have ever had( Helen and Ellissa are the only ones over 30). GinaMarie lost her job and Aaryn lost her modeling contract, and its week three). I liked Rachel as well as Janelle. Rachel fought to stay there and I believe she deserved to win. Janelle in the last season got sent home the only way she could have gotten sent home, with a backdoor( when the person didn't play in the vote and goes on the block as the replacement nomination). In season 6 and 7, people know if they took her to the final two they weren't going to win. Both of them fought to stay there, those are the people that deserve to win.What is with the worse showmances ever.Aaryn is taking her five min showmance a little to serious. The boy wasn't even cute.

    Erica
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  8. I follow you on twitter and I still managed to miss the whole thing about Lucy. Why did she have to go to a new home? Not trying to pry just curious. Feel better soon

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  9. Im sick too! And so was my friend! I feel like something is going around maybe? Idk! Its sucks though!!!

    On a good note IT IS FREE SLURPEES AT 7-11!!!

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  10. It's horrible being sick, especially when you're missing out on something. I hope you feel better soon.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  11. the live feeds are definitely worth the money! watching them shows you a whole new side of the game that's never shown on TV!

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  12. Sorry to hear that you're sick :( and that people don't understand why you aren't posting as many videos.

    On another note:
    When I saw you mention Big Brother, I got really excited. I absolutely love the show and it is easily what I look forward to the most during the summer!

    At first i wasn't sure about Elissa. i thought she would be more ruthless like Rachel, but she's grown on me because she's really a sweetheart who seems to be playing a clean game.

    Part of me wishes Nick would go home this week too. Although he reminds me of someone I know, I don't like how he is leading the moving Company. He claimed that it was turning in a "monarchy", but he has really been the monarch all along.

    I really want Aaryn to go home. She isn't playing well and she really lucked out this week winning HOH. Plus, she thinks she's using all the boys, but they're really using her.

    I personally wouldn't get the live streaming subscription. I tried watching Big Brother After Dark a few times and it gets boring after a while. Although editing is crazy on the main show, it really does show the most important and entertaining parts.

    If you can't get your Big Brother fix, I would recommend watching the UK show on YouTube since it is currently on. They have a show everyday and the after show, Bit on the Side is really entertaining because they psychoanalyze and discuss EVERYTHING. It's great. The rules are different in UK since the public votes for who to kick out. If you want something more similar, Big Brother Canada is on YouTube as well. I thought it was pretty good. It was a surprisingly nice house and had A LOT of twists (maybe, dare I say it, too many?).

    Jenny

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  13. So sorry you've been so sick. I knew you went to Urgent Care & had gotten shots but had no idea you were still under the weather. Yay for the right medicine & the road to feeling better! I am OBSESSED with BB. I've watched every season & usually can call the winner after 1 episode but this season is a little tough. Do you like the new MVP thing?? I like it cause Elissa has won it twice but I wish they'd make it were if you won MVP you couldn't be nominated..just my own selfishness..lol. I don't want Elissa to go home!! Rachel & Brittany are 2 of my favs too. I hate that they removed BBAD from Showtime to the TVGuide channel..it's not fair. I would throw BBAD parties & we'd watch them from 12am-2am every night..even if it was just a texting party..we'd eat it up. I refuse to buy the Live Feed..bc I've heard so many people say it's not worth the money bc they cut away & are on a 10 sec delay. What's the point in paying for it if they just restrict you!?! Anywho..thanks for the update. Glad your feeling better. Can't wait for Big Brother tonight!!!

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  14. I'm so glad other people like Elissa. Tonight's episode kept my on the edge of my seat.

    I hope you are starting to feel a little better!

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  15. I was in Destin last week...the first half of the trip was great, but then it rained the second half :/ Hopefully the weather has turned around for your fam's trip!

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  16. Not alone Blair I as well have bronchitis it sucks hope we feel better LOL
    Love you Xoxo

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  17. Hope you get better Blair!
    love these posts! Fun to read!
    thanks!

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  18. Urgent care sucks! They only treat you with quick fixes and prescribe crappy medications and don't look at your overall long-term health. Have you ever thought of finding a good internal medicine doctor?

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  19. If you're getting sick a lot, chances are there's something you're eating that's weakening your system. I had so e serious problems about a year ago and found out it was a food allergy. Try an allergy cleanse (Google it) and see what happens! I hope you feel better!

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  20. It's so funny, I was reading your post and it's like I can actually hear you say this. Haha! Oh, the effect of watching your and Elle's videos all the time. Anyway, hope you're doing okay Blair! FEEL BETTER!!!!! ♥♥♥

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  21. Poor thing! I hope you feel better soon! Strep throat is the absolute worst on it's own!

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  22. sorry to hear about the puppies and that your under the weather, get better soon :)

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  24. OH NO! Going to urgent care THAT often has to be terrible!! You poor girl! Rest TONS and feel better soon! I love Big Brother too!! It's the best 'reality' show by far (in my opinion!!)

    <3

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  25. GIRL! Get those tonsils OUT! I had strep throat multiple times, ear infections, sinus infections, and then I got mono! I got them out finally, and fast forwards 5 years, and I've gotten two colds maybe since getting them out. If you can put aside one week, I think you should get them out! I promise your life will be soooo much better without them. Clearly, they're not fighting off infections like they should, so you don't need them anymore!

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    1. And it's only a bad sore throat for 2-3 days. You get to eat all the jello you want...... :)

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  26. Blair,
    It sounds like you may have mono. Mono symptoms are swollen tonsils and step throat like symptoms. Mono can also show symptoms for a few months too. A lot of times antibiotics are given for mono with steroids to prevent a rash for showing up. Since there is no cure for mono just make sure to rest up and drink plenty of fluids (like tea). Hope you feel better soon!

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  28. Ahh the good old One-Minute rule! I need to keep that one in mind, she says as she left her jumper on the dresser when she could have easily hung it up...

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  29. Aw, being sick does suck. Hope you're feeling better now! And yay for blogging again btw. :)

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  30. Hey Blair, I hope you feel better soon and am sorry you didn't get to go on vacation with your family. I live in Destin and I love it here. Everyone who is on vacation in Destin always says how lucky I am that I live here. I hope I get to meet you someday. I love your videos. Anyway, feel better soon!!

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  31. The same thing happened to me in February during my birthday! It was so terrible it was literally the worst pain I've ever had in my life. My fever reached 104 and I went to the ER and was given antibiotics, they slowly helped. The doctor said I had tonsillitis which is just an inflammation of the tonsils and they don't know what causes it, it could be excessive strep infections or other viral infections. The best thing you can do is get them taken out! Take it from me girl I feel your pain!

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  32. Did you ever read "The Clique" books? This type of post reminds me of that haha :P Feel better! Xoxo

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  33. Did you ever read "The Clique" books? This type of post reminds me of that haha :P Feel better! Xoxo

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  34. Hope you're feeling better soon Blair! Also love the one minute rule, something I need to try myself!

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  35. Hey Blair I really hope you feel better real soon, I know what it feels like to get sick so often. So i'm going to give you some advice make sure you keep moving even if its just to walk around your condo every hour, this is something I really wish I did so I wouldn't have gotten chronic fatigue. (just sending this tip out to the world so more people don't have to suffer with it)
    -Love Aimee

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  36. Feel better soon dear!

    Sarah xx

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  37. Hey Blair! Check out embracethebest.blogspot.com to learn how to be the best at everything! (:

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  38. Don't get the Live Feeds! It has sucked me in and now all I do is sit around and watch them! But really, they're awesome!

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  39. hey blair! I know brendon and rachel, they are family.friends of ours, went to their wedding and everything. when they were on BB we would have BB viewing parties and then starting watching the BB late night live viewings. I think its pretty darn entertaining so I say go for it- its worth the money IMO :)

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  40. hey blair! I know brendon and rachel, they are family.friends of ours, went to their wedding and everything. when they were on BB we would have BB viewing parties and then starting watching the BB late night live viewings. I think its pretty darn entertaining so I say go for it- its worth the money IMO :)

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  41. I love your blogging!

    http://itstaylorelizabeth.blogspot.com/

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  42. I was watching your you tube video and wanted to give you some support on your tonsillectomy. I started getting strep throat when I was about ten every time I went to summer camp, by the time I was 24 It was happening consistently with summer?? I got pregnant and during my whole pregnancy I had chronic strep throat. I was fat and miserable! So after my son was born I finally could get my tonsils and adenoids removed. So we went through cutting teeth and recovering from surgery together! Good luck on your minor-operation. It's not bad and you'll recover quickly <3

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  44. LOVE big brother go Elissa also LOVE YOUR BLOG your amazing!!

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  45. Sorry to hear about Lucy.
    I love to drink tea to (British, duh). Coffee is only an in-case-of-emergency-three-hours-sleep deal!

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  46. Hey Blair!
    I absolutely LOVE your blog and youtube videos. I mean, you seem like such a stylish, fabulous, and beautiful person, who is such an inspiration to other young girls like myself. See, I've started a fashion blog myself a week ago, and if you were ever to get bored (which probably will never happen) I would be honored if you would visit it and let me know what you think.

    Thanks,
    SassyElegancy

    www.sassyelegancy.blogspot.com

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  47. P.S. I hope you are feeling better...

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  48. I absolutely LOVE your blog

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  49. I'm glad you're feeling better Blair :)

    If any of you reading this comment could come check out my YouTube channel & maybe subscribe, that would absolutely mean the world to me! :D

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    Thank you so much! ♥

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