Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Our Weekend

Oh my goodness.  We had an interesting weekend.

We left Saturday afternoon to head to Peoria, IL to stay at Embassy Suites (a hotel which we normally LOVE), but as soon as we got there my "mini vacation buzz" ended.

We checked in and received our room keys....proceeded up the elevator (which freaked Jack out!) to our room and slid the little key in the slot.  The second I opened the door I was overwhelmed by the smell of cigarette smoke.  YUCK!  I don't have a problem with people smoking, however if it directly effects me I will let you know! 

So, I called down to the front desk.  I waited on hold for more than 10 minutes just to talk to someone who didn't know ANYTHING, so I asked to speak with the manager.  While waiting to speak with the manager Z walks in and asks if I changed Jack or Ady's diaper.  I said, "no I haven't"....then he said "well, let them know there is a dirty diaper in one of the trash cans."  SICK!  That is totally gross.  How hard is it to empty the trash can? 

Anyway the manager, finally, came on the line (another 5-10 minutes).  I told him about the dirty diaper and smoke filled room.  He apologized profusely, especially for the diaper, and offered to switch our rooms.  Well duh!  He also gave us a $25 gift certificate to the cafe downstairs, something we will never use.

Needless to say, I will be giving them a call this afternoon (I should have done it yesterday, but I didn't feel up to it).  Hopefully we can get this situation resolved.


The View

 The Teenager, Lauren, and Ady



Ugh, anyway.  Overall it was a nice weekend.  We enjoyed spending time with Lauren and The Teenager, and the kids LOVED swimming.  :)

We left the hotel Sunday at about 11am.  We drove for a little bit, and I stopped to get a sandwich at Subway so I could have something to eat before I started my 24-hour fast before my colonoscopy.

The prep for the colonoscopy wasn't as bad as I imagined, and neither was the procedure....but, the cramps that followed were awful!  I was crying in the car because they were so bad.  So, I googled some ways to help with the cramping (they pump you full of air and this causes you to feel bloated and crampy).  I drank some warm beverages (apple cider and hot chocolate) per their instruction, and it seemed to help.  Thank goodness!

They discovered one polyp (which they removed and sent over for a biopsy) and one hemorrhoid, and I have an appointment next week to discus in more detail the results.  We shall see.

Anyway, how was your weekend?  Hope all is well!


  1. I am so glad they did not find anything scarry. please let us know when you get the rest of the results

  2. Sounds like after a rough start, you had a great time! I left you blogger awards. www.8aplenty.blogspot.com



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