Why hi there, friends.
I am here.
Sitting upright. Back in the land of FDA regulated foods.
For those of you who didn’t see it on Instagram or Facebook, I managed to get food poisoning while on our trip to the Dominican Republic. On our anniversary day. True romance, my friends. 😉
We had three exciting days full of fun and the sun and the ocean before I got sick. And for those days I am so grateful!
Then on Sunday – our actual anniversary – we had a gorgeously perfect day on the beach, playing in the water, and talking about this past year and the future. We went back to the room and got cleaned up and started getting ready for a romantic dinner when I started to feel a little sick. I brushed it off and we walked out on the balcony to take a photo.
After perfect weather all day long, the sky was rapidly darkening. We decided to book it trying to get to dinner. We made it halfway there before we had to take shelter from what turned out to be a pretty major storm and not just a passing rain shower like we had anticipated.
I know it’s dark, but that was us, huddled together under a shelter. We found the whole situation pretty hilarious to be honest. I mean, “happy anniversary to us”, right? 😉 Oh man, we had no idea what was coming. We got stuck there for almost an hour before we decided just to run back to our room through the storm. It was hilarious, you guys. We ran through that storm until we made it back to the safety of our room. Totally soaked. We waited out the storm and while we did so, I started to feel more and more “off”. But I kept thinking that I’d be fine. So when the storm finally passed we decided to go to dinner. Then I realized I was definitely sick. We ate a quick dinner and made it back to the room just before I started to feel really awful.
So instead of a romantic anniversary evening, we spent the evening with me being crazy sick. It was a miserable night, but there were sweet moments. Like when Christopher wrapped me up in his arms and told me all the reasons he loves me. He was attempting to salvage our tradition of renewing our vows on our anniversary. Because he’s a sweetheart. 🙂 He got up with me every time I was sick in the night (which was a lot) and really took the best care of me.
It was a pretty miserable 48 hours, but I breathed a huge sigh of relief when we got back to the States. Of course that was before I realized that our flight would be delayed because of bad weather and we wouldn’t get home until after 2am. But after a night in my own bed, I woke up feeling oh so much better!
The trip wasn’t all bad, though! The Dominican Republic was beautiful! We had so much fun those first few days. I don’t know that we’ll be back just simply because we are more cruise-types than we are resort-types. But it’s not just because of the food poisoning. I mean, yes, I got sick, but Christopher didn’t. And you can get food poisoning anywhere (Christopher has had it twice in the States). Aaanyway, we had a good few days, but we are definitely glad to be home and feeling much better now. 🙂