Quoth the doctor: "Sounds like pinkeye to me."
She didn't want to see us, which I find a bit... iffy (although I'm already documented on not being well-pleased with the doctor, so par for the course, I guess). But we have eye drops now, which is about as much as she can do for us unless it gets worse. B already looks a bit better, so hopefully we're on the right track.
I have to say, there are a lot worse illnesses to have than a mild to moderate case of pinkeye. B feels pretty good, but he's off work for the rest of the week, without argument. Apparently if you call up work and say you have pinkeye, they don't want you or your incredibly contagious germs within a 50 yard radius. So! He was on vacation for two weeks, came back for one day and is now out sick for the rest of the week. Employee of the year, here we come!
In any case, while my eyes aren't really bothering me, I still feel pretty flattened by this cold, so I'm grateful to know that he's going to be home tomorrow again. Our alternating work schedules don't give us many days to just lazily hang out together at home, so it was kind of nice.
So! Are you tired of my whining about being sick yet?
We've been trying to figure out what to do with the rest of our summer in terms of more travel. K and I are flying out to Colorado in July for a cousin's wedding. My mother and brother are going as well, although they're driving. In what I can only imagine was a moment of COMPLETE INSANITY, my mother had been planning to have K and me fly to Michigan and drive to Colorado with them. But I was able to convince her that it might be a tad more pleasant for everyone involved for us to just fly straight to Denver instead of shoehorning me and my restless, potty-training three-year-old into the incredibly uncomfortable backseat of her van next to my brother. I suppose it could have been a nostalgic recreation of all of those childhood trips to Colorado in the backseat together, in the non-airconditioned car with only a radio, sibling antagonism and all the wheat in Nebraska passing by for entertainment. It's memories like that which make me bless the day we bought our portable dvd player.
We had been thinking about another trip to Michigan in August, but hadn't decided anything until we discovered today that a good college friend had the good sense to plan his wedding for exactly when we were thinking of going. Yay! So that settles that. I've actually been investigating if the train might be a viable option for that trip. It would be a long poke, but it would still be shorter than driving and we wouldn't have to do the work of driving or sit still the entire time. And with gas prices, it might not be any more expensive.