SB – Take Two


So what I was trying to say last night before Ecto ate my post (I pushed publish and it disappeared) is that I’m enjoying just being at home during spring break. Vacations are fun, but getting things done that have been lurking on my to-do list has also been nice. Sometimes being at home is much more relaxing than traveling to relax. Ya know?

Monday, I hung out with my mom and we went to an impromptu dinner at one of my favorite Hillsborough restaurants – The Gulf Rim. Gorgeous weather and seafood feels like vacation!


Tuesday was all about the to-do list, but I also made it to the mall to redeem a Victoria’s Secret coupon. It’s been a while since I bought new underwear and it felt extravagant for some reason.

And today, I got a hair cut and went to the doctor’s. Despite negative results on all of my allergy testing last year, my Dr. still saw evidence of fluid and congestion and thinks that’s what might be causing my headaches and tiredness these days. I’m going to give allergy meds a try, but when I’ve taken them in the past, I didn’t feel any different:(

Matt and I also trekked to Chapel Hill to hear the new-ish president of Davidson speak tonight. She was awesome! Man, I miss that place. Anyway, they actually had a great spread of food that i enjoyed with a glass of wine.





I’ve got a hike with my parents planned for tomorrow, but if this rain and my headache stick around, it’s probably not gonna happen:( I’m thinking a movie might be a good option. What’s out in theaters that’s good these days?

  • lisa
    April 5, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I actually was in davidson over the weekend. Me and my BF were looking at houses. Were thinking of making a move from new jersey down there. First we looked in charlotte but were more of outside of the city people. Would you recomend the town to live in? I would be working in the city so Im not sure how the drive would be with traffic. Or if there would be a train or something I could take. Thanks for any help 🙂

    • Laura
      April 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      It’s a really great town, although it is small. There’s tons to do in that area though. I know there’s a bus and there are plans for a train in the future, but the traffic at this point is pretty bad during rush hour:(

  • Kathryn
    April 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I’ve heard The Hunger Games and 21 Jump Street were both worth seeing (the latter if you like Superbad-type humor), and there’s always the classic, Titanic 3D!

    • Laura
      April 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      I actually do want to see Titanic, esp because Matt never saw it all the way through!

  • Becca
    April 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

    As much as I love traveling I agree that it is nice to be home sometimes. I love being able to knock out my to-do list! The shrimp in the above picture look delicious 🙂

  • Jackie W.
    April 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Laura-

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile and I love it! Anyway, I noticed you get headaches quite frequently. Have you determined what they’re from? Not to scare you at all, but I kept getting headaches continuously for most of my senior fall semester of college – it got to a point where even Excedrin wouldn’t work! I finally went to a neurologist, and after a few scans, it was determined I had a blood clot in my brain, formed from birth control, (and most likely some genetic factor that is still not testable). After a week in the hospital and eight months of medication, I’m now only on a light blood thinner for life. Definitely wouldn’t hurt to see a neurologist, just to narrow some things out, if you haven’t already!

    • Laura
      April 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Oh my! I’m glad you’re better! I think/worry about stuff like that alot, but none of the doctors I’ve seen seem concerned when I describe my symptoms. I do think seeing a neurologist would be a good idea – I guess I just need to take the initiative and ask for a referral…

      Thanks for reading:)

  • Katie Cummings
    April 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I can’t believe none of the comments ahead of me mentioned American Reunion (aka American Pie) is coming out this weekend! For me it was a major thing when my parents finally let me watch it (I’m 23 so I couldn’t see it in theaters originally). But my boyfriend and I plan on going on Saturday and I will be doing a blog review of it later!

    • Laura
      April 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Was there more than one American Pie? I’m afraid I might not be caught up on the ones already out!!

  • Becca
    April 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Hi Laura,

    Have you ever considered that your headaches and congestion may be due to a food allergy? Despite negative testing (food allergens don’t usually show up on skin prick allergy tests because they develop in the gut), maybe something to look into? I had a friend with massive headaches and sleep issues due to congestion and after lots of medications and even a surgery, it ended up being dairy that was causing the problem!


    • Laura
      April 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Yeah, I know I need to reconsider:( I’ve done a soy, lactose, and fructose elimination, but I probably need to do the gluten one. I’ve just been dreading even one week without beer or regular bread. I also might give dairy a try again, because I have had some problems with milk and running in the past…

      Thanks for the comment!

    • Laura
      April 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Ps – I forgot to ask you how your friend determined it was dairy?

      • Becca
        April 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        Hey! Sorry for the late reply.

        He did an “elimination diet”. Basically it is four weeks of clean eating (no dairy, gluten, coffee, sugar, junk food, soy, etc) to clean out the body. Then each of these foods is introduced one at a time to see what happens when they are eaten on a “clean slate”. It sounds hard, but it works! You can even do a milder version of JUST gluten and dairy (most people just do this rather than the full fledged elimination diet).