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Plot Twist! No More NOLA

Well, this weekend resulted in quite a plot twist and change of plans. So now, we are going to make the most of them!

Change of plans = No more New Orleans. 

To explain: Saturday I had a bit of a medical emergency (I’m ok, but we have to lay low for a bit to make sure), and the doctors didn’t want me traveling in case something else happened. Again, I am ok, we are just being cautious. My body has been through a lot in the past few months, and with my preexisting conditions, travel was just not a good idea. 

I wish it had chosen a different week to happen, though. 

Saturday was a bit of an exercise in exhaustion. I woke up, took care of Ridley, and then went to Team Challenge, where I realized that something was going wrong. Luckily, I was right next to the hospital, so I went in and was taken care of by my doctors, who are open throughout the weekend as well, and Alex was working so he was able to be there as well. Everything ended up being ok, but I’m very glad that we went in as a precaution. 

Since Alex wouldn’t be super long with the team (they just needed to round), I set up shop in his OLD office (that feels so weird to say!). I raided the candy stash (for the road) and I finally got my donut (for then). It had sat overnight and was a little bit stale, but it was the last one in the Dunkin box, so I feel like someone was saving it for me. Vanilla frosted with sprinkles. He went to a good home. At first I cut him in half, but then I felt bad leaving that last half there all by itself, so I took care of him, too.

After us both doing some work for a few hours, I met Alex for lunch at one of our haunts, West Egg. We were both a bit zombie like after the huge emotions of the morning and the adrenaline let down, so we were glad for something comforting but also healthy and quick. Then we went home, feeling exhausted, but then felt too wired to nap for a bit until I passed out for a few hours.

For dinner, we went to Hopcat, and I took care of some other friends, aka Crack Fries. These were COATED in the seasoning. It was awesome.

Crack fries make everything better.

We watched UVA baseball for a bit and then Doctor Strange (good, but crazy), and then passed back out.

Sunday was another day to stay low key and make sure everything was copacetic. Ridley and I went to the dog park, Alex worked, then I changed out my clothes and later we went to the grocery store. 

Fortunately, I had already rehomed my shifts for the next few days, so I don’t have to worry about that, though I had to call out in emergency from my shifts this weekend. When we told them what I did (server), the doctor (it was an on-call from the same practice) was like… yeah… we can write you a note but I wouldn’t play around with it.

Sunday night, I made turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, and a quick corn salsa and we feasted on the patio. If I gotta stay home… I ain’t going down without a fight!

So, change of plans: we are going to get started on our summer cleaning, switching out our winter and summer things, and maybe take a daycation to Milwaukee or something. We’ll make the most of it–the whole point was for us to have some time together, so we will get that, no matter what city we are in. 

Oh, and if anyone wants to book our bed and breakfast in NOLA and help us get our refund… that would be great. We had the good sense to book our flights with Southwest. 

C’est la vie. You win some, you lose some, but health isn’t something that you can play with. It is disappointing, but we will move on!

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  • Reply Liz S.

    So sorry about NOLA 🙁 I hope you’re feeling 100% better and continue to feel well – hang in there!

    June 5, 2017 at 5:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Feeling better, thank you! Crack fries helped 😀

      June 11, 2017 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Christina @

    You have such a good attitude about it, but that is so disappointing 🙁 I’m glad you’re okay though!! Have you done the Milwaukee Brewing Company Tour ( It is my favorite brewery tour I’ve done, they are very chill and have lots of tasty beers (when I went, you could have as many as you wanted…)

    June 5, 2017 at 5:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Next time, we will definitely look into this. We didn’t have time to do the whole tour thing this go round, but we will definitely do it next time!

      June 11, 2017 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    How frustrating that this had to happen right before your trip. So sorry you won’t be able to go but I hope you are feeling better and that everything is ok!

    June 5, 2017 at 5:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We will survive, health is most important!

      June 11, 2017 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athelte

    GOOD GRIEF, I hope everything’s okay, friend! The crack fries (let’s go get some?) were a nice distraction, but I’m really focused on the whole hospital/emergency/tothepointofcancelingtravelplans sitch. 🙁

    June 5, 2017 at 5:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Always up for crack fries, especiallly with you! xoxo

      June 11, 2017 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Alicia @Bridges Through Life

    Sorry to hear about your trip being canceled. Hope you are doing better after a weekend of rest and hope you get some time with Alex and a day trip.

    June 5, 2017 at 6:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Feeling better! Thanks Alicia!

      June 11, 2017 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups

    Glad you are doing ok! Sorry it had to happen right before your trip though. You really do have an awesome attitude about it. I love the idea of looking at it as a plot twist, hope you guys have some great fun this week still.

    June 5, 2017 at 6:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Emily. We still had a great weekend!

      June 11, 2017 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Glad to hear that your medical crises was not major and I really hope you are feeling better today. Have a great week Suz

    June 5, 2017 at 6:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Deborah! We were still able to!

      June 11, 2017 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I hope you’re ok! There’s nothing worse than having to cancel a trip. Hang in there.

    June 5, 2017 at 6:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, we will survive!

      June 11, 2017 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    I’m so sorry to hear this and hope you are okay! It’s frustrating when travel plans go awry. I hope you still have a good week!

    June 5, 2017 at 7:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We were able to do just that!

      June 11, 2017 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Jamie@TheMomGene

    You are such a trooper. Which I already told you but am saying again. Good for you for making the most of it (as if you had a choice, right?). But still, I’m proud of your donut-eating, dog-walking, spring-cleaning self. Also, Doctor Strange was Doctor Strange totally good but crazy. I’m not sure I’d watch it again, despite my Benedict obsession.

    June 5, 2017 at 7:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If Benedict had been able to have his accent, it would be a different story, amiright?

      June 11, 2017 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Esther

    So sorry to hear about the plot twist. I hope you are healing up and can get back to yourself very soon!
    Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers!!

    June 5, 2017 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Rae

    Boooo, I’m so sorry to hear this. I can’t imagine what a bummer it must be to cancel a vacation. I’m glad your flight situation is ok, and I hope someone books your reservation so you can get your $$ back! Also, sending healing thoughts your way!

    June 5, 2017 at 8:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Nobody booked it. Womp womp. But at least we could transfer our flights!

      June 11, 2017 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Emily

    Thankful that you are okay, and like Jamie said, ‘You are such a trooper.’ I love that you are okay with the plot twist, and that you’re ok with resting and laying low at home. <3 The last time we had a plot twist? hmmm…. I can't remember what happened.

    June 5, 2017 at 8:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well that is lovely to hear! That means that even when things are coming up, you are adapting well!

      June 11, 2017 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Sarah Rosenblatt

    Blarg, I’m sorry lady, what a bummer. But I’m glad you’re okay and hope you and Alex have a great time together!

    June 5, 2017 at 8:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We did indeed–and that is more important!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    Glad you’re being cautious – hope you feel better soon!

    June 5, 2017 at 8:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Not worth the chance!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Cora

    What an amazing example you are. I definitely don’t move on from potential disappointments such as this as gracefully as you. I hope you are okay and that this extended time at home enables you to just relax and recoop. Sometimes STAYcations can be just as, if not MORE relaxing than time away. <3<3<3 to you.

    June 5, 2017 at 8:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, after Alex put me to work (actually, I did very little and let him do the work…)

      June 10, 2017 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Suzy

    It seems like I yell PLOT TWIST every damn day around here.

    June 5, 2017 at 10:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would imagine so!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    I’m sorry you had to cancel your trip, but you sound like you’re in good spirits. I hope everything is ok!

    June 5, 2017 at 10:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So far, so good. Precaution is more important.

      June 10, 2017 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy

    I’m sorry you’re not able to go on your trip, but as you said, you’ll still get time with Alex no matter what city. CRACK fries, yes please!

    June 5, 2017 at 10:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Excatly. Thank you, Sarah!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Sarah @ Sweet Miles

    Oh no! Glad you are ok though!! Plot twists are the worst, but sometimes they are blessings in disguise! As usual, your attitude is the best!!

    June 5, 2017 at 11:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And even if they aren’t blessings in disguise, treating them as if they might be improves the odds!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Hope everything is ok? That sounds awfully scary!!!
    My plot twist is happening AS WE SPEAK…didn’t get that promotion, but that might of been a blessing in disguise!!!

    June 5, 2017 at 11:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe


      June 10, 2017 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Ange // Cowgirl Runs

    Oh dear, I’m so sorry you’ve had to cancel your trip.
    Sometimes I feel like my whole life is a plot twist – hahaha. oh well.

    June 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And we can limbo with the best of them, apparently.

      June 10, 2017 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    That’s terrible! I am so glad you’re ok. We plot twist all the time. Like when I tore my first ACL, or when I tore this one and can’t play in wo softball tournaments I was supposed to be in. It’s really fucking annoying.

    Let me know if you need anything. Eat lots of doughnuts. xoxo

    June 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I need more doughnuts, actually. I need to have a convo with your knees. Like seriously.

      June 10, 2017 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Debbie @ Deb Runs

    What a bummer that you have to cancel your trip. If having a positive attitude helps with the healing, it sounds like you’re well on your way to recovery!

    June 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You just gotta own it, I guess! I didn’t have much of a choice!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Kat

    Oh gosh girl – sorry about the change in plans! Thinking about you <3

    June 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks lady. I’ll be ok!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Becky @ The Bex Factor

    NOLA will always be there. Hope you’re feeling better!

    June 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Exactly. Health comes first!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
  • Reply

    Sorry your plans fell through! Glad your ok!

    June 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Kerri McGrail

    I hope you are feeling better Suz! If you guys end up in Milwaukee, I recommend a brewery tour (MKE or Lakefront- they even have gluten free beer!), checking out bradford beach, walking along the lakefront, coffee at Colectivo, rooftop dining at Cafe Benelux, Estabrook beer garden, and my friends rave about the ice cream flights at Purple Door Creamery! There’s also a cool cider bar called Lost Valley Cider Bar and a fancy rooftop bar called the Outsider with great cocktails! I’m sure you will find something fun to do!!

    June 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much for the ice cream flight suggestion! It was AWESOME!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
  • Reply angela @ happy fit mama

    SO sorry for the change in plans! I hope you are doing ok now. The last time I was in Milwaukee was in grade school. All I remember is the zoo. Have fun! 🙂

    June 5, 2017 at 8:07 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We ate ourselves silly 😀

      June 10, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    New Orleans isn’t going anywhere, glad you are okay!

    June 5, 2017 at 10:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Unless it gets flooded again 😀

      June 10, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply

    You must have been so looking forward to the New Orleans trip too Susie. 🙁

    Sorry things happened that Saturday morning, but glad you are OK! 🙂

    June 6, 2017 at 12:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We were definitely looking forward to it, but it all is ok in the end. We had a great time regardless.

      June 10, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Allie

    Obviously so glad you are ok but definitely bummed for you that you had to cancel the trip. Sounds like you have the best possible attitude and I really love that you realize the purpose of the trip was just being with your husband and you still get that 🙂 Rest up and then please, please, please bring me those crack fries!!!

    June 6, 2017 at 4:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Luckily, everything will be ok in the end, and we had a great time together!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    I’m sorry about your change of plans and medical scare. But it sounds like you made the best of your weekend anyway. And glad that everything is ok. You really need to recreate the seasoning on those crack fries, they always look amazinggggg!

    June 6, 2017 at 6:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I really should, but on the other hand… I don’t know if I even want to try, lol

      June 10, 2017 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Farrah

    Oh no! :[ So sorry to hear, but I’m really glad that you’re okay!! And hooray for Southwest! *-* I’m so glad to be living in a place where it actually flies to again! 😛

    Those. Fries. *-*

    June 6, 2017 at 9:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Those fries help make things better 😀

      June 10, 2017 at 11:30 am
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    OH no!! What happened? Can I do anything? I’ll go to NOLA. haha. But seriously, let me know if you need anything!

    June 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks lovely. I’m ok now, but I still have to be careful!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:30 am
  • Reply San

    So sorry you had to cancel your travel plans. I hope everything is ok and you’re soon 100% again. xo

    June 6, 2017 at 7:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks, San, I appreciate the concern!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    What a bummer about NOLA! I hope you’re doing okay now, gorgeous?! xo

    June 7, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m glad that things are ironing out. It was a bit hairy!

      June 10, 2017 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Oh no!! What a bummer! I hope you are ok??

    June 19, 2017 at 7:10 am
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