Tough Days + Frozen Yogurt

Yesterday was tough. Really tough. I spent the day in the hospital, pretty unexpectedly (I had about two days notice plus a few less than great bloodwork results).  I’m okay now, I promise.  A bit defeated, maybe a bit more shaken than before, but I’m used to this. I’ve had a surgery and at least one major procedure every year of the first three years of my marriage.  I’m actually bizarrely chipper once I’m in the hospital – this time, post piña colada on IV drip, I waved like a prom queen and said goodbye to every staff member on the floor.  I’m so unbelievably grateful for my family and husband.  Everyone in my family has gone above and beyond; even my sister read me Harry Potter last night … (Which, by the way, I have never read!  I’m a weirdo.)  I could not do this without them.

And I know sometimes love seems tough, but it’s so worth it. I love my husband in a way that almost hurts. We’ve been together more than a decade, we met and began dating as kids, but to this day, I miss him when he’s gone (and we’re barely apart, so I’m talking the hours before he’s home from work.) Yesterday he had to run to the lab to finish last minute details for his thesis, because in addition to moving into a new apartment on Tuesday, surgery on Wednesday, recovery today, attempts at unpacking our new apartment, packing for Europe, and getting all of my own posts and legal work done before next Wednesday when we get on a plane headed for a trip I won to London, the day we get back hubby starts rotations so his PhD work has to be done before our trip.  To say this week has been crazy is an understatement.

Ahhh, yes, to the point: last night, hubby shows up to my parents house, where I basically spent my afternoon post-hospital buried in blankets, with six bags of frozen yogurt and toppings.  I could have burst with excitement, pride, and so much love.  (I really really really like frozen yogurt … in a big way.)

at home frozen yogurt bar _

I guess what I’m trying to say is, I know things get tough, and crazy scary sometimes, but it’s the people around you that back you up, make you tougher, make you smile, and feed you endless frozen yogurt.



  1. Kayla

    Ohh sweet Lexi.. I am so sorry! I work in a hospital so I am glad the people there make you happy & chipper when you aren’t feeling the best. You will be on my mind and in my prayers! Love you Lexi Lou! : )


  2. Sam

    Oh no! Things were already so crazy for you with moving, I’m so sorry you had a health scare. I hope everything is okay now. The silver lining is that you have an amazingly supportive and loving husband, and friends and family who care about you deeply. I also have a strange obsession with fro yo, so I can totally relate about it being the perfect mood lifter. Sending love and hugs to you from New York!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much! And I am so grateful for my fam – they are awesome. 🙂

  3. Oh Lexi I’m so glad you’re ok. Sending you well wishes, keep eating that fro yo! 🙂

  4. Lauren

    Sorry about this recent scary roadblock, I’m glad you are OK and at home recovering. Best of luck as you get everything done before your big trip.

    I am a fro-yo whore, always have been, can’t help it, #sorryimnotsorry. Peanut butter fro-yo for days!! I have to ask, what is that gray-ish-looking flavor in the bottom middle?

    • Lexi

      It’s actually black sesame vanilla – kind of bizarre, kind of delicious! (And thank you so much!)

  5. Elisa

    I’m so sorry to hear you were in the hospital. And you are crazy busy on top of everything! Get well soon, I hear anything with cookie dough lessens your recovery time 😉

  6. Oh goodness, I’m so sorry you’ve been in the hospital, Lexi! Wishing you lots of speedy healing, and hey, extra froyo because you’ve totally earned it.

  7. Alyssa

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been sick and in the hospital, Lexi. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better now–I’m thinking of you!

  8. alyson

    ugh, i’m so sorry to hear you had such a crap day with your health. that’s so scary. you know i’m here anytime to listen, or just gossip about other stuff. 🙂
    frozen yo bar totally makes things way better!! yay great husband.


    • Lexi

      Thank you so much, Alyson! And I definitely owe you an e-mail! xox

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