Humf strike it for a bad day. I was definitely in a funk and I was not in the mood to be on my beach get away that I had hyped up in my head! NOTHING turned out the way I would have liked...nothing. Pout. I am very sad about it really.
The minute we got to the house, I did not want to be there. We had a horrible meal at a Lyon's restaurant that was the most horrid I have ever lived through. With the most strange people in the place, including the staff. Yuck! It was not just my dinner, it was all of our dinners! I will tell you, even the ranch dressing on my salad was horrid! I did not eat it...in fact I had not eaten all day...which was part of my horrible mood I am sure.
The people that owned the house (It is kinda a duplex, they live on one side and rent the other) who are very nice people, were incredibly LOUD and to top it off they had a drywall person working...banging and schulping up and down the stairs! I think it stopped about midnight! What makes this worse is a really good friend from work set me up with this house, he called the owners Friday to make sure I got there...he will know I left early and not only that...how will I pull off NOT being disappointed? Oh, this is awful! I am way to honest!
Egads...Micheal went to bed early which made me go to bed early, because I did NOT rent this house to spend it watching TV with his kid! SIGH
I had a miserable time, in fact first thing in the morning, I told Michael we could pack and go home! He convinced me to stay awhile, so I made us breakfast, listened to the ocean, and then went for a walk on the beach. Sat in the sand and read my book.
We found ourselves going to the spot where we mostly always park and then took a walk to the wharf. I have not been feeling good, and this just topped the day. My hip made my life hell...I was in pain...and I did not enjoy the day at all.
We went back to the house (since our horrible experience in the Lyons) and I cooked lunch. Then we decided to pack up and go home early! I just could not take another night.
This was the worst weekend get away I have ever taken! I do regret spending my money on this when I was in such a foul mood. Even the bath I was looking forward to did not happen...take a look in the photos...what a strange bathtub that was! Gah...never again!
Pay attention to the homefront Gypsy. Domestic bliss may take a bit more work than usual.
Overview: To say that your dearest family members won't quite be themselves won't quite cut it. They'll be acting erratically -- as will you, if they ask anything that goes and above and beyond the call of duty. You've been dealing with the erratic, unusual behavior of friends, neighbors and family members for days now. You're tired of it, and you're just about done with babysitting them. You're even ready to mention that. Good for you. Now, since it's Saturday, you can probably find a place to hide that's anything but boring -- oh, and someone to hide with, no doubt about that. In the meantime, get through the day, and think about tonight.
Today is an excellent day for you, Gypsy, in which you should be able to ground your emotions and find a greater amount of stability in your life in general. As you walk down the street, be conscious of the earth below you. Plant your feet firmly on the ground and realize that you are a living part of this great planet. You are a product of the Earth herself. Do not separate yourself from Mother Nature. You are her daughter - respect her.
This is such a great scope for me today, I have only 1/2 a day at work, and then we take off to a beach front house! Where we will spend the weekend reconnecting with the ocean! I have been trying to get into this house for a year now, and I am very excited for the weekend!
I so need the down time...no reality...no cleaning the house or dealing with real life...its vacation weekend! Yesterday I went home early after my hip was killing me and I couldn't take it anymore. I am hoping it stops hurting so I can walk on the beach! Maybe I will just sit and watch the waves...it will be good.
So this weekend will mostly be quiet here on the adventure board...because I will be making memories and smelling the ocean! Whoot!
This was funny, I forgot to mention what happened at the doctor today when I had to have some tests done.
The technition Bea, said she loved my outfit and that I was "sparkly" and that my hair looked like a Gypsy...Giggle... so I had to show the Sparkly Gypsy! I thought it was funny she caught my nick name!
I put the photo in Bonnie & Gypsy's Treasure album to the right! I am still giggling about the Sparkly!
Well, I have not been feeling really great lately. And usually I am really stubborn about seeing the doctor, and I usually put it off for as long as I can. But my symptoms started to bug me...so I made an appointment.
I have gained 2 dress sizes since December, I expected that was because I injured my hip cleaning the house for the party. And I have been babying myself and not working out or walking like I usually do, I haven't been able to ride my bike either. So I had the weight issue.
I did find out today that it is my sciatic (sp?) nerve that is killing me. So she is going to submit to my insurance company that I go to physical therapy... to help me work through it. I hope that comes through soon so I can work on getting this weight off!
Then on top of all that within the last month I have been retaining water badly, so I am puffy. I am talking you touch down on my skin and it stays white and lasts longer than it should, you can see the finger imprint, hell almost your fingerprint. When I take my shoes off that are closed like my boots, my feet have swollen so badly that the creases left behind are a different color.
Then the back pain across the shoulders set in, and the not sleeping and twice now I have had a grabbing chest pain. Yesterday I was at my desk working away and it grabbed me for the second time. It got my attention and so I called. Especially since I can't sleep on my back, the swelling and pain...I thought heart problems.
So yesterday I called the doctor and got in this morning. So I was poked, they drew blood from my forearm! My veins decided to hide like they usually do. It was very painful AND they bruised me and created bumps. Sigh. I almost fainted. Then pee test...and my first EKG. Not the treadmill one because she was not sure if it was my heart!
Nothing is back yet.
It could be that my thyroid is acting up again (or I should say the lack of a thyroid! since I had them removed). Or from what two people who I trust said, I could have a gall bladder episode occurring and it may be as easy as I need to have it removed! Sometimes gall bladder acts like heart symptoms. And if it is I would feel so much better! The chest pain could simply be heart burn! And since the Doc let me leave the office, I am confident it is not too serious! And she gave me a script for heart burn just in case!
My next appointment is next week! So ... I will try to relax until then!
Did you know? "When other birds are still, the screech owls take up the strain, like mourning women their ancient u-lu-lu." When Henry David Thoreau used "u-lu-lu" to imitate the cry of screech owls and mourning women in that particular passage from his book Walden, he was re-enacting the etymology of "ululate" (a word he likely knew). "Ululate" descends from the Latin verb "ululare." That Latin root carried the same meaning as our modern English word, and it likely originated in the echoes of the rhythmic wailing sound associated with it. Even today, "ululate" often refers to ritualistic or expressive wailing performed at times of mourning or celebration or to show approval."
I have felt that mourning and should have called it ululate!
Today was spent partly with Princess doing some art, but we were both in a funk and I just collected images for my journal, tags to place my grandmothers images on, and I made a small feather pen to place in it as well.