Vacation From Hell
Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there, except for the actual graduation and seeing my girls. I will not go into a litany of horrors, but by the time we took the in-laws to their other hotel on Sunday, so that they could catch a plane to Massachusetts the next morning, I was ready to expire from the stress of it all. I find it very very tiring to be sweet and nice when I really want to fall apart and run screaming into the woods.
I will tell one thing, though. One night we went to a lovely Italian restaurant, then back to the hotel. I woke up in the night, and on looking at myself in the mirror I saw that I was covered with about a dozen welts or bite marks just like the ones in the bedbug story on TV. Needless to say, I freaked and went to look my bed over even more closely that I did when I checked into the room. But there was nothing, absolutely nothing. Then, while my stress level was rising through the roof, I remembered the time I had splashed lemon juice on myself this spring and had identical welts the next morning which disappeared in 24 hours. I realized that these new welts were in exactly the same places as before, and then I remembered the strip of orange peel on the Italian dessert I ate last night. So, when they all disappeared in 24 hours and no new bites appeared, I was able to relax and realize it was an allergy thing. But that was not fun.
Now we are back home and I am taking it easy. The spouse went to the doctor and found out he has a viral skin infection and the doctor in Georgia was correct in diagnosis and treatment. In addition, I had primed him to ask for some kind of pain meds for sleeping at night, since he has a pulled muscle in the shoulder (unrelated to skin condition, says the doc) and hasn't slept well in a month. The doctor gave him those Motrin horse-sized 800 mg pills that are sooooo wonderful. He took one last night and had the best night's sleep in over a month, so things are looking up. Nothing like medical worries while you are 3000 miles from home to make your vacation special.
Today I have laundry and shopping to do, but then I am going to get a ton of videos from the library and rest myself for the remaining 5 days I have off. Somewhere in there I have to start the seeds, but mostly I am going to try to rest and forget the trip, except for the graduation part.