I wish I could say that it was my own choice to take this day to rest. But between my body and Mother Nature...I think it was just in the cards! All the nights of little sleep, traveling, hiking, sun and fun have finally caught up to me. So I finally gave in...I admitted defeat.
That's right...I'm sick! I didn't want to believe it either! It started with a sore throat that I attributed to the fact that I'm not used to going from hot to A/C all the time. I was merely lying to myself. Michael even told me this...but I refused to listen to him. But last night I finally admitted to myself and Michael that it was true...I indeed was sick.
So we went to meet a friend out for a few drinks...the friend never showed. But I think that it all worked out for the best. Looking in the mirror when I got home I realized that I looked a bit like "Death warmed over." But we stopped at the ABC store on the way home and picked up some cold medicine, or what I like to refer to as "Night-Night Juice!" :) I told my husband, as I was taking a shot of Nyquil, I don't know how much time I have before this stuff kicks in...so let me tell you I love you now. :) He laughed, I gave him a kiss and crawled into bed. That's all I remember until about 5 AM when I woke up to use the restroom and take another shot of Nyquil! :)
Even with the good sleep I got last night, my body was still sore and really quite run down. So after getting up at around 7:30, I crawled back into bed for another hour or two. After this, I pulled myself out of bed so we could run to Wal-Mart to get more POG and some other things.(Michael wanted Cold-eze, and I needed daytime meds) Then we made our way back to the Hilton. And then it was back to bed for another couple of hours.
Wow...this is NOT like the other posts, ha ha ha! I will be the first to admit that when I'm sick, I'm such a baby! :) But it really stinks being achy all over, with congested sinuses, sore throat and a cough. But I managed to pull it together enough to walk across the street to get a late lunch at Wailana Café. Now let me say this...I'm so happy that I decided to go because this is the highlight of the day!
We were seated next to two older ladies and a younger gentleman. And if you know me...you know that I'm drawn to older women. I could sit and talk story with them for AGES! But I digress. So anyways, we were eating our lunch, and it was quite loud in there, but I managed to pick up most of their conversations. They reminded me of the show "Coffee Talk" on SNL from several years ago. And I could not stop laughing. Michael would try to talk to me, and I'd shoosh him! He still can't believe that I can hear the things I do, because his hearing is of that of an 80 year old man! :)
Through eavesdropping I found out that the lady with the orange hair, literally it was orange, was from Germany. When she was 4 years old, she remembers that her mother remarried, and that they were living in a one bedroom apartment in Luxembourg. And after that she said they lived in several other places. Their conversations went in and out of English to German. The whole time the younger gentleman was sitting there staring oddly at the wall while eating.(I'm going to guess he's developmentally disabled)
Well the best part was when I realized that the younger gentleman was actually the son of the orange haired lady. And when they were asking him about getting groceries he said something and his mother said, "Mark, I don't care if you lie to me...because you aren't hurting me. You are only hurting yourself. Am I right?" And she looked at her friend who agreed whole-heartily! Oh did I mention that her friend sounded like one of those old women who've been smoking since they came out of the womb!
Mark then proceeded to tell them that he was going to have his groceries delivered. This sent his mother over the edge. She got very quiet, but it's that scary quiet where you aren't sure what they are thinking or are going to do! But she kept calm and said, "Mark, honey, you aren't well off...you can't afford to be doing things like that!" And her friend said, "Yea, honey...make a list, we'll go get it for you!" They spent the next five minutes trying to convince him to become a recipient of "Meals on Wheels." Between you and me...I don't think Mark was buying into any of it. ;-)
I listened for a bit longer, but they changed the subject...something about finding a 6 month old dog on the street and caring for it. I lost interest...but in all honesty I wanted to sit and talk to them! :) But Michael was ready to go. So I made a point to fill him in on all of the things I'd heard. Does that seem odd that I like to listen to these types of conversations? I wasn't really in the mood to talk, so it was nice to "be a part" of a conversation...lol.
So yea...that was the highlight of the day. I know...there weren't any 7 hour hikes...or eating big meals. But I'm happy that it was raining and yucky out...it made being sick a little easier to take. We actually just finished watching the movie, "The Guilt Trip," with Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen. We could not stop laughing because it reminded us of our relationships with our own mothers. And I think what makes this movie so great, is that anyone who watches it can pick out parts that fit in with their own life! :) I do recommend watching it! :)
Well my husband graciously offered to walk down the street to get some Pho for us for dinner. So I'm sorry that this wasn't an exciting post filled with danger, mystery and suspense. But hey...it's my life! :) I hope that you all have had a great day...and for those of you who are mad because I'm in Hawaii...don't worry, Karma got me back. LOL This cold is kicking my butt! :)
Until next time...Aloha 'oe!
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