Monday, August 3, 2015
Fair food, meltdown and bouncy brain
It's the start of carnival season so we got our annual 'fair food fix' for the year. We skipped breakfast and got there early and I headed straight for the baby elephant ear stand for breakfast.
What!? In Hawaii these are called malasadas and one baby elephant ear equals two malasadas...I don't regret it! :-) We always seem to be disappointed with the entrees we get there. I got a corn dog and it was pardon my French, total shit. I should've asked for a fresh one instead of the heat lamp version. I did have a bite of the Mr's brat and it was good so at least next year we'll know what to go for and what to skip. But it'll probably be a year or two just because if I want fried dough, I can make it myself at home instead of paying $20 just to get in to have access to it. I know, cheapskate. We actually ran into our friends there and stood around and chatted for probably 30-45 minutes. I think the antique dealer was getting antsy like "pay for your crap or get the hell outta here!" But it was nice to see them even if we just saw them 2 weeks ago.
Sunday was not a great day. We were supposed to have a paddleboarding lesson and when I checked in with the girl on Friday, she said she forgot she had a baby's birthday party to go to and she didn't think she could fit everything in. I told her that was fine and she is a super busy person so I'm glad when I can snag time with her but it just caught me wrong because I felt like 'okay, when were you going to actually tell me?' Then I offered to take a family member out and they always check social media so I know he probably just saw the first line preview, pretended not to read it and was going to give me the lame "oh, I didn't see this in time" crap. I know this because it's the same crap I pull from time to time so I just deleted the conversation so he didn't even have to bother. I had some crap to air out with the Mr and more deterioration with grandma left me a sobbing, heaving mess. We just wasted the day inside whilst I had my undies in a twist wondering why I seem to be the person who has to do the upkeep on relationships my whole life. I always give more than I get from people and don't ask for a friggin' badge or anything but I'm sorry, I feel a little under appreciated and rejected by people who aren't supposed to treat people they love that way. It was good to air it and even if no one wanted to paddle with us, I still planned to do it anyway in the evening.
By that time I had a seething cry migraine and hoped dinner would help. Tropical BBQ chicken pizza and half a sweet potato with pumpkin pie spice and 1 tsp of honey. Sooo friggin' good but also did nothing to help my headache. So on the way to the boat launch, I took some Excedrin.
As we got the vessels blown up, it looked like the water level rose a good foot since we were there Thursday and it was incredibly choppy. I wasn't sure how we were going to fare in it. I don't mind it (except for the land sickness when it's over like I have as I'm typing) but the Mr on his paddleboard has a tougher time and really has to fight it to balance and stay afloat. He did so good and he was fine for most of the way out until he was trying to stay out of my way and just as I was telling him to stay put, he went over for the first time. It was about 35 feet deep where we were and he had to get back on. I saw as he started to pull that the board was too light and was going to flip on him so I paddled over and held the side so he could pull himself back up. I was actually really proud of him because I know how hard it is to get back on those damn things when you can't touch the bottom and this thing sits pretty high off the water. We took a bit of a break and enjoyed the scenery.
We started heading back as the sun ducked behind the trees and the chop kept up. He kept mentioning he wanted to peek at the bridge where we were the other night to see if it was choppy there or not and despite really getting chucked around on the way back, I didn't mind going over there. We were rewarded with a wonderful view of the sunset. We turned our little lights on our vessels as required by law and the ranger came by to check on us and we passed inspection and he powered on.
It was calmer over there and the colors were beautiful. As the sun really went to sleep, the Mr wanted to head back. Of course the water kicked up even worse and we really had to dig in but I had to snap a pic of him as we were heading back.
It looks much lighter than it was. We made it back to the boat ramp and it was dark. Thank goodness for lights! We packed up pretty quickly and were home by 9:45pm. I got a decent little burn in.
Sadly the land sickness was real for both of us. I wish I could say my Sea Bands helped me like they did him but I'm a bouncy mess right now. Hopefully when you're all reading this, it will have subsided. It was like the ocean out there. Yeesh.
EDIT: I didn't sleep a wink last night, virtually bouncing all night long from the inner ear imbalance. I was praying for relief in the form of sleep but the only thing that kept falling asleep were my arms. Awesome. Hoping the swaying feeling goes away today, I'm super nauseous and looking forward to feeling a little more stable at some point today.
What did you do this weekend?
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