Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Swimming Upstream




It started Saturday morning. Something wasn't right! Everything I did went wacky. Everything. But I slogged along. After all I was leaving for Texas at 0700 on Sunday morning and I had to get it all done.

It was a hot day on Saturday. I was up the hill and down the hill and up the hill again. No time to eat - just kept plodding along. By 7PM, all was done. I thought!

At 9PM I laid my tired head down on the soft fluffy pillow. About five minutes later I said, "OMG, I forgot to get the US car insurance. I can't cross the border on Sunday without car insurance". I absolutely was astonished at my not taking care of that..........

At 9:30PM all heck broke loose when I became ill with chills and high fever. I kid you not all this within 30 minutes. All night up and down, in bathroom and out - you get the picture.

Needless to say I did not leave on Sunday or Monday as I ended up in the hospital with dehydration and amoebas. Yup, when I do something I do it alllllllll.

Tuesday was a lost day - I've now canceled reservations twice for a hotel when I cross the border. I was ready to give up - something I don't readily admit.

But, alas, about an hour ago, I started to feel a little better. Again, I'm a little hopeful I'll get "outtahere" this week. One day at a time though. Thank goodness I wasn't on the road when all this happened.

Sorely disappointed not to have had this week with the grand kids in Kingwood before they head back to school on Monday. They too are disappointed.

Life will go on. I will be back to my old self soon and heading north.

The photo above is the waterfall that is usually coming through the canyon this time of the year. Not this year though. We need more rain!

My arms are tired from "swimming upstream" for the last five days!

8 comments:

unseenmoon said...

Glad you're getting back to good health, Ms. Babs.

Babs said...

Gracias Senor!

billow said...

We hope you are feeling all better and will be in Houston soon. Let us know.

Life's a Beach! said...

Hope you're better now! I hate that when the best of plans get waylaid!

Babs said...

Will do Bill - look forward to seeing you and JoAnn!

Babs said...

Yeah Beck - for me that is the hardest part after all the planning to just set aside everything and be patient til you can "regroup".
Thanks for the comment.

Jonna said...

Ug! Hope you are feeling better. It's never fun to get sick but to get sick right before a trip, even worse. Healthy vibes for you!

Babs said...

No kidding! And, thanks. I'm still in limbo waiting for the meds to finish working its voodoo on me........