Vacation is so overrated! Now, usually I am all gung ho to pack up (packing is my favorite..for real!) and hit the road but this week has me rethinking.
Current Score: Vacation 0 Crystal 0
So, let’s recap. My family rented a cute little lake house on Lake LBJ last week. This is the second time we have chosen the lake vacation. You see, hubs is a big ole sissy and won’t fly, doesn’t like to sit in a car for hours on end (imagine that) and cruises are questionable, lol. So, we go an hr and a half away to a lake house. This makes my family laugh because we are not really outdoor people. I mean, I LOVE to swim and go outdoors but we don’t hunt or fish (well before this week) and prefer more of a city life. I know, shocking! I bet you thought all Texans wore cowboy hats and packed a shot gun. Nope, not us! Here is a view of the lake. Isn’t it so pretty?
Anywho, back to drama. We got in late afternoon Monday night so I just unpacked us and got us settled. I like to not live out of a suitcase for the week. J Tuesday we went the nearby park about two minutes away for a good ole swim. I totally wanted to get a tan this week. So, I laid out for about 30 minutes reading my Us Weekly magazine, getting caught up on all my Emily from the Bachelorette’s gossip. J I went over to the table to get on my lake shoes so I could get in the water and all of the sudden I started feeling weird…everything in slow motion and my breathing was getting shallow. I tried not to panic and sat down. Then, my hearing started to go out and my vision too. Everything went yellow. I called for my husband who was in the water with the kids. He came over to me and I told him something was wrong with me and to call 911. He did. I seriously had one of those, I’m going to die moments. I even told hubs he may have to do CPR on me and he better do it, haha. I wasn’t in my right mind at all. The ambulance was there within five minutes. I was amazed how fast they got there. As long as I sat still, I didn’t pass out. They tried to get me to stand and bam my vision and hearing went out again. So they flopped my butt on the stretcher. They tested my BP, sugar level, EKG, pulse ox, etc. and all were great. They usually are. We came to the conclusion that I was most likely dehydrated. Dang! I am sure that if they hadn’t gotten there as fast as they did I would have had a full-fledged heat stroke. So, for the next three days I stayed indoors, completely traumatized by this event. Hubs said that I would eventually have to go outside and drink something other than water or Gatorade. I was thinking, crap, am I going to need therapy after that?
Current Score: Vacation 1 Crystal 0
Oh, and we made the biggest smores ever. So yummy!
My sister and her three kids and my parents came down for the weekend, the last two nights of our vaca. I decided to venture outside. Something about having my parents made me feel better. Not that hubs wasn’t awesome at taking care of my but I needed a bigger security blanket. Guess what, I didn’t die! I didn’t pass out or anything and it was so fun!
Well, the fun didn’t stop there! The next morning I made a bowl of cereal and went on the back patio to eat it. We had a beautiful back patio. I sat in a chair that no one had sat in all week or else we would have known that it was broken. So, I sat down and flew completely back on the hard concrete! Luckily, it wasn’t against the house and I didn’t hit my head. I did however bruise my back and tailbone. Geez Louise. Someone put me in a bubble already! My parents and hubs freaked out. I tried to get up, soaked with cereal an freezing cold milk..all in places that cereal and milk don’t belong, ehem! I took a shower and had a little convo with God. Seriously, what the French fry yo? Why was my vacation trying to kill me?
Current Score: Vacation 2 Crystal 0 (BIG FAT ZERO!) Haha!
It hurt to sit (obviously) so I wanted to go float in the lake. Hubs didn’t really plan on doing that on our last day, but he didn’t let me out of his site. I now had a human bubble. It was sweet. He said I needed a helmet. I said I needed a do-over! This vacation bit the dust. But..my kids had fun fishing which they had never done before. Of course they didn’t catch anything because we have no clue what we are doing but they were able to fish from the back of our house and they thought that was cool. They loved the paddle boat too. Everyone got some exercise on that thing. I never got on it. With my luck, it would sink! No. Thank. You!
We ate some good food and I got a little tan so I guess overall it was pretty good. Since I was held up inside, I did make several new classroom sets. I now have requests for 18 more themes. My goal is to do 2 a day until I am done with them all. They all have the same things in them. Here are my latest. You can click on the pictures for more details. Some are on sale right now. Make sure you follow my facebook because when I post them to TPT, I put them on a 50% off sale for the first 24 hours. J
So, where are you going for vaca? Have a great story to tell? Someone please tell me that I am not the only one with all this good luck!!! Have a great week. I am headed to Oklahoma to visit my brother’s family this week with the kids. I am seriously praying nothing goes wrong. Hopefully this week will be peaceful. If not, I am not leaving the house for a while. LOL. This week I have a few cool posts scheduled for Math Centers that include great pictures and freebies. I will also post for the D5 book study.
Again, please tell me about your vacation drama so I feel better. Seriously, who does this happen to...ME!!!
Stay tuned and come back often. Love and virtual hugs!!