20 May, 2011

Jet Lag

Oi vey. It's been a day.

Although, I will say that it started off nice... After I made it to my destination, of course. My parents and Melissa (along with her super cute baby girl) greeted me when I got off the plane. =) That was a nice welcome home. Then came the wonderful adventure of renting a car. *sigh* Long story short, they wanted to basically steal my money because 1) I'm under 25 and 2) I don't have a major credit card. Not debit card, credit card. Fortunately, my parents were willing to handle it for me and I ended up saving somewhere around $100. I have to pay them back, but whatevs. It was worth listening to my mom gripe out the rude sales lady after flying for 16ish hours. 

Yes, an HHR. Apparently this is their idea of a "compact car"? Who knows. I'm not a huge fan, but it does the trick.

After that ordeal, Melissa went with me to Chick Fil A. Yes. My first stop on the mainland was Chick Fil A, and it was mmm-mmm good. =D I also got to play with baby Jorja, which I have waited a long 4 months to do. =) We were joking that the child could pass as mine almost more than hers... Jorja has red hair. Hehehe. And I guess she felt the need to "christen" her honorary Auntie Sarah, because she projectile vomited. All I have to say is I'm glad she's 4 months old and not 4 years. =) I can handle a little bit of spit up. {And yes, feel free to remind me of this when I have my own. Haha!}

Then I drove myself to my parents' house. The one good thing about coming "home" is that I can totally go autopilot. I was running on around 4 hours of sleep, wearing my glasses and I still managed to get around without feeling like a ditz. Quite honestly, I barely remember the drive from Chick Fil A to my parents' house. But that's ok. I learned to drive here, so I think that counts for something. I let myself in and almost immediately crashed in the spare bedroom. It took forever for me to fall asleep, but once I did it was heavenly. I rarely sleep that hard.

Eventually, I got woken up by my brother...whose call I missed because I was so out of it. I don't know if I slept too hard or what, but as soon as I woke up I just felt awful. My stomach hurt, my head hurt, I was burning up... It was just bad all the way around. I decided to drink some soda water (1/2tsp baking soda and add water -- great for upset tummies!) and take a cool shower. After my shower, I felt much more calm and relaxed...and way less nauseous. Then came more tummy pains. =( My stomach hated me for a while. 

I don't know if it was something I ate (I refuse to blame Chick Fil A) or just that this trip really took a toll on my body. The worst part about jet lag is that my body has no idea when to eat. I completely spaced on eating lunch, and then I wasn't hungry when dinner came around. Then at like 2030, I'm randomly starving. *sigh* Of course, 2030 here is really 1530 at home..which is like snack time. Oh, and then I get the random dizzy spells with my jet lag. I don't know why this trip is so different from the last... I was perfectly fine other than a few dizzy spells. I hope it goes away soon!

I have a busy - but fun - day ahead tomorrow. Shopping with the bestie and then a rehearsal dinner! Somewhere in there I gotta squeeze in time with my parents too... I'm not sure I'm up for all of the stuff going on this week!

Here's hoping I get some great sleep tonight and wake up ready to run tomorrow! 


Mallory said...

I know it is a little late now but if you have insurance with USAA, there are several rental car places that waive the under 25 fee. It was a life saver when we rented a car in HI for my hubby's R&R because he was only 24 at the time even though I was 26, if it hadn't been for the USAA discount, they would have charged us a butt load extra for him to be a driver.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Goodness! Hope you get over the jet lag quickly so that you can enjoy your visits with family and friends!

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Jet lag is rough! I hope it didn't last too long! Ohhh, see I love the hhr. I got one a few months ago as a rental and it made me want one reallllly bad!