It occured to me that I hadn't shown the progress I was able to make on Needle & Floss before the accident. I did pick it up for a minute on Saturday, and now her shirt is done. It took me forever and my hand started cramping. So on Sunday, we went to the library to get some books so I will have something to do in the evenings.
Yesterday, we hosted brunch for my aunt, grandmother, and cousin. Sissy brought bagels and the dude whipped up a beautiful chicken salad and a quiche. It was a fun day, and it all broke up around 2:30 so that Lala could get to her soccer game. Around 4:00 I started getting a headache; it was excruciating. I threw up a couple of times and ended up asleep in bed by 6:30. I slept almost straight through to 6:45 this morning.
I woke up when the dude came to bed. He had to tell me about his idea for his 40th birthday trip to Thailand. It involved backpacks and overnighting on a train, which doesn't sound nearly as exciting to me as it might have 20 years ago. (And it sounded even less exciting as I lay in bed with my bandaged finger raised, having just had a sick headache.) We're having trouble planning this trip. It's kind of like our honeymoon to Alaska. I wanted comfort and luxury, preferably with a guide of some sort (to avoid an Into the Wild scenario), and he wanted to do it on our own with a little more adventure. For the Alaska trip, the compromise was that we hired a guide and had big adventures. Anyway, if you have experience traveling to Thailand in your 40s, I'd love to hear about it. We're thinking about doing a tour because it's just so foreign, but we don't want to be on a seniors' tour with a bunch of old farts; otoh, we don't want to be the old farts on the 20-something tour of Thailand. He's also beginning to consider Eastern Europe (non-Euro countries) and central America, which is a long way from Thailand.