27 Sep 2013
Hello from Jet-Lag-Ville! I was actually amazed by how well we adjusted in Greece, and I was really excited to be up all day Wednesday and not even feeling tired. And then it all hit me like a ton of bricks in the early evening. I went to bed around 9pm, woke up at midnight, and….spent many hours on the couch watching Project Runway in the middle of the night. Thank heavens for the internet. I slept for a few minutes here and there after that, but eventually I got up and made coffee. And that’s when I noticed how itchy my mosquito bites were. I always seem to be beloved by mosquitos, but I didn’t think too much of it until Eric got up, took a look at me, and said, “Yikes.” I examined my arms and back and saw…one million little welts. Ahhhh! And then I realized they were on my face too. These were no mosquito bites, friends, they were hives! I managed to stay awake most of Thursday and went to see the doctor in the afternoon. He gave me two medicines, one which causes drowsiness and one which causes insomnia. Hahaha! I am sure you are wondering why I gave you that whole long spiel about the specifics of the jet lag, and now you know that it was for this comic payoff: jet lag + head cold + drowsiness + insomnia= it is about to get really weird in my brain! And I cannot help but cackle at the improbability of it all happening at once. But I will probably cackle a little bit louder when this is all behind me. Whether I’m sleeping or sleepwalking, I wish you all a wonderful weekend!