The Adventures of Stinky Sweet:

Sometimes stinky. Sometimes sweet. But it's our life - and it is always good.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

not as planned.

Up until 2am this morning, I was having a great weekend. We had an absolute blast yesterday up at the lake with friends and family. Rode the jet ski a bit, rode an inflatable couch with Chad and Megan and fell off twice (totally cleared my sinuses with lake water), and even tried to water ski after an 8 year hiatus and a history of never really being able to. We then went to the drive-in movie last night down in Trenton, GA. It is a super fun - and even cheap - way to watch movies. They have two "screens" that each show two first-run movies. We watched the new X-Men movie and the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean - and it only costs $5 for each person.The other screen was showing the new Kung Fu Panda movie and Water for Elephants. The food in the concession stand is even really reasonably priced! It is a great, inexpensive, fun night. However, for obvious reasons, the movies can't start until the sun goes down - which last night was at least 9:30pm. I thought we were only staying for the first movie (X-Men) but somehow I got outvoted and we stayed for both, leaving there at 2:30 in the morning. When we were leaving, my stomach didn't feel good (I'll admit - I ate nachos at like 11:30 at night - always a bad idea) but I just thought I was tired and cranky and didn't think much of it. This morning, I got up at 7am to gather my stuff and head to meet the SCUBA folks to go do two of my checkout dives in the super cold quarry. Alas, my stomach had some other ideas in mind.

One of the things that they stressed in our class was not to dive if you don't feel well - it won't be fun and it is dangerous for a number of reasons. Well, not only did I not feel well, I couldn't get very far from the toilet for a while (sorry - was that too graphic?? I was trying not to be!). I decided - much to my frustration and embarrassment  - that pulling on a tight wetsuit, being in the sun for hours, and doing to deeper dives was probably not going to be a good idea for today.  I am super frustrated and upset about it because I am now an entire day of dives behind and unless I can get them done before our trip, I've just lost a day of fun diving (which was the whole point in doing it today). I am hoping that there will be another opportunity to go and get some dives in before we go but now I just feel like a wuss, I know that everyone will basically be waiting on me, my instructor will have to take time out of his schedule to meet me and get these dives in - the list can go on. I am frustrated, upset, and annoyed that today didn't really go as planned.

I feel quite a bit better now, though I am not sure how I will feel after I eat something. I almost wish I had gone but I can't imagine how bad I would feel if something went wrong that far from home, wearing a wetsuit and all my SCUBA gear. Not fun. So, I am sure I made the right decision but I am going to be home and mad all day. Plus - I need to clean and do laundry. Double bummer.