If I look tanned and rested..I probably should be, but on the other hand..a week in the Mayan Riviera isn't a guarantee that this will happen. Mike and I left on May 1 and returned on May 8 for a week at our 'spot'..Due to the fact we left cold, rainy weather and rushed into 'uber humid' and hot air..our bodies or souls did not adapt so easily. On Sunday Mike started feeling cruddy..and by the end of the day it would be that he didn't feel up to going for dinner..and a sinus infection was in the works..Fortunately one of our friends had been to the pharmacy that day and had picked up extra amoxicillin and he started on that immediately...late Mon. nite I began with horrible body aches and a tuberculin cough and by morn., I was feeling as bad as I needed to feel..even passed on going for my favorite breakfast of smoked salmon on bagel...by mid morning my cough grew very concerning and we had the hotel Dr. come by hoping to be able to get the medication I take at home for allergy/asthma stuff...but he 'no could find' that particular rx..so he prescribed a decongestant and antihistimine and ordered that I turn off the A/c..that was really not an issue at the time because I was miserably cold anyway..and I suspect he realized after I told him my allergy history that the A/c was piping more mold into the room than my poor system could tolerate..so the next few days we got much bed rest, did drugs and truly considered checking on an earlier flight home..We've been home since Thurs. and are both still not 100% but each day seems to be better..if I can just ditch this cough.
To add insult to injury..I had taken knitting along on this trip as I ALWAYS do and always ask security first if I can take on in my carry on..it's always no problem..again this year I was able to board from my home airport with knitting in carry on, knitted in Charlotte airport and all the way to Cancun..no problema..A week later I asked at check in if I could keep my knitting in carry on..no problem..This was not to be the case...after an hour of waiting to get to the security check point and my checked bags were well on their way to some other area..I was pulled aside and told I could not bring those needles in my carry on..This was not a pleasant moment for me..I tried to make my case but there were 2 really bitchy young girls that had already decided they were going to confiscate(steal) my knitting needles..so I asked for a supervisor..well I may as well have called for Mother Teresa..because he came and already had made his mind up that this American was not boarding that plane with knitting needles..so I had to take the partially finished scarf off of my Addi Turbo lace needles, my #7 straights and my #4 dpns..all gone..I have one small regret but I was so upset that I wasn't thinking rationally and the fear was mounting that my husband was going to be arrested because he was so irate..but I do wish I had broken them in half and pulled the cable loose on the Addi..mean aren't I?..Have you ever had your needles confiscated/stolen?
Actually..that was the needle that broke the camels back..because we have been going to this place for 10 years, spending a large chunk of money and helping their economy..this shall come to an end..I will NEVER go there again..and yes, those of you that know me ...know how I love the place..but I will not go back!
Of course once home and I found about our knit Sister Rae and her loss..She lost her entire home, all of her knitting supplies and her family Kitty...my dilemma pales in comparison.
So..back to knitting and making it count..Happy Stitching to all~
Today(the reason for the pix) Linda(SockSister) and myself went over to Lynchburg College for a taping for a segment to advertise the upcoming Fiber Festival, It's called The Sedalia Fiber Festival and it will be held on May 24.