I feel better today. I think yesterday was, in part, due to the lack of Lithium. I was out Tuesday morning, went to fill a new script that evening (I hate when refills run out - they are so easy to call in) and Wally's said they were too busy to fill mine, that I needed to come by Wednesday morning. When I told her I'd have to skip two doses by then, the pharmacist didn't care. I said, "Okay, I'll be bouncing off the walls." The clerk replied, "Well, just don't hurt anybody." How inappropriate was that?
When I went back, in my anxious state, I completely forgot my .45! Doh! I could have hurt somebody! I was a little cranky, though - took it out on a few ignorant fellow shoppers for good measure. Made me realize the my strong desire to come off of Lithium is not realistic.
Because it necessitated an additional ride over, I had the bright idea to actually buy some supplies for the trip while there. I'm sure that's part of the pharmacy marketing strategy.
You know all the cute travel bottles? There's a whole bank of them at Wally's. Buying every version of them boosted my spirits yesterday. They are so much fun! I could roll around in a pool of them!
In addition to the usual shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, body wash, hair spray, mousse, and lotion, I even got anti-wrinkle spray, a tiny first aid kit (this represents Cub Scouts on the brain), anti-septic gel stuff (in case the cruise ship crud comes calling), face cleanser, and a wee deodorant. I didn't know they had such a variety.
So much for downsizing the luggage. Now, not only will I be overflowing with shoes, I'll be overflowing with mini bottles. heh
Speaking of which, I smuggled a bottle of vodka on our last cruise. Hmmmmm? Sure would mellow me against the mother attacks.
I received confirmation of our snorkeling trip yesterday, too. Procrastinating for some odd reason, I felt bad about waiting so long to make reservations, but I am relieved it worked out - pretty cheap, too. Barely over $100 for the three of us.
I also bought two underwater cameras at Wally's. I loved our sea pictures last time, but this time I will wait and have them developed digitally; I have very few scanned. One shot from before was especially funny. I was taking a picture of J, just his body, his head was above water (ah ha, I found the clean version), while we were on a snorkeling trip and he was too little to snorkel yet. In the background of the picture is this guy's bare ass, trunks under the cheeks. I have no idea what he was doing and had no idea he was there when I took the picture.
My mother has procrastinated on finding her passport. She swears it's in her garage in the outer pocket of a suitcase. Problem is it's not in the ones she's checked, but apparently she has more to do. She had a friend coming by last night to help. I told her we are leaving her ass if she can't find it.
I'm still working on finding us a tour for the other port. We probably want to see ruins. Seems that there's the chauffeured car version, totalling almost $400 for us three, or there's some smattering of tours coming from the ship. Generally, you do much better price-wise with excursions you book yourself, but we may not have a choice - which means waiting in a hugely long reservation line on ship the first day - the responsibility for that falling to me. Ugh. I can't find where this cruise line publicizes each ship's excursions. On our last cruise, the web links were laid out according to port and made decision-making really easy - I could cross-reference and find out own tours, too. With this trip, my fact finding is limited to what others have written in cruise and port reviews.
At Wally's, I also bought another data card and card holder/transfer thingie for on the ship. I might try to do a picture post or two from at sea. I know you'll be in Cricket withdrawals by Easter. I know I'll be in blog withdrawals well before that. Thanks for your support.