Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ever So Slightly Annoyed

OK, I have to say, right up front, that this is not something to get annoyed about.

I mean, there are way, way, way, way, way worse things that could happen, and there's no point getting annoyed over something as stupid than this.

And yet.

I'm going to Santa Barbara tomorrow.  This is a short vacation that I'm giving myself because I finished something really difficult at work and I need a break from it all.  Just to get my head back on straight.

And I've wanted to take this trip to Santa Barbara for nearly two years now.  It was what I'd decided to do way back when I set aside a pile of money to buy myself happy.  (Which entry I would totally link to except it's 1:30 a.m. and the search function isn't cooperating.)  ANYWAY, I wanted to do a kayaking/horseback riding thing.  I really wanted to do the kayaking.  To the great surprise of ... well, me, and anyone who knows me ... I like kayaking.  I find it relaxing and centering and all that other nonsense.  So, when my boss said this week would be a good time for me to take a vacation, I booked a room in Santa Barbara and got all set to go up there to go kayaking and horseback riding and not even think about work.

And then, I did something stupid to my arm.  Don't know what it is -- probably a combination of new purse, new seating-position at work, too many computer games and maybe a little slept-on-it-funny.  In any event: arm hurts.  I've been wrapping it in heating pads and getting massages (and, come to think of it, I should take some anti-inflammatories) all to no avail.  Arm hurts when I type; arm hurts when I lift stuff; arm hurts when it's doing anything other than just sitting there limply.  And it didn't hit me until just recently that there's no freakin' way I'm going to be able to paddle a kayak with one arm out of commission.  (Unless I want to go around in circles.)

So... main goal of Santa Barbara trip?  Shot.  Am trying to book other, non-arm-dependent activities with mixed success.  (The tandem paragliding people gave me a solid maybe, schedule depending; and I'm still hoping to get in a horseback ride.)  And I appear to have a blind date, as well. (!)

So, hopefully, the trip will shape up into something fun and relaxing.  Even though it's not at all the fun and relaxing trip I've been wanting to take.

1 comment:

naperdillygirl said...

It sounds like you might have some kind of carpal tunnel in your elbow.  But having said that, and I'm no doctor, you are going to have fun anyway.  Especially the blind date!  You don't really need arms for that one...well....maybe not anyway!  Have fun, and try and relax.  Sue