The thing about being a woman of a certain age is that, while much of life is certainly so much better than it was in your 20s (more money & stability, no need to please everyone around you, etc), there comes with age this one particularly unpleasant symptom. And for someone who has always run a little hotter than everyone around me, when I say that I’m having a hot flash, please understand that isn’t just me being dramatic.
Heaven knows I can be dramatic, but this kind of hot is no joke.
Having returned from my days at Disney with some sort of sinus infection/cold, I’m sitting here at my computer trying to determine if this is a hot flash, or a fever. Of course, I can’t find my thermometer to check, and I have no desire to leave the house to get a new one, so I will continue to wonder.
Still, the trip to Disneyland with my 24 year old niece was worth a few days of being less than fully healthy. It was the thing I needed to release some stress and included some amazing character interactions in Galaxy’s Edge (complete with massive Chewbacca hugs that just made life worth living) and getting to ride the new Rise of the Resistance ride twice.
I got to ride roller coasters and other rides, which is something I haven’t done in 20 something years due to my size. We flew the Millenium Falcon, had drinks at Oga’s Cantina, and ran around Batuu hacking our way through the Play Disney App’s games.
Since I was there last in September, I’ve read the book Black Spire, and that gave me a whole new appreciation of the park, and really informed some of our interactions with the “locals” including one guy at Oga’s that just really got into his role.
Of course, all good things must end, and we eventually left LA for the long drive north, a drive made all the longer by traffic problems that included a big rig fire on the Grapevine that burned the hillside and left nothing of the truck but some bits of metal.
That got me home too late to even consider going in to the office on Thursday, and I woke up with the cold/sinus infection on Friday morning, so I worked from home both days. For today, I’m going to take it easy, going light on the chores, and probably not even getting much writing done since my brain is having trouble getting words to push through the sludge of congestion.
I think it might be a good day to settle in with my giant TV and surround sound to watch movies and get caught up on TV. Happy Sunday, Readers! I leave you with one of my favorite shots from Disney, on board the Millenium Falcon in my Han Solo Disneybound.
Header Photo by Hans Reniers on Unsplash