It’s Easter, but in my world it’s just another Sunday. Just another Sunday, except today I’m having a hard time getting out of bed because I drank too much last night and did not get enough sleep.
I haven’t drank alcohol for a while now and the last time I did, it was like one or two margaritas at a party that Leah and I went to… until last night. I started with a margarita at the La Mesa Mexican restaurant and that was pretty tasty but then Josh and I went to meet a friend of his at a bar out west for a drink. It was supposed to have a rooftop bar area but they closed it down due to possible bad weather, which was kind of stupid actually since the storms were miles away. It would have been cool to see the lightning show from that location. Anyway, I had two more cocktails there and this morning I have a nice reminder of why I just can’t drink at all anymore.
My head hurts and my stomach is kind of doing a number on me and my eyes are super sensitive to the light. I’d like to sleep more, but I know that I will not be able to. Yesterday I wasted a perfectly good day off of work doing random stuff around the house and didn’t really get to the yard work that I should have been doing outside until it was about 6:30 PM and kind of too late to start anything real. I want to try and make up for that today, but that means I would have to get out of bed first. It might be a challenge.
The drinks at the second place were not that great and I was just drinking to keep my buzz. It was an OK feeling in the moment, but totally not worth what I am feeling now. The older I get the worse this is and I truly don’t really miss the alcohol when I’m off the sauce, so I should just stick with the one drink and done if I am going to have any at all.
Because it is Easter, a lot of places are probably closed so I have no excuses (besides my slight hangover) to not get stuff done outside today. I’ll have to face the bright lights because it does seem quite sunny out, but I think once I’m out there I will be motivated to really make progress on things. My hope would be that by the end of the day I will have several areas of my back yard primed and ready for planting the veggies.
Later I’ll probably go to the Dragon Cafe for sushi and I know they will be open because folks there don’t care that it is Easter. That’s where I had dinner on Christmas. I might just decide to make that my C and E tradition. Instead of observing the holiday at church, I’ll observe the deliciousness of some crab rangoon and tuna avocado rolls. If there’s some benevolent power in the universe watching over all of life, I think she would approve. I say “she” because women have the power to “produce live”, so it only makes sense to me that whatever form that energy manifests in, it would be female.
But enough about me and my hangover and my religious beliefs, it’s time for me to get my butt out of bed and make something out of this Sunday that I have been given.