Friday, April 17, 2015

Rest of Spring Break 2015 *Graphic Pic Warning

(Do not scroll down if you are sitting in a busy waiting room or you have a weak stomach - you have been warned.) We came back from 50-degree weather in Wisconsin and headed for 70-degree weather at the beach. A little cool for swimming, but nice enough to take the dog for a paddle board.

I met my sewing buddy Robbie at a nice restaurant for lunch, and was planning to do a nice review of them, so I took a bunch of pictures. This is the cool fish tank with stingrays and all kinds of fish you can pet...I guess.

These were the cool light fixtures, and the food at lunch was GREAT!

Love the decor! Alas, I took the family back for dinner the next night, and was really let down, so no big review now. But if you're in a boat in Wolf Bay and want to dock at the Cayman Grill, definitely stop for lunch on the deck. If it's nighttime and you want well-cooked fish, keep on going! One funny story - the waitress, who seemed to be from another planet, took our drink orders, then brought the boys' Cokes in tiny kids' cups with bendy straws. Lucas, the 12-year-old, would've been offended if this happened just to him, but it also applied to 18-yr-old Drew, who's 6'2 with a buzz cut. We all cracked up and Drew immediately Snapchatted a pic to his friends. Then when she took our food order, she actually asked him if he wanted the adult pizza or the kid's pizza! The hilarity did not quite make up for the overcooked, unseasoned fish, sadly.

On Saturday, I got up at 6:30 AM to run a 5K - go me! Unfortunately, I came down the stairs in my sock feet, which is a big no-no for someone with Mad Cow disease, as you can see from previous posts. So one foot flew off the step and I fell straight back onto my derriere and right hip, which were clothed in slippery running shorts, so I proceeded to bump down 10 steps as if on the lubed-up sled from Christmas Vacation. My forearm banging on each step didn't even stop me, but THIS time (yes, this was the second time I did this) I didn't bruise the arm up, at least. So I was trying to dress and leave the house quietly, but Dean did jump up to come check on me. I walked around and didn't seem to have broken anything, so I went on and ran the 5K - booyah! Even shaved 3 minutes off my time (33:46), but this was because there were only about 25 people running, and I didn't want to be the last one. Now hold the phone, because I just checked the results, and would you believe that I came in 3rd in my age group?! I'm going back to count - I bet there were only 3 of us.

Okay, back to my Mad Cow. I came home, ate a nice breakfast Dean made for me, loaded up with ibuprofen for the hip pain to come, got in the bed, and proceeded to have that hysterical laughing then crying thing I do after falling - it was just delayed a little because of the 5K. It seems to be a combination of happiness that I haven't broken anything when I fall, and sadness at the inevitability of a broken hip in my future.'s that graphic pic I warned you about. It's quite educational in what happens to your leg when you fall down and you're on aspirin. I'm hoping gangrene doesn't set in....and that Giovanni Ribisi doesn't show up and declare my leg "south of cheese."

There was another large bruise perfectly outlining my coccyx down to the 3 spinous tubercles, but I'll leave that one to your imagination. Here's the anatomical diagram. (Yes, if you Google-image that, somebody posted their actual bruise.)

Let's leave you with something more appetizing - this is how Dean fixed Cuban sandwiches for us when we had to come back to the real world of school and work. The man is a whiz with cast iron pans!

Now what are you doing this weekend?


Pam said...

Oh my gosh -- that does make my tummy hurt! Wishing you well -- you are looking very skinny! I had the same bruise from about 1990 where I feel on some steps overseas! I still remember how that hurt. Good luck in your recovery! And, Congratulations on the Bronze!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Pam! I checked and there was one woman in my age group who came in 4th, so I DID actually beat somebody! Also, I did more research and have bruised my sacrum, not my coccyx - sorry for the anatomical mixup!

Liba said...

I spent the weekend with your son! On call Friday night and then went down to the lake to join the crew! He was a good sport about watching 'Insterstellar" since he confessed he had seen it twice. Such a good boy didn't go "oh wait til this happens...". LOTS of rain but it was very relaxing!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

I'm buying that movie - it's one of my favorites! Glad y'all had relaxing time. Tons of rain here but I'm working on a talk I hate, so NOT relaxing!

Anonymous said...

That's too bad about the dinner. The lunch was excellent! So sorry about the hip and "sacrum". I"ve done that and it hurts and takes the butt a LONG time to feel better. At least it did mine and I"m not sure if it was the sacrum or the coccyx, they just said "tailbone". (I was a teenager when I did it, so I can't blame it on old age, either)


Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Robbie, we can definitely go back for lunch, just no dinner there! And Dean said he'd rather we airbrush in the beach garage than the home garage - apparently I left purple traces on the stucco, driveway, etc. Got a weekend free to try it?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do! Just about anytime after the first weekend in May.


Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Awesome - this weekend not good though?