We backed out of the driveway and slid halfway into the ditch. Mark couldn't get out of it. His parents' neighbors are SO nice, they would drive by, stop, and try and help in some way. I finally went back in and got all the guys and they tried all kinds of methods of getting him out to no avail. We all went back in, his brother and brother in law assessed the situation, and everybody decided to spend the night. About then, a man with a tow bar came by and was able to get Mark's Porchse out of the ditch and successfully into the driveway.
I panicked. A night without my medications! I NEVER go a night without my medications, I can't even remember a time that I have. Mark's mother gave me some Tylenol PM because I told her I normally took a sleeping pill (I wasn't about to tell her I was bipolar), and she said take 1 or 2, but I took 4, lol. We were given a bedroom with a very hard mattress, and I didn't fall asleep for even 10 seconds. I laid awake for 8-9 hours. When people started to get up, I noticed I felt ill - like I had diarrhea and could throw up at any moment. They fixed breakfast, which I skipped.
Since we were the last one in the driveway, we had to be the first to leave, which was fine by me. We tried 3 times to go up a hill right in front of the house, but couldn't get over it because of the ice. Mark decided we needed to wait longer. His brother and sister were getting antsy because they hadn't even set out toys from Santa under their Christmas tree yet for their kids, but they couldn't go either because of the hill.
Finally an hour later, we were able to go, but Mark is so freaky about driving on icy or rainy roads, that we drove slower than anyone else on the road. I had to stop once at a gross gas station and go to the bathroom, I was so incredibly anxious from not taking my medicine. It was MISERABLE.
We finally made it home, I ran to the bathroom, then took double the medication I normally take at night, then went to get the gift I got Mark to unwrap for Christmas, even though I had already given him his Christmas present. As I went to get it, I saw that some time when I hadn't seen it he had wrapped and laid a Christmas present for me on top of it, I was so surprised! He had already given me my Christmas present, but he knows I make a big deal about having something for him to unwrap on Christmas. I opened it and it was a bottle of Chanel #5, which I thought was incredibly romantic.
I went to bed and slept for a good 6-7 hours, then got up and made Christmas dinner. We didn't eat until around 9:30-10:00, but at least we had Christmas dinner. The ham was overcooked, but I only know how to make a good turkey, and have no clue how to make a ham. Mark didn't care, and neither of us really like ham that much, it's just that we had already had turkey for Thanksgiving.
I was ready to get into a fight with his sister and didn't talk to her hardly at all until we found out we were spending the night there. I put on my Facebook page that I was spending the night at my inlaws from my iphone, and she had actually brought her computer and put the same thing a little after I did. We didn't mention it to each other, I just thought it was funny. Her dad tried to start something political with me, an argument, but she stopped it, very strongly and abruptly, which I actually appreciated.
The girls loved their barbies that I picked out for them, that's all they played with all night (score!) and I asked them in the beginning "are you playing barbies?" and they said "no, these are SHOW barbies not PLAY barbies". I said "oh, excuse ME!" LOL My 9 year old niece is wearing contacts, I had no idea kids that age are wearing contacts that young now.
It would have been so much better if I hadn't have gotten sick/had withdrawal symptoms and been able to sleep.
I finished Week 3 Day 1 of Couch to 5k in 8 weeks, and I should have done Day 2 yesterday of Week 3, but of course I was too sick and it was, after all, Christmas. So today I guess I should do it, ugh, I really don't want to.
On Facebook, I made contact with my ex-husband's brother's family. His sister in law actually sent me a message updating me on her family. Now that I know all about them, I want nothing to do with them, I wish I hadn't have made contact with them. How do you undo what has already been done? Do I just be rude and defriend them? Not write her back and be rude that way? They are so uppity that not only do they have to keep up with the Joneses, they have to BE the Joneses. It's wild to think that my ex brother in law is now 60 years old - 60! And my husband is 33. My ex husband is probably almost 50 by now. Wow, things are so different. My ex niece is 32 my ex sister in law told me, I used to think she was so young, now that's almost the age of my husband, so weird.
Thinking of this Christmas, just when I thought being bipolar had no effect on life, boom, from out of nowhere, here came this. I'm putting medication back into my little pill case and into my purse in case something like this happens again. I always used to keep it in there, I don't know why I took it out, I'm an idiot I guess. Lesson learned the hard, very hard way.