That’s what I get for doing a dumb thing.

Friday night we went downtown to see Ross the Boss and took an Uber so we could have a few drinks. I rarely drink. I probably had a few mimosas around New Years and nothing really since then. Maybe like a glass of wine or two. So it wasn’t a great idea to have more than a few Seven and Sevens or Jack and Cokes that night. It wasn’t enough to make me act a fool, but I was definitely silly. I did have a great time, which still would have been had if I were sober. We took the Uber home, I washed up for bed, but I don’t remember falling asleep. I do remember waking up with my cat standing on me, having a bad headache, and feeling the spins a little. I knew I messed up. I had brunch plans, so I drank some water and took a shower, trying to feel normal.

I met Terry for brunch at Mimosa House, and it was my first time there, so I didn’t know it was an extremely busy and loud place. People buzzing around everywhere and a millions conversations happening everywhere. It also felt really bright. I think my senses may have just been really overstimulated because I was hungover and still slightly spinning. Obviously, this means it’s time for me to stay away from stronger drinks. Cannot hang. I ordered one classic mimosa, a water, and most importantly, a coffee. One I had all three of these beverages, I started feeling more secure and relaxed so I could enjoy my company. It was really nice to catch up. It made me think about how I hide in my house all the time and how catching up with a good friend is always beneficial. I was so lost in conversation I was almost taken by surprise when the food arrived! It was some badly needed nutrition!

We got to go boxes because we got full half way through our meal. We talked about going home to take naps because we both had plans that evening, but we shared a mimosa sampler after we talked about how cool it would be if they had mimosa samplers and noticed they did! We walked to our cars and headed home, and I immediately took the nap I needed.

I woke up from the nap because the dog barked for no important reason. I felt like I caught up on sleep a little. I was still really full. I washed my blankets and bummed around the house, but shortly I noticed my stomach felt like it was burning inside. It was like a weird heartburn or acid reflux, but mostly a result from the hard drinks. I ended up laying on the bed with my cat.

What’s worse is I had zero appetite, so my dinner hangout with Mischa ended up getting postponed. 😕 I felt shitty and would have made miserable company. I drank hot tea and it didn’t even help.

I felt much better this morning, and also got plenty of sleep. So, again, no more hard drinks for me.