Well, you know by now that we can't have a ski trip without some "incidents" and this wouldn't be any different even though it's only day three.
Journey was OK. It's only a 2-2.5 hour flight from Chicago to Denver and we didn't get upgraded (not that we often do when travelling as a fivesome.) However, we were in Economy Plus with its extra 5 inches of leg room, which we might have to take for our flights to England in the summer. (If you think I'm being a complete diva about this - I am, but I have my reasons.) Anyway, I took the opportunity to test out the sleep possibilities by moving the seat back and trying to get comfy.
Who was I kidding? The seat went back about five inches too, so I was still effectively sitting bolt upright. I can barely sleep in my own bed never mind upright, and in Economy Plus they don't give you that little bag with ear plugs and an eye mask. An added discomfort for people with any kind of back problems is that you can't really vary your sitting position, so within about an hour, the base of my spine was positively stinging. I was seriously considering making everyone pick their feet up so that I could lie on the floor, but then I remembered that this was only a run-through.
All went well till this morning, when for some reason, I woke up with two swollen, stinging eyelids. Good job the Ball & Chain hadn't organised anything romantic for Valentine's Day (today) as I looked like the Incredible Hulk around the eyes. Took myself off to Walmart where the nice pharmacist advised taking an anti-histamine, which I duly did. About half an hour after taking two tablets (the instructions said 1-2) I couldn't feel my hands and feet. Well, I could sort of feel them but it was as if someone else was working them. Obviously not an ideal state for skiing so I lay down and apparently slept for three hours! Woke up feeling back in reality although the eyelids seem to be immune to the Benadryl.
Can't for the life of me figure out what it might be though.