Thursday, March 11

Lesson #78 - When It Rains, It Pours {Part II}

So, as most of you have read here, I was stricken with DEATH about 2 weeks ago (actually it WAS 2 weeks ago - exactly - today)!! Let me tell was no fun!

I was starting to feel normal again on Sunday - that would be Feb 28th - but I still wasn't myself. I had to be on a plane on Monday morning, though, so off to the office I went (actually, the man drove me there b/c I wasn't sure I could make it on my own) to pick up some things in prep for my trip.

I showed up to the office to find 3 co-workers also in the throngs of paperwork. I showed my face, said a few words, picked up my things and headed on my way. Actually, I put in a good 2 hours of work...on a SUNDAY folks (isn't there a rule about it being a day of rest??)!!

I was up on Monday morning - before the sun - and the man drive me to the airport. My stomach was queasy and I hadn't eaten any REAL food since Wednesday evening...when this whole debacle began! I ignored it, though, and tried to go about my business.

Fast-forward the six hour plane trip (thank GOODNESS it was non-stop) and I have reached my destination. It was warm and sunny and a nice change of pace from the cold and snow that has been plaguing this area (just the cold now - not the snow so much). After picking up the one bag I checked from the carousel, It was off I went to pick up the rental car from Hertz.

Now, Hertz touts itself for being speedy and organized. Well, maybe I picked the wrong rental counter because GOOD GRIEF!! It took me almost 90 minutes to get my SCHWEET Navigator - between standing in lines and finally reaching the counter. I then drove back to the airport to pick up two other folks who were traveling with me - and our luggage.

We get to the hotel in about 20 minutes or so...I was driving cautiously because of my co-workers...otherwise I think I could have gotten there in 10 minutes flat...and I am POOPED beyond belief! I mean, I could barely stand - my stomach was killing me - my head was throbbing - a nap HAD to be in my future - and to top it all off...I only had about 10 minutes to get myself together in my digs before meeting the boss for lunch downstairs...UGH!

After lunch I tried taking a nap (on one of the most comfortable Marriott beds EVER) but I had gotten to the point where I was so tired that I wasn't anymore. So, against my better judgment, I took the rental car and went to find the nearest Target to pick up some essentials (Note: For those of you who travel...I never pack ANY toiletries - it just doesn't make any darn sense...not only that, but it makes your bags MUCH lighter. Make-up, sure...but no shower items...just pick those up when you get to your destination and leave them there...I'm telling you - much easier)!

Which brings us mecca...(rays of sun and angels singing)...

In case any of you want to know what a San Diego Target looks like...the above picture is of just that!

Anywho, I got back to the hotel and felt worse...figures that shopping couldn't cure me. So I took a shower (with my newly purchased products) and headed off to bed. Work would be coming my way at 7am the next morning and I was not ready for it...I knew that much!

My friends, my friends...I wish I could have just called in dead for the only goes down hill from here!


Shell said...

You poor thing! Are you finally feeling better?

wines constantly said...

Yuck. Traveling while sick is hell. Hope the death sickness has finally left you! And I do the same thing with toiletries when traveling...mostly because I hate checking a bag, and my hubs is not very supportive of the way my stuff ends up in his one allowed carry-on ziplock of liquids (probably the mascara and lipgloss surprises were pushing it)

WhisperingWriter said...

Target is my happy place too.

I hope you are feeling better.

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

Which Target in SD is that?

Jesslyn said...

I'm glad this update showed up in my reader. :) So sorry for you! I was a hard-core road warrier (sales & marketing, baby!) for 6 years and rarely got sick. But when I did, and absolutely couldn't cancel the trip, it was BRUTAL! I definitely know where you're coming from and feel for you.

Much More Than Mommy said...

Man, I wasn't sick when I left for CA when I went, but I got sick on the way there, and traveling while ill is NOT FUN! And it got worse for you?? UGH!

Chelle said...

No! I was thinking that Target makes everything better--I feel so bad for you!

I hope you are finally feeling better? Maybe? Hopefully?


Annie said...

i hope you are feeling all better and wearing a smile ;)
target is totally my happy place...i used to go 2-3 times a week. i'm not as happy these days, i only get to go 1-2 times a month. it's just not the same.

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Ugh. Being sick is no fun. I can only imagine having to travel and work while being struck by the plague.

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