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 you...it 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 here...my 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 week...it only goes down hill from here!

9 comments:

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?

xoxo

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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