So my company’s conference is happening this week. I’m driving to Memphis with the regional director and some other fine people. I don’t know who I’m rooming with but I’ve not had the best luck with roomies. So here’s to better luck this time around.
I’m kinda bummed. On Wednesday we’re having a red carpet night in which people can choose to get all dressed up. I went two days in a row of shopping and had absolutely no luck. So I’ll not be dressing up as I’d hoped.
I don’t like going on long road trips if I’m not driving. I have this issue, you see, I like to be in control. I want to drive, set the temperature, choose the music, and all that fine stuff. But at least I have a good book to read.
So I’ve been sick for the last twelve days or so. Because I’m in between jobs and that new insurance on the new job has yet to kick in I went to a little clinic inside Krogers…called The Little Clinic. Ha! Really…. They were very nice and told me I had Shingles. Lovely. The medicine they wanted to give me was way expensive but fortunately they had an alternative. So instead of taking one pill twice a day I get to take 4 pills five times a day. I don’t know which was worse: Having shingles or having that many pills to swallow every day.
As if that wasn’t bad enough I ended up with the flu…or it’s not so distant cousin. Who knows. Friday was hell for me. Totally. My defenses were down, my immune system was at a low point, and the students I teach had completely no sympathy for me whatsoever. (Do middle schoolers even know what that word is?)
I went home and crashed into my bed (after taking another four pills) and didn’t wake up until 9:40 am today (or um…Saturday-I just noticed it’s after midnight now). I did a quick mental full body scan and decided I wasn’t dead and so I must…without a doubt, no hesitation, get my ass up and get dressed, and get on the road. Continue reading →