One of my past bosses said that was how she felt on one of my first days of working for her almost 10 years ago…and truthfully this is how I feel today.
It started on Saturday, with a killer sore throat….that led to sneezes and a slightly runny nose on Sunday, which further developed into watery eyes and a runny nose on Monday. By the time I was flying to Calgary yesterday morning, I was a complete mess. Massive sinus pain, pressure and just a general, awful feeling of being in a fog. Not a fun way to spend the first day of a work trip.
Oh and I have shin splints, that started up on Monday at Run Club, which made walking around the airport particularly painful.
Fast-forward to my evening last night….I couldn’t get warm, so I jumped into a hot bath….which seemed to really bring out my cold and led to a fun fever-chill thing all night, where at one point, my fever got so high that I actually sweat through my pjs and my bed linens…it was horrible.
My alarm went off at 6:45, and I felt sweaty and sick and my eye felt really funny. I went to look in the bathroom and one of my eyes is completely swollen shut. I grabbed my allergy meds, took some and tried to go back to sleep. I was definitely not going down for breakfast with one eye all puffed out, so I figured I would just go back to sleep for a bit.
I had just started to drift off when a fire alarm went off. So the whole hotel had to be evacuated…and for some time. In the midst of my sickly, half asleep attempt at leaving, I grabbed my purse and coat, and through in my water bottle…which I didn’t realize was completely closed. Essentially I had a bottle of water sloshing around with my wallet, keys, glasses, gloves (which are likely ruined), etc.
Since the fire alarm was caused by someone burning a piece of toast in the restaurant where the hotel breakfast was happening, they cancelled breakfast and just put out a platter of lacklustre pastries. I grabbed one just because I felt like I needed something….even if it wasn’t the best nutritional choice. Then, when I got back to my room, I started cleaning/drying my handbag and everything inside of it. #sigh
I’ll be honest…I am sort of waiting for something else bad to go down. lol In the meantime, I am just counting down the moments until my last meeting is over and I can go back to my hotel room, grab some food (if the kitchen/restaurant is open) and just sleep away the rest of the evening.
Hope your hump day is going better than mine!