One of these days I am going to learn to not get too excited about things I think will be fun, and not get too down about things I think are going to royally suck. I often end up wrong about both.
Saturday I got my hair done, got a brow wax, got a manicure and a last minute bug up my butt to whiten my teeth, so I got some fancy 2-hour strips…all in preparation to take tons of pics with all my fave HR celebrities and network the hell out of people. It was not an inexpensive day but frankly the hair and the brows needed to be done anyway and were unavoidable. I was looking a little Dukakis there.
Saturday night was not what I had planned, but it was awesome. The few minutes I spent with some HR celebs in the restaurant while shoving food in my face were really fun, and tasty. Picking up the fellas at the airport was an adventure and they were fabulous. If I could only spend a little quality time with a few people there, Mike Haberman, Doug Shaw and Bill Boorman were good choices.
Then came the cut. What I thought was not that bad before I went to bed (at 5 am) was not that great in the morning (at 9 am). It eventually required superglue and a couple stitches. Nothing life-threatening but super inconvenient and painful. The tetanus shot was not fun either and the pain meds made me super queasy. Sunday through Tuesday was largely me sleeping like the dead, sitting around with my foot propped up, and occasionally experiencing some very unpleasant things…with the ball of my foot all taped up and me walking awkwardly on the outer side of my foot, as little as possible. The cut is kind of in a crease, so it shouldn’t even scar (which is good for future blisters, I’m told) and could have been way worse. I’ve had way worse happen to me (ACL injury, 2 ruptured cervical discs) and I can still see poor Kevin Ware’s injury in my head, so this was NOTHING, really, and I have no right to complain.
Still, less than ideal timing. I had a chance to hang out with Laurie Ruettimann and totally missed my chance to fangirl on her like I planned, I missed Janine and Doug from my Zombie Apocalypse team, William Tincup (and I remember we talked about it in the car but I don’t remember what the answer was…was he BORN with that last name?) plus British people! I’ve been watching Doctor Who and I was in love with all things British up until a certain character had to leave and now I’m just pissed. But I didn’t know that till last night! I would’ve been FINE over the weekend with the Brits!
I got excellent coverage of SHRM from all the tweets and blogs coming from there. I learned a lot and was entertained quite a bit, and wasn’t even there. If you haven’t done so yet, take a look through all the #lashrm13 tweets and Google it to read some great blogs.
In celebration of me possibly finally learning this life lesson, rather than aim for any “fun” activities next week, I’m going to try and see the dentist, the gyno and start training for my first 5k as soon as these stitches come out. If I get really crazy I might try and get a colonoscopy. I’m anticipating mild to moderate fun.
Keep ya posted!
PS – I believe the foot is doing well. Walking on it is less painful and it itches like a mofo. That’s a good sign, yes? Healing? Let’s hope so.