I am on business travel this week, and it’s the typical Griswald experience that I always have when traveling for work, from a canceled flight to trying to check into the wrong hotel to running barefoot through icy slush. (What is UP with me and hotels???) Right now, I am in the
lovely sleety, rainy state of Colorado. Before leaving Virginia, I checked the forecast. Partly sunny and 65. Woo hoo! What I didn’t know is that Colorado weather is schizophrenic. Two of my coworkers and I went out for lunch. On the way into lunch, it was misty with a bit of a nip in the air. On the way out of lunch it was raining and sleeting with an inch of slush on the ground! There were huge puddles in the parking lot, and I knew if I stepped in one, my cute little cheetah-print flats would be cold and wet for the rest of the day. So I did what any cute little cheetah-print flat-wearing girl would do. I took them off and ran across the parking lot, through the puddles and sleet and slush, in bare feet. Duh.
On our way out of the restaurant, someone told us there was a tornado watch. No big deal, we were pretty close to our destination. In the car, I checked Weather Bug and saw that it was not, in fact, a watch but a warning. Big difference! A “tornado watch” means that conditions are favorable for the formation of a tornado. A “tornado warning” on the other hand means that a funnel cloud has actually been seen. It also means, get yourself to safety, and quick. So, we pulled into the Walmart parking lot and wandered around Walmart for a while until the warning was canceled. I can’t say I felt all that safe, though. Have you ever noticed when you’re looking at video and photo footage of a tornado disaster, the roof of the Walmart always seems to be missing? Just sayin’.
Anyway, you may or may not be wondering why I am in Colorado. Just in case you are, I will tell you. I have a meeting tomorrow in Washington (state). Since one of my company’s offices is in Colorado, I figured I should take advantage of my trip out west and stop into the CO office for a couple of days. It’s a whirlwind trip. I caught the 7 AM flight here yesterday morning, yesterday and today in the office, and tomorrow morning I’m headed to Seattle. I have a meeting tomorrow afternoon, then I catch the 10 PM flight from Seattle back to DC. I will get back to DC about 8 AM on Friday, spend the rest of the day resting, then pick up my babies from school that evening.
I MISS MY BOYS!!!!!
I need to get to bed. The two hour time difference means it’s way past my bedtime, and I have to be up early to head to the airport.
I’m very excited that the first of my “cruelty free beauty” series is coming up later this week. I’ll be reviewing Sprout Wellness products and there will be a giveaway. So y’all come back now, ya here?