At heart, this girl is a city girl. I may live in the suburbs but I’m always comfortable in the city and tonight the city is mine!
Not that I’m doin much about it other than just soaking it all in. I’m attending a work conference for a couple of days and didn’t want to hassle with the traffic so I found me a hotel deal at the Hotel Max. It’s this super fun boutique hotel only a couple of blocks from the conference hotel and so charming. It’s “thing” is that it features original art throughout the hotel including in the rooms. My favorite part besides the location is my door. It’s a giant b&w photo of a martini glass! You simply can’t not smile at that. I have this great corner room with tons of light (not raining tonight for a change!) coming in and buildings all around to look in the windows. : )
Tea was supposed to join me in this little adventure but she is super, duper sick. Even the doctors are worried on her. She started with a bad sore throat but the doctors diagnosed a very bad infection in her glands. So she is getting mega-dosed with antibiotics right now. Think good thoughts for our girl. She texted that she’s doing a tiny bit better tonight so I’m hoping the antibiotics are kicking in.
But even being a solo number hasn’t slowed me down from getting out there. It’s the best day we’ve had in weeks and I got out and walked the streets. So fun! Mostly it felt perfectly safe — except for a couple of crazy type homeless people. I managed to pick up something fun for my youngest nephew for his birthday this weekend and got sushi to go.
I am sorry to say though in the middle of everything, I somehow have let St. Paddy’s Day slip by this year without much falldarah and I hate that! I like these silly little holidays — they break up the business as usual days. I managed to remember to wear my shamrock earrings but I wasn’t decked in green today and almost no one at the conference was either. Just a whole bunch of boring adults. bleh. Glen though is making up for it. He just called me from Ballard where he’s with our “gang” at an Irish pub doing St. Paddy’s Day with music and green beer — the way it should be done!
Loads of things lined up for the weekend — band practice, a hair appointment, Brian is hanging with us, our Arlington neighbors have asked us for dinner (can’t wait!), my nephew’s birthday, and a going away party for our friends Chris and Camilla that are moving back to Utah. Oh and somewhere in there I need to do laundry and organize my closet.
I leave you tonight with something I heard today at the conference:
“May your dreams be big and your worries be small.” Let’s get out there and keep looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s the search that makes it fun!