Lessons from a business trip

I made it back from Houston safe and sound.  I learned a lot and there are going to be some big changes at the ole workplace – some good and some not so good and some that only time will tell.

Anyway, while I was holed up in my hotel room taking bubble baths and NOT watching Disney Channel (it was pure bliss!) I learned a few things about myself:

  • I like to eat alone.  Going to dinner with colleagues was okay the first night, but what I really wanted was to just eat in my room. I went along though just to be sociable. Also, after the first day, I would get up early and go down to the free breakfast, load up on whatever I wanted to eat that day (usually it was english muffin with cream cheese and juice) and take it back to my room where I would eat at a little table and watch the morning news. I just wanted to eat in solitude and not have to make small talk over rubbery eggs. Is that weird?
  • I discovered I really really like tea. I started drinking hot tea when I realized that I was just eating out of boredom. I would drink like 3 cups of herbal tea per night – most of them were decaf and I would put in a little honey – SO wonderful!
  • As much as I complain about being so busy at home and never having any time to myself, the truth is, I missed the chaos that having a husband and 3 kids brings.  That first night in my hotel room, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was bored out of my mind.
  • I learned that a hotel vending machine is kind of expensive and very dangerous. There were several times I went and stood in front of it with my dollar bill in hand and contemplated the pros and cons of peanut M&Ms.  Sometimes the pros won, sometimes the cons won.
  • I learned that I am sick of eating restaurant food. I am so puffy from all the salt and fat that it’s going to day a 55 gallon drum of water to get rid of all the sodium in my system.  For lunch today I had a simple sandwich – and I was damn happy to have it!


I’m happy to be back home with my people. I have a lot to do to get ready for Thanksgiving, so I should probably get off the computer and get busy. I have a lot of catching up to do on my Google Reader and I also need to post a couple of reviews and giveaways here.  And I have not forgotten to mail my Pay It Forward gifts, just haven’t had a chance to make it to the post office during business hours.  Lots to do, lots to do!!

Have a great week ya’ll!   🙂



6 thoughts on “Lessons from a business trip

  1. Hi Jill! I didn’t get to finish ‘chatting’ with you before–was rudely interrupted at work.

    Anyway, was going to say, no that’s not weird, I like to eat and relax in my hotel room too. When my BFF and I travel, sometimes we will put on our pajama clothes and order pizza to be delivered. Come to think of it, I did that once when I was by myself. And its a long tradition for me to scope out the nearest Starbucks and go get a good coffee to start the morning.

    About the tea…hmmm…I wish that would cure my hotel evening munchies. That’s my most dangerous time when traveling. Maybe I’ll try that next time. I got some of those Celestial Seasonings holiday teas–yummy. Do you have any of those near where you live?

    1. Yes I do, but I haven’t tried them yet. Might have to pickup a box when I go to the store later! I have some mint tea, wonder if that’s any different than Peppermint tea?

      1. I have mint tea too, but that Candy Cane Lane tea is different–has a bit of vanilla and some other flavor in itl–my favorite ever. I also tried the gingerbread spice last night—great too.

        1. You know what’s awesome? I have a coupon for Celestial Seasonings tea!! Woohoo!! I shall be drinking Candy Cane Lane before you know it! (or at least as soon as I get to the store) 🙂

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