Coming to an end of a very long week. Next week is a big meeting in Florida. I’m not going but was involved with all the prep work, including helping to create two presentations and participating in a live TV broadcast this morning.
Although we read off the teleprompter, it’s still rather stressful since you’re being viewed by maybe 100 people around the country, and there’s always the chance that in all the cutting apart and piecing back together of the presentation, some slides go missing or turn up in a previous version.
Thankfully none of that happened. Now I just have to get all this makeup off and wash the goo out of my hair.
While on the broadcast, I had that adrenaline rush, and now I’m completely crashing. Plus it’s the build up of not having gotten enough sleep all week. On Wednesday I woke up at 3:30 in the morning and couldn’t fall back asleep. Yesterday I woke up at 5. This morning I turned my alarm off in my sleep and didn’t wake up till 6:30.
Plus the almost-cold thing. It never fully developed. No stuffy nose. Just the sore, tickly throat, fatigue, and aches.
So what else can I do tomorrow but get a massage. Yeah, baby! I’m trying the Aroma Balancing, which uses a combination of aromatherapy and Swedish massage techniques. Should help with the stress as well as releasing those nasty sick toxins.
I still can’t get enough of Live Alone and Like It. I just read the chapter on food, which included a case study in which a Miss V. decided to have a weekend to herself but didn’t plan anything, and so ended up puttering around and feeling bored.
A more enterprising Miss R., on the other hand, filled her weekend on her own with plans: an afternoon at the beauty parlor, a bubble bath, and making preparations for her favorite meals – well, a maid actually prepared it. Maids are all over this book, like anyone could have one.
Very good advice, I think, for those solitary weekends. Inspiration for tomorrow’s massage.