Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Guess what I'm doing for the next three days, go ahead, guess



I'm going away.

I'm going to a psychiatric conference. Which means I will leave from work tomorrow and drive 3 hours to a very BIG BIG city. Driving without kids in the backseat. Which is weird. I'm driving all by myself with maps. I have a hotel booked and everything. Booked it all by myself even.

I've never been to a conference before. But, to keep up my license up, I need continuing education hours. This will be 18 hours all told. Plus my work reimburses me for the conference and hotel/travel. I should have padded the travel expenses more.

This is so boring to talk about. I apologize. I mean, the conference itself should be interesting. But, it's all technical stuff. Neurotransmitters and whatnot. Doesn't translate well into blog form. Plus, I'm not paying for internet access so I am off the grid for three days. And I don't have internet on my phone cause I'm cheep.

CHEEP I SAY!

So you don't get to hear about it anyway.

ME NO LIKEY NO PUTER AND NO BLOGGY BLOG!!! ME NO LIKEY NO FACEBOOK!!

Plus, the thing is, is that, it just feels so odd. I mean, I will be without husband and children for three days. I've never really been without everyone. I already feel lonely about it. I mean, I'll be a solo member of the Tribe called Hall. Gallivanting about. It's so weird to think about.

ME NO LIKEY BEING SOLO TRIBE MEMBER!!

Who I am suppose to put on time outs? Whose socks am I suppose to hunt for? Who I am suppose to spoon at night? I mean, I'll call Mr. Hall through out the day but, gah.

Crap. Am I really this needy? Have I no identity outside of Mrs. Hall-- wife, mother nurse and friend?

I will be extremely busy though. Attending presentation after presentation. Learning things. Being all professional and such. I won't be going out after the long days though. I will be sticking to the the hotel. No need for met to venture out after the days are done. Lone single female in a big city after all. Safety first.

I'll get room service.

Stare at the cable television.

Maybe I'll bring booze to the hotel room. Is it bad to drink alone?

It's all so weird.

OK, that's all I got.

Wish me luck as I do something I've never done before.

14 Left a message at the beep:

GiGi said...

I feel that way also, about leaving my 'crew'. My husband travels, and always says he can never sleep well in hotels....ha! *I wish*.....I would LOVE to be alone sometimes :). You'll do great, and appreciate it all that much more when you return to normally scheduled stuff!

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

hey GiGi. yeah, this is the first time I've ever traveled without one or more with the crew.

crazy sauce!

GeologyJoe said...

ha! have fun. and it is not bad to drink alone. i got some tips if you need them.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

i think I will do some cosmos. four points each!

cause seriously it gets the job done!

The Savage said...

If you start jonesing bad for facebook or blog the majority of hotels have computer centers for hotel guests....

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

oh. Good tip there Savage. I don't know though, going to a communal computer center would require me to mingle with people. I like squirreling away in a hotel.

likes it a lot!

I think I will have Mr. Hall facebook in my abscense :) hee hee hee

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

oh. Good tip there Savage. I don't know though, going to a communal computer center would require me to mingle with people. I like squirreling away in a hotel.

likes it a lot!

I think I will have Mr. Hall facebook in my abscense :) hee hee hee

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I remember the first time I went ALONE to the big city, 4 plus hour drive, to stay ALONE in a hotel for a writing conference. You can watch a movie in your room and sleep and eat what you want. And you're Off The Grid!! Enjoy!!!

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

yeah alone :)

but alas. Weight watchers has me at the moment. I can pig out on fruits and veggies though.

wwee hee!

The Dental Maven said...

A good book, the hotel restaurant and a glass of wine. That's how to handle that one. Room service is too lonely.

Cam said...

The only member of the Tribe Called Hall? Well then, REPRESENT, Mrs! Show them what all Halls are made of! The conference world may never be the same, should you accept your mission.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Safe travels Mrs. Hall. I hope you can squeeze in some R&R between the conference.
Cheers,
jj

Slyde said...

That picture is either from Howl's moving castle or Spirited Away.. i cant remember which one.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

Hey all! Thanks for the comments. DM-I will bring a bottle of wine next time. ETOH at hotels is $$$ gah!

and DING DING DING!!!!

SLYDE!!! you get the prize for naming the photos!! It's spirited away get it? AWAY!!! :)

I've not seen this film but it does look very nice, very nice!!

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