I can adapt

So my hotel in Portland is located in the middle of IH-5. I can adapt. I can pretend the incessant highway noise is the ocean, right?

So I got all ready for set up at the convention center today and made the drive downtown only to discover that set up didn’t start until 5pm. Which I would have realized if I had actually read the paperwork provided to me. Ooopsie! Instead, I took a little driving tour of downtown Portland (also known as being hopelessly lost) and took in the sights. My GPS finally figured out where I was and brought me back to the hotel neighborhood – I found a Target to stock up on munchies and some heat wraps.

Heat wraps, you ask? Yup. Because when I got into my micro-mini rental car today, I twisted my head at a weird angle and ZING. I did something funny to my head. Or my neck. Really, it’s right at the base of my skull. Feels like a muscle pull and it hurts every time I move my head. Lovely.

What a day! Now I’m in the hotel room, heat wrap on my neck, eating Sun Chips for dinner. I’m reviewing my Bubbles & Bumps instructions to prep for the class I’m teaching in the morning. Then I’ll have the afternoon to grab some lunch and get the booth set up for the 5pm opening.

I think this heat wrap might be helping…cool…

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