Well, at least this year I got my first post in during the month of January. It takes me a while to recover from the holidays, and with seven family (and several friend) birthdays in January, it feels like the holidays last until February.
Anyway, I’m traveling with Jim, using the hotel room in whatever city he’s in as my personal writer’s retreat. We’re in Warsaw, IN right now, and today I worked in the swimming pool and spa room, which is all glass, and watched it snow. Yes, I do know how lucky I am. I really, really do.
Along with the usual New Year’s resolutions, I’ve vowed to update the blog a little more frequently. It’s really a waste of fodder not to, because so much material just falls right into my lap by virtue of my being a little nutty, and 98% of my family being certifiable. (Note: If you are reading this, and you are a member of my family, no, of course I did not mean you! YOU fall into the 2% of my normal blood relations.)
Things just happen to me… For instance, I always sleep with a glass of water by the bed in case I wake up thirsty. Lots of people do this, right? Well, when we’re traveling, it’s usually a bottle of water. (Yes, I know about the landfills and whatnot, but I just cannot drink warm tap water from the bathroom in the hotel room, out of a glass that has been gathering germs in the bathroom for who knows how long, no matter how clean it looks. I’m SO SORRY about the landfills, and will try to reduce my carbon footprint in other ways as much as possible.)
Anyway, night before last, I woke up, partially, and reached for my water bottle. When no water gurgled out of the bottle into my parched mouth, I tipped it up a little more.
I tipped it back further, and squeezed the bottle a little.
It took me a minute, in my groggy state to figure out that the cap must be on the bottle. I tried to unscrew it, but was having trouble. Then I noticed that the top of the water bottle didn’t feel right. And WHAT was that goopy stuff on the side of my mouth and on my hand??
Well, turns out it was Jergens Total Nourishment, and I had been trying to drink my lotion.
I ran to the bathroom, rinsed out my mouth, and downed a whole bottle of Dasani.
I am now careful to put the lotion on the far side of the nightstand.
But this stuff happens to everyone, right?