This week's WILW is coming to you all the way from Seattle, where I am spending a few days to work a conference. While people often think it's so nice when you get to travel for work, in the end it can be double or triple the work of being back in the office. One of the reasons things have been so stressful at work lately was trying to front load as much work as humanly possible before leaving for this trip, so that my projects might not suffer as much while I am out. That was the hope anyway. Sigh.
So while I don't have to be at the conference hall until 2pm today, I'm basically chained to my laptop and hotel room to desperately try to keep my projects afloat....from almost three thousand miles away and three hours behind.
I'm loving...that while I may not be able to take advantage of a "free morning" here, at least I am working from a comfy hotel room and am still in my pajamas. And after being up for about 21 hours straight, managed to clock a solid 8 hours of sleep last night.
I'm loving...that I don't think it is possible to be sleepy here. You pass a coffee shop every few steps! I haven't been here in probably 10-12 years, and I think at that time, Starbucks was just really taking off, so maybe I don't remember it being quite as "much", but I am thinking I will be seriously wired with caffeine for the next few days.
I'm loving...that I heard that Sbux has a Skinny P-Mint latte this season! I think I may be getting my first red cup of the season right here in Seattle...
I'm loving...direct flights each way. And yesterday I lucked out enough to have the middle seat in my aisle open. Hooray!
I'm loving...that I am a block away from the flagship Nordstrom on the very first day of the Half-Yearly Sale. Sign from above that I may need to treat myself to something??
I'm loving...that even though the next three days may be super busy, at least that means they will go quickly. And I think I have my Saturday free and clear to myself to do laundry, run errands, catch up on DVR, and hopefully just spend some "down time" at the apartment.
Happy Weekend + Gems
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