Have you ever noticed that whenever you get cocky, it comes back to bite you? Today was one of those days. I traveled with Gene to Minneapolis so he could attend a meeting and I could visit with my old friend . . . the mall. We arrived a bit early and checked into the hotel. As we left to take Gene to his meeting, he asked me if I knew the name of the hotel and our room number. I promptly responded correctly and smirked at him. No more memory issues for me, boy howdy! Then I correctly drove the three blocks to his meeting location without help. I patted myself on the back as Gene told me to be careful and he would see me in two hours.
I shifted the car into “D” for “Drive me to the mall,” and it did. Things were going well and I managed to make a couple of purchases and find my car again. I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted or needed, so I decided to return to the hotel and wait for Gene’s meeting to end. I confidently turned onto the street I needed and drove and drove, looking left and right for the hotel sign. I couldn’t believe it . . . someone had moved the hotel in just one hour! How could that be? As I crossed over I-495 for the second time, I noted that the traffic hadn’t improved. Since I didn’t plan on getting on the highway, I didn’t care. But I thought, “Poor people. They looked tired and aggravated.” I, however, was on an adventure.
This is a hard place to navigate. Sure, the streets are mostly straight and run straight north and south, or east and west, but there are buildings and cars in the way and I can’t seem to get the right combination of turns to find the hotel. The building that Gene was in was constantly on my right, so I knew I was in the right area. I knew that I was circling in on my location (literally), but it was difficult to land in the right place.
I finally found my hotel, and even remembered my room number. Take that chemo brain. Now I need to go pick Gene up from his meeting. Hope he doesn’t check the odometer.
I finally found time to check in. I see I was behind back to the “Mirror”. Love reading this. Gives me my laugh for the day! I should try to not get so far behind in the future. One needs the levity from time to time. Good luck on your surgery….you will be balanced now (well at least boob-wise, can’t speak for the mental part) 🙂
Thoughts & Prayers!