Up very early, but not as early as I have had to be up in the past, in order to be on time for my flight to Sydney for the latest in the Kids Business Bloggers Brunch & BBQ series.
Still not confident with the dress I’d chosen, I did a quick recce of my wardrobe and found a frock I’ve had for a while that hasn’t fit me in most of that while. I ‘tried it on” without much hope, only to find it fit me better than it ever has. Repacked bag, ditched one of the two pairs of shoes I’d already packed ‘just in case’ and was good to go.
Grumpy head out to the car whilst I lugged my small suitcase, handbag and drink bottle across the darkened veranda and down the stairs, missing the last one, rolling my ankle and falling flat on my arse.
I sat for a second as a profanity or two emerged from my mouth and waited to see if the pain would abate or keep going.
Don’t swell, don’t swell, don’t swell, I repeated over and over to myself.
Got up, felt everything was ok and loaded the car. Walked back to lock the door and promptly missed the last step a second time!
No fall occurred but I worried about my capabilities for the day.
Disembarked from the car, kissed husband farewell and set about finding the gate I needed to board at. Which I did, after first heading to the wrong gates, mostly due to autopilot more than anything else. Was still very early.
Arrived at Sydney, hopped into a taxi, hopped out at venue and in under fifteen minutes had changed from comfy flight-wear into frock and shoes with my makeup done.
And obtained a much needed latte.
Then set about being terribly busy, important and professional for the next five and a half hours.
During which time, I also managed to knock the camera man’s near-full pack of jelly beans onto the floor.
Thankfully, Dyson and their very handy hand stick vacuum where right next to us and sorted the Jelly Bean Spread Across Floor problem for us in a matter of seconds. Yep, sucked them all up and I didn’t have to lift a finger. I asked if I could take the vacuum man home, but they needed him for stuff and things.
Then offered to take one of their vacs home, but they wouldn’t let me do that, either *sigh*
Needless to say, the day was yet another fabulous day, lots of fun for everyone and a success by all accounts. I’m constantly impressed by the vigour with which Christie does these events, and in awe of the effort and work she puts in.
Taxi, airport, inability to sleep on way back to Melbourne on the plane, arrive early in Melbourne (I have no idea how that happened) and ended up waiting in the relatively cool – compared to the heat I left Melbourne in yesterday, and the lovely warm temp of Sydney today – for my lift.
Kids somewhat oblivious to fact I had arrived home, so I didn’t give them the packs of jelly beans I’d been given for each of them.
Twisted ankle and right bum cheek not only survived the day and gave me zero pain the whole day. Bloody lucky! I think I scared it into submission.