Tuesday, July 23, 2013

(Almost) Live from 30,000 Feet

As with so many things in life I had a plan for the last two days. Yesterday, the schedule was a nice lunch with my friend, Sue. I'd then go the airport and home via LaGuardia Airport. First there was a major delay and then LaGuardia was closed because of an accident. It became clear that the plan would have to change. I rebooked my flight for this morning -- thanks, Delta Customer Service -- found an inexpensive hotel and spent the night in Orlando. I had good air conditioning and free wi-fi. I treated myself to a diet coke and peanut M&Ms and watched CNN coverage of the little prince for the evening.

Now I'm 30,000 feet over the earth and heading home. No exercise class, as I'd planned and a few fewer errands than I'd planned, but once more a lesson in letting go of plans. So glad to be able to get home. I do have laundry to do and I've got to repack for BlogHer '13 beginning on Thursday.

Despite this little glitch, it was a great trip. The conference was a terrific experience. I knew having a spinal tumor was rare, but this gave me an understanding of just how rare. But I also acquired a group of friends who share this tiny world with me, which makes it a lot less lonely. I had a great time at Epcot and Disney. I was thrilled to be able walk all over the Magic Kingdom and even took a few rides. I got to share it with my friend, Sue, who is a high school buddy, and we had a lot of fun. We laughed at the Bear Jamboree and loved "It's a Small World" and "Pirates of the Caribbean."

I'm 30,000 feet over Virginia as I type, but need to wait to send it when I'm off the plain. I just enjoyed my cookies and coffee and am feeling appreciative of every little thing. Take-off, smooth flight, cookies, coffee and the million little things that make a day. Buttercup is counting her blessings!


Last night at baggage claim. It was as hectic as it looked.

13 comments:

Sr. Ann Marie said...

In spite of the plane glitch, it sounds like an enjoyable trip. Glad you got home safely.

TARYTERRE said...

Glad you had a good time.

Deanna said...

So happy you had a good journey, even with the unexpected delays...but you are going to have to treat yourself a little better than a Diet Coke & Peanut M&M's...!!! just sayin'

Blackberry Lane said...

Happy that you enjoyed the trip. Now that you are retired, it is easier when things go a little off schedule. M&M's and Coke sound very good to me!

Maggid said...

seems to me - now you're retired - you are busier than ever . . .

love & love,
-g-

Theresa said...

Oh I have been following along as you enjoyed your trip! Happy you were able to reschedule your flight and get home safely! Have a blessed and restful rest of the week, HUGS!

Patty Sumner said...

Sounds like your little stay over was well enjoyed. Everyone needs a little break. Hope your next trip at Blogher13 is just as fun....with the exception of the flight. Blessings!

Nellie said...

I hope you've had a safe, smooth landing at La Guardia, Buttercup. It sounds like you had an amazing time in Florida.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you made it home in time to get ready to leave again.

BJ PUP said...

Sounds like you have flexibility down pat. It makes life so much calmer that way.

Glad you're home.

Paula said...

Wait - SPINAL TUMOUR? I need to catch up!

Melinda said...

Traveling makes one flexible
especially when the unexpected
occurs.

Get some rest!

:o)

Marie said...

Glad you had a good journey Carol. I find travel so stressful these days, especially when on my own. Have fun at Blog Her! xxoo