Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Not on the Way to San Jose

My flight to Blogher '14 was scheduled for 6:29 tonight. I was going to leave for the airport around three and was I was feeling reasonably organized. I'd figured out what to pack and was ninety per cent packed. I'd sorted toiletries, taken out the trash and cancelled the newspaper. I still had to sort out my tote bag and take a shower. Not bad, with two hours until I needed to leave for the airport. I decided to check in to my flight online and when I did, I found the ominous note, "Your flight is cancelled."

I shed a few tears for a few minutes while I was on hold to speak to someone at JetBlue. There were severe weather warnings -- I can hear the thunder now -- and if I hadn't checked the status I would have gotten an email ten minutes later. Luckily I called before the notification went out and got a seat going via Boston tomorrow afternoon. I had a direct flight, with an aisle seat today, and tomorrow I first fly east to change planes to fly west, but I am still scheduled to be in San Jose for BlogHer '14. I will miss the Sangria reception, the panel on maternal health around the world which sounded so interesting and the opening night festivities. But in light of all that is going on with flying and cancelled flights I am grateful to have a scheduled flight one day later. I couldn't help but smile when I thought of my post yesterday and learning to go where the wind takes me, literally.


One thing I hadn't accomplished was getting a manicure. My plan was to get one in San Jose tomorrow morning, but since there won't be a tomorrow morning in San Jose I walked over to the nearest nail salon. Generally I choose one of the colors on the far right for my fingernails, but being open to change I had my nails painted light blue, something I have never done before. I'm not sure I'll do it again, but they do look nice and it is a fun change.

Our incomparable blogger buddy, Marie of "The English Kitchen" has been nominated as a finalist in a recipe contest at The Tuscany Now blog. This link will take you directly to the page and with one quick click, you can help our friend win a trip to Tuscany. You will also find great recipes. Marie's recipe is "The English Kitchen Pasta Dish." In truth in journalism I haven't made this dish, but I have made other recipes that Marie has featured on her blog and they are the best. The best! I'd suggest you vote early and often, but in this case just one vote per person.

Here's hoping for sunny skies tomorrow and good weather for flying. I'll do a very quick post when I arrive in San Jose, scheduled for 9:19 p.m. Pacific time.

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care. To sunny skies, literally and figuratively. 

17 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Have a safe trip.

Blackberry Lane said...

I know you are sad to miss some festivities. Hope everything goes smoothly tomorrow. Good for you going with a new nail polish color.
Re consignments...I've had good success with home d├ęcor items that I've consigned. Gives us a little spending money and gets unwanted items out of the closet!

Cranberry Morning said...

Have a safe and wonderful time. Do you know the way to San Jose? (Sorry, it just conjured up an old song I used to play on the piano). Hope you have no more cancellations.

Catherine said...

Have a wonderful time. Glad that you like your manicure. I find it difficult to change colors too.
Blessings, Catherine xo

Melinda said...

Safe travels.

Hope you have a better day
tomorrow.

M : )

Marie Rayner said...

Carol, how wonderful you are going to Blog Her! I wish I could do something like that. I can't wait to hear all about it. Safe journies and good luck with the re-booking. Hope you get there in time to enjoy a lot of the festivities and have a great time! xxoo

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh dear... how disappointing that your flight was cancelled. I'm glad you're still able to go. It's so ironic this happening with your post yesterday! Take care and have safe travels.

Lynn said...

fingers crossed you are on your way and now I shall go help your buddy win that trip to Tuscany! Happy Blogher time.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You can seldom count on planes leaving on time today. I do hope your new flight will leave on schedule and that you will have a great time in CA.

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

I hope no more interruptions occur to your travel plans and everything goes smoothly from here on out.

Sharon said...

Always hard for me to adjust when plans change so abruptly, but sounds like you did great. Can't wait to hear about your adventures at the conference. BTW, things are looking up here and I am blogging again!!

Theresa said...

Safe travels to you dear friend!!! I am happy you still get to go:). Hugs

Simply Linda said...

Echoing the other sentiments..safe travels. Blessings

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope your weather is nice now and you are on your way! Have fun! Hugs, Diane

Nellie said...

That is a bummer to miss the beginning events.:-( I did notice on Twitter that you are probably in good stead for your flight today! Safe travels and happy landings!

Kerin said...

There you are, with your positive attitude, and your new manicure!
You will have a blast, and wishing you safe travels.

K.

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Flights are so much fun. In 2000 I was headed to Australia with a friend from New York. I was rerouted and got there on time but their NY flight was canceled and I had an entire day in Oz by myself.