Sunday, October 15, 2006

Oh, the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home...

Well, it isn't my Kentucky home, but my friend Michelle's at ky coop cast. I'm leaving for a whole week--eight days actually--to go visit Michelle in the bluegrass state.

I'm very excited. The Santa Ana winds have passed but this mom is still in need of some R & R if I want to keep another Wall Rage incident from happening. It has been a year since I took a mommy vacation and there have been at least three 10-day business trips, in addition to all the other trips, for Paul. It's time.

Of course, you may remember if you memorized my 100 things list that I am afraid of flying. (You DID memorize it, didn't you?) So I get on the plane today, not brave at all, but grateful for the fact that my friend Michelle will be flying with me one way and that my doctor called in a prescription for six Xanax in case my anxiety gets a little overwhelming. My other coping mechanisms include a healthy dose of defensive pessimism (if you read the comments on this post, you will find my extreme way of dealing with flying) and a lot of prayer. Those amongst you who pray feel free to pray for my travel mercies. I do believe in retroactive prayer so no matter what time you are reading this, it isn't too late. Non-prayers: good thoughts are welcome, too.

I feel like I should be saying that you won't be reading any new posts from me or any comments in the next eight days--but really, who are we kidding? Michelle has a computer. It isn't like I'm going to be on a tour bus the whole time. I'm a blog addict. I know that. However, I may not post more than once and I can't spend three hours at a shot being a mouse potato when I've got my dear friend near to me.

Don't forget me though, okay?

picture by Marley


life girl said...

have fun!

V-Grrrl said...

Will pray for you.

I "met" Michelle through your blog and enjoy dropping by her site. Say hi to her for me!

atypical said...

I hope you made it safely and have some wonderful "me time."

Prayers have been coming, some of them undoubtedly retroactive!


Aliki2006 said...

Have a wonderful trip!

I'll send good thoughts your way.

My defensive pessimism with regard to flying (which I don't like to do) is to imagine every possible airline disaster scenario--I'm not sure why that helps, but it does.

Logan said...

welcome! it's good to have your here. be sure to enjoy the finer things of the bluegrass state: your friend, her family, & her friends. if you need anything during your stay, then be sure to let us know. our bluegrass state, is your bluegrass state.

sunshine scribe said...

Have a fabulous trip! We look forward to hearing all about it.

Good luck with the flight :)

Mary-LUE said...

Hey Logan! Thanks for the coffee today. You can rest assured that I am enjoying my friend and her family. I'm looking forward to a couple of sunny days to facilitate my enjoyment of beautiful Kentucky.

Everyone else, Thanks for the prayers and good wishes. I made the flights free of Xanax although there was 20-30 minutes of turbulence that was distressing. It was good to have a friend on the flight with me (Michelle had flown out to CA for the weekend for her grandmother's funeral.) Poor Michelle had two nervous flyers, one on either side of her. Like I said, it wasn't for too long.

On the last leg of our flight, as we took off, the Southwest flight attendant was chanting, "I think I can. I think I can." I turned to Michelle and said, "I am the wrong traveler to have on a plane and be saying that!" In the long run, everything really went smoothly.

I can hardly believe that I am here and looking forward to the rest of my week.

More later. Maybe!

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That was me... I accidently double posted the comment.