|SUE - a breast cancer survivor||
Had an amazing weekend in Floriday with our daughter and I am sure we could not have packed more into our schedules. Met lots of nice people, looked at houses for Cork's ate out, saw where she worked, went to Bok Tower and so much more. Now on the other hand, everything that could go wrong ... did on our way home. I made the mistake of checking bags when we got out of the car. This is mistake #1. First of go inside and ticket and check bags. They had taken the bags and then a card to get us through security and then would get our tickets at the gate. We went to the gate and waited 45 minutes (Yes, I know we could have printed them ourselves if my daughter had internet service but she does not). So as we are getting to board our first plane that takes us from Orlando to Chicago, we are asked to wait and since we were the last to check in we are getting bumped. The good news was that our dogs were boarded while we were gone and the good news was that my neighbors brought the dogs home that morning, the bad news, we weren't home yet. We did get on the plane and then headed off to Pittsburgh (mistake #2... try to get direct flight). We waited a long time to take off since the weather was bad in Pittsburgh but then we headed out to then get rerouted to Buffalo where we were continually updated every half hour for the next 8 hours. Mistake #3- don't wait to get a rental car to drive home- they were all booked) so we waited and finally made it back to Pittsburgh where we waited to get the snow cleared so we could get to the gate and deplane. Once having done that we headed to baggage claim and waited another 1 1/2 hours as they unloaded some of our luggage and then 6 other planes and then the rest of our planes luggage and of course we were the last one to get our luggage and then off to the parking place to get home. Again last car to come up to go. We made it home, I took a quick 5 minute shower and came to work and having been moving constantly ever since so as to not fall asleep. Mistake #4- I shouldn't have sat down to right a blog but wanted to update you all and tell you the fact that this too is something to laugh about as Life is far too serious and we must laugh or we will cry. Cancer is like that, we have to find the humor in what comes about in order to survive or we will cry. Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with crying but you have find the boundaries of how much crying and when. It is a sore that doesn't heal for a long time and a scar remains. WE all have Murphy's Laws days, weeks and even years. We must rise to the occasion or be cut down in the midst of it. Don't give up and don't give in, we are here to help you. Sometimes the roads seem insurmountable but we will get there together and I will cry with you sometimes and sometimes I will laugh with you.