February 27th, 2012

Today was a busy Monday after being on work travel last week in Jacksonville. Not that I didn’t love the 80 degree weather, but I think I have quite possibly the worst travel luck of all time.

Coming home on Friday, I was supposed to connect in Atlanta with 45 minutes to get from one flight to the other. While sitting on the runway waiting to take off in Jacksonville, we find out that the weather in Atlanta has taken a turn for the worst and the plane starts heading back to the gate. Apparently a storm caused the Atlanta airport to close and we had to go and sit and wait and wait and wait until we heard they reopened. That added about 2 hours to the travel time. Which also caused me to missed my connection flight home. Of course.

So the next flight home didn’t leave for another 4.5 hours, which meant more sitting and waiting…and reading…and playing iPhone games…and then sometime Friday night I finally made it home! My sweet hubby went out and got me a Panera salad and mac & cheese before I completely passed out on the couch with my puppy dog curled up on top of me. Aww. He missed his momma. And nothing makes me more thankful for my beautiful home and my wonderful husband than being away and missing them to death!

I have another trip coming up, but for now I am just happy to be home.

By the way, if you don’t think that qualifies as bad travel luck, I have also been stuck on the tarmac on a plane with faulty brakes that couldn’t take off, taxi or be towed back to the gate for more than 4 hours with a terribly loud noise blaring at us (only to have no option in the end but to convince the rental car company to give me a car so I could drive back home) AND I’ve been on a plane in the air that was struck by lightning. No joke.

February 17th, 2012

Happy Friday! Today I am off of work and have all kinds of exciting activities planned…you know, like a trip to the DMV that we’ve been putting off since, um, October? Ha. Seriously. Wish me luck.

Plus I have a sick puppy on my hands this morning, so I probably won’t be venturing too far today. Poor little guy does not feel good. The rest of my exciting day will probably consist of cleaning the house a bit and maybe finally starting this:

I mean seriously, am I the only person in existence who hasn’t read this book yet? Sorry guys, I’m so behind the curve on this one! I keep hearing how amazing it is, so I figured I needed to check it out…especially since the movie trailers have already started and I’m one of those people who won’t go see a movie based on a book unless I’ve already read the book first. This often results in me needing to wait for the DVD to come out, but I don’t mind. Watching the movie first always ruins a book for me because all I can think of are the movie characters. The only exception I’ve made to this is watching the Harry Potter movie series without getting past page 2 in the first book. I don’t plan to ever go back and read those books, so I’m kind of OK with it.

Also on my current reading list is A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers, which was loaned to me by one of my sweet friends. Does anyone have any other suggestions?:)

What about fun weekend plans? I don’t know what we might get in to; we’ll just have to wait and see!