Hello Everyone! Haven't journaled in a while...sitting in the Miami Airport just got off the Norwegian Pearl. I had a great time cruising the Carribean with my best friend. We go all the way back to playing with dolls together, but now live on opposite coasts, so get together once a year for a week.

Hope everyone has been doing great, will catch on your posts ASAP!
Hugs, Dianne

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deleted_user

I was just going to ask in last message, are you on a cruise? I thought no, I wouldn\'t do that, too many slot machines. lol. Well, that is great you had so much fun with your childhood playmate. So glad you are back. hugs barb
DianneE
DianneE

There was a casino inboard, but wasn\'t tempted!!! I did notice they were willing to put up to $2000/day on your account per day! Yikes! Wonder how many people go home ruined from their cruise!!! Glad it wasn\'t me! Hugs to everyone...
deleted_user
deleted_user

Wonder FULL DianneE!!!!! Glad you and life friend had time to connect and enjoy *real* life and make goals to keep up your healthy connections!!!!

You are a real inspiration to me, example that there is hope for life after living in dispair and hopelessness. {{{hugs to you}}} debs
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi Mz Dianne.. A cruise eh >.Well guess what.. My son and his wife , 2 kids with a gramma and great aunty got on board a Cruise ship for Pananam Today March 13..They flew into Florida last night.. delayed due to torrential rains at Airport. This is first time am not responsible for \'animals .. LOL.. yahoodles older son living at middle sons so he is \'\'looking \'\'after..am glad cuz I usually end up cleaning up=dislike walking around debris.. LOL>. \'\'Glad you did not get hooked on [easy money] pay later. Glad you journelled also.. almost sent out \'S.O.S. dot dot dit. life raft.. LOL.
Good to \'see you posting Dianne. Keep up .. lub yah.. got that \'from Jordan\'s vocab.. LOL..
Sandra..
deleted_user
deleted_user

My little Jordan... having impacts on people everywhere!!! What a bright little star he is... To shine and not even know it. debs
DianneE
DianneE

Update.....am stranded in miami...bad weather yesterday brought lots of cancelled flights and delays today. Will miss my next connection and have to spend the night in LA......ack!!!! Oh well.,,,
SheliaMac
SheliaMac

Glad you got to get away for a while, especially with an old friend. Traditions and reunions, we should have more of them in our lives. Sorry your stranded, but glad to hear you ok. Was starting to worry about you..... Welcome back, when you get back!!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Sorry to hear Dianne.. Yeppers both flights on Friday for son , and the \'flight my dil was taking \'cancelled til later times: but hopefully they all boarded (6)of them on Saturday ; but am thinking \'iffen air lines delays. ship delays ..= passengers ..LOL..
Hey did you meet any strangers .. I always chit chat with \'people..makes the time go by..for me.
Be well L..Sandra.
DianneE
DianneE

The saga continues......
Miami flight delayed 3 1/2 hrs....
Got to LA after my connecting flight had departed...
Had called 800 number who told me my luggage would automatically be put on next day, but would have to spend the night in LA..
Got to LAX and went to customer service American airlines who told me they could put me on a flight with United that night, leaving in 45 mins but insisted I had to go down to baggage claim, get my baggage, go back into the airport and check the baggage in, go through security etc,
RAN to baggage claim, not on turnstyle, went to baggage office, waited in line and was told baggage was already forwarded to my destination...
RAN several blocks with carryons to terminal 7 from terminal 4...
RAN to airline counter who told me I was already too late for check in when American gave me the booking ...burst into tears and the guy checked and found
out the united flight was delayed so went ahead and checked me in...
Got through security and RAN to gate at far end of terminal...
Got there, no pilot....waited an he before this flight was cancelled...
Received hotel voucher to Marriott and made the ling trek to ground transportation where waited 20 mind for the hotel shuttle...
Got to Marriott, waited in long line, the told all rooms were sold out and would have to go back to the Airport!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Called airline who blamed the snafu on the Marriott and rebooked me at the Hilton...
Went back to airport, took another shuttle to the Hilton,
GOT ROOM AT LAST
Still in LA, hoping the flight home goes ok, and praying luggage is not lost!!!!

ACK!!!!!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

I certainly hope you\'ve gotten some rest by now. I assume the cruise was pretty wonderful....better be to have such a hard time getting home. I would love to hear all about your trip.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hey \'\'Dianne. All that running .. shuffling \'\'Hotels. \'sheeh.. kinda makes yah wanna travel by car ..eh..but alas these exotic places are across the great span \'of oceans. \'\'Glad you \'got a nice Hotel. \'\'relaxing \'\'hopefully for trip home..
Be well sistah. \'\'best travel companion is a good book.. eh ?.. \'Sandra..
deleted_user
deleted_user

What a nightmare. I wouldn\'t have lived through it. That is why last year I declared no more flying for me. Hope you are home safe and sound by now.
DianneE
DianneE

After more hassles, finally located luggage. Home now and back to work! I now need a vacation from my post-vacation...lol
deleted_user
deleted_user

At least life is never dull. It sounds like your life is full to the brim - your best life Dianne. x