the trip and back home

Well I made it home in one piece and I had a great time. It is a wonderful thing to see your children grow and mature.
Let's start from the beginning.......the day before I left I had an acupuncture appointment, it went well and then I went out to my car and the remote wouldn't unlock the door....okay, i tried the key in the door and the key would't go in....mmmfph. Tom was working out of town so I called the dealer and they sent someone over to try and unstick the lock.....that didn't work, he opened the trunk but there was no release for the seats so he couldn't get in that way.....he drove me home. When Tom got home we took his remote over and it wouldn't work, so we went over to the dealer and they checked both remotes and the batteries were fine, they gave us their break in tools and back we went.(I'm still in the acupuncture parking lot) Tom got the door opened and then the key would not go in the ignition.....starting to think this is not even our car....lol    But it is. Call a tow truck and have it towed to the dealer......Al the service guy walks out to it and comes back in and says I fixed it.......wth the tow truck is not even off the lot!!!   there is something in the ignition that closes when you pull out the key and it got stuck so the car thought the key was still in the ignition.......so there is that.
 
Get up at 4:00 in the morning to get ready and drive to the airport to be there 90 mins before the flight....took a small palne from London to toronto....can't say I'm a fan of the small plane, find my connecting flight and ask if it is possible to sit as isolated as possible and they are able to put me at a window seat with no one in the middle seat....nice flight out, but very tired by now and can't fall asleep on the plane.
Get off the plane and meet the kids it is great to see them and off we go.....some shopping dinner and then they want to go back to the mall and I head to bed, or so I thought....my uncle calls and says where are you I'm coming to see you......up I get and we have a nice visit and then he gets to see the kids and then finally I go to sleep....apparently I was snoring very loudly....lol   jamie gets up at 5:00 and goes for a drive because he can't sleep through my snoring. I woke with a monster headache and upset stomach.....and Jamie goes out again to get me some gravol, then a shower and we are off to breakfast....feeling a bit better a little more shopping and then the loooonnnnggg drive to Fort McMurray (6 hours) Then I am wiped out and head off to bed...(their roomate gave up his room for me for the week)
the rest of the week is spent sight seeing and doing stuff for Jamie's birthday and palying with the dog    (their dog is one of my dogs puppies)  he is gorgeous and it was hard to believe he was the runt of the litter, he is a big boy. He is also very spoiled.
The flight home......small plane again.....at least not a prop plane to Calgary....then the same thing I ask if it possible to sit isolated and they find a seat alone...great. Then we board and they want to move a guy beside me and I said that I was supposed to sit alone for health reasons....no problem. Then later in the flight the flight attendant comes back to me and says you didn't pay for that seat and I said I know I just asked upon check in and they accomodated me and she says all snippy that there was mother and toddler that could have used the room.....and that is my fault, I told her I was on immuosuppressants and that I was just trying to stay healthy. I felt singled out and very uncomfortable.....now I can't wait to get off this plane....only an hour into a three hour flight....She didn't do anything overt but I could just feel the disapproval coming off of her in waves every time she went by.....but it is over with and I am home.
I had a ggod talk with the kids about what is going on and I feel better that they know more of what's going on with me health wise....I don't think Jamie really understands how bad it is but I think Amy knoes and can slowly get him to understand as things progress....she has a health background so she knows the lingo.
After I get home I get an email from my mother.....we are not close and don't ttalk often.....she wants to see me says she needs to talk to me.......I think my uncle called her and now she is going to get all up in arms about my health....even though I told her what was going on......I think it's funny how no one thinks I'm sick until I shaved my hair now they all think I'm dying.....lol....well at least it amuses me. I have to see her this afternoon and will update later....might be something else entirely, who knows with her. She is an alcoholic and a drama quenn so you never know????
Well that is most of the trip update, I think I'm almost rested up, still a little tired and I am trying to get back to my regular bedtime routine, that 2 hour time change is so hard to get over for me.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Good lord, so many similarities. Glad you had a fab trip. Gave runt of mu buffys litter to my mother who is a drama queen who I have seen 3 times this year which is three times too much and now she rings all the time and thinks hey I can mother her. A real test of tolerance and maybe even acceptance now as I thought I had forgiven her but........not sure I really did. Number one.....my son, has been fab since I sent him and some others the spoon theory. Even had phone call tonight then he put some comedic scottsman on the phone to give me a laugh. So you too are blessed with the most wonderful kids and life, easy for us really, feeling so loved, makesveach day all the more wonderful doesn\'t it. Rest. Hugs. Peace and love.
oxfordns
oxfordns

Glad you had a great trip.....you have written a wonderful description of events and feelings.......
lmrmom
lmrmom

ROFL you shaved your hair that is tooo funny .If I knew Id look good with a shaved head Id try it .I feel good at the moment but havent let on to anyone Poof ,Id be back to supermom
deleted_user
deleted_user

Oh my, dealing with all that after acupuncture. Why does stuff like that always seem to happen at the worst times? At least the session should have lessoned some angst. You won\'t believe this, but I did that to my car when I was a teen. Late for curfew and running in, just didn\'t click it all the way. Figured it out after some time and used a screw driver to pop it over.


That was too funny about the wrong car because I was beginning to wonder the same thing while reading. lol I didn\'t think it was, but it was looking that way.

I\'m glad you had a good time and the discussion about your health went well. I know that has been a weight on your mind. The flight attendant, what a b*tch!!! It was nice that you stayed calm and stood your ground. If she kept on with me, I may have told her where she could sit for the rest of the flight. I love doing the, \"What was your name again?\" and writing it down; seems to change their whole demeanor.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Over all, it sounds like you had a nice visit with your children. Traveling is so hard on us, isn\'t it? I LOVE taking road trips, but I pay big in pain & stiffness.
Glad to hear you are home, safe & sound. God Bless, Jean