Interstellar Adventures

June 28, 2007

14 hours later

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Family & Friends,Interstellar Casa,Interstellar Travel,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 9:35 pm

Thankfully, my flight home was uneventful. Except for the hour we sat on the tarmac after the plane parked in our gate blew his generator, thankfully on the ground. But we had to wait for another gate to clear. Tuesday wasn’t so great. After watching The Storm that ate Oklahoma ground our plane out of OKC, our 1:50 pm flight turned into an 8 pm flight on another airline. And when the baggage door came off the plane, another two hours later we finally took off in the driving rain. My knuckles are just now recovering their color. We finally pulled into the hotel 14.5 hours after we left our offices.

I’ve been traveling for three straight weeks. My frequent flyer mile bank has increased while my tiredness level has increased at an exponetial rate. Thankfully I’m done with planes and automobiles for the near future. One cool thing out of this trip though was that we discovered a new flight web site called Flight Aware. You can look at flight status information even for flights currently in the air. We watched our flight come in to the airport while we waited.

I’ve missed my kids and my hubby. Elle had a bit of an issue at day camp on Tuesday. She got into a fight. After a boy called her gay. After she got upset that he wouldn’t share his Cheetos. If only my problems were that small. Still, it’s wrong for her to get in a fight, especially with a boy, especially when she lands more hits. And on Sunday she and Zed go to their dad’s. I think she’s a little emotional because of that and the fact that I’ve been out of town so much. I haven’t been on a buiness trip in years, and to have three weeks full of it, it’s a little upsetting to schedules and such. So I wasn’t too hard on her, but did make clear to her that her actions were very out of line.

I know I’m sucking at keeping up with posts that are worth your time. I’ve been a lot busier lately, especially with a job, where, for the first time in a long time, I actually have a project that requires more than 5% of my mental function. Add that with monitoring the sale of Pop’s house, the planning of touch-ups to our house, and the browsing of available real estate, and I’m toast. I’ve thought about giving this up, if not for good, at least for a while. Maybe I won’t for now. It’s just a thought. But for right now, my 12 year old baby is asking for some cuddle time, which is rare, so I’d better take advantage of it while I can.


  1. I’m wondering if I should take another break from blogging too.

    Cuddle away with your sweetie.

    Comment by raehan — June 28, 2007 @ 10:26 pm |Reply

  2. I’m tired just reading about your last three weeks. Cuddle away with all your family. I’m sure they’re thrilled to have you home.

    Comment by carnealian — June 29, 2007 @ 8:58 am |Reply

  3. Traveling for 3 weeks? That’s brave

    Comment by creative-type dad — June 30, 2007 @ 12:34 pm |Reply

  4. I guess you are damn tired now. Take rest. I hate jet lag… but it’s the fate of the long flight….

    Comment by Miss Million — July 1, 2007 @ 1:18 pm |Reply

  5. You’ve got a lot on your plate right now. Do what you gotta do, but I’ll miss you if you take a break!

    Comment by Gypsy — July 2, 2007 @ 9:18 am |Reply

  6. Don’t quit!!! I understand Elle’s frustration. It’s so tough on them when they’re routine changes. Poor girl.

    Comment by Jolynn — July 2, 2007 @ 10:51 am |Reply

  7. It’s hard to blog when you’ve got a lot on your plate. And I’ve found that sometimes it’s just as hard to jump back in and start blogging again after an absence away from it all. When that happened recently, I didn’t know where to start. And I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to, either.
    But I will miss ya if you stop posting! I hope Elle is feeling better now that you’re on land again. Good luck with juggling all this, I know you have a lot on your plate right now!

    Comment by Laura — July 2, 2007 @ 4:25 pm |Reply

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