It was a long, long journey...but I'm here.
My plane was delayed for five hours yesterday. Yes, you read that correctly. F-I-V-E hours - due to the fact that it had snowed a centimeter five hours earlier. It wasn't snowing or raining or icy out at all...the delay was because we were waiting for the plane to get de-iced. And it took five hours. There is some rule that you can't sit at the departure gate for more than five hours past original departure time, so we were literally five minutes from having the flight cancelled, after being trapped on the plane for five and a half hours. Oh yeah, did I mention that part? We were ON the plane. No walking around the airport eating and shopping - we were stuck on that awful plane with crying children, coughing people, and just a general sense of gloominess. It was pretty miserable.
So, I was supposed to be getting into Chicago at 7:00 p.m., but I ended up landing at about midnight. My poor mom and her friend had to wait for me - thank goodness I have them! It was so nice to see my mommy after being gone for over three months. After that, we decided to just truck it all the way home, so I arrived at our front door at 7:30 a.m. Ouch.
It was amazing though. First, it was great to see my Dad. :) I don't get to talk to him much on Skype since our dog broke my parents' laptop a couple of months ago. So I don't get to see his face and hear his voice too much - I just talk to him mainly through our Blackberrys and email.
Then I got to see my DOGS!! I was so, so excited to see them. They were all very crazy and happy...but especially my little sweetheart. She just couldn't wag her little tail fast enough. It was a great reunion.
So...I'm home, I'm happy, I'm healthy. I'm very blessed and am looking forward to spending the holidays with my family and friends. I'm not sure how much I'll be updating over the break, so if I'm not around I'd just like to say Happy Holidays to my readers and followers and have a wonderful holiday season!