This is going to be one of those catch up blog posts that happen to us bloggers when we are more than BUSY! I’ll just hit some of the highlights of the last three days. I awoke early on Wednesday morning as I was excited about my trip to the Chicago area to see my daughter, Robyn, and her family. I had my bag packed, was checked in electronically to my flight from Hobby Airport in Houston, and had everything timed down to the last minute for my departure. I had to drop Emma off at the kennel on my way to the airport and planned to just leave the car in the extended parking area there.
Everything was fine until, at the last moment, I got an automated call from Southwest Airlines that my flight had been cancelled! That put me into a slight panic, but I weathered that storm and made new reservations for later in the day. That flight wasn’t cancelled, and I just delayed my action plan for three hours. I got a little more panicked as five of the parking areas were full at the airport, but I finally found a spot.
After checking my bag, I headed for the security check lines with what was a slightly bewildered look on my face, I guess. I haven’t flown in quite a few years, and wasn’t quite sure what problems my bionic hip would cause. I needn’t have worried. A guard at the front told me to use the pre-scanned line that had very few people in it. I didn’t have to take off my shoes or take my laptop out of my backpack. I just stood in a tube thing with my hands over my head, and it was done. The rest of the trip went smoothly, and I had a fantastic view from my window seat of the Chicago skyline along Lake Michigan, as the plane looped out over the frozen lake on approach to Midway Airport.
I spent most of the day on Thursday riding along with Robyn as she completed a couple of her Life Vest work appointments. We chatted up a storm as many miles were involved between appointments.
When we got back, I was tasked with helping my four year old grandgirl, Phoebe, get her Valentine cards ready for pre-school the next day. We made a pretty good team, and spent some time giggling along the way.
“You want me to do what Grandma Belt???”
As Robyn and Dennis were getting dinner ready, I decided it would be a good time to teach Avery how to talk to a fish. You can see that she was a little skeptical. She knew that I would be giving her a goldfish for her sixth birthday and was very excited about it, but had no idea of the proper way to talk to her new pet.
Now is that a good fish face or what?! (Ignore the wrinkles please)
Not bad for learning a new language!
Today was the big day for picking out the fish. We went to the local Petco store, and it only took about 30 seconds for Avery to find the goldfish of her dreams.
It’s name is ‘Goldie’, and Avery never let it out of her hands until we got back home. Precious times with precious grandgirls…
Notice the winter coat and hat? Did I mention that it is dang cold up here in northeast Indiana? It was 4* when I got up yesterday. What was I thinking when I planned this trip??? You Grandparents know the answer to that, but I’m freezing!!!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy