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Snow days

By the time many of you read this, I will be back home in New York City.*

Yes, I was one of the thousands stranded by Snowmageddon 2010.

In my case, I was snowed out of NYC; my flight home Monday was canceled and today — four days later — is my first opportunity to wing my way back home.

It’s my longest layover to date.

But I was one of the lucky ones.  I didn’t sit in an airport for days, waiting for the next available flight.  I didn’t have to bed down in some cheap airport hotel and watch snowy basic cable.  I didn’t even go to the airport the day my flight was nixed.

I simply kept on driving and started Christmas Vacation Part Deux.

Thanks to my sister Lou and brother-in-law Chuck, I was able to hitch a ride to Kansas City and spend a few days visiting my old stomping grounds.

I ate at favorite restaurants.  Did some shopping.  Saw some movies.  In other words, I wasn’t productive at all. No office organization, tax preparation, or housecleaning could be completed from afar.  Instead, I took a real vacation following the hustle-and-bustle of my initial trip home for Christmas.

On Facebook, I reported this turn of events as ‘making lemonade.’  While some mistook this as new code for ‘using the bathroom,’ I was turning a trip FAIL into a big trip bonus.

As usual, the fates knew what I really needed.  See?  There can be a silver lining to the wollop of  Snowmageddon 2010!

Now, to tackle mailmageddon waiting for me at home…

* It is sleeting/snowing this morning in Kansas City.  Crossed fingers…


Water works

Yesterday, I had a meltdown.

It wasn’t over one thing; it was a collection of all that small stuff that you’re ‘not supposed to sweat.’

You know…like the umpteenth day of rain.  Or a sore knee that hurts more the second week than it did the first.  Or yet another delayed flight because of that same darn rain.

And lady cramps.  (Sorry — too much information.)

Suffice it to say, it was a challenging day.  But I finally muddled through and made to my hotel.  And much later, when I was snug in bed, watching “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” — because my early morning flight had been canceled by the airline (more small stuff) — I relaxed by playing my Raindrop Melody Maker.

You heard me right.

Nothing makes the blues go away faster than music you create with computer-simulated raindrops.  What fun!  What whimsy!

What a load of water.

Give it a go.  You just might find it relaxing.

Have a nice day.