Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Home again, home again, jiggity jig!


We're finally back in our own house, beloved by our animals that act like we deserted them and starved them for weeks on end. Mary assures me that all were fed, on time, daily. We all know what Louie has to say about that.

The flights were on time, full, lacking decent seats or decent food and small children were always located behind or in the row next to me. I've learned to bring my ear plugs, a good book, my own snacks and water and if all else fails I keep a package of the airline cookies in my bag so I can hand them to a stressed out parent for their kid.

It's interesting, the generous flight attendants on the earlier, first flight handed out two of what ever snack you wanted, cookies, pretzels or peanuts. The second flight, same airline, late in the evening could only muster up small packages of peanuts, one for each person. Fine catering, Delta.

The parents in the row across from mine, stressed out from flying with two small children didn't seem to have any reserves left to deal with little Gracie. She was about one, over tired, loud, without a proper seat. I wiggled my fingers at her to distract her from her wailing and she wiggled hers back at me but kept up the rant. I finally dug down into my bag and found the unopened hard biscuits they call cookies and offered them to her father, for her.
I got a big smile from him and another finger wiggle from little Gracie.

I'm working on more green feathers. I figure to be the only angel up there with green wings.

I have much to do to settle back into a routine. It's hot and muggy but certainly not as hot as Boston when we left there. I've got the laundry to do, grocery shopping, loading photos into my computer and catching up on everyone's blog. I'm sick of my header and you must be too. I need to sort through my photos and find something interesting for up there.

Now, I need to go out and brave the mosquitoes and see what's been happening in my garden.
Mary tells me that it did rain while we were gone and it rained last night so it hasn't been lacking water. The corn in the fields is up to shoulder height so I'm wondering how my tomatoes are doing.

:)Bea Bea who creates with Mother Nature some of the time.

10 comments:

  1. Welcome home, Bea! I hope your trip was awesome, despite the cranky little flyers.. :) I hope your garden faired better than ours! Our cucumbers died, so did our zucchini...sigh...lesson learned. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Welcome home you tiny green winged angel...travel is not for the weak of heart...and young parents deserve a medal to attempt to fly with a youngster or two. Try not to do it all on one day...like I listen to my own advice :O)> Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  3. Glad you are back in one piece :)
    Sounds like you had fun and another set of angel wings always come in handy.
    Ease yourself back into your life...vacationing is hard work!
    XoX

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  4. Hi and welcome back. It's always good to go, but good to get home too, isn't it!

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  5. Glad you got home alright from your trip! ugh, I do not like plane rides. I hope I dont wish I was on a plane while riding in a car through the desert with a toddler :) glad you made it home to those poor starved animals too ;)

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  6. Plane trips are torture chambers disguised as transportation!
    Glad you enjoyed the cape - it's about my favorite place.

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  7. I loved your tale of the flights and children. I always try to avoid them if I can!! Luckily I can take my hearing aid out which helps. On Ryanair you can only get food and snacks if you buy them! But it's only an hour's flight so I don't mind. How was 4th July? I haven't caught up yet so I guess you may have blogged about it already.

    I love the calm new header. It's beautiful. I must change mine too.

    Welcome home, I always say 'home again, home again, jiggety jig'!

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  8. Thanks you friends, it's good to be home. Warm and muggy but I really do love Wisconsin, in the summer. I hate to be away from it. Things change so fast. I couldn't believe how tall the corn is in just one week. :)Bea

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  9. I think you should get an extra green feather - just because.
    So much for the Royal Dalton china they used to serve our meals on... and real forks too. Sad. And ya, what is with the flight attendants that think they're doing you a big favor by giving you an extra package of formed sawdust? I come prepared like you do as well. The benefit of experience!

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  10. I think you should get an extra green feather - just because.
    So much for the Royal Dalton china they used to serve our meals on... and real forks too. Sad. And ya, what is with the flight attendants that think they're doing you a big favor by giving you an extra package of formed sawdust? I come prepared like you do as well. The benefit of experience!

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