Oh blog readers how I have missed you! It has been almost 2 weeks since I have both blogged and read any blogs! I knew that the end of September would be busy for me, but I hadn't anticipated just how overwhelming it would be. We held a lovely wedding shower for one of my dearest friends and just 24 hours I flew out to a 3 day business meeting in North Carolina. Between meetings I drove 4 hours back and forth to my sisters house to spend some time with her and my niece, flew home in time for a one day meeting last week before flying back out the next day for a 2 day family weekend in Florida. After arriving home at midnight, I was in the car at 6am and en-route to a meeting in Connecticut. Needless to say I am behind on blogging, sleep and laundry.
I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time traveling. With my job I do mostly car travel, but in a past life I spent every few months enjoying meetings in states all through out the country. It took a handful of flights before I finally figured out the best flight wardrobe for me. I am notoriously cold. Once we're up in the air I will be freezing so it's important that I have lots of layers. A sweater that zips can come off easily through security, and can just as easily be worn as a blanket across a lap on a plane. A scarf is also a necessity. While it helps to keep my neck warm if I'm feeling chilly, it can also be balled up and used as a pillow when I get sleepy. Typically my watches work as accessories, but when I'm flying they serve the purpose of time keepers. I like to keep my cellphones safe in a zipped pocket in my bag. With so much moving from gate to gate and moving my bags from compartments and shoulder to shoulder, I hate to risk loosing it, so keeping it stowed away is the best option. Besides, watches are actually made to tell time not to add a spot of color to a wardrobe. Who knew?
It's luckily that I took the time to dress appropriately for each of my flights because last week I experienced some of my worst flights to date. An emergency stop in Dulles, a 4 hour delay in Baltimore, turbulence one one flight that caused hot tea to cover 3 rows full of people, and turbulence a day later that felt more like a ride on a Six Flags Coaster than an Airplane! Thankfully I could spend my 4 days in airports focusing on my flights and not on my clothing! My first night back I finished 4 loads of laundry and put myself to bed early. I can say it was an exhausting-ly full 2 weeks, but it was full of great moments. I'm now ready to spend some time with my feet on the ground and with my mind back out of the clouds.