Monday, June 27, 2011

Leavin' on a jetplane...

[I scheduled this to go up this morning, but it didn't take. Silly Blogger.]

So, yeah. Not really here today.

I'm somewhere in the sky, on one of my least favorite modes of transportation: an airplane.

It's not so much the flying I mind. It's the being crammed into a big metal tube with so many other people, and not being able to leave it when I want. I'm a teeeensy bit claustrophobic, you see. And as it's a 6 a.m. flight, ordering a martini or three would likely get me some Looks. You know the kind I mean.

And apparently to get from DC to San Antonio, you have to stop in Denver for three hours. Who knew?

But one of my brothers told me to look out the window when we land in Denver, because the airport roof looks like boobs. So at least there's that to look forward to.

What profound occurrence has precipitated this event? My mom went and scared the living crap out of me by coming this >< close to having a heart attack.

So I'll be in sunny, too-damn-hot Texas all week, and likely won't be blogging for a while. Maybe I'll see you around Twitter, though, if that's one of your indulgences.

(Did I mention I really hate flying? I did? Um, yeah. Wheeee.....!)

UPDATE: I'm in the ICU with Mom. They've scheduled her for a quadruple bypass surgery tomorrow. Oh, and Tada! I survived the flight. I think. But I'm too tired to know for sure.

13 comments:

KarenG said...

I fly into Denver all the time, and I never noticed that before LOL.

Here's hoping all the best for your mom.

Sarah Pearson said...

Sending best wishes to your Mother, and for you for when you fly home :)

Steph Schmidt said...

Speedy recover to your mom. I hope you have a strong martini when you leave the ICU to help you calm down (airport and ICU in one day? That is a marathon of stress).

Good news, cooler weather should be blowing in later this week to Texas once it's finished in California.

dianehenders said...

Hope the surgery goes well and your mom has a speedy recovery.

I completely relate to the claustrophobic airplane experience. I'm not afraid to fly, I just need to get out every two hours. That can get a little tricky at 40,000 feet.

out of the wordwork said...

Sending your mom positive vibes and a speedy, successful surgery and recovery!

What a scare for you both! And to have to deal with planes too. Yugh. Glad you got there and I'm sure your mom is very relieved to have you by her side.
((hugs))
Nelsa

Trisha Leigh said...

I think it says something about our awesomeness that we are taking a simultaneous blogging break.

Thoughts are with you and your mom, Linda.

Anne Gallagher said...

Praying for your mom -- and you.

Hope everything goes well.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Keeping you, your mom and the rest of your family in my heart today. Having spent a LOT of time so far this year in various hospitals with my dad (he's on his ninth admission, not that anyone's counting), I suspect that the health care industry might benefit as much from medicating patient families as the patients themselves.
And thanks (not) for the Peter,Paul,and Mary earworm. Can I throw some Taylor Swift at you in retaliation? "Drew looks...at me...I fake a smile..."
Ooops, I think that just backfired!

abby mumford said...

i'm sure your mom appreciates you overcoming your fears to be by her side. i'll keep her (and you) in my thoughts!

Jen J. Danna said...

Best wishes for your mom. I hope that her surgery goes well and she has an easy recovery...

Michele Shaw said...

Glad your flight went well, and hope all goes as planned with your mom:) I'm sure she feels better with you there.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I hope your mom's surgery went well, and you've nipped adequate amounts of anesthesia to help you through the stress. No kidding. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Oh my! Hugs and prayers for your Mom! Went thru the same thing a coupla yrs ago with my mom. She had the surgery and all is well. If you get down, just remember the Denver airport.