Friday, December 19, 2008

Travel plans: ha ha, just kidding!

Peanut and I arrived at the airport to discover flights being canceled left and right, due to weather in the great white midwest, and of course, ours was a victim. He waited in line for an hour to get us rebooked on the first flight available--MONDAY!

One of my very favorite things about Peanut is how steady he is, how difficult to ruffle or perturb. He remained calm and although disappointed that we will spend three fewer days with his family, was completely patient during the wait and kind to the ticket agent who helped us. When people around me are irritable or anxious, I pick up on those feelings and blow them out of proportion like WHOA. So it was wonderful to have this huge kink foul up our plans, and to be calm and okay with the situation, and to change all of our plans around with no fights or bad moods or anything. We even cheerfully helped two little old ladies out of a bus and across the street later (really!).

Also, while we were in the airport, someone broke out a violin and played Christmas songs to the waiting or stranded passengers. It felt a bit like a Christmas movie.

So now we are home, and have to go grocery shopping since we had made all these plans to empty the fridge and cupboards since we were going to be gone a week. We will probably hole up out of the weather for the next two days, watch movies and play video games, and try again very early on Monday morning.

1 comment:

  1. That is a great quality to have...he seems like a keeper! Sorry about your travel plans but it sounds like you're making the best of it. Happy holidays!

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