My blog posting has been somewhat erratic in the past few months. I thought I would update you on the latest. I will attempt to control myself and keep it to one latte. I hope you have a warm beverage ready.
In the past few weeks, my mood has turned on the dark and negative side. I don’t know if it is the lack of sunshine (no Vitamin D3) or the political climate. However, I am attempting to break out of my funk. I am planning on going to a couple of events in the next few months that I am very excited about.
It is January 2017, and time for another Virtual Coffee Date. Go ahead and grab a hot beverage, and I will tell you what has been happening.
It is the holiday season 2016. I am not sure what is wrong with me. I am definitely not in the Christmas spirit.
I don’t go out and enjoy various holiday events in my city. I spend my time in front of my computer. I am responding to emails from students, grading papers, and planning classes. Most of the stories that I have to tell are about my students.
Once again I have booked my flight to see my family. I thought I would purchase a book in anticipation of any flight delays. Since I have flown the past couple of years, I don’t expect any problems and know what to do.
My mood is anything but joyful. My mind is completely focused on doing what is needed to complete end-of-the-semester details before my flight leaves. That is probably understandable, but I have not even gone Christmas shopping yet. Simply put, I feel exhausted.
Many people I know plan trips when they go on vacations. They make meticulous plans, spend hours packing, then fly or drive somewhere. All of that sounds kind of stressful in my opinion. I had a few days off between my summer and fall semester. What did I do?
I flew yesterday to see my family for Christmas. I woke up tired from all of the end of the semester grading. I did not start packing until the day of my flight.
The flight itself was typical. Children were throwing tantrums when I wanted to sleep. The food at the airport was expensive. On my layover, I had to walk at least 30 minutes to get to the next gate. Despite all that, I made it to my destination (hotel) without any problems.
Today, I will meet up with one of my sisters and go see my family. It was only just this morning that I realized I forgot a lot of things. I guess that is what happens when you leave packing to the last minute.
Yes it is October and I am already talking about Christmas and the upcoming Holiday Season. Last year, in Christmas, Airplanes, & Epilepsy, I talked about making my annual trip to see my family.
I have just bought my tickets and am excited to go see my family once again! Some people may not always feel that way, but I feel a strong desire to be with family over Christmas. It has also been a whole year since I have seen them last. I would actually like to fly back and see them more often, but my current budget won’t allow that.
My trip last year was relatively uneventful, so I will attempt to prepare myself for this year’s flight in the same way. The mp3 player that I usually use to listen to music while flying has died since my last flight, so I will have to purchase a new one before my next trip. I will have to make sure that my Medic Alert information is current. I will also write down some useful information in a notebook for the flight attendant if something happens.