One of my New Year's Resolutions was to be more positive. I have a tendency to think of the glass as half empty, particularly when it comes to myself, and I have realized that no one likes a woman in her thirties who's always waiting for the next shoe to drop. It's been hard, especially lately, but I'm working on it. Here goes:
Instead of: I missed my baby so much last weekend when I was away with the girls that I thought my heart was going to implode inside my chest
I'll say: Daddy did a great job, and sent me pictures like this to keep me company:
Instead of: The service at the place we stayed was so painfully slow I was tempted to give the staff an impromptu course on basic customer service
I'll say: My prenatal massage was amazing, the food was incredible, and time spent on the balcony with a glass of 'wine' and a book is always perfect
Instead of: My flight back to Pleasantville through Chicago was delayed due to weather and I spent the majority of Sunday trying to figure out how to get home.
I'll say: United was kind enough to switch my ticket to Delta so I could fly through LA and get home to my Bubbie.
Instead of: I missed that flight because Delta couldn't see the ticket issued to me, and United assured me that it had in fact been issued.
I'll say: NOTHING. I HATE ALL OF YOU INVOLVED IN THAT NIGHTMARE, FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN.
Instead of: I cried my face off when my next flight through Phoenix was delayed, and I spent the next several hours wondering when--if ever-- I was going to get back to P-Ville.
I'll say: I have an amazing mother-in-law who assured me she'd stay with AB as long as it took me to get home.
Instead of: I had one minute to run 30 gates to make my connecting flight in Phoenix. My blood pressure has never been higher.
I'll say: You know those guys who drive golf carts around the airport? If I hadn't been picked up in one I'd still be in Phoenix, a sobbing mess on the terminal floor. I made my flight with-- literally-- seconds to spare.
Instead of: I'm never traveling again. Ever.
I'll say: It's always worth it to spend time with my girls. Always. But it sure was great to finally get home to this beautiful face: