Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Woman in her Thirties Thinks Positive

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.

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:


  1. Love. This. Post. Thank you for going through Hell for me. I'll always be eternally grateful and look fondly back on this Birthday as my best yet.

  2. OH honey. I am so, so sorry. If you can be positive through that, you can be positive through anything. And you know what, so can I. Thank you for the reminder.

    P.S. You should ask L. for a private jet for your birthday.

  3. Oh no that is awful, I hate traveling! But it was worth it to have you with us! Anna is so so cute in all these pics!!

  4. It is hard to stay positive when you are dealing with nightmare airline situations. Glad you finally made it home. She is precious!

  5. Oh I am dying over that face! It must have been pure torture on that trip home! was SO GOOD to see you:)

  6. I love you. This makes me laugh because we are all in that moment where everything sucks, but we just bite our tongue... dang Minnesota nice :)

  7. What a horrible nightmare! Airline snafus are SO frustrating.

    But that photo of AB in that Michigan sweatshirt - priceless!

  8. Can I just say...GO BLUE!!!! And also...girl's weekend! I know it was hard (and had travel stress, yuck!) but I am GREEEEEEEEEEN with envy!