A Hiccup in Time

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

- Anna Robertson Brown, author

I blogged 78 days in a row (80 days if you count my private blog).

My longest streak ever.

I am not a pre-blogger or scheduler. When I post, it is from the heart, and right then. Most times, I don’t even know what is going to come out until I sit down. I typically call it….writing on the fly.

And I love it. I love that I’m not a planner, but a doer.

But you can’t plan for sick.

After seeing an allergist for the first time, I got confirmation that the consistent hives (big ugly, mean, red itchy things) were from my Grave’s Disease (a hyperthyroid disorder). And I have seasonal allergies with a very sensitive nose. He put me back on antihistamines (which I hate – Zyrtec you make me a zombie), but they work. I, also, had a sinus infection.

Instead of blogging, I slept.

I healed.

And I adjusted to new medicines.

The good news is my hives are MUCH, much better. And my sinus infection is almost cleared up.

Another thing I have kept up with is my half-marathon training. I am still walking/running every week. The mileage will start to increase next month, but I can tell that my legs are getting more conditioned and will do just fine.

I have missed blogging. I will probably try to beat my 78-day record in the near future (starting February?). To all you daily bloggers (and planners), I tip my hat to you. It is not easy.

I took photos at the last event I attended. I hope to do a blog about the food served there. O.M.G. Soooo good!

This event was unbelievable. It was held at the Cowboys Stadium by Emirates Air. The MC was Daryl Johnston (aka, Moose). We had cocktails in one of the clubs, and then dinner on a linen-cloaked table right on the 40-yard line.

Wow! Does not seem to do it all justice. No expense was spared. They were promoting their new non-stop service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Dubai.

They used THOUSANDS of roses lining every entryway and every table. They also gave away free tickets. A co-worker of mine won two coach class airline tickets to Dubai. I hate her. Kidding….

Another major event that happened during my bloggy break.

My daughter was in another car accident. And again, it was NOT her fault. As she was stopping at a yellow light (rather than running it – we have red-light cameras all over) the guy behind her WAS running through yellow. He nailed her from behind at a pretty good clip.

The whole rear-end of the car is smashed. Front pieces on the dashboard FLEW off. The back trunk is buckled.

I’m really glad she didn’t see it coming. I think if she did, she would have tensed up, and been a lot more sore.

But still…..

Poor kid. This is her third accident (not her fault) in an eighteen-month time period.

The worst part of this whole thing? The car will probably be totaled. I was rear-ended in 2010 – same car. It took MONTHS for it to be fixed. It wasn’t paid off then. It is now.

Even if they did fix it….how safe is it? It’s getting harder and harder for it to withstand impact. I have never seen a dash pop off like that.

Sydney has to say good-bye to a car she loved (and I loved). It breaks my heart. She faces the consequences of not having a car anymore, because someone was not paying attention.

I am praying it will all work out somehow, someway and we can get her another car.

So thankful, she is not injured, and it wasn’t bad enough to have the airbag deploy.

Why can’t we keep our kids in a bubble????

A big, safe protective bubble that saves them from idiots. Sigh.

Hope everyone in the bloggy world is doing well.

This afternoon, I get to head to a Qantas Air function at the DFW airport. We get to board a 747 the one that will be flying DFW to Australia non-stop. Can you believe that? I am definitely carrying my camera to this one too.

Some days, it’s pretty awesome being a travel agent (and photographer).

Happy Sunday!