There's been a lot of nonsense and distractions going on here at Chez Necessity, thus causing my brain to shrink down to about the size of a sunflower seed and not allow me to get much done. I have decided that, as so much of this situation is out of my control, I will focus on the positive.
Thus, our vacation to Florida! Last week we took a trek down to Florida to visit my grandparents. They moved down there full-time several years ago, and though we promised to visit, we hadn't yet done so. We decided that enough was enough, so we booked our tickets and started packing.
We had a wonderful time, and the weather couldn't have been better. We saw the Red Sox having batting practice (spring training) and the kids got three runaway baseballs, one of which they got signed. The Professor stayed for the game, but the rest of us hightailed it for the pool. We went to the beach, played some mini-golf, visited some relatives we haven't seen in ages, and had a really wonderful time.
Our plane made it safely in both directions, and even arrived early. I'm not a great flyer; I am ok once I'm up in the air and can knit and watch my little t.v. and basically try to pretend I'm in my living room, but there is absolutely no way to keep up this little pretense when the plane is either climbing up or down 30,000 feet. Luckily, I discovered how to finally drop those eggnog pounds - the fear of flying diet. Worked like a charm, and I got to enjoy Florida to boot!