I honestly had no intentions of traveling during this holiday season. Bill and I haven't spent Christmas together in 5 years and I was excited that this year it would be just the two of us. I got word that my Mother had a severed nerve in her neck and had to have it operated on ASAP. I bought a one-ticket on Saturday, and then on Tuesday I flew into Chicago, from Cabo. It was 81 degrees when I left out of SJD, to walk out of ORD into 28 degrees... Burr!
Mom's surgery was on Thursday, she did awesome through the entire process, pre-surgery, surgery and recovery. They kept her overnight. That night we had a lovely ice storm. When I woke up the next morning everything was encased in ice... yah, just gotta love that Mid-western weather.
I braved the icy roads to pick Mother up from the hospital (her driveway was actually the worst of it). I was in her hospital room when the Nurse went over the do's and don'ts... the look on Mother's face when the Nurse informed her she's not to drive for a month, was priceless... you just can't keep the woman down. I did get her home safely. My Mother's Sister, Aunt Junie and I tended to her that whole day; she was getting tired of being fussed over. Realizing she is going to be just fine and with Aunt Junie there to dog watch her, I bought a one-way ticket out of MKE back to Cabo, to spend Christmas with Bill.
I left Mother's house on Saturday to go up to my Sister's in WI because of a snowstorm that was coming in that night. Yesterday we woke up to eight or so inches of fresh white powder. So beautiful, all the trees, first iced then the snow over it, well it's just breathe taking, taking the picture through a car window.... outside, not so much.
I fly out of MKE tomorrow morning; I will be spending Christmas with Bill, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico...
Merry Christmas and Safe Travels!
Update on my plan to leave the frozen tundra: The flight out of WI was delayed because a water line on the plane was frozen, go figure when I arrived at MKE, it was -2. With the flight delayed in WI, I missed my connecting flight to Cabo. I would have stayed in WI for Christmas with my family, but they refused to pull the luggage off of the plane, I had to follow my luggage. I fly Delta when ever possible, in all my travels I prefer this airline above all, and now I know why. After getting to ATL, Delta who could not get me to Cabo until 4 days later, got me a flight out the next morning on a different airline, gave me a very nice room at a close by hotel for the night and food vouchers. I flew out the next morning and arrived in Cabo on Christmas Day. Go Delta.
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