Have a dilemma here. I see my my children twice a year now. When I first moved back to NYC from Seattle 4 years ago, I had plenty of frequent flyer miles and still had money left. I used to see them at least 4 times a year. Now times have changed with FTD and I see them twice a year. Christmas break is fast approaching and the people who offered to help so my kids could come to NYC didn't come through. One friend offered me Frequent Flyer miles for one ticket. At first I thought I'd be able to book one of the kids to NY and then I'd be able to get the other ticket. Unfortunately because of the Holidays it's twice the amount of mileage to come to NYC as to go to Seattle. There was one choice. To book myself a ticket to Seattle and visit my kids for a week. I made the reservation. Traveling is difficult for me these days and recuperating after takes a while. Hey that's life and it's my decision. Unfortunately life is not that simple with friends telling me I jumped the gun, was impulsive shouldn't have booked it. Last time I was there I rented a car and drove fine. I drove a friends car with a stick a few weeks ago and that was okay. Besides, there's no one I dislike enough in Seattle to run over. Not yet anyway. I'd love to switch plans and have Chelsea and Myles come to NYC, but that's not likely.
Of course this whole mess just adds to my stress level. Came close to having a couple of outbursts in the kitchen, but held myself in check saying to myself, "Remember the Pizza". Not so long ago I had an outburst and threw a whole pizza against a wall. Of course the wall I threw it against was above the oven and most of the pie went behind the oven. After cleaning the wall I went to get the Handyman to help move the oven and gas lines to get the Pizza out. He knows I've some strange brain disease and has seen some of my antics. He asked with a smile how the pizza got behind the oven. I told him I was the giving pizza flying lessons so it could self deliver and I wouldn't have tip the delivery boy.
Have canned Starbucks for the moment and am writing from Castle Glick. Some generous people sent me Starbucks e-gift cards and after many months they ran out. I also haven't been enjoying the crowded, noisy McBucks atmosphere. It never really recovered from the renovation mess and I haven't been enjoying myself. As of today I still don't have subway service, so heading downtown is out. I declare myself an official McBucks orphan.
Yesterday, I received a text from Warrioress Diana Winoker. You might remember Diana was featured for the Alice Walton "Forbes" FTD Patient Series.
Diana has FTD and some other major health issues. Dynamic Diana gets up every day and gets out of the house and volunteers somewhere. She has every excuse in the world to sit at home everyday, but instead charges out to volunteer and help with different causes.
Diana was rear ended a couple of days ago and the accident actually had her back ( which was bad already) injured and black and blue. She had to do the hospital thing etc. Guess what, Diana the fighter was out yesterday volunteering for the Tampa Fisher House at James Haley Veterans Hospital. She sat patiently in pain waiting for the golfers to come in while also watching her Tampa Bay Bucs win.
People like Diana make life worth living. People with heart and substance.