The good news is that my luggage finally caught up with me after four days of being home. It wasn’t necessarily lost, but rather it hit a roadblock. You see, apparently when a person switches airlines in between connecting flights, the initial airline is no longer respondsible for getting one’s luggage onto the next plane. At least this is what I was told by the Sidney Airport and whether this is true or just a bunch of bullpucky, I guess we’ll never know. The thing that made locating my luggage so difficult was that I hadn’t saved my boarding pass with the barcode sticker on the back. I didn’t think I needed it anymore! So the moral of this story is: Don’t toss out your boarding pass until you have your luggage in your hot, little hand!
Let’s just say that while you were on your trip to Mexico or Las Vegas, or some gift shop somewhere, you bought a candy wrapper purse as a souvenir. Maybe the purchase was on a whim, (and a pricey one at that), but once you arrived home you used the bag for awhile and tired of it quickly. The reason I ask, is because even though I make these things, I have only twice on occasion actually seen somebody carrying one. And what about all of the other senseless souvenirs that tend to become useless once the trip is over and the novelty has worn off? Sure, a hat or tee shirt will get worn again (by mostly men) but what about other adult accessories. Comment below and let me know if you have ever purchased any souvenirs that withstood the test of time. What got used and what didn’t. Because in my own opinion, I feel that souvenirs shouldn’t be purchased in order to become useless stuff.
No matter how old a person gets, it’s never too late to try new things. This week has definitely been filled with “firsts” for me. Nothing big or astounding, just new. Three days ago when it was -20 below zero outside, I chose to do something that I have never been brave enough to do in my life. While I was at work one night, I ran outside 45 minutes before my shift ended in order to warm up my car. The fear of leaving my unattended idling car out in the open like that, up for grabs and open for joyrides, had my stomach doing somersaults wondering if it would still be there when it was time to leave. The following day I brought a spare set of keys to lock the car just because I’ll probably do it again sometime. It was great getting into a warm car with no scraping of windshields inside or out to do. On Monday, I flew to Missoula, Montana to visit my daughter and son-in-law for Thanksgiving. When I reached Seattle to catch my connecting flight, I stopped at Waji’s in the airport and had an eel sushi snack. That also was a “first” along with the edamame snack I had at Keely’s. They were tasty one’s as well! I took an underground train to reach the main terminal in the airport, (which I assumed must be a newer thing since I’ve never seen one in any of the larger airports I’ve been to before) but chalk that up to another “first!” And how refreshing to know you’ll never have to race down a concourse like a sprinter in order to avoid missing a connecting flight! All in all, I love spending time with my daughter and I love trying new things even if they make me a little nervous at times. It’s good to take time to venture out and explore because even “just a little” is never too late.