if i were to put my life in order by arranging the days from most stressful to least, i bet the last four days of my life would appear in week one. wednesday at the regional passport office in chicago, thursday driving down to west virginia and then getting stuck for hours in the cold with cohen and a pregnant miss piper (one of my dogs), friday leaving for the airport at 2:30AM to take two pups to catch a flight to washington, then getting the call that the airline peeps never fed or watered them for 12hrs (boiling blood) to the point that one pup had seizures from dehydration, then packing, cleaning, doing laundry for our trip today…oh and did i mention that a huge winter storm hit ohio as we were leaving and our normally 50 minute drive to the airport was 2.5 hours PLUS at one point we slid (shawn was driving 20 mph) and flipped around FACING traffic? thank God no one was close to us and we missed the guard rail by inches! shawn got it turned around while mom and i were hyperventilating and cohen was peacefully snoozing. we got to airport one our before our international flight (a big no no) but its okay since our flight is now like 4 hours delayed or something. but hey! good news! our plane finally left atlanta and is in the air! so who knows maybe we will make that tel aviv flight after all…the one that’s over sold 30 seats where they have shawn, i, and cohen all sitting separately…yeah…
i am glad to be past at least the last three days. and i made it. i didn’t even have a panic attack. almost, but didn’t.
and even if its not tonight, EVENTUALLY we are going to leave here and arrive in tel aviv. and i, for one, can’t wait. it doesn’t seem real yet with everything else going on, but i have a feeling its going to get real very soon.
i am learning more about ETHNOGRAPHIC MEDIA (the film company doing the documentary) and they sound so rad. i feel very honored to be allowed to come along and see what its all about…check them out!
ok…so anyway i know this post sounds down, but don’t worry- i haven’t lost my sense of humor about this week… in fact, if i had more emotional energy i would finish typing a post entitled “i am losing my….keys!?!” you see that whole getting stuck in west virginia thing? well, it was 100% my fault. because i lost my keys. while i was in the car. and i couldn’t find them. in fact, a locksmith had to come and make me a new key. the worst part? it was the second day in a row that i lost the keys BEFORE i even got out of the car. the second day. in a row, people.
its a story.
but one you;ll have to wait to laugh and cringe at until i get back in the US because shawn needs the computer and cohen needs his milk (and unfortunately he doesn’t get it from a bottle yet – although he’s toying with the idea of the sippy cup, praise Jesus!)
so i left you with some of my long-windedness to read in case you get bored and want to over the next week. i’ll post some middle east pics for you when i get back too.
oh, and if you are interested in joining Engage the Journey, email me and let me know, ok? i will get to the emails shortly after i return…and tell you friends about it, ok? the more the merrier!