Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Notes From the Road...

Today started off dark and early. I had to catch my plane at La Guardia Airport. I made it there with plenty of time. I wouldn't say that I'm a cocky flier... I just fly so much that I know to wear shoes that are easy to take off, pack things as light and easily manageable as possible, and to follow the safety rules. I was a little surprised when they started to ransack my Hawaiian shoulder bag. I mean, they dumped it out and riffled through all of the contents. I thought that it was the big bag of change that I carry with me in case emergencies where only quarters or dimes will do, but it turned out that my fork, knife, spoon combination tool was tucked into one of the bottom folds of the bag and I had missed it when I was cleaning it out. It's a shame, because I always like a fork, knife, and spoon handy in case a tasty treat is discovered along the way.

The flight seemed long. It wasn't long at all really, but it just felt that way. I slept through most of it, but still... I felt achy and confined. When I got off the plane, my situation didn't improve. It was like a wall of heat and humidity struck me and I could feel the tell-tale signs that a migraine was in the works.

I got pretty nasty sick and ended up crawling into bed to rest up awhile. Luckily I didn't puke in front of my dad. (I made it to the bathroom just in time.) It's a shame that I had to recover in the dark room because I didn't get a chance to talk with my mom and dad as much as I would have liked to. After I rested up though, we did have dinner together and talked while we installed the car radio. It's strange being back, even if it's only for a night. In a way, it's like coming full circle. I left Florida for New York and now I'm leaving New York. I'm going somewhere else, but it feels only right that I should come back here before I start the new leg of my adventures.

Tomorrow, I'll wake up super early so that I can meet up with Anne Choi and Lynn at the gallery and hopefully grab some tea or something. I'm praying that the drive up is a smooth one and that the road conditions are nice. I'm still a relatively new driver and really would like to avoid any surprises on the road.


kate mckinnon said...

Be kind to yourself, as you go through these changes. Will you email me your new mailing address? I have something for you, lad. A kind of housewarming gift.

TesoriTrovati said...

Take your time and be sure to stop and enjoy the changing scenery on your drive. I will be thinking of you and wishing you safe travels.
Enjoy the day!

Azure Islands Designs said...

I love Florida...never been to New York so can't say but I've heard it is a great city!!!
Gotta watch those utensils! :0) When my grandson was 7 my daughter and I took him to Disney and going through security they came across a pair of children's safety scissors in his pack sack...we didn't know they were there but security certainly made a huge deal about those darn safety scissors...we told them to keep them...we could purchase him another pair when we got home!!!

Safe travels...I love a road trip...enjoy the view along the way!!!


Janet said...

Take good care Andrew!
Ill be thinking about you!
Janet xx

natale said...

Yay, Florida... isn't it so hot here? Ridiculous. Wish I was somewhere that it was Fall all year round, but then that would be boring, too, wouldn't it?

Good luck on your journeys!


nina said...

aw, honey. such a time of transition for so many folks....i'm sorry that your body chose to rebel while at your parents' house, but that is entirely understandable - a place where you could finally shut down and feel safely tucked away in the dark. i know they understood.
be kind to your heart, dear one, and be safe. sending you love - xo

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Be careful. Although we've only met once, I know that you are a dear, sweet soul. Safe journey.

jeweledrabbit said...

I get migraines too. You have my sympathies.

quiltingjewel39 said...

I am fairly new to your blog and don't know if you have said where you are going to settle. It is so wonderful that your talent can go anywhere! Traveling Mercies.

Margot Potter said...

Change is never easy, but easy never made for an interesting journey. We're all cheering you on, my fine friend.

Don't forget to breathe.

Your sister's book arrived this week and it is truly magical.

Margot Potter

Jean Hutter said...

Have a safe trip Andrew!!!!

Jeannie said...

Be safe, have some tea and I'll be sending you good vibes...and don't forget to stretch. I'm going to mentally put a bubble around your car to keep you safe.

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