Hello From 30,000 Feet

I’m finally on my way home. It’s been a long week, but a great one. Waking at 430am was less than fun – especially since I slept so fitfully last night. But I had packed the night before and needed only to take a quick shower and head out the door.

Navigating the airport this morning was a complicated and time consuming mess. When I checked into my flight last night, I was asked if I would be willing to bump. Hell no. I miss my family and want to get home!

I had to stop at Target and buy another travel bag to get all my conference swag and gifts home. It’s carry on sized, so I figured I was all set to go!

Dropping the car off was easy. Then the fun started. I went to the Delta counter and then was told to get into the baggage line. That took about a half hour to get through. I checked my one bag, and then trudged off to security. What a mess! It took over 45 minutes to get through. I went…and got pulled aside for the full body scan. It went quickly thankfully. Unfortunately, my carry on did not fare so well.

The TSA agent was suspicious of a few items in my bag. The can of tomatoes, the jar of vegan queso, and the pepper mill from the conference swag bag, and a tube of henna paste I picked up for A. After some thinking, the TSA agent threw away my queso and tomatoes (jerk), put my henna back in the bag and re-scanned it.

I made it to my gate 20 minutes before boarding, bought a coffee and a bagel, and had just enough time to call my husband for a quick chat.

The plane asked for all volunteers with rolling carry ons to volunteer to have them checked through. Heck yeah! Less for me to drag around in Atlanta between flights.

So now I’m on the plane! Due to the length of the flight, they offer a wifi option, which I gladly took. So here I am, blogging at 30,000 ft!

I’ve caught up on blog reading, and have started brainstorming the layout and content for my new blog. It will NOT replace RunCrissieRun, but is something entirely new. I don’t want to spoil anything by giving away too much yet, but when it’s ready to go, I’ll talk about it first here!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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