Friday, May 20, 2011

Murphy's at it again!

Murphy has been hard at work here in the Northwest the past 2 days. I, however refuse to give in to his law," If something can go wrong it will."  I believe in a better law, "God works all things together for good."  As I sit here at my house, yes, at my house and not in Seattle, I am reflecting on this idea. Let me recap for you!

Yesterday, I took the dog out to potty in the morning. The yard is still under construction and so I had him on a leash. He zigged instead of zagging and tripped me with the leash, leading to a serious confrontation with the concrete. This led to a visit to urgent care and xrays. A few hours later, the radiologist said that my arm isn't broken, just strained, and pulled ligaments. Take that Murphy!  I can still go to the Bahamas and swim. I am wearing a splint and a sling and believing for a quick healing.

This morning I got up at 3 am, took a 1 handed shower, got dressed and ran out the door at 3:30. Got 25 miles down the road, and realized I had forgotten my passport. Drove back home, grabbed it, and back to the airport. Muscled my 2 suicases and 1 backpack up to the check in with 1 hand, no small feat, called for assistance, got through security with the help of a very nice man named Jay, got to the gate to find that the flight was cancelled due to mechanical difficulties. Now with the help of Jay, all of us disgruntled passengers ran back out of security, to the check in to try and fix out problem. The flight was supposed to leave at 6 and it's now 7.  I got up to the desk and told the lady that I don't care about anything but getting to Miami in time for our flight tomorrow.  She booked me on the red eye out of Seattle leaving at 10:30, and my flight from Spokane leaves at 6:30. I asked if there was any chance of an upgrade and she said,"Yes!"  She bumped me to first class and didn't charge me.  Yes...Murphy is defeated once again! Hooray!
Things do work out if you keep a good attitude, and look for the blessing in everything.

"Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage."  ~Regina Nadelson


  1. Sounds Like you're off to a great start! Love you!!!

  2. Hey...I finally figured out how to create an account so I could post a comment. However I after I posted a comment re: Murphy's At It Again... I couldn't figure how to get back to the main page. Soooooooo, I hit the back button and apparently that erased my original comment. Oh well. Glad you made it on the "bus" and first class at that. Tell us next where and when you finally met up with Bill. Love you!