Fine Already

Captain Meanie (aka The Hubs) is pulling rank. I have a plane ticket for 9pm tonight with Ellie. I’m not happy, in fact, I’ve spent all day long crying. I do not want to go. I want to stay with him. Everyone I know IRL is staying. I feel like a stupid wuss for going.

Considering that our flight is at 9pm (Ellie bed time and she ONLY sleeps in a crib) the flights are all delayed because people are not showing up to work and that I will have to HOLD A 14-MONTH-OLD in MY LAP, this SUCKS.

My fingernail still hurts as it is MISSING.

So everyone can be happy now. Thank you for all your nice emails. I will continue on with my crying and obsessively stacking our “supplies”: the donuts will look very nice on top of the oatmeal cream pies.

Update: Shoot. Me. Now. If I can even find a road open to the airport? Here is the security checkin line.

32 Responses to “Fine Already”

  1. Beth
    September 22nd, 2005 13:03

    Glad to hear that your leaving..it’s not worth the risk of staying home. But..why isn’t “the hubs” going to??

  2. Nancy France
    September 22nd, 2005 13:09

    uhmm a 9 pm flight? Best leave for the airport now. Seriously, I think you might be better at home and not stuck in the car on a long thin parking lot. Be careful.

  3. MamaQ
    September 22nd, 2005 13:11

    Better safe than sorry, you are a pregnant woman with a baby after all. Why isn’t your husband going with you???

  4. Stacey
    September 22nd, 2005 13:13

    You’re NOT stupid hun. Not at all. You got two babies to worry about. Better safe than sorry right?

  5. Rayne of Terror
    September 22nd, 2005 13:27

    I’m glad you are going. Hope everything goes smoothly and you have a safe trip.

  6. Marie
    September 22nd, 2005 13:30

    Good luck SJ :(

  7. Jenn
    September 22nd, 2005 13:44

    Um, why is the hubs staying?! Shouldn’t he be going too? Best of luck to you in your travels!

  8. Lucinda
    September 22nd, 2005 13:49

    Glad to hear you’re getting the hell outta dodge. Good luck with the friggin’ flight. Talk about suckage!

  9. mmc
    September 22nd, 2005 13:49

    Glad you’re going. It sucks that hubs is staying behind, an extra pair of hands is handy on the plane. Good luck.

  10. Eulallia
    September 22nd, 2005 14:17

    Oh my gosh, leave now! You’ll never get there in time! Look at all those crazy people!

  11. robyn
    September 22nd, 2005 14:34

    So glad you are going! That line looks absolutely awful — but it’s indoors with AC — and it would be much worse afterwards pregnant, with a baby in tow, standing in a similar line outdoors for ice and MREs.

    Be safe — you, baby and the hubs!

  12. AMP
    September 22nd, 2005 14:42

    SJ, I sent L and G-girl (at the time 8 weeks old) to Washington while I rode out Charlie last year in FL. It was the right thing to do (sending the girls away). Don’t be upset, don’t cry. I know…BELIEVE ME I KNOW what a pain in the ass it must be. I’ve been through it all. Baby, too. But…(insert images of Katrina survivors/evacuees here).

    “Nuff said. The Hubs will be OK. You’ll see. These are the excruciating decisions one must make for her family.

  13. AMP
    September 22nd, 2005 14:44

    P.S. why are so many of your readers coming over to my blog? I got nothin’ for ‘em.

  14. audrey
    September 22nd, 2005 14:51

    Listen, if the first flight you can takes you to Vancouver, Canada get on it! I would love to have you safe at my place. If you can’t talk the hubs into coming too, know it is only a 4 or 5 hour flight home when things are settled. Email me, okay if you want my phone numbers.

    Take care…hugs from Canada to you.

  15. Happay
    September 22nd, 2005 14:51

    Good luck. I hope you can get through all of this with some of your sanity. Look at it this way, you’ll have some great stories to tell….?

  16. mrtl
    September 22nd, 2005 14:59

    If you’re going back to OK, you’ll have the opportunity to molest RoMi’s other one. Woo hoo!

    Take care of yourself and your precious cargo. Have a safe trip.

  17. Lab Kat
    September 22nd, 2005 15:05

    Be safe….

  18. MollieBee
    September 22nd, 2005 15:11

    oh honey.


    good luck to Cap’n Meanie and good journey to you.

  19. Arianne
    September 22nd, 2005 15:17

    God speed. And, I think you should pull rank as the pregnant wife and insist the Hubs come along. That is too much work for one preggo gal to do! Oh yeah, and he’d be safe too.


  20. MoxieMomma
    September 22nd, 2005 15:17

    sj, my bro and sil are about to board a flight to boston out of IAH. they said it took them a couple of hours to get through security, so you’ll need a lot of lead time. good luck!

  21. Angela
    September 22nd, 2005 15:23

    Ah, I love the smell of panic in the morning… be safe and I’m glad you and the baby will be out of harm’s way.

  22. Amy
    September 22nd, 2005 15:33

    Well. That’s fun. If ever there was a time for the little bottles of alcohol on the plane and you’re knocked up!

  23. sherry
    September 22nd, 2005 15:34

    I wish your husband was going with you but I assume there’s a specific reason he isn’t that you just haven’t mentioned, and I’m glad that you’re getting out of harm’s way. And I hope that the traffic and check-in are not as hell-ish as they sound. Stay safe!

  24. Susan
    September 22nd, 2005 15:35

    *sigh* Good, I’m relieved to know you’ll be alright.

  25. ginger
    September 22nd, 2005 15:36

    Glad you and the babes are going, but what the hell is it with the men staying behind? It won’t be good for you if your worrying about him. I’d kick my husbands arse until he agreed to come and he’s half the one and a half the size I am. Here’s wishing you a safe journey x

    p.s I was a lurker for many moons until today and I think your fab.

  26. kim
    September 22nd, 2005 15:46

    I’m so glad you’re going to make it out safe. Leave now and be sure you’re on the plane!

  27. April
    September 22nd, 2005 16:31

    I think you made a wise decision in not going. I am sure you guys will all be safe. I can’t begin to imagine what it is like since I live in Canada and we hardly ever see hurricanes. Take care of yourself and your family.

  28. Susan
    September 22nd, 2005 16:32

    Thanks for the update. I’m still thinking about you (and that fingernail).

  29. Sam
    September 22nd, 2005 16:39

    Take care SJ :) We’re thinking of you guys over here in AU.
    Stay safe!!!!

  30. shokufeh
    September 22nd, 2005 18:11

    Good luck with riding it out. Even though I’m thousands of miles away, I do understand staying - I like being in a house with no power more than a car with no power.

  31. Sarah
    September 22nd, 2005 20:31

    My prayers are with you. If you need anything at all, just let us know, we’ll post it to you. Post like mail. Im sure you’ll be fine, but rest assured all of us on the internet are praying for you.

  32. nine
    September 22nd, 2005 21:31

    i understand why you’re staying, the threat of no power in the house beats being stranded out in your car. or something like that, you get me? keep filling up everything you have with water tho, it’s the most valuable thing to have just in case. and batteries. a radio to listen to is your best friend when everything else is out. *hugs* stay safe.

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