Some of you have expressed concern as I seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth – or at least the face of the Internet.
I was in Michigan.
I went to Michigan for the wedding of my niece Hailee.
I ended up not attending the wedding because I had what seemed like endless diarrhea for almost the entire trip. I have no idea what caused it; it still has not gone away (although it is a little bit better). And yes, I know I should call the doctor; but I just don’t have the emotional, physical or mental wherewithal to deal with it right now. Just knowing I am a few steps from a toilet is a wonderful thing.
I did get to spend time with family. And that was so nice. With the help of Lomotil and Imodium, I was able to do basically one activity a day – then scurry back (okay, slouch back) to my hotel room and the safety of a nearby toilet.
My trip got extended (involuntarily) by one day – when my flight was delayed for 2 hours (at least, meaning I would miss my connection to San Jose); and I ended up with a forced sleep over at the Detroit Airport Westin.
I hope to write a lot about this trip over the next week or so.
There is plenty to say – both good and bad.
Nobody was kicked off a flight – so I presume everyone kept their masks on. I wish that was true in the airport proper as well; but sadly I saw quite a few mask lapses.
And I must admit that I indulged myself with the no mask requirements of Michigan. It felt like a visit back to normal. But of course, we are still a long way from normal.
Anyhow, instead of getting back home at around 7:30 pm on August 9th; I finally made it to San Jose at 11:40 pm on August 10th and I am so grateful to be home.
Home with the cats and with my husband who was so supportive during this trip (he is officially the king of the snowman hug emoji).