In The Air

By the time you read this I will be in the air on a plane, by myself. When I seen the flight route, and seen that it possibly could be flying briefly along the coast line, I went online and changed my given isle seat in the back of the plane to a left side window seat in the center of the plane.  Ok, yea, it doesn't take much to thrill me.

Two years ago I went to Tampa. That trip was a bit harder as it was the first time in 23 years that I had ever been away from my husband over night. It was also the first time I had ever been on a plane! I thought is was a once in a life time opportunity so I took it. Other than missing my husband like the dickens, I enjoyed my trip. 

Well guess what? I got an invite to fly to Orlando this time to do another photo/commercial shoot this weekend. I was a bit quicker to accept the invitation this time since it was a shorter stay and I had done it before just fine.

The only thing I’m hating about this trip is being away from Nick again. A part of me says “stay”. Then another part of me says “go”. It gives me a chance to shine, get away from work and visit a place I have never been that I would never get to do otherwise. I really wish he would go with me but he will not fly and an 8 hour road trip was out of the question.

I look over my shoulder, and hope all the way until take off ,that he will surprise me by turning the car around and jumping on the plane. That only happens in the movies I reckon. I really hope if he ever gets the opportunity to take a free trip somewhere, he would go. 

Nick has been the best at making sure I have everything I need for the trip. He made sure I had a new iPhone because mine was going bad and he took me shopping last weekend. He ended up walking 5 miles around the mall while I shopped. He never complained. I know he really doesn't want me to go not matter how much he tries to hide it. 

I think he worries about me. I have Meneire’s / Tinnitus (inner ear problems). When It flares up, I get dizzy, loose my hearing in one ear, and can have sudden, unexpected episodes of vertigo. It comes and goes. I can go weeks at a time between flare ups. Well, guess what?.... It decides to flare up this week and so far through today. I just pray I do not get vertigo because It hits so hard and violent that a stranger would probably call an ambulance and that will be unnecessary, expensive and embarrassing. 
I just hope I do ok.  The plane ride can either help or hurt. I'm taking my chances here. Well, see. ......

Stay tuned, I’ll blog more when I get on the ground. For now, I'm going on airplane mode. 


  1. Have fun. And enjoy your home-coming.

  2. My husband had a problem like that, too. His doctor recommend an antihistamine 45 minutes before landing.


  3. Have a fantastic trip!!

  4. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Orlando.
    It should be a fun trip. Jilda breaks anavert? tablets in half and take those beforehand and that seems to work out for her.
    Have fun.

  5. First of all, I love your blog look! And you blog from the heart and that is my style of blogging too. Hope your trip going well. I hope you are enjoying seeing the coast from the air if you can see it. That would be cool. Antivert, like Rick said, has worked for me. I haven't had that in a loooong time. The only time I seem to get it now is when I'm coming down with a cold. Haven't had it in a while. I have had plane rides to impact it upon descent though. But chewing gum and keeping the ears popped by fake yawnings helps tremendously. If I don't do that, I end up having problems by the time we land. Take care and have a good trip.

  6. Although I know already you made it down safely, I wanted to say as friends who have never met in person, we are so danged proud of you. Not just for being picked, but for proving IT CAN BE DONE! lOVE YA AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.