I'm all in favor of thanking a veteran or current military member. Go for it! Every day! All day!
But Memorial Day is not about thanking your dad for his service unless he died while serving. Maybe it's just my FB feed, but it's bugging the crap out of me. Maybe tell your dad that you're glad today isn't about him? Or ask a vet about people they served with in war who ARE being remembered today? Something other than forgetting what today is actually about.
Yes, I'm irritable. And probably somewhat irrationally irritated about this. There's definitely more to it, anger and sadness about my general place in life at this very moment.
We left San Fran a few hours ago to head home, but we're connecting in Phoenix. I was already miserable when we left. I hated saying goodbye to my 10 week old nephew. I hated leaving three adults I love there. And honestly, I hated leaving the city/region. We spent some time in Sonoma and I just love that entire area. San Fran, Napa, Sonoma, I love it all. LOVE it. Dallas just feels so blah, especially by comparison. And especially blah after an amazing five or six days in San Fran.
But now, I just want to go to Dallas. Bad weather in Dallas meant a ground stop that impacted our connection, so we're currently only delayed three hours, but I am predicting it will be more, if we make it at all tonight.
Honestly, flying in and out of Dallas is never supposed to be this hard, certainly not in May. For me to have two of four flights this month seriously impacted by weather is beyond irritating. I know, better safe than sorry. I'm not advocating in favor of flying in dangerous weather. Or with tired pilots, which is another issue for us (our pilots just went over hours when they announced the most recent delay, so they're calling for new pilots, which makes me even more sketpical about whether we'll make it home). But I'm more yelling toward the heavens, "It's May for goodness sake, get your crap together and just be sunny, mild and gradually warming!"
Mostly, I miss the baby. Here are just a few. Tell me, isn't he insanely adorable????
In case you can't read that bottom onesie, it says "Dear Auntie, you rock!"