Sunday, August 24, 2014

Missed Flight Debacle

I would love to insert Gloria Gaynor's song, "I will Survive," at the start of this blog.  Our trip to Maui started off with a missed direct flight from San Jose to Maui, which resulted in a panic attack on my part.  I hate to fly and I had mentally prepared for this flight, only to be told that I now had to take two plane rides to reach my destination.  Nevertheless, I did pull it together and comforted my daughter who was upset with the thought of missing our vacation.  

I actually survived the 45 minute smaller plane ride to LAX without taking a Xanax and the same goes for flying home, which is a positive for me.               
This is my interpretation of Xanax.  I have now taken this little pill twice in my life.  One was a practice on the Friday before at a free Eddie Money concert at the beach and I did notice that I was able to walk through a large crowd without a problem, that is until the crowd got too big but that is understandable. 
 
The second was for the flight from LAX to Maui and for this longer flight I opted to take the Xanax. 
For me, it takes 20 minutes to kick in and then after about 4 hours I become incredibly drowsy.          

Despite the high stress we all felt spending most of the day in airports, we did get to enjoy Maui for four days, a short but nice trip.  We, however, are going to rethink who we book trips with.  When we were late for our flight, the airline not only cancelled our trip to Maui but our return flight as well.  So we ended up re-buying our tickets home at a higher rate and this was with the small credit they gave us.  That is just poor public relations.             


I brought three necklaces but ended up wearing these two constantly.  The first one is a Roberta Chiarella floral necklace that I spotted in a Spring issue of InStyle magazine a few months back.  They sent me a free purple colored necklace with this purchase and I am very glad they did.  Mathematically this made the two necklaces about $25 a piece which is fine.  To me, they are not worth more than this price.      
This sturdier frog necklace I bought on a great sale from Macys about three years ago and I loved wearing this in Hawaii because of how tropical it is. 

The Betsey Johnson necklaces are more pricey but really worth it.  I always wait for some type of sale on these. 

Dress:  Isaac Mizrahi for QVC.
Shoes:  Lands End Gatas slip on. 
Necklace one: Roberta Chiarella floral.
Necklace two:  Betsey Johnson frog about three or four years old.

10 comments:

  1. You look so pretty in your pink dress!! Love that color on you! And that second photo is cracking me up. LOL. Travelling is so stressful. What a nightmare that you missed your direct flight. So happy to hear that you had a good time after all!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia,
      In the end we had a nice trip but it was too short and it was more hot than usual also. Because we had never been to Maui we decided to make it short and we did like it but still prefer Kauai. I would go back to Maui though.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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  2. Boo.Sorry to hear about the airplane woes but glad you made it there (and back) in the end.

    That frog necklace is so pretty and sparkly!

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    1. Thank you Liana.
      You are right, in the end we did make it and were relieved that there was no problem coming home.
      The frog necklace is a lot of fun. I love Betsey Johnson's jewelry.
      Have a nice Monday,
      Stacey

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  3. Your Xanax depiction is awesome. It can be a great reprieve from anxiety, which I also have. Lucky are the people who don't have it. The dress is a great color on you.

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    1. I'm glad that you liked the Xanax interpretation. At first I wondered if I should not make fun of anxiety and edit myself, but then I thought I need to just go with my thoughts.
      I really envy people who do not have anxiety. I always have been more of a nervous person and it has just grown with age.
      Thanks for the nice compliment on the dress!
      Have a nice evening,
      Stacey

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  4. Oh my goodness! Missing my flight is something I have always dreaded. I cannot imagine. And then the airline canceling everything?!?! Oh my goodness. I would need more than a Xanax. I hope you still were able to have a good time. I cannot imagine that stress.

    Love the jewelry and the dress!

    Jenni

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    1. Thank you Jenni. The dress and jewelry were fun to wear.
      We did have fun when we finally got to Maui after arriving late in the evening and then having a good night rest. Four days was not enough but we still checked out the aquarium and the cute town of Lahaina.
      My therapist applauded me that I got thorough the plane discomfort and reminded me that most people would be just as upset as I was. That having a brief panic attack was not a horrible thing on my part.
      Have a nice evening,
      Stacey

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  5. That flight debacle is awful. No wonder you needed drugs.

    I love the necklaces and the pretty coral colour of your dress.

    You look happy and relaxed...so there's that ; )

    I adore Betsy Johnson pieces as well. They don't go on sale much here.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you for the nice compliment. It's so fun to wear costume jewelry and it adds so much to solid colors like my coral dress.
      Even though the flight situation was awful, Maui was great. I look forward to going back someday.
      Have a nice evening,
      Stacey

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