Tuesday, August 16, 2011

On a Wing and a Prayer

There's an old WWII era song with a refrain, "Comin' in on a wing and a prayer."  Well, those were my thoughts exactly as my inbound flight touched down in D.C. on August 10!  My flight was delayed in Minneapolis for several minutes because an engineer determined the plane was not safe to fly until a dent was fixed.  The pilot told us the mechanics were injecting some special goop to fill the dent, then patching it up with special tape. 

Visions of Silly Putty and duct tape danced through my head…!


Then we hit turbulence.  MAJOR bouncing out of your seat turbulence.  I exchanged a look of panic with the woman seated next to me and said, "I sure hope the duct tape holds!"  We both laughed, and that relieved some of the tension.  I am happy to report that the rest of my trip was pleasant, and my return flight on August 15 was blissfully uneventful.


It was strange being "unplugged" and out of the blogosphere for five days.  I missed you!  But I thoroughly enjoyed touching base with my son and daughter, seeing several Smithsonian exhibits, a great documentary movie, and the sights of Brooklyn, including La Cima Elementary School where my daughter will begin her first year as a third grade teacher next Monday, the Brooklyn Public Library, and Prospect Park.  We ate well, enjoyed each others' company, and I was able to work on my "ugliest quilt in the world" during some of the down time when my son was at work or I was waiting for planes.  http://pasqueflowerponderings.blogspot.com/2011/06/ugliest-quilt-in-world.html

I have now completed 87 of the 100 large "pie" blocks.  The end is in sight! 


So it seemed only fitting that this week's shameless commerce post would relate to air travel.  The standard-sized pillowcase shown above is one of the kid-friendly sleepover pillowcases in the Pillow Covers section of my Etsy shop.  Sturdy enough to survive many friendly pillow fights. http://www.etsy.com/listing/68680978/little-boy-sleepover-pillowcase-standard

I'll share more of the sights and inspirations from my trip over the next few days.   But now, I need to get back to my 686 email messages and a suitcase full of dirty laundry.



LeAnn aka pasqueflower




  1. I had to fly this week myself and it always makes me soooo nervous. I flew out to see my sisters alone and I told my husband "What if the Lord is just waiting to get me alone to pick me off?" He said you'll be on a plane full of people. I said "What is one of them is really bad and the Lord is going to pick THEM off?" Lol.. I am envious of your Smithsonian trip. I HAVE to get there one of these days!

  2. I can imagine how scary that must've been. Yikes. I'm so glad the rest of the flight was okay. Glad you're home safe and sound! :)