Patience and a Cup of Tea

Hello everyone,

Today my post is a bit different from others.  It’s 6:16 am Central time.  I should have been out the door and on my way to the Birmingham Airport; I should be on my way home from a business trip.  Instead I’m on hold with my company’s after hour service for travel. My flight is delayed more than two hours, which means I will get to Houston after my connecting flight is already gone…ah well.  I’m glad I have my laptop in the hotel room so I could monitor this.

Last night was eventful…severe thunderstorms.  I was not in an area with tornadoes, but there were tornado watches through the night.  Howling winds…heavy rains…sirens…a constant rumble that was thunder in the distance.  At one time I was jarred awake by what sounded like an air raid siren in the distance.

My heart goes out to those whose lives have been changed by these events.  When I was in the office yesterday, the locals were nervous.  Last year a co-worker “lost everything” due to a tornado.  The memory of all they experienced was still very fresh.  I was appreciative of their hospitality and helpful hints.

In the meantime I’ve made a cup of tea.  I’m grateful for the pleasant, professional lady on the phone who is trying to assist me with travel arrangement.  She keeps coming back on the line to say she’s still there and trying to help me.

Interestingly enough, my laptop is new.  It’s a mini netbook that I was initially debating about buying.  In hindsight it’s already proved to be worth the purchase.  I’ve loaded quite a few free books onto Kindle, so I’m set as far as reading material.  I’ve been on Skype with Al a few times.  …and here I am able to blog more easily than with a cell phone.  I definitely need a keyboard!

If time permits I’ll post more about this through the day.

My tea is waiting for me, so I’m going to finish packing assorted sundry items…then I’ll just wait.

I suspect there will be many travelers today who will be tired and also experiencing delays.

Be safe everyone, wherever you are.

Patience is the word for the day.


I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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Posted in 2012, Faith, Musings, Personal, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized
10 comments on “Patience and a Cup of Tea
  1. Mona says:

    It sounds as if you have made the best of a situation that could throw a less patient person into a frenzy. Good for you.

    • Cathy G says:

      Thank, Mona! It’s already been a challenging morning with long lines and delays…but I’m fortunate to have flights home. There were a lot of peopke standing next to me whose flights have been cancelled.
      Even though I’m a bit tired I keep telling myself that everything will be fine.
      Thanks very much for your comment. I will remember that today…make the best of what’s happening…everyone I’m going to run into today has been affected by this. 🙂

  2. Lisa Davis says:

    After reading your message this scripture came to mind: Psalm 46:10… It is something I need to hear and NEED to practice! Glad to know you are well! Miss you guys LOTS! .. Lisa

  3. Cathy G says:

    Lisa! So glad you stopped by! I’m sitting in the Houston airport…glad I’ve made it this far. Traveling on the job can be an adventure without alll the added elements. Barring anything unexpected I should be home in about two hours…lol…always expect the unexpected…today is a reminder of that. Hope all is well with you. Blessings.

  4. Dor says:

    Here’s hoping you got home o.k. and can have your cup of tea in the comfort of familiar surroundings. Your post reminded me of a night like that in Dallas. Makes you think and appreciate the mundane aspects of life. Thanks for sharing.

    • Cathy G says:

      Thanks, Dor! I did make it home safely, even though I’m admittedly a little tired.
      …and it just so happens I’m enjoying a cup of tea right now! Yes, it’s easy to take a good night sleep and a trip home for granted! Since I travel on business a fair amount I’ve learned to pack a few extras, like my favoirte tea, to make the trip a bit smoother. Thanks again!

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