At least, that's what I will be saying in hindsight once this day is over. You see, I should be in Boston right now on vacation with my husband for his birthday. We'd planned this trip back in December and have been highly anticipating it. Unfortunately, Snowmageddon 2013 hit and we arrived at the airport to discover our flight, and pretty much all others to the eastern seaboard, have been cancelled.
I do not generally get overwrought about such inconveniences when forces of nature interfere with my plans. Instead of getting mad or frustrated at things no one can control, I look for silver linings buried in the snow.
So here's a list of the pros that went with the cons on this misadventure:
Con: only remembered last night that I had to clean the house in preparation for Lunar New Year, and did the fastest vacuum and clean ever.
Pro: came home to a clean house.
Con: entire trip had to be cancelled.
Pro: it's Lunar New Year on Sunday--my favorite holiday--and I had lamented missing the celebration for this trip. But now I get to be a part of the festivities with my family!
Con: arrived at the airport after an hour-long trek through the snow via public transit to discover our flight was cancelled.
Pro: spoke face to face with a rep from Porter Airlines and had the amount for my flight credited back to me in voucher form without hassle.
Pro: ended up at the Fairmont Royal York hotel's Epic lounge for a sumptuous breakfast buffet. While there, trying to recover from the blizzard, hubby and I tweeted about our cancelled weekend. @FairmontRYH picked up our tweets and sent a customer service rep down to the lounge with a cheesecake surprise for John to cheer him up on his lost birthday trip. A splendid surprise from the classiest hotel ever.
Con: hubby has thrown his back out.
Pro: we're here, where we can get free health care and not feel like we're wasting a trip if he ends up flat on his back for the rest of the weekend.
Con: my calendar only reminded me that I had to write this blog post this morning before I left.
Pro: You're reading this post now, aren't you?