Tuesday, December 28, 2010

To Be or NOT TO BE

Unfortunately I am not writing from New York right now. The blast of winter weather in the northeast caused thousands of flights to be cancelled, including mine. I can understand that no one can control the weather, but it seems that recently, for me, nothing can go right the first time or work out the way it was supposed to.

We are planning on rescheduling my wish trip for spring break (the first full week of April) though it is disappointing to have to wait longer, traveling to New York in the spring will probably be better anyway. We’ll see Central park in springtime, which I have heard is lovely. We won’t freeze standing outside the Today show or taking the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Travel around the city won’t be hindered by snow or wind. It will definitely be better. The best part will be that I will be moving better. My goal is to be able to walk the whole time in NY, no wheelchair. (Occasional cane use though, is acceptable.)

Needless to say, I was very disappointed when we got back home. But, as always my mother being the amazing mom she is came up with a plan to restore my spirits. She booked a room at the Edgewater hotel in Seattle for Friday and Saturday. Then she and I searched the internet for things to do. So now Thursday afternoon Brandon, Dad, and I are going to see A Christmas Story the musical at Seattle’s 5th Avenue theater and then Saturday the whole family is going to the Sound of Music sing-along at the 5th Avenue theater.

In the end everything works out for the best. We will have better time in New York. I’ll get to see a show I want to see (Christmas Story) and I’ll get to cross something off my bucket list (Sound of Music sing-along.)

Happy New Year everybody! See you in 2011!
Mischief Managed,

The sign my wonderful wish volunteer Al made for me


  1. You will LOVE Christmas Story. It's adorable! (and make sure you read the program--there's a NWS tie-in!)

    And I agree, as INCREDIBLY frustrating as it is to have to wait, not freezing is a definite plus.

    Still though, I'm sorry :(

  2. Yes, A Christmas Story WILL boost your mood...very fun! And you DO have an incredible Mom - please give her a big hug for me!!

  3. Sammy!!! I will be at the musical with my best friend/maid of honor, Martine on Thursday afternoon as well! Mom and I were going to go, but she's helping my brother move. Maybe we shall see each other :) Bummer that you didn't get to go to NYC, but as someone who went last winter right after a snow storm, I can attest to how absolutely *freezing* it is - I'm sure you'll enjoy the springtime more! I hope you had a very merry xmas! Take care.


  4. Samma Lamma,
    I'm sorry about your trip but, Spring will be much prettier I'm sure and a lot WARMER. Sounds like you will have a great time this weekend at the hotel and shows, give your Mama a big hug, she's awesome! Take Care of you, and have a Fabulous New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Aunt Katie

  5. Sammy!!!
    "A Christmas Story" at the 5th is so much fun! Soooo glad you can see it, and also do the Sound of Music sing-a-long! Sad you can't do your NY trip - I was thinking about that just the other day, that your trip was coming up - but glad you have other fun things to keep you busy! Much love & happiest of new years!!!
    -Tim Sauke

  6. Your Amazing kiddo! Al

    BTW I'll make an even better sign next time!!!