I flew to my hometown a couple of weeks ago for the day with my husband as he was on a business trip, I took my Mom's ashes home. I hardly ate the day before and all week my stomach was off, I also took Codeine to help bung me up and for any pain. I packed some homemade delicious soup and some bread, took my own water bottles, we have our own bore, and we set off. Gosh the plane was tiny, felt really breathless when they closed the doors and the plane, (did I mention it was small) rocked from side to side. The 20 minute flight was long enough I was glad to get back on terrafirma. The meeting went well at the local hospital, I stayed in the hire car and knew exactly where to find the toilets, (right near outpatients)
Looking back I acheive an awful lot that day, scattered the ashes, brief sight seeing trip in the hire car, business meeting for Ian and afterwards we found a lovely Quilters barn where I bought some silk fibre for my art work, I even dared to have a coffee and a small helping of carrot cake in this lovely mud brick/ adobe style cafe. the cake came with about an inch of frosting and a huge spoonful of whipped cream on the side,.........give me a break...........All these places I used to explore as a kid and open farm land is now covered in endless vineyards, Blenheim has changed so much.
I tried to catch up with an old school friend but she was in Australia, perhaps next time. We had time to spare before the flight home and went to pay my respects to my best friends grave, she died of breast cancer about 4 weeks before my Mom passed away. I was OK, it was a beautiful evening, unlike the horrible weather the day of Yvonne's funeral the granite headstone was perfect. The flight home over the Cook Strait was great, different plane not as small, still tiny though as plane go.. I saw seals in the water off the Wairarapa coastline.
That for me was the most I've done in ages. It did me good to have a change of scenery and I felt I did everything in my power to avoid any complications. I will go again, this disease has done enough to me already, that day I was in control.
Have a wonderful trip, take care and just do it.