January 10, 2014

Christmas in Boston/My Birthday/Flight Cancellations!!!!

Michelle's first Xmas tree in her new home.
Love the snowflake on the top of the tree!

I love being with my children for Christmas!  I also wanted to see the snow again but I didn’t ask for 18 inches of snow and freezing temps in the single digits and some days even below zero!  Yikes!  It is hard to adjust after living in Florida for the past 24 years.

Close up of Jimmy's tree zooming in on the red wagon!

I enjoyed seeing my girlfriends from Revere.  They are my Besties! It was a late lunch after 2:30, as I was at the beauty shop.

Left, front to back:  Linda, Joanne, Priscilla, Liana
Right, front to back:  Meri, Rose, Diane, Paula

I was also happy to see a dear friend, Sandra that I have not seen in 8 long years!  It was wonderful to reminisce wonderful past memories together.

Rose and Sandra

My children took me to all my favorite Restaurants.  Saw three great movies and I attended a New Year’s party at Rhonda’s house.  BBQ and Bon Fire in the frigid  temps!  All good times!

Son-in-law, Bill and me

Son, Jimmy and Me

Me.........Brrrrrrrrrrr!  18 inches of snow!

My daughter baked a creamcycle birthday cake for me that was delish!

My daughter is always the one taking the pictures so I never end up having pictures of her!  

When it was time for me to return home, I never received an alert from JetBlue that my flight was canceled.  Thank goodness, Michelle and I checked online before leaving the house at 4:00 in the morning to head out to the airport.  In red bold print the word “Canceled” was there.  I was due home on January 5th but was unable to get back until January 8th.  
JetBlue Airways resumed full operations at Logan International Airport and three New York-area airports on Tuesday after a 17-hour shutdown forced the cancellation of more than 500 departures from the four facilities.

The highly unusual reduction in service followed a spell of bad weather and airport closures over the weekend, complicated by new federal regulations that require longer rest periods for pilots between flights. Those rules helped turn delays into more cancellations after pilots maxed out their hours.

JetBlue experienced more problems than most carriers, in part because most of its operations go through Boston and New York which were hit hard by snow and ice causing a ripple effect of delays, diversions, and cancellations throughout the system.

Upon my arrival at home, the Alerts from JetBlue were on my home recorder!  Duh.  My request was clearly to alert me via my cell phone or email address.  

Of course, I called JetBlue to request Customer Compensation and they gave me 5,000 extra points towards a future flight.  You don't ask, you don't get!

Came home to rain but the temp was 69 degrees which is not bad.  No sun today either!  My delay actually was a delightful trade-off, as it gave me more time with my children!

Today, 15 inches of rain and flash floods on the East Coast of Florida!  Yikes!

P.S.  Thank you to everyone for your birthday wishes!


  1. Happy belated Birthday!! Sounds like the cancellation was a blessing. We all know how much you love that family and miss Boston. Love the pictures. Looks like it all worked out for you! Glad to have you back home and we too are getting back to the NORMAL temps.

    Love from the land of Disney.

  2. Forwarding for Ronna:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Rose. Enjoyed the e-mail and the pictures. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year. Ronna

  3. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you had a lovely trip.

  4. What great fun you had for Christmas and your birthday too. Nice you could get an extra 3 days even though they messed up you were lucky to be compensated. Lots of folks were cancelled at our airports too. Nothing much you can do about the weather but wait it out. Sending you my belated wishes for a wonderful and happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

  5. Dear Rose, Happy Birthday!!
    I am sure you had a wonderful time spent with your children and friends.
    The best gift is always happy memories.
    Blessings for the best New Year.
    Catherine xo

  6. i think that may be the prettiest christmas tree i have ever seen!!

    i love the snow, it looks like you hit the jackpot with this visit, all the way around!!

    happy birthday!!