New Year’s Day
I meant to say Rabbit Rabbit when I woke up, I’d thought about it before I fell asleep the night before, but I went upstairs and said, “Good morning, Mom,” before I remembered. But that’s a good thing to be able to say, too.
My mom has started wearing a scarf with her bathrobe in the morning. When sanguinity and I put our bags in the rental car and got out the long-handled scraper that Hertz included, my mom came out on the sidewalk with her camera to capture Sang of the Northwest scraping the windows.
We volunteered to be bumped to another flight, and they gave our tickets away but then “found” us seats on the same flight, in First Class. Unexpected luxuries:
- a separate in-flight magazine, with lots of stuff about bespoke tailoring.
- a little cup of warmed almonds and cashews before lunch. Also hot towels for our hands.
- a warm chocolate chip cookie after lunch. At this point I had a swell of warm “United LOVES me!” feeling.