Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Here goes nothin'

You know that song? "Going on a jet plane..." Except I'm not going on a jet plane; I'm going on a bus. And I'm not getting married... my friend Jen is getting married to another J.

In case there was any doubt in your mind, I don't travel well. In fact, I travel so poorly that Mom doesn't really want me to go on this trip. She's afraid I'll fall apart due to the disruption in routine.

But I figured that while I may regret going and the ensuing falling apart, I know I will forever regret it if I don't see Jenny get married. It's too important. I have to try.

So, we're pulling out all the stops. Mom wrote me a Social Story, basically, about the traveling parts of the trip. She labeled all the bus and hotel papers I need and highlighted the important numbers. I got the next Elsie Dinsmore book at the library (#5), and I'm saving it for the trip. I'll bring Tigger and a couple of cats. I'll bring my daily devotional book. I'll even bring my own pillow (after all, the bus leaves at 6-something AM).

Wish me luck!


  1. See you in... a day and a half? Yay!

  2. Good for you! That takes impressive courage, and amazing planning (shout out to your mom) :-)

    I hope you have the time of your life. Good luck!

  3. HI Lydia
    This is Chloe's Dad. I know that your decision to go on a bus trip was very hard to make, I am aware of the personal trials that the trip will force on you .I just want to let you know that I think you are a brave lady.It was kind of your MOM to write you a social story.I will try and rember that good idea if Chloe has to go on a trip.
    Best of luck Mr. Elgin.

  4. Good luck! Let us know if the Social Story helped.

  5. Lydia, I hope you have a wonderful trip. I can't wait to hear about it when you return.

    Good Luck and many blessings

  6. GO LYDIA!!!

    Preparation is key in my experience with Scrumpy and Bear so good for you and good on your mum for supporting you.

    Sending happy thoughts always!