When Life Gives You Lemons…

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Well, in this case, it didn’t really give me lemons just tons and tons of snow. Enough snow that my flight to Las Vegas for the New Media Expo, starting this weekend, was grounded.

It’s OK. I am heading out at the crack of dawn a day later than I planned and arrive just in time for all the festivities, but for a moment I worried because sudden changes in plans can do that to a person and because I am already all worked up over my presentation at the conference (read more here).

To watch the news last night, one would have thought the Hercules snowstorm was going to bring chaos and damage unlike we’ve ever seen before. Things started closing down, schools cancelled as well as flights.

I woke up this morning to find that we were a bit buried under it all but what was predicted to be a horrific scene, or what I call the lemons, turned out to be a really nice scene, or what we now call the lemonade, albeit very cold lemonade.

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My husband is working from  home, my kids are off from school, and I am not on my plane ride to Las Vegas, but ready to go so there’s really not much else to do but enjoy my family and what turned out to be a really sunny, fun snow day.

It all worked out, and I think I actually got something really great out of it all, reminding me not to sweat the small stuff and to make the most of what life throws your way.

Not a bad lesson to be aware of as we start this new year.



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Carol Cain

Carol is her happiest when on an adventure, either close to home or farther away. She's the mom to three fun boys and wife to a handsome Irish/Scot. She lives in New Jersey with her happy crew, but will always be a girl from Brooklyn. You can read her full profile here.

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4 Responses to When Life Gives You Lemons…

  1. © Keryn Means/ walkingon travels says:

    Way to turn a possible bad day around lady. Maybe you will get a little extra rest that can help you tackle the insanity coming your way. Can't wait to hear more about the Expo when I see you next week. Safe travels. Oh, and if your streets are clear than plans should be flying. Good grief. If public works can plow what is the airport's excuse 😉
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    • caincarol says:

      Thanks Keryn! I'm eager to get my presentation over with : )) Tomorrow promises to be super sunny…so NO EXCUSES! lol! See you soon!!

  2. Victoria says:

    So sorry to hear that you missed your plane Carol. That can be so frustrating but on the other hand, you’ve got proper snow there. I live in Germany, and where I live in Berlin, we’ve got none!

    • caincarol says:

      Thanks Victoria. I eventually made it and got to my presentation on time, so it all worked out in the end! Still snowy though back home!

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