Obstacles On My Way To Washington DC, Some Big, Some Small!



Every day I’m preparing for my trip to Stop The Frack Attack Rally in Washington DC and every day I’m running in to some type of obstacle that I must overcome in order to make it.

My amazing husband Tim’s Grandmother may pass away while I’m gone. She lives here in town and we are very close. Part of me wants to cancel my plans and be here for her but everyone says I need to go fight the fight. I see her all the time and right now she doesn’t even recognize me. I visited her in the hospital Monday and I’ll visit her again Thursday before I fly out. She is wheel chair bound due to a stroke and tried to walk late Sunday night and broke her leg in two places. When they admitted her into the hospital they found her kidneys were shutting down. Now she is in a very bad place and hospice is coming in this afternoon. I ask for prayers as she is a wonderful woman and a true fighter herself. She probably wouldn’t want me to miss a rally because she was quite a rallier herself in her days.

Then there were travel arrangements. I’m not used to handling my own travel arrangements, usually I’m traveling on press trips (family vacations are usually road trips) and PR handles all of that for me. I decided I wanted to try and line something up at the same hotel as the few people I know who are attending the event. However this is the last week Congress is in session apparently so hotels are booked or booking up fast. I ended up at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill and they were kind enough to bend over backwards to cater to my every whim so that I can write up a review of their brand new rooms on my sister site MySentimentExactLee.com where we review a lot of travel experiences. So I’ll be living in luxury during the trip and couldn’t be happier. It all worked out but for a while there I was nervous it might not and I’d be sleeping on the street. Okay I’m exaggerating but I did think I’d be out hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I get to kill two birds with one stone. First world problem people, I know. But seriously, ease me into this rally stuff gently.

I made shirts last night so that the the 4 people who follow me on Twitter who are attending the rally can recognize me by the blog logo. Yeah, I’m lame like that. Let’s just say the shirts did not turn out good. I’m just not crafty! It’s not a strong suit of mine. First off the shirt is too small for me and too large for Rebecca which is problematic. Second, the iron on transfer got all messed up. They aren’t awful but they aren’t great either. The shirt is too dark grey and you can’t see the yellow on the transfer. Insert dramatic eye roll here. Just ignore how lame I am and introduce yourself and let me dazzle you with my charm. It’ll all work out.

It’s only Wednesday so that leaves 2 more days for obstacles. Some will be big, some will be small. Either way I’ll climb them and I’ll absolutely conquer them, because that is what I do.


  1. Jackie says:

    Go do good things and Karma will make things happen for you. Good luck!

  2. Marianna says:

    I actually don’t think the shirts look that bad! Overcoming all of these obstacles will only make it that much sweeter once you get there.

    • BloggersInspire says:

      The biggest issue with the shirt is that you can’t see the yellow/orange writing at all. 🙁

  3. Kimberly says:

    The shirts look good to me.

    I’m glad that the hotel worked out for you. It’s nice that you are able to do a review at the same time, like you said, kill two birds with one stone.

    I wouldn’t know the first thing about arranging a trip. In the past my mom did that for me. Now I rely on PR. I’m helpless that way.

    Sending prayers to Tim’s grandmother. I hope she doesn’t pass when you are gone, but if she does, may it be a peaceful one.

    • Lee says:

      Kim thank goodness someone came to my rescue and also admitted to relying on PR for travel! I’m not a princess or anything, I’m a blogger who is taken care of in a certain way. It’s our job. LOL


  4. Annie says:

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip! Sorry to hear about obstacles, but I know this will all work out! Who needs shirts? Glad to hear about the hotel though.

  5. Ann says:

    Sending prayers to your family; I’ve been in that spot myself–its not an easy thing, but I would tell you to go; that’s what I was told when I had to decide. Your trip to DC could help, and it sounds like things are falling into place for you (that’s a big YAY for any travel as far as I’m concerned!)
    Good luck on your trip!

  6. Stefani says:

    I would love to be able to take a trip to DC one day. My flight on the way to New York stops there next week to change planes so I guess I will see part of DC.

    Sorry to hear about the obstacles, I seem to get thrown those often too.

  7. Sending prayers your way. She’d be sad if you didn’t go, she knows you love her 🙂

  8. Joy Williams says:

    I hope that you get to enjoy your trip and she does not pass while you are out of town. I think the shirts look great. Atleast you know what not to do next time right?

  9. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry about your grandmother-in-law Lee. Big hugs.

  10. Nichol says:

    Praying for your husbands grandmother. I hope you have a great trip and good for you for making the shirts yourself…at least you tried. They don’t look that awful. Can’t wait to read all about the trip.

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