Life with decreased mobility: Planes โœˆ๏ธ

Before I used to love being on a plane โœˆ๏ธ, but now it just causes me anxiety ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Manuverring in small spaces (the always present risk of falling ๐Ÿ˜ฑ), hauling around luggage ๐Ÿ˜ฑ, and inflexible departure times ๐Ÿ˜ฑ, makes flying stressful ๐Ÿ˜ฑ But this weekend Iโ€™m going to a city Iโ€™ve never been before for some close friendโ€™s wedding ๐Ÿ‘ฐ ๐Ÿคตโ€โ™‚๏ธ and old friends will be there too! So Iโ€™m excited, yet worried at the same time (my constant state of being ๐Ÿ˜‚)

From what I remember from my last plane โœˆ๏ธ ride:

  • Airlines will check all assistive equipment (I believe itโ€™ll be FREE but donโ€™t quote me ๐Ÿ˜‚)
  • Handling may be rough, so things may break
    • See my post: Anxiety with flying โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ
  • Try NOT to rush! Give yourself time and peace of mind!

Pandemic precautions:

  • COVID test after
  • Packing lists (so I donโ€™t forget anything ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Airport procedure (because I forget ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚)

  • Ticket ๐ŸŽŸ purchasing
    • Make sure to indicate you require more time to board/need assistance (may reserve seats for you ๐Ÿ˜‚)
  • Check-in tag ๐Ÿท
  • Customer service tag ๐Ÿท

This post is related to:

Life with decreased mobility: Road trip ๐Ÿš™

https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/07/20/life-with-decreased-mobility-road-trip-%f0%9f%9a%99/

Takeaways from ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ

  • ADA regulations for handicap-accessible rooms ๐Ÿฆผ
  • Airport plane โœˆ๏ธ procedure
  • Donโ€™t rush (give yourself time โฐ)
  • Download audiobooks (or any media you want to access) beforehand

Airlines Iโ€™ve flown:

Note: This is from MY experience. Intended to share tips ๐Ÿ’ก

  1. Southwest 2021
    • (+) Customer service ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ The airline reserves my seats ๐Ÿ˜
    • (-) ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
  2. Jetblue 2018
    • (+) Reserved seating, fast ๐Ÿ’จ through security, no limitations on how much assistive equipment I can check in
    • (-) Broke my seatbelt

Packing tips:

  • Add a hair towel (hotel towels were thick)

These tips and observations were specific to me! I just hope it helps someone!

Something that always worries me ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Going to the bathroom ๐Ÿšฝ on a plane โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

It will be tight but if it seems like the plane โœˆ๏ธ is cruising smoothly and whoever is with feels ok ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ helping you, you should go yo the bathroom ๐Ÿšฝ!

People in general are kind ๐Ÿ˜ and want to help. There may be those with a need for more education and sensitivity when interracting with a person with decreased mobility, but, bear in mind, they might have more to learn (and no one to teach them).

Life Update 10/17/21

Mood: Mix of excited and anxious ๐Ÿค” Excited for my trip, but nervous to fly or forget anything

Currently Reading: Dark Needs At Nightโ€™s Edge by Kressly Cole, Witches Get Stitches by Juliette Cross, Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins

Walk it out: Busy week, so not so much ๐Ÿ˜” but still working PT out ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ I can go back soon!

Events Iโ€™m excited for:

#MickLaraBmoreInLove

Going to a wedding ๐Ÿ’’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŽ‰ for 2 college friends ๐Ÿ˜

Reunion with friends โ™ฅ๏ธ

Something good :

Composing ๐Ÿค— Excited to add to my Life with decreased mobility series!

Soon to come! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Life with decreased mobility: Planes โœˆ๏ธ

Played Medium last night ๐Ÿค—

Safe flight โœˆ๏ธ to my friendโ€™s wedding ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ for the return

Something bad:

Anxiety, even with preparation ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Something great ๐Ÿ˜:

Seeing old friends (old in the sense Iโ€™ve known them awhile) โ™ฅ๏ธ

Between The Devil And Desire Reading Blog

Check-ins/Updates:

Monday: Prologue – Chapter 5

Tuesday: Chapters 6 – 10

Wednesday: Chapters 11 – 14

Thursday: Chapters 15 – 18

Friday: Chapters 19 – Epilogue

Before I begin:

Cohabitation is going to be fun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Upon my initial read through the synopsis, sounds fun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ but not entirely new. Part of the fun in participating in book clubs is the discussion ๐Ÿ˜

Chapter 5

Check in at the beginning of Chapter 6 instead ๐Ÿ˜‚ I feel for Olivia ๐Ÿฅฒ She lost her husband and gaurdianship for her son was given to a stranger. The annimosity between Jack and Olivia is believable, intense, and fun ๐Ÿ˜‚ Both Olivia and Jack find each other attractive, so Im just waiting for the moment they get together ๐Ÿ˜ Looking forward to more Henry-Jack interactions ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ This seems promising! Love widow romances with a child ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Chapter 10

The reason I love widow romances is that when a bond forms between the interest and the kid ๐Ÿ˜ Thatโ€™s fun to read! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m glad Olivia is starting to see it too!

Chapter 14

Understand Oliviaโ€™s opinion about henry getting a dog ๐Ÿถ They are cute ๐Ÿ˜ but take work.

First kiss ๐Ÿ˜˜ finally happens ๐Ÿ˜‚ Caregiving scenes with a twist ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Olivia ๐Ÿ˜ more after seeing Jack with Henry.

Like that, me being ahead is no longer true ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Chapter 18

Olivia grows more and more attracted to Jack ๐Ÿ˜ Zolivia not in mourning clothes was a sign Olivia was becoming more and more ready ๐Ÿ˜‚ Other stuff happened but this was the most prevalent. Excited for tomorrowโ€™s chapters ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ I think weโ€™ll start to get answers to our many questions

Kisses become more common between Jack & Olivia (did I miss it until now?)

Jack with Henry still โ™ฅ๏ธ then we find out how he is with orphans?! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ Got to admire I enjoy seeing that (and so does Olivia ๐Ÿ˜)

Chapter 19 + epilogue

Olivia, Jack, and Henry are their own family โค๏ธ and itโ€™s beginning to feel that way (Olivia sees it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ) With her concern with appearrances, sheโ€™s the one to convince ๐Ÿค” i feel Oliviaโ€™s approval and consent is important to the story, but Jack drives the story. Sound right?!

Jackโ€™s parentage revealโ€ฆ I still donโ€™t know ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ about it ๐Ÿค” Like I didnโ€™t see it coming, and was dark like another whole book can explore that but would I read that? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

The wedding scene was quick and didnโ€™t feel too important (but I loved loved it ๐Ÿ˜)

Epilogue

Epilogue was all Jack and was satisfying, but shouldnโ€™t Olivia be in it too? In that sense, deviated from the norm ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I dig that usually. I have no qualms so Iโ€™m okay with it.

Between The Devil And Desire Book Review

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating 

My biases:

  • Canโ€™t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

Between The Devil And Desire by Lorraine Heath

#2 in Scoundrels of St. James

Read: September 25, 2021

Star Rating (of 5): โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ.5

  • Slow burn
  • โค๏ธ family dynamics
  • Series about a found family!

Enjoyment ๐Ÿค—: ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • Not abruptly in your face, but fun ๐Ÿค— 
  • Contains darkness

Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ : ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • Slow burn
  • Not too long

Intensity (1 to 100): 50%

  • Slow burn
  • Gets dark at the end

Predictable? (Predictability): N

Content warnings: Death of a loved one ๐Ÿฅฐ, Selling children, poverty

Prevalent Tropes: Widow romance, Guardianship, Ward

Tropes I like! ๐Ÿ˜

  1. Caregiving/sick bed
  2. Fake Dating 
  3. Friends to lovers
  4. Found family
  5. Single parent
  6. Bodyguard 
  7. Marriage of convenience 
  8. Disability rep
  9. Forced proximity 
  10. Wallflower 
  11. Bookish heroine
  12. Only 1 bed ๐Ÿ›
  13. Teaching ๐Ÿซ 
  14. Roadtrip Romance 

How itโ€™s used…

Olivia, the duchess of Lovington, is infuriated ๐Ÿ˜ค to learn guardianship of her son Henry was granted to Jack Dodger ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Smutty times ๐Ÿ˜‹:

  • 18: Seduce Jack
  • 19: Train ๐Ÿš‚ trip ๐Ÿ˜ 
  • 23: Post-wedding 

3-word Summary: Guardianship connections forged

Representation: Poor

POV: 3rd person triplet (Jack, Olivia, Henry)

Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ:

  • Marital rights ๐Ÿค”
  • Found families โค๏ธ

Movie/show rec: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Anxiety with flying โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Dear airline offloader,

Please ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ handle my wheelchair ๐Ÿฆผ with care! Iโ€™d hare for my trip to be ruined ๐Ÿ˜ก if my wheelchair (or any part of it were to break.) I acknowledge the work you do (itโ€™s something I canโ€™t do). And I understand it can get monotonous BUT please note ๐Ÿ“ it is important.

As someone dependent on a wheelchair ๐Ÿฆผ, PLEASE ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ DO NOT throw it! If it were to break, it can be likened to breaking my legs. May seem drastic, but itโ€™s just THAT important! I, like others wheelchair-department, need it to get around (in a safe and timely manner)

The last time I flew, my wheelchair ๐Ÿฆผ was thrown during the offloading process ๐Ÿฅฒ, causing my seatbelt to break ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ

That (or something like that) would be worse now as my wheelchair ๐Ÿฆผ is custom built to better fit my petite stature.

That explain why, with this upcoming trip, Iโ€™m anxious. Not entirely for me (that canโ€™t be avoided) but for my wheelchair ๐Ÿฆผ

So PLEASE ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ be cognizant of that!

Donโ€™t Hex And Drive Book Review

#stayaspell

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating 

My biases:

  • Canโ€™t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

Donโ€™t Hex And Drive by Juliette Cross 

#2 in Stay A Spell

Read: October 1, 2021

Star Rating (of 5): โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

  • Meatier than Wolf Gone Wild 
  • Cute ๐Ÿฅฐ couple 

Enjoyment ๐Ÿค—: ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • Cute couple ๐Ÿฅฐ 
  • Cheering for Isadora ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ : ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • Lots of action!

Intensity (1 to 100): 80%

  • Amount of intimate scenes

Predictable? (Predictability): N

Content warnings: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Prevalent Tropes: Enemies to lovers

Tropes I like! ๐Ÿ˜

  1. Caregiving/sick bed
  2. Fake Dating 
  3. Friends to lovers
  4. Found family
  5. Single parent
  6. Bodyguard 
  7. Marriage of convenience 
  8. Disability rep
  9. Forced proximity 
  10. Wallflower 
  11. Bookish heroine
  12. Only 1 bed ๐Ÿ›
  13. Teaching ๐Ÿซ 
  14. Road Trip Romance 

How itโ€™s used…

Isadora is peeved by Devraj

Smutty times ๐Ÿ˜‹:

  • 14: Isadora comes over
  • 15: Repeat ๐Ÿ˜‚ Especially for her
  • 22: After her 2nd date ๐Ÿ˜ 
  • 26: Love notes ๐Ÿ“ 
  • 28: Post-driving lesson

3-word Summary: Fun times with (a) vampire ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™€๏ธ

Representation: India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Indian

POV: 1st person dual

Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ:

  • 1st impressions

Movie/show rec:๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Life Update 10/10/21

No post Thursday ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ so meatier ๐Ÿ˜‚

Mood: Steady

Currently Reading: Witches Get Stitches by Juliette Cross #stayaspell #juliettecross

Walk it out:

Working my way! Following up on forms

Still at it!

https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODg2ODY3MDQ0Mjk5NTI5?utm_medium=copy_link

Events Iโ€™m excited for:

After an eventful weekend, a low-key weekend ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Dinner at a friendโ€™s new apartment ๐Ÿ˜

Funnt story ๐Ÿ˜‚:

Always crop myself out of pictures I post

Something good:

DMing an author #stayaspell #juliettecross

Scary to put myself out there but she was so nice ๐Ÿ˜ I respond better to (+), just want to share some so thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ!

Something bad:

Anxiety about our upcoming tripโ€ฆ Just want everything to be in order

Something great ๐Ÿ˜:

Staying (+)! Thereโ€™s so much to be excited for! ๐Ÿค—

Donโ€™t Hex And Drive Reading Blog

#stayaspell

Check-ins/Updates:

Before I begin:

Loved Wolf Gone Wild

So Iโ€™ve been excited for a while to read more into this series! So Love In The Night is a great reason to proceed! Initially planned to coincide this book for Love In The Night and the Paranormal Romance Readathon but the dates donโ€™t coincide ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ so I made Donโ€™t Hex And Drive for Love In The Night! In typical fassion, putting my TBRs together was too easy ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ But Iโ€™ll adjust and adapt. Story of my lifeโ€ฆ

Chapter 6

Love this ๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸฝThis was why I wanted to start my blog! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Fascination ๐Ÿค” is a good starting point for any relationship! Through interesting events, Isadora & Devraj are repeatedly at the same place at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‚ Really lets them marinate in their love-hate dynamic!

Chapter 17

In this section, Isadora and Devraj really develop (and get intimate) Didnโ€™t expect the case of the missing girls to progress this much, this quickly ๐Ÿ˜ฎ the evolution of Isadora & Devrajโ€™s relationship is my favorite part ๐Ÿ˜ When they start to see something new ๐Ÿ˜ about each other, thatโ€™s a good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ sign! I look forward to further development for the couple and in terms of the missing girls. I know I can trust Juliette Cross to do that!

Chapter 28

This is an unincorporated yet expected twist in their relationship dynamic ๐Ÿค” Iโ€™ll go most recent scenes back ๐Ÿค” The โ€œWhat will hapen to usโ€ conversation is unexpectedly happening with Devraj being proactive and answering questions before itโ€™s asked. That should count for something! Even though that something is one Isadora fears. ๐Ÿฅฒ Sometimes answers to questions are scary ๐Ÿ˜ฑ But sometimes, seeing something (or someone ๐Ÿ˜) you love slipping away is just what one needs to snap to attention.

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

Notw: Depending when I bpog, my memory may be hazy ๐Ÿ’ญ Keep that in mind ๐Ÿคฏ ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Iโ€™ll try to blog more (and better) closer to reading each scene! Isadora learning to drive ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

The blood trafficking ring was resolved quickly. Read fast ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ and resolved quickly.

2 days after ๐Ÿค” Isadora out of it. Catch Isadora up on what happened in a conversation with Tia. ๐Ÿค” 

Love how there are dual narrators (make-female)! Make it easter to keep track!

Love In The Night Round 3 ๐ŸŒƒ

More of a scavenger hunt than bingo board, but same ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜‚

Friday

2 books ๐Ÿ“š overlap with Bang In The Night! So Iโ€™ll time it appropriately ๐Ÿ˜‰ My first book ๐Ÿ“– for this readathon will be Donโ€™t Hex And Drive by Juliette Cross, that should meet Fated mate โœ… Alpha male โœ… and Eat her out โœ…

Not too far into it yet but cute meet cute ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Wolf Gone Wild teased teased Jules and Ruben (which Iโ€™m all for!) but UNTIL then Iโ€™ll settle for a taste ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ˜‹ This may be a way to get there!

Read in association with Love In The Night Readathon (https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/06/02/love-in-the-night-readathon-%f0%9f%90%ba/)

Post in my story! (Might be gone when posted ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Enjoying this! Love that Isadora isnโ€™t our typical heroine o but is there one? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Reading blog and book review to on my blog (https://listenwirhprecious.com/blog-posts/)

My feelings. This quote just hit me.
Jules is surprising ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Still calendaring ๐Ÿ“… releases, so it should be out as early as Tuesday ๐Ÿค—

Note: Some text, pictures, and videos may not be in my reading blog or book review

Saturday

Note: See my Love In The Night and Bang In The Night, posts for my Reading Blog and Book Review at https://listenwirhprecious.com/blog-posts/ for more information for Donโ€™t Hex And Drive and Witches Get Stitches!

Eager to jump into the next book! Because of format not able to get it in here ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

Reading not as prioritized today #priorities Trying to keep a healthy balance ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Sunday

Had a birthday ๐Ÿฅณ party today, so I read a little Witches Get Stitches. Will read more after.

Monday

Reading with my eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ takes longer than my ears ๐Ÿ‘‚ ๐Ÿ‘‚ So I just need to note that!

Not sure Iโ€™ll finish Witches Get Stitches, but Iโ€™m enjoying it! Donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll finish before this endsโ€ฆ Only got as far at 2 check-ins. The thing eith reading with my ๐Ÿ‘, they tear up ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ if its tired ๐Ÿฅฑ but it does make it hard

Only got 7 chapters inโ€ฆ I hot tired ๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ˜‚ ebooks are definitely slower than audiobooks ๐Ÿ˜‚

Gotta say, this series โ™ฅ๏ธ Still plan to continue on! Reading blog and book review at https://listenwirhprecious.com/blog-posts/! WHEN I finish ๐Ÿ˜‚

Devil In Winter โ„๏ธ Book Review

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating 

My biases:

  • Canโ€™t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

Devil In Winter by lisa Kleypas 

#3 in Wallowing 

Read: September 26, 2021

Star Rating (of 5): โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Enjoyment ๐Ÿค—: ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • Very quotable ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ 
  • โค๏ธ all the friendships

Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ : ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • Memorable
  • Non-vanilla ๐Ÿ˜‚

Intensity (1 to 100): 70%

  • Still figuring how Iโ€™ll do this ๐Ÿ˜‚ Meant to show darkness

Predictable? (Predictability): ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ some parts Y, some parts N

Content warnings: Death of a loved one ๐Ÿฅฐ, physical abuse

Prevalent Tropes: Wallflower, Marriage of convenience, Caretaking

Tropes I like! ๐Ÿ˜

  1. Caregiving/sick bed
  2. Fake Dating 
  3. Friends to lovers
  4. Found family
  5. Single parent
  6. Bodyguard 
  7. Marriage of convenience 
  8. Disability rep
  9. Forced proximity 
  10. Wallflower 
  11. Bookish heroine
  12. Only 1 bed ๐Ÿ›
  13. Teaching ๐Ÿซ 
  14. Roadtrip Romance 

How itโ€™s usedโ€ฆ

Evie, a wallflower with Annabelle and Lillian, enters a marriage of convenience with Sebastian St. Vincent 

Smutty times ๐Ÿ˜‹:

  • Morning romp
  • 20: Lose the bet ๐Ÿ˜…
    • With some education too ๐Ÿ˜
  • 21: Sharing a bed, for once ๐Ÿ˜ 

3-word Summary: Not to (be) expected

Representation: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

POV: 3rd person dual

Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ:

  • Choices made in desperation ๐Ÿ˜ฑ 
  • Stepping up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
  • Loving without condition

Movie/show rec: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

I love doing book reviews!