I had the world's longest weekend! I wish that were a good statement I just made - but it was long as in, completely exhausting! Physically, mentally, emotionally, grammatically.*
I was debating whether or not to break this weekend up into several post - but I think I can condense it enough into one...mostly because I didn't take a lot of pictures and my writing, while long winded, can be shorter if I need it to be.
Friday started off with an exam. I've been taking an Intro to Property-Casualty Insurance course and Friday was the final exam. I was incredibly nervous - do you know how long it's been since I've taken an exam that matters? I had taken a million practice exams online but I was nervous that I had focused on that information too much and that the final would be everything else that I had forgotten sicne beginnign the practice exams. I started the exam, answered the first question and then from 2 to about question 10 I just kept shaking my head and thinking, "you dirty rats." I had NO CLUE what the questions were about! I didn't even have a vague memory from class about what they were asking. Things got a little bettwe 11-44 and then the last 6 questions I knew that I knew them. So I was confident with 6 of them, and I could only miss 15...so I went back through and tried to develop confidence in A LOT more of them. Then it came time to finally hit the submit button. I held my breath, clicked the mouse and....I PASSED! I don't know by how much - I don't care, it just said PASS.
From there I went to the eye doctor for another test. This time...I FAILED. He said my prescription had gotten better, gave me a sample set of contact lens and I popped them in. When I left the place I couldn't read any signs or license plates! NOTHING. It was scary. I put in my old contacts, which are, you know old, and fuzzy but I can read things more than 6 feet away.
Then I went to lunch with Chris and Nick and Nick's friend Scott. From there we picked up Ruth's friend Ellen from the airport. From THERE Chris, Ellen and I went Sam's club to buy the food for the regional activity.
|Where do we put the rest?|
Then I went to Joanna and Ben's to hang out. The kids danced to some classics like Queen and ACDC. Here they are dancing to TNT - I love all of it. If you hear a small motor running while Ava is dancing - that is Olivia, she came over to sit in my lap for the show. The last second makes me laugh every time - watch to see why (it probably makes me a terrible person).
Then I went back to the boy's house for a huge birthday party. Then home to crash.
Saturday morning I woke up to a very nice message from a friend which helped to improve my mood. Then I went and ran the Munchkins Run(5k) with Arianne...that's two races in one week - go us.
|Chris and I playing around with the props while we waited for people to arrive.|
The dance was a lot of fun! Ben informed me yesterday that I out-danced him, he just couldn't keep up.
To be honest with you - dancing is like a drug to me and I don't remember a whole lot about the dance itself except that when we got to 11:57 I was super sad that the dance was almost over. I had one more slow dance and I danced that with Scott - but I couldn't slow down - so it was a medium-speed dance.
Chris did a great job as the Regional Committee President (though he keeps trying to say he's the co-chair and that I'm the other chair). Whitney set up awesome photo props for people to take pictures and Ben did a great job bringing the Jimmy John's sandwiches and dancing with me (his two responsibilities for the dance).
|Cam smelled GOOD|
So Friday night I learned that my nephews know and love the song Gangnam Style and that Tommy thinks the words are, "Hey, Chicken Lady". So when that song came on Spencer, Caitlin and I sang it special just for Tommy. Here it is. (p.s You can see Nick getting down to the music right before the chorus - that makes us happy).