Archive for March 12th, 2008

Spring Fever

Today is a beautiful day.  I’m starting to get very itchy about springtime.  Now, I guess it could be said that spring is already here.  There are flowers blooming, we have cold nights and warm days, and basically all around great weather with the occasional thunderstorm. 

This past Friday night we had a baby shower for our friends Caleb and Faris.  It was so much fun.  I think what made it such a fun party is that almost everyone there knew more than half of the people there.  Not the same half, but at least half.  And when you know at least half, you are able to more easily meet the other half.  It wasn’t like at a wedding where one half knows each other and the other half does too, but there are two different groups. 

This was more of an overlapping sort of thing and it made the party flow nicely and after a little wine or beer, everyone was more than happy to meet the people they didn’t know.  Faris said she really enjoys the presents for the baby because there is a reality to getting baby presents that isn’t there when you are receiving wedding presents.  I thought that was an interesting comment.  We were deathly afraid it was going to rain the entire party, but the rain stopped Friday afternoon and didn’t start back until late in the night.   

Saturday morning I awoke when my phone rang at 8:15.  It was my mom, wanting to know if I was coming to the charity 5k that was taking place at MCG.  I had signed up for it, and had picked up my packet, but I could hear the wind whipping around my house and my bed was so warm and I DID NOT WANT TO GO.  But then Jennifer called, and said she would pick me up in 20 minutes and I figured I could handle it. 

I’m glad I went, it was for a great cause, and I saw a lot of old friends.  But in all honesty I can’t say I enjoyed it.  It was 45 degrees and the wind was blowing 30 mph.  I’m not being dramatic.  It really was blowing 30 mph.  Every step I took away from the starting line was mentally challenging.  It wasn’t until we started heading back to the finish line that I started to warm up and calm down. 

After the race we ate at waffle king with my parents and that was AWESOME, even though it took forever.  Post waffle king I went home and took a little nap. 

Saturday night we had my dad’s 60th birthday party.  Let me tell you how fun that was.  Saturday afternoon was not that much fun, because since the wind was blowing so hard and it was so cold outside, what was suppose to be a big party in the backyard ended up being  a big party in the house.  So we spent the afternoon moving furniture and setting up everything. 

I swear Saturday was one of the longer days of my life.  The wind did end up dying down, and the fire in the backyard was enjoyed by most of the guests, even though the bulk of the party was in the house.  I think Big Trav had a great time.  One of his friends found an old football from 1948 on the internet and brought it with two sharpies and had everyone sign it and gave it to him as the Game Ball.  I thought that was so thoughtful and cute and awesome.

In other news, I have been severely struggling to get out of bed this week.  I don’t know what my problem is, but when my alarm goes off in the morning I have no idea where I am or what is going on.  I know it is the time change, but seriously.  I really love it when the time changes, I like it to stay light longer, but I normally adjust quicker to it.  I’ve been trying to go to sleep early.  I’ve also been trying to work out more, so that I can get back into shape.  I’ve been pretty lazy recently.  So maybe that is part of it.  I don’t know. 

I know y’all really wanted a blow by blow of my weekend.  Maybe sometime soon I’ll have some intelligent observation about the world in which we live in.  Until then, I’m counting down the minutes until the TOUR-NA-MENT!

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