That title just popped into my head. It could be because I am in the middle of a Dawson’s Creek episode where Joey is staging a student protest against the Board of Superintendents or something like that. But don’t tell anyone. That’s my little secret every morning at 9 (or Tivo’d and watched that night).
Well, I have recently returned from a whirlwind, wonderful vacation back in ‘Bama. It was jam packed with friends, family, hairdressers, dogs and THE GIRLS’ BEACH TRIP! Whew! I didn’t get to see everyone that I wanted to, but I saw a lot of people in the week or so that I was there. To recap a bit, I drove 12 hours to Montgomery two Mondays ago. Tuesday was spent seeing my dad and visiting Liz in the hospital. Wednesday I watched Dad, Marcus and Jeff play golf, had lunch and then stopped by the hospital to see Liz. She was in labor, waiting on that little baby to make her appearance. At 2:42 (I believe), she did. And she’s a beaut! Wednesday night I went to visit her and meet her daughter. Liz was a little out of it, so it was nice to chat with Tomma and company when she came up. Thursday we left for the beach! It was sooo nice to see all the girls again..some I hadn’t seen since last year, some I had never seen before. lol. We had a great 4 days in Destin, FL and Tomma couldn’t have planned a better trip. The girls were awesome, I made some new friends, we ate good food, and they partied like rock stars. I was a wuss pretty much every night and went back to the hotel to read my book. Ah, such is the life of an old fart. 😉 I loved every minute of it! Monday was spent seeing Liz’s new house, playing with baby and then heading back to have dinner with Anna. We ate at Salsarita’s and the food and company was excellent! Tuesday I was off to Birmingham for the day…to visit the old work place, get my hair done by my favorite hairdresser in all the world (her name is Gabi, she’s at DL Salon in Vestavia City Center, she’s GREAT, she’s reasonably priced and you should check her out: 205-823-9993) and have dinner with Lee. I visited all my friends at Hubbard and got to have lunch with Mary Beth and Darin. After my hair appt, I had dinner with Lee, Kelly, Jenny and Adam. That was TOO much fun! I miss my Bham peeps in a big way. Wednesday I had lunch with Virgie and Jennifer back in Montgomery, stopped by to say Bye to Tomma and got a new cell phone. Well, as it turns out, Tomma and I went out that night and had a blast at The Keys. I hadn’t been there in forever and we rocked the house. Brenda and Sabrina came out to visit for a while and we sang and danced until the wee hours of morning. Tomma had me sing a bunch of karaoke songs that I had never done before and it was HILARIOUS! It was a good thing that there weren’t many people in there. Who knew I could do the Jamaican accent on “It Wasn’t Me”? Thursday I went to watch Dad, Jeff and Marcus play golf again and then I got on the road. I stopped for the night somewhere in TN (I think) and got home Friday afternoon. Ashley and I went to the Indigo Girls concert Sunday night at Wolf Trap and that was great! I’ve never really listened to them, but they were amazing. It was just them with their guitars.
I didn’t take any pics at the beach (uh, not sure why), but here are a few pics from the past few weeks (WI, AL, DC). I didn’t want to put too many on here, so I am going to upload most to a picture hosting site. I’ll let you know when I get those done. The first pics are of McKenna Reese, the next one is the Library of Congress here in D.C. and the last is an old church in Milwaukee, WI. I’m fascinated with old buildings…esp. churches. And for a cheap camera, I think those pics came out very nice. I’m gonna postcard them babies up! j/k
More to come. I have a CRAPLOAD of pictures to get off my camera from my going away parties 3 months ago(!!!) and more. I swear I’m going to get them off. I’m pretty much spending my time job hunting so if you have any leads in D.C., please send them my way. lol.