My Memorial Day Weekend got started a little early thanks to a doctors appointment I had on Friday. Love how those things work out.
Thursday evening after I saved a life, I went to a Hog Roast on campus for some students. On the way there a bird pooped on my head! I was just talking to some students the other day about how it's weird that this doesn't happen more often. I spoke too soon! Thankfully Jill was able to wipe it out. Yes, I took a shower as soon as I got home.
|It doesn't look like much, but that's cause most of it was on my hand from touching it in hopes it was a large rain drop.|
|Dad's high school was on the news! For a wrongful rape conviction, but still on the news!|
Since I was already back home and it was pointless to drive back to Columbus to drive back home, I took the whole day off and volunteered at my mom's school field day. It felt good to be 'in charge' and be able to practice my assertiveness with the kids. Although I didn't really have to because they were good. I helped out in the kindergarten room. Adorbs!
During field day I got to play t-ball, where I get an awesome home run over everyone's head. Yes, I know the class is 5-6 year olds, but I really hit that ball far! And no one caught me! :) Pathetic, I agree. We also had a water ball fight, where I did get hit once or twice. I was also told I was a 'hot babe' by a second grader. Thanks bud for the confidence boost!
|Recess duty/getting a tan!|
Friday night Tyler and I went fishing at my grandparents and then my grandpa asked for a technology lesson. So I explained my iPhone to him, as well as Facebook, blogging and google. Those things are hard to explain to someone who has never been on the internet.
|Hanging out on the back porch at Mam and Papaw's. Lovely evening.|
|I took this picture of Tyler to send to him to demonstrate what a text message was to my grandpa.|
|Perfect shirt for fishing.|
|I don't know which one I should get Dad for his birthday! And let's be clear, these are silky, not cotton! Only the best for when you want to look like a McDonald's advertisement.|
This was my first missing child case, but I also hope it is my last. Although through this experience I re-realized that I do an ok job of handling things is high stress situations like that (where I'm not directly involved, of course). I mean, I do come from a line of fire chiefs in my family. :)
Saturday morning I had planned a little luncheon for my best friends from when I was younger and our Mom's. Our mom's were friends before we were born and we all lived side by side growing up. The three daughters are friends too! :) We were in Girl Scouts together and played at each other's houses growing up. Erin was in Dawn's wedding three years ago and Dawn and I were both in Erin's wedding two years ago. We spent so much time together those two summers and I just love them and their Mom's. Then last year we didn't have any bridal showers or events to be together and we kind of quit seeing each other so much. So back in December, I think I tried to organize something around the holiday's but it was too hard with everyone's busy schedule, so we finally got something on the calendar for this weekend.
We met at Bob Evan's and just had a nice little lunch with lots of laughing and giggling. :)
|Can you guess who belongs to who?|
Sunday morning Dad, Tyler and I visited the cemeteries where my grandparents and family members are buried. We have done this the last three years and I enjoy this time we spend together. Dad and I are both emotional people, so there are lots of tears involved. :)
Our first stop was at the cemetery in my town where Dad's cousin is buried, along with just a lot of people I knew from my hometown. I find it really calming to walk up and down the rows and come upon someone I knew and maybe had forgotten about and think of good memories of them.
Then we went on to the cemetery where my Grandma and Grandpa Wickham are buried. It's a little bit of a drive from our house and I remember it being sooooooo far away when I was young and we would go with dad to put the Fire Department flags on the graves. It was always cold and foggy when we did that back then. This year (and last year) it was super hot!
|Proud of my Veteran grandpa. Three wars!|
Sunday afternoon we worked in the yard, played with Posey, planted grass seed, went to Walmart (it's an entertainment thing in Pike County), put out mulch, I went to Piketon's graduation and then went to Mam and Papaw's to set the trot line. I wanted to run since I've been slacking on that, but instead Tyler wanted to do the Deck of Cards workout. So we went down to our track and did that. I'm not a huge sweater, but I have never sweat so much in my life. Most of the workout was done after dark too, since we didn't even start until after 9. So that was kind of cool (as in working out by the moonlight because it was definitely not cool temperature wise!).
|I thought about running the hurdles while I was there, but I figured I needed to walk this week.|
|I was resting while I could.|
|The iPhone obviously takes horrible pictures after dark, but this is of my puddle of sweat on the blacktop. You could see it even in the dark.|
Both Sunday and Monday nights I slept in Molly's bed and let Posey sleep with me. If you had told me a year or two ago that I would be sharing my bed with a dog I'd say you were crazy. If you'd told me that my parents would have a dog in the house I'd say you were absolutely insane! Both things have happened! ha. I'm sure Posey is similar to a baby sleeping in bed with you, as she rules the roost. She laid the width of the bed while I clung to the edge. Then she moved about halfway down to have the entire width, so I slept in a ball on the top half of the bed. If she wasn't so darn cute I would never allow it. But when she wakes up in the morning she's just so excited to see me even though I've been right there beside her the entire night!
Monday we went to Mam and Papaw's for our annual Memorial Day Cookout. It was 1 billion degrees outside. I had planned to run in the Scott Porter 5K in Waverly, but it was just too dang hot. We got out fish off our trotline and made ice cream. Kate's boyfriend, Doug, also helped me wash my car and then we washed Kate's, Tyler's and Molly's too. They each helped on their own vehicle. My car looked really pretty til we had the pop up shower this morning. Now it's all dirty again. Urg.
|Tyler washing off his truck.|
Sunday evening Tyler and I visited with some family friends at their house and then I drove back late. I tried to talk to Lauren on my drive, but wouldn't you know our cell phones kept cutting out and we neither one could get our very important stories out! A girls weekend is very much needed in the near future!