Forewarning: This post is a little more journal-entry-ish than really about any type of diet or exercise plan.
As I mentioned in my last blog post, the house show with Communist Daughter on Friday night was amazing. It was a great way to kick off the weekend.
Saturday afternoon I went to Angela Terry’s house to pick up some more boxes. She and her husband Chris recently moved and luckily had saved quite the selection from which to choose. Angela T. was also kind enough to go through her closet and gift me some fabulous “new” shirts and a black dress. While there, Angela T. and I also went on a bike ride to check out a car on the side of the road, then casually rode over to see if our other friend Kelly Riley was home. Alas, she was not. It was fun being outside and riding bikes. I can’t wait to get mine fixed and functional!
Saturday it was a little difficult to stay focused on packing. Amongst the distractions, lack of focus, and nap-taking, I at least accomplished a good 3 hours worth. In the evening, from 6-8pm, I attended Bonk! at the Racine Arts Council. BONK! is a monthly performance series held in downtown Racine, WI. http://bonkperformanceseries.wordpress.com/
After Bonk!, a group of 10 of us went to eat at a fabulous Spanish restaurant called Olde Madrid also located in downtown Racine. Good company, excellent food, and interesting conversations were had. After dinner, Angela Malone, Janetta (?), & I hung around outside talking and laughing for another hour about everything & nothing in particular. For example, at various points in the night we talked about [today’s high school] drug use, critiqued greek togas, and postulated about the horrors of having/raising/living with your kids [when they’re 14-18 years old]. I laughed a lot…. a lot.
Angela Malone invited me to breakfast with her and her mother. Of course Angela’s boyfriend [Nick] was allowed to tag along too. (jjjj/k) We ate at The Chancery which was not too bad. Hanging out with Angela M. & Nick D. is always a fun time with lots of good laughs.
Towards the end of breakfast, I saw my former HR Manager, her husband, kids, and I’d surmise perhaps her parents. They were seated a few tables away behind me (my back towards them). For the most part I’d liked her while we worked together, and I have no ill-will towards her. I felt as though I should go over to say hello but felt it could have been very awkward. No one at my table thought I should say anything. I really felt as though either way - saying hello or not saying anything - was an awkward situation. As the moment of truth arose, and we were walking out, I didn’t go over to her table to say anything. :-/
After breakfast, I took a short nap before Angela Terry came over to select some goodies from my free pile in return for the nice articles of clothing she’d shared with me the day prior. I was glad to see my things go to a good home. She and I sat about chatting for a bit before deciding to go to lunch. After lunch, we said our final goodbyes & parted ways in the rain. It was sad.
Now I am working one of my final shifts at The Council House. This is my last shift as a Guest Service Agent (aka working the Front Desk). Tuesday, for some reason… because I know they need help and I can’t say no… I am working as a Server in the Dining Room. I really enjoyed all the people I worked with at The Council House. I will also miss receiving tasty free meals each time I work. ; )
Forecast for the remainder of the week:
Monday: Hang out with Sara McQuay at some point during the day; 7-9pm Host UU Neighborhood Gathering
Tuesday: PACK & ORGANIZE EVERYTHING; 4-11pm Work
Wednesday: LOAD THE TRUCK [hopefully with at least a little help]; Attend & Enjoy Dan Garnett & Naomi Marie’s show at The Yardarm Bar & Grill
Thursday: Load remaining items; Begin the drive to Oklahoma!
Friday: Finish the drive & ARRIVE IN TULSA!!
Saturday: 10:30am-12:30pm Movers help unload the truck; Take a nap for the rest of the day
Sunday: Check out the nearby All Souls Unitarian Church [currently largest in the world!]