Boy, we just finished a whirlwind weekend!
My friends’s daughter graduated boot camp on Friday. We originally met them when Bill was stationed up here and trained new Navy recruits years ago. The kids played together almost every day. It’s so hard to believe that one has grown up and has gone away…
Jamie and Jeremy came in Thursday night. Bill is still in Iraq. They got in around 7. We had a nice dinner. We went for the whole 2 mile dog walk – well, Jeremy roller bladed. Then they had to get up at the crack of dawn to head out to the graduation. I was not able to attend because you have to get your guest list in by a certain time, and only a certain number are allowed. Anyway –
Gabby was able to get off base for a while and they headed off to the mall. I met up with them so I could at least see Gabby before she shipped out. Emma (my daughter) was in school, so she wasn’t able to see Gabby.
Gabby decided that we should come to the ariport and see her off so she could get her cell phone from her mom, and be able to see Emma. Except that her bus was leaving at 2 AM to head to the airport that was an hour and a half away. They would take off at 6 AM.
We ate a late dinner again. Took the 2 mile hike with the dog, and then we debated – do we try to get some sleep first, or just stay up? With visiting and stuff, before you knew it, it was midnight. We knew that if we fell asleep, we’d never get up. So we decided to hit the road at 1 AM. We figured we’d find something to do around the airport. There was nothing to to at this airport. We weren’t even supposed to be in there, but no one bothered us about it.
At 3:30 or so, the bus showed up. The grils finally got to see each other. They got wacky pictures that I’m hoping will be up on Facebook soon. At 4 or so, we headed home. When we made the last turn, it was starting to get light. We finally hit the sack at around 5:30.
Jamie and I got up around 11 AM, and it was beautiful out. The windows were open, and there was a slight breeze – like a beautiful early summer morning. I made us a nice brunch with spanish omlets, sausage, biscuits and fruit. I repeated the process again when the kids finally got up around 2. By this time, the weather had turned. The kids missed out brief taste of summer.
We had to be at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for our lake by 5 so Emma and I could eat before our shift started. We volunteer every year. We got home by 8:30.
We all piled out to walk the dog – but he only got one mile this night. It was getting cold, and we were all pretty tired. Then we relaxed and watched a movie. While the showers were starting, I had to run the movies back – they were due.
Jamie and I got to bed a little after midnight. I hear the kids didn’t go to bed unitl around 2. Then it was up at 7:30 to start getting ready for church. I was really supposed to be out helping get the piers in the water, but it was 42 and raining. Were they really going to do this? I opted for church with the rest of the gang 😉
We went out for lunch after church and stuff ourselves silly at Golden Coral. I hear the one by us has better food than many of them. I love the salad bar. You see the obnoxious creations I make. That and the banana pudding and I’d be happy.
When we got back to the house, they were finishing putting the piers out. Darn, I missed it. There’s nothing better than trying to move those great big boat hoists in freezing cold water, and in the rain.
It must have been 2 by the time Jamie and Jeremy pulled out. Emma started working on her ACT prep. She needed help with math, and I stink at math – plus my brain was totally in melt down by now. I washed the sheets and towels so they were all ready.
By the time I did a couple blog posts and went through emails, it was 1 AM before I hit the sack. Believe me, I slept a full 8 hours. Jamie called around 10:30 AM. They had driven straight through – home to Virginia. I don’t think I could have made it, even with 2 drivers.
But I’m over 20 years older than Jamie. And I’m here working today.
You can’t do that if you’re not healthy.
What are you eating for dinner tonight? Will it give you the health and energy you need to live life to its fullest? I’m willing to bet that you feel worse than me today, and you didn’t do half as much this weekend. Am I right?
If you want to keep up with whippersnappers 20 years younger than you, and run circles around your kids – You’ve got to be a High Energy Eater >>>
Now that’s anti-aging!