I'd like to say that my weekend officially started Thursday evening (life of a teacher!). I met up with my former college roommate, her husband, and her daughter for dinner at Cheddars. Favorite people, favorite restaurant! It was a wonderful time of laughing and catching up and saying farewells!
From here, I went to meet up with some friends at our favorite little pub for Thursday night trivia. We used to do it almost weekly, so figured I'd squeeze it in one last time before I left. They called me on my way over, though, and said it was standing room only and we decided just to hang out at Buffalo Wild Wings instead. My evening wasn't finished there, however, because I had been suckered into going to the opening night of the new Batman movie (notice the shirt above!). It was my first ever midnight showing of a movie, and quite possibly my last. It was really cool/funny to see all of the people dressed up and hear the audience go buck-wild crazy whenever something good happened, but it was WAY too late for this old lady and totally jacked up my sleep schedule the next day!
|He kept calling me a nerd for wearing this shirt. He's totally just jealous... and lucky that I didn't wear my matching cape.|
|Our kickball team had Superhero Night a month ago. We just happened to still have our Batman and Robin shirts from that!|
|This is day 2 of the bruise! It's about 2 inches long and an inch tall. It's quite painful to the touch! Battle wounds!|
|What a fun, good-lookin' bunch!|
|Somehow or another, Alison managed to lose both her left flip flop and my left flip flop!|
|I think this was about 5 hours in... Still having a blast!|
Sunday when I woke up, my body looked and felt like it had just been through a major battle. Everywhere I looked I found scratches, bruises, sore muscles, splinters, etc. Signs of a great time! And STILL there was no rest for the weary! After church I was ready to just relax with a nap or movie, but was told that would be a lame way to spend my last Sunday in town. So, instead, Phil, Peter, and I headed to the Jamestown Settlement for a little History101. Jamestown is the birthplace of America, only 20 minutes from where we live, and after living here 8 years and teaching about it for 3, I'd still never been. It's a really cool place and was fun to see real life examples of what life was like back then. Mark it off the bucket list!
|Aboard the Susan Constant!|
By the time I finally made it home, even my half-filled air mattress looked appealing. This week's not looking like it's going to let up at all, either! It's a good thing I have a 16 hour flight coming up because I sure am going to need some sleep right around then! Like I said, my friends are the greatest! I wouldn't trade any of these memories or activities for anything!