This weekend is one of those that I need an extra day to recover from. Whew. So wiped out and so tired. It was a good weekend, though. How about you?
I missed out on some fun with friends Friday night because the week was just too much for me. I made it home and really just went to bed. I intended to take a short nap and while I did sleep, it was fitful. I woke up around 7:30. While I was asleep, Sweet Husband had gone to visit some friends of ours who have just moved back to Mississippi from Texas. I really hate that I missed going to see them, their super cute baby, and their new home. But sleeping was what I needed to do.
Saturday Sweet Husband and I joined my friend Kristi and her boyfriend in New Orleans. Kristi was one of my closest friends when I lived in Louisville. She and Keenan came down and spent about a week with us last summer, so it was really good to get to see them again this weekend. We’ve made plans to go up and see them this summer since SH has Fridays off. We can leave when he gets off work on Thursdays and have Friday and Saturday before heading back on on Sunday.
Anyway, Kristi and Keenan were in New Orleans to celebrate Keenan’s 40th birthday. They had been there a few days before we arrived, and apparently New Orleans had worked her voodoo on them. They made a few foolish mistakes, which is easy to do when you’re in New Orleans and drinking. That’s why I usually don’t do a lot of drinking when I’m in New Orleans 😉
On our agenda for our visit with Kristi and Keenan was a cemetery tour and then some partying and a good time on Bourbon Street. We had some lunch at Le Bayou on Bourbon and then proceeded to do the damage with 3 for 1 drinks up and down the street. Kristi and I sang at the Cat’s Meow and we enjoyed people watching at several different bars.
Before the rain started and we lost the light, I was shooting in manual with the BGC. I’ve been playing around with it a bit, and it’s getting easier to figure out. Now the next step for me is going to be choosing my focal point. I don’t know how to get my focus where I want it. I suppose I need to read my instruction manual or hit up some tutorials online. I have more photos, but they will have to wait until later in the week. Of course, I didn’t get any pictures of Sweet Husband and me together.
By about midnight, though, it was time to go back to the room. When you’re the mostly sober one in a group of intoxicated folks, the fun wears off quick. I always think it’s interesting to watch how some people handle their alcohol. Sweet Husband has one of two reactions – he gets totally happy or he gets incredibly belligerent. For the most part, last night he was a happy boy. Some times folks get a little confrontational and angry. That happened with our friends. Fortunately, I think that if that’s going to happen around anyone, it’s good that it happens with Sweet Husband and me. He’s an excellent listener and he’s very good at diffusing situations, easing tensions. Me, on the other hand, I’m not one to like drama or confrontation, so I just feel uncomfortable.
We were going to head to the Court of Two Sisters for brunch this morning before they had to head back to Kentucky, but because of the threat of bad weather and the long drive ahead of them, we all decided it would probably be best for us to head on out. We came home to our puppies and promptly took a nap. Sweet Husband and I slept in a queen size bed last night, and it’s not what we’re used to. Sweet Husband likes to stretch out, and I spent most of the night putting his arm back over on his side of the bed rather than over my face.
Now I’m ready to get the week taken care of. I’ve written my lesson plans, and I’ve gotten my laundry done. I think I’m about ready to pack for the next couple of days.
For this week, I’ve got to get a few things accomplished:
- enter grades
- continue to apply for jobs
- take photos
- write each day
- get the furniture finished
How was your weekend? And what are you needing to get done this week?