This will go down in history as the most uninteresting and boring post, but I'm so frustrated life's been so busy that I'm only posting once a week. So for your utter and complete pleasure (and for an exercise in writing more) here's what we've been up to since school ended at noon on Friday:
Friday @ Noon-Thirty
Jaana's 2nd Annual Last Day of School Tea Party. The now-second-graders came in dresses to have lunch and play at the park. Last year we actually had tea and teacups and teapots. But since we had just moved in, we made slight alterations to the plan and did it at the park. Success!
Friday at Dinner Time
Dinner with a couple that was up for the weekend. Now, I knew the guy we were eating with worked for Chick-Fil-A and was kind of up there in the corporation. But I didn't realize he was the Head of Marketing. In fact, was the one-and-original marketing guy that CFA ever hired, 20-something years ago.
I don't say that to be all, "guess who I ate with??" I say it to say that I am an advertising geek. My degree was advertising, my past career was advertising, and the CFA Cow Campaign in particular, has been my most favorite campagin ever. Pure genius.
So when all the pieces started coming together at dinner, I was able to totally interrupt what he was saying and blurt out, "So you hired The Richards Group and helped develop the cow campaign??" And then I proceeded to gush about the entire campaign, the relationship between client and agency, and why it worked so well...yada yada yada.
Bless his heart, he was humoring me and nodding like, "Yep, I know. I was there." But he was so incredibly nice to regale me with the entire process, start-to-finish, leaving no stone unturned. I went home in an advertising high, my mind reeling. An utter lifetime highlight for someone who used to pour over Advertising Age for kicks and giggles.
Saturday - Afternoon:ish
Packed up the family and headed to the metropolis of Waynesville so I could get to the Verizon store and figure out this hotspot unit once and for all. I won't embarrass myself and tell you the issue all along was that the SIM card was inserted improperly. Lunch at Clyde's, which boasts the "best burgers in town." However, their only competition seemed to be Hardee's. Followed lunch with quick trips to Lowe's and Wal-Mart. Got blinds and new throw pillows. Hip hip!
Saturday - Dinner
Dinner with neighbors that was delightful and fun.
Sunday - All Day
Church. First morning service, then a meeting for the Bolivia missions trip. Home in time to do a few more things around the house, eat dinner and get the kids to bed.
Monday - Morning
Didn't wake up until 8:am, and no lunches to pack, school clothes to match or backpacks to find. Jaana's friend Hayley is over for the day. Paxton is taking a morning nap, and the girls have been locked in Jaana's room for two hours. I'm getting things done around the house, getting work done, AND writing.
It's only been 72 hours, but so far, it's the best start to summer ever. When the boy wakes up, we're packing up lunch to take to the pool and then it will be time to sit back and unwind.
How's the start to your summer been?