Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekend Update...

Well, another weekend has come and gone. Why do they go by so quickly? It was a fun one, though!

Friday night the three of us went to a local sushi place. We don't eat sushi, but the other food is great! :) James acted like a crazy child and was not sweet while we were there. There are days where I feel like he's the sweetest, most well-behaved child and then there are days where I feel like everything we do is a struggle. *Sigh*

We left the restaurant and went to Publix to pick up some groceries for Saturday's fun. Eddie and I shouldn't be allowed to shop together. We spent WAY too much money and half of what we bought wasn't even on the list.

Saturday morning we were up bright and early to shower, pack, and head to the lake. We met Mom and Sonny at Cracker Barrel in Cordele to have breakfast and to swap vehicles. They were going to have a spend-the-night party at their house with James and they needed my "bus" because they were also going to be loading up James' new twin bed! Big boy room is under way! Woohoo!

Eddie and I headed to the lake to meet MaraDare, Cal, Jelks, Amy, Keith, and Shelley for a Supper Club vacation. We had the most fun with our friends! It had been since July since we'd seen most of them (and even longer for some!) so it was nice to get together and catch up. We swam, ate, sat on the dock, ate, talked, ate, watched football, ate, etc. Too many junk food calories, but lots of fun! (We don't need to discuss the outcome of the football game. Y'all just pray for us that we can beat Coastal Carolina this weekend. Yikes.)

All but the Days spent the night (something about MaraDare not wanting us to have to deliver Anna Cate at the lakehouse...I don't know) but I can tell we're getting older because we were all asleep by midnight! Ha!

Sunday morning we ate again (more junk) and packed up to head home. We met my mama at Cracker Barrel again (just to pick up, not to eat) and when I opened the door to look at James he saw me and said, "NO!" Nice to see you too, son!

Judging from the pictures we received, he had a great time.

We spent the afternoon folding and hanging laundry, watching more football, playing, and trying to get ready for the week.

We're, of course, heading into another very busy week. I'm still working on my four lists: Birthday Stuff, Weekly To-Dos, Christmas Stuff, and New Baby Stuff. I think I have a very busy five months ahead of me. :) All fun things, though!

*** I inadvertently left out my thoughts on 9/11. I, of course, don't have a direct story from that day. I didn't know anyone that was in NY (although, Sonny has lots and lots of business clients there and is there often himself) or Washington, so my thoughts are only what I experienced that day. I was a senior at Tift County High School. My first block of the day was Jim Torell's journalism class. We always had the tv on anyway, but for some reason I don't remember actually seeing the live footage of the second tower being hit. I may be incorrect, but I don't have a memory of it. My most vivid memory is all of us gathered around the tv, listening to what had happened. I tried to find the picture that someone took of all of us gathered together. My second block probably started around 10:30 or so and I was in Mr. Shuman's creative writing class. I can't remember whether we watched tv or not while we were in there, but I do know that we talked and talked that day about what was going on. I left there and went home for the day. I was a PSO student and I attended ABAC half a day a few times a week. I don't think I had class until later that day. Either that, or they were canceled. I know that I sat at home with Mom and Sonny at lunch and watched the news as the whole story unfolded. That time, that month seemed so much different to me than any other time I can remember in my life. There was SO much spirit in our country. People bought flags to fly on their cars, everyone had American flags on the front of their houses. It was just a completely different time. It is certainly a time in my life that I won't ever forget. ***


Bridgett said...

Lauren, I remember standing on the tables in Mr. Torrell's class. We stood there (probably eye-to-eye with Mr. Torrell, as he stood normal) and he explained how it was going to affect us all. Amazing how time flies...

Lauren and Eddie said...

The picture that I looked for but couldn't find is of Cassie standing on a chair staring at the tv. It is burned into my mind and I think about it everytime anything about 9/11 comes up.