Monday, October 09, 2006

One More Work Week

I had a pretty good weekend. I spent the majority of my day Saturday at the Biltmore Estate, where I walked the trails and spent time in the gardens. I had already been in the house, but the last time I went it was pouring down rain. So, I didn't get to spend much time outdoors.

Just four more days and it's Sweet Home Alabama! I really can't wait to get home. I think I'm looking forward to sleeping at night more than anything! But I can't wait to see my family and friends, either. I haven't been home in over a year, and I haven't seen my sister is nearly two years, so it's really going to be a great homecoming. My whole first weekend is booked once I get there. On friday, we're having a big family dinner with everyone to celebrate my brother and sister's birthdays. Hers is Friday and his is Sunday. Then on Saturday, I'm going with my sister to get fitted for my dress for her wedding. And that night, she and I are going for a night out on the town. Who knows what we'll get into that night. Just as long as we get to spend some good quality time together, that's all I care about.

On Sunday, I will be visiting my childhood church, Daystar Family Church (it used to be Daystar Assembly of God) . Then on Sunday night, I get to see my best friend from high school, Jen, and her new baby girl. I am so excited! So, I will be busy for the weekend.

Monday is the start of getting ready for my high school 10-year reunion. Now, I still can't believe I've been out of high school for 10 years! But I'm getting used to the idea that I'm just getting old. Okay, so 27 isn't old, but it feels like it when you think of being out of high school for that long. And I am almost 28, which is a story all in itself. I am dreading my birthday this year. I really don't want to spend it alone, even though it looks inevitable that I will be.

Anyway, back to the reunion, where my classmates are really disapointing me and the other girls planning the reunion. As of Friday, we only had about 10 people saying they're coming to the party. Now, nearly everyone says they will take part in Homecoming, so I don't understand why they wouldn't want to come dance and be merry. But at the rate we're going, we don't have the money to have a party. So, we may have to cancel if we don't get a few more people to send in their money for the party. And that is a little depressing, since we spent so much time putting this together. Plus, we are afraid we won't have enough money to cover the costs of what we've already put into the reunion...and we still have to pay for the flowers in honor of our classmates who've died since graduation. I just really home some folks will make donations to that.

Back to the schedule as it stands...I have to get my hair cut on Tuesday, and do a few errands in Tuscaloosa while I'm there...and on Wednesday, I plan to drive up to Birmingham to see a couple of my friends there.

Friday is Homecoming...that should be fun! And then, if we have it, Saturday is the party.

It's going to be a busy week, but I just know it will be fun. On Sunday I will leave Alabama on my way back to South Carolina.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I hope you had a great trip to Alabama! Yes, I would love to chat soon. Maybe this weekend. :o)