Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Of course I hadn't slept all weekend for all the talking, and then came home and had to do standardized testing with the kids.
So, I'm sort of still recovering.
My trip to Texas was a complete success. From m&m's to microbursts (what's a trip to Tornado Alley without some crazy weather?), and all people and places in between, I had a great time.
I'll do a top 10 to keep things brief.
10. Not freaking out (too much) when I realized that they had shut down all the major school districts for the swine flu.
9. Getting to see a large handful of friends.
8. Watching a Texas storm charge by while eating a yummy sandwich and laughing with the girls. (This was the same storm that twenty minutes later took down the Cowboys dome.)
7. Accidently shattering a bottle of nail polish on the floor while getting a pedicure (Ok, this wasn't all that "fun" but I DID get a pedicure!)
6. Visiting the church where my dear friend and her husband do ministry. The worship was awesome, and the sermon on Ecclesiastes 9 was excellent...and just what I needed to hear.
5. Being approached by a sweet gal in the lobby of that church who knew me as CoffeeGal. Actually, she came to a retreat MANY years ago where I led worship, and she sent me the sweetest note afterwards. I don't think we had ever met face to face, but when she gave me her name I absolutely remembered that note. Anyway, she and I ran into each other and she recognized me, and she's a reader. (Hi! A.U.!) That was very fun!
4. Central Market. Really, y'all, that place makes me happy. Found a new coffee flavor: Mexican Chocolate. Oh, its good.
3. Drinking more Starbucks than I will ever admit...
2. Talking for hours in an amazing hotel room.
1. Coming home to finished cabinets.
(I am not even kidding.
The Mister worked his (oh-so-handsome) tail off this weekend. I think he got more done in the four days I was gone than we accomplished all week. The cabinets look great! Pictures to come!)
This, of course, is not the exhaustive list. However, I am exhausted just thinking about all I was able to cram into four days in Texas.
Now I need to rest up. Why? Because three weeks from tomorrow I head out for a new destination, and a state I have never been to before. More details to come...
In the meantime, which state have you never been too, but would like to see?