Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oh, Just a Few Things

It has been an absolute whirlwind since Thursday of last week.  Hence why I have not been blogging.  I'll try to give you the shortest version possible of what I've been up to.

I handed in my last assignment for the year.  Surprisingly, I didn't feel as relieved or excited as I think I should have.  Oh well.  We also tried to get some packing done.  Let me rephrase that.  I tried to get some packing done.  I was mostly successful and got a lot done.  Stupidly, I packed up all my workout gear and was unable to exercise until Sunday.

This is where the madness really began.  I spent the morning packing the rest of my stuff.  When Patrick came home we loaded up his car and waited for out parents to get into town.  Once they showed up, we kept loading up, racing the clock to be done by 5pm.  We made it and we said good-bye to our first apartment.  For dinner we hit up Margarita's.  After a long day of packing, a margarita was definitely in order.  We spent Friday night in a hotel with my parents.  The beds sucked and I got a crappy nights sleep.

We got up bright and early and headed over to the college for Patrick's graduation.  We beat all the traffic, but had to sit in the arena for 2 hours waiting.  The ceremony was pretty typical for a graduation ceremony.  Patrick graduated cum laude. Yay!  Then we had a 4 hour ride home.  Followed by a cookout in Patrick's honor.  That made for a late evening.

I spent Mother's day unloading my stuff and with my mom, of course!  We went on a 16 mile bike ride from place to place visiting all our family.  I love that we can celebrate with exercise instead of just eating!  It was a little chilly out, but I was so happy to be on my bike.  I really missed it and I was nervous that I would be super out of shape.  Luckily, that was not the case.

I started back at work.  I am so very grateful to have a job and a paycheck.  I've been feeling very poor lately and it's nice to have money flowing in the other direction for a change.  I also had my first dress fitting.  Let's just say that it did not go as hope.  Thank goodness seamstresses can work magic.

I did a 15 mile ride and really tried to pick up the pace from Sunday's ride.  My first triathlon of the season is this Sunday and I'm scrambling to make sure I'm prepared.  After my ride, I hopped off and ran over to the baseball field to volunteer with the special needs baseball team.  I love those kids and I love helping out with them.  They're just so dang cute!  The transition from the bike to the run was a little rough, but after about a half mile of running everything loosened up and I felt much better.

So that's it, I guess.  I'm just happy to be home and with my family.  And I'm looking forward to all the fun things to come this summer!


  1. Congrats to Patrick! Um yeah, it definitely sounds like a margarita was in order! Good luck on the tri this Sunday! :)

  2. cum laude, Congrats Patrick! my hubby was CL too and i told him id beat him but yeah thats not happening.

    you deserve a week off missy!

  3. Wow so many wonderful, momentous events! Congrats to Patrick. Enjoy these special times!