Been awhile since I've graced my blog with my presence. A few things I've done since then:
• tromped around in the woods like a 12 year old with my nephew and his buddies.
• spent just enough time in south georgia to regain my accent, but not enough time for it to stick
• avoided getting carried off by gnats
• spent some time in Macon, visiting friends and eating way too much
• attended my 10 year reunion at Wesleyan College. Jello really described the whole thing well....so I'm going to paste the relevant things she said here [and add my own comments in brackets and italics]:
• eating at our favorite local pizza place, which is just as good as ever, even if they don't carry my favorite beer any more [course, I myself don't drink beer, though I have in the past from this particular restaurant....our fave...Ingleside Village Pizza].
• catching up with some of people that weren't in my "group" in school, but whom I always thought were interesting and intelligent. either we've all turned into really good actors, or we were genuinely interested in what each other had been doing for the past ten years. we seem to have more in common now, or at least more to talk about, even without the benefit of shared experience. neat.
[this was neat, it was interesting that we all had something to say.....and that we didn't necessarily feel like we had to fall into our old cliques...even though we did]
• having breakfast with two of our favorite professors, both of whom are retiring this year.
[To be honest, this was one of the main things I wanted to come back for.....Dr. A and Dr. Taylor were my favorites and I'm glad I got to see them again on campus.]
• watching the newly appointed college president, Wesleyan class of '75, play guitar and sing folk songs with her classmates for everyone at the reunion picnic. she is the best thing to happen to Wesleyan maybe ever, and I'm so pleased they chose her that I'm giving them money for the first time ever.
[me too me too]
• being with my two BFF for the whole weekend. it would have been significantly less meaningful without them, and I'm very glad we've stayed together (in a non- literal way, of course) all these years.
[*grin*, yes this last statement is true for me too, so glad Meg and I roped Jello into coming with us to the reunion...wouldn't have been the same without her]
Other things from the weekend:
• I got to randomly go to the art building with two wesleyan comrades and take silly pictures. Reminded me of the days when Kathleen would want to go and do butt prints, or steal something from the art building. Which got me to thinking about how Kathleen would drop her books out of the window in Science class and then just ditch during the break...and how I wished I had had the guts to do that.
• Giggling at the lady from the class of 1960, who quoted one of her friends from the class of 1958, who always used to say ""once a knight, always a knight, but once a night's enough."" (to fully get this joke, besides the innuendo, you must know that Wesleyan has 4 class names, Golden Hearts, Pirates, Purple Knights and Green Knights). We were highly amused by this little gem.
• Listening to Tena Roberts, Archivist for Wesleyan and a former student, tell stories from Wesleyan's past. Stories of panty raids, fires, water fights, and convocation games. For instance, they would count the number of grammatical errors in the preacher's sermon during chapel. I loved hearing these stories and hope they put them in book form.
• Spent time with my friend Heather, her newish baby Olivia (4 months), her sister Brandi and her new baby Cooper (only a week old when I saw him). I dubbed the day "baby day". I'm so glad I got to see both babies before they get past the baby stage...which will be when I will most likely get to see them again.
• Did too much shopping (as usualy)...only this time I was prepared by bringing a half empty suitcase along. Of course, it was still a tight fit, and I actually had to shift some things around on the way back in order not to pay an overweight fee ($350).
• Really enjoyed hanging out with jello and dunc and meggie. I miss them.
I am happy to be back with my sweet hubby though. We had a nice lazy week last week (of course, he was gone half the week). We made a new japanese friend on Sunday (met her through Flickr). This week has been busy, movie with Jen and Raul on Sunday night...we saw Million Dollar Baby (very good movie...dont' want to give too much away), dinner with Jen and Raul Monday night at Hathi, Tuesday was a bit of a break, but Jen and I started our new walking regimen..we walked 5K (3.2 miles). Wednesday, Cassey came over for dinner (made cauliflower soup, which was delish!), but that was only our appetizer. We had dinner with culture group (didn't get to the restaurant til 8:30) at an italian restaurant, and even though i only had a bite or two of each course (there were 7), I was stuffed at the end of the evening.
Which brings us up to date.