What a month! I cannot believe it is December 8 already. And it has felt like May…I’m not sure how I feel about that. I would be much more OK with it if it hasn’t been affecting the chickens’ egg laying ability for the Wellness Center.
Last week after work on Friday I, of course, went down to Dallas to spend the weekend with my parents and sister. The four of us stayed in her one bedroom apartment, which sounds worse than it is. We have a blast together, it is ridiculous. It was a big weekend; Melis had gotten us tickets to go to the Shane and Shane/Phil Wickham concert at Watermark. It was amazing – the opening act, Kyle Sherman, was great too! The concert was sold out with open seating and when we got there an hour early there was already quite a line. (when they opened the doors people were just walking in and not getting in line…it was a church function, I tested my self control and didn’t say anything 🙂 ) We were able to still get seats on the ground level by an aisle in case my dad needed a quick exit (he doesn’t like to feel confined…or sit by strangers)
I am a big people watcher, I love to see everyone walk by and what they are wearing, especially their shoes. Because of this, if you are talking to me and someone walks by, I will most likely turn my head to see who it is…the movement distracts me! That church is full of distractions because it is full of pretty people, which means that my sister is a perfect fit and I am on the weekends when I am in town (hehe). Seriously, some of those guys have such a great sense of fashion, I was very impressed. However, I didn’t see a bow tie, which I was hoping to see. Those are so sticking adorable, I am tempted to try to wear one with my work uniform (ha!) but I don’t think it would go over very well. I digress. The concert started and it was SO good, I’m tempted to say it was the best concert I have even been to. You can tell those guys have their heart in what they do and are filled with the Spirit when they are up onstage. There is something so powerful about singing worship songs with 5000 other people, he was there. “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them” Matthew 18:20
Last weekend our exercise was walking/running around my sister’s apartment complex where they have different stations for pull-ups, monkey bars, etc. We are the type of family that if you put a physical challenge in front of us, we will try it. So at each stop we had to test our strength and see if we could complete the obstacles…some were easier than others. Let’s just say that relative strength is not my strength. I am very dense 🙂 – My dad, however, is a beast and could bust out some of the things even with a messed up bicep and my sister could make it across the parallel bars. I wish we had gotten a video of my mom trying to do them…o my goodness it was funny.
This past week was a whirlwind because of how busy I was with things outside of work but I made it through and headed back to Dallas yesterday for a doctor visit. I had my one year check up with my liver specialist, which was interesting. My liver function tests have improved, but he wants more lab work completed due to my “prominent pancreas” to rule out pancreatitis or any of that jazz. When I was leaving after getting my blood drawn, I heard there was a party in the eye glass center and a sale on glasses…I couldn’t leave without checking this out. I had my eye appointment this past Monday, so I was ready with my prescription and have been antsy about ordering a new pair of glasses. I went in and a very nice worker came over to help me. I found a pair of Michael Kors glasses that I love and will be ready in two weeks, I call them “geek chic” because they are the thick rim Buddy Holly style glasses…and not going to lie, they are really sticking cute.
After that, I went to my friend Scott’s apartment to go get lunch. I love getting to see him, and he is a fellow food lover so we always go to good places. We went to Kozy on Mckinney and had a great lunch; I got the Cali Club salad (chicken, bacon, avocado, yes please) with raspberry kombucha and he went for breakfast with the maple glazed venison sausage. I met Scott my freshman year at Tech and we used to walk to Dr. Dini’s biology class (boo!) together where he would play Frogger dodging cars on the way to campus – I’m glad we made it through alive. We tend to have discussions on some pretty heavy topics and still love each other in the end, and yesterday was no different.
Then I headed out to do some Christmas shopping on the way home, and am glad to say that I think I am almost done! My family drew names and I got my dad, so I stopped at Cabela’s where I was able to get his gift taken care of. Success. After a stop at some of the outlets and a trip to Whole Foods to stock up on meat and kombucha, I was on my way home.
I am looking forward to a day with no plans as of yet and staying in town. It is good to have a break.