Supposedly, it’s Saturday, but I seriously have no idea. All I know is that the kids arrive in two and a half weeks and I am FREAKING OUT. That’s all I know now. My calendar and frame of reference to anything is “That’s the day before school starts. I will be a nervous wreck.” Or “I will have survived the first day of school. I will be so happy and tired.” Or “That’s the last weekend before school starts. I’m going to be tho thad.”
At any rate, I went to school on Thursday and Friday with the hubby and he put new bookshelves together for me. And while he hammered and drilled and did tough-guy things, I attempted to make sense of things and, instead, just made a gigantic mess of everything and left. So that’s going well.
Let’s ignore all of that. And get back to Vegas which is where I wish I was.
Day 2: We agreed to meet for breakfast at 9:30. WHAT?!
But we did. And then we met up with some super good virtual friends of mine at the pool on the 4th floor!!!!
Well, not at first. Because the hubby and I took the elevator to the 4th floor and found the pool, but we couldn’t find my virtual friends. And it had nothing to do with the fact that I vaguely knew what they looked like and couldn’t recognize them. It had more to do with the fact that when you are on an elevator and the doors open, you’re not just supposed to get off right away. Apparently, elevators make stops at multiple floors for people who want to get on and off according to their own life and what might be happening at that time. We just lucked out because they’re happened to be a pool on the 10th floor.
Yep. That was us. Once we figured it out, we got back on the elevator and paid close attention to the numbers lighting up as it passed each floor. Take notes, people. This is important Elevator Information that one must know.
Once we were on the correct floor, it was easy to find my virtual friends because one, some girls were calling out, “TEENY!!” and two, they had actually paid for Cabana Number 25. And there were directions to Cabana Number 25. A CABANA. Which is now the only way I will be able to go to a pool in the future. We chipped in because this cabana was amazing. It even had MISTERS. Not the boy kind. The wet kind. You can’t have everything.
I met Kelley of Teacher Idea Factory and Stephanie of Falling into First. I felt like I already knew them because we talk online all the time. If you do not know these girls, FOLLOW THEM IMMEDIATELY. They have both saved my teaching life on several occasions. And I’m not being dramatic. This is true.
Oh, and if I’d had my way, I would not have been meeting them IRL (in real life) in my swimsuit and pony tail. I would have been in Spanx and a sweat suit with my hair looking all cute.
Kelly and Stephanie were with another friend, Melissa.
So I introduced myself to Melissa and then I said, “Do you have a blog?” Or “Do you blog?” Something along those lines.
And she said, “Yes. My blog is Lesson Plan SOS.”
Lesson Plan SOS.
LESSON PLAN SOS!
Um . . . it was hard to say anything after that, what with my foot in my mouth and all.
Melissa chose to forgive my stupidity and we all became fast friends! Melissa just joined Instagram and we are going to support one another in this endeavor. It helps to have a buddy, don’t ya know. She is also a huge reality TV fan so we had lots of stuff to talk about.
Kelley is HILARIOUS. Oh my word. She just cracked me up. She is sarcastic and makes funny faces. And Stephanie is a sweetheart! We talked a lot about houses. And Colorado. And blogging. And everyone was so sad for me because I start school before anyone else. I like it when people understand the boat I’m in, rather than saying it must be nice to have the whole summer off so quit your whining. (By the way, it’s not the whole summer, buddy. I’ll prove it to you.) The girls bought candy and snacks for the Cabana including Cheetos! I KNOW!!!!
Christy from Crayons and Whimsy joined us with her husband, too, so the guys all hung out again which was very helpful since I didn’t have to
watch babysit make sure my hubs was having fun.