Socializing


This weekend, there is a big to do going on in Springfield among the darters.  After much thought, I’m going to brave the three hour, one way, ride and go be amongst my friends. I’m going to socialize and for an overnight trip, the calendar filled up pretty fast.

We are planning to be there by 10 am.  My cousin/bestie lives there.  Our first stop is her house.  It’s been awhile since I saw her and she cheers me up.  So, I’m looking forward to that.

Then it’s off to grab some lunch.  I think this is just going to be my SO and I.  I figure by this time, I’ll be wanting to pop a pill or two.  When I hurt, I get very quiet or swear uncontrollably, so I’m not sure I’ll be up for company at that point.

Next we are heading to Bass Pro.  Bass Pro got it’s start in Springfield, Missouri.  It is still the largest store in the chain and they have specials and items that aren’t carried at most of their stores.  They also have an outlet.  If it goes like usual, we’ll spend a couple of hours in the two adjoined stores.

By then, we should be able to check into our room… Which I am personally looking forward to.  Rooms were a little scarce and while I like certain hotels over others due to pricing and amenities, we had to go with an upgraded hotel.  It’s a five star, which I don’t mind in the least, even with the price.  However, for a whopping $7 more, I could upgrade from a standard king room to a king room with a whirlpool.  I don’t normally do jetted tubs, I think of them as human stew.  With the way I’ve been feeling lately, I’m thinking a soak in a jetted tub might be kind of nice.

And a nap.  Pain makes me tired.  Riding causes pain.  I’m not really a morning person anyway and our evening is full.  Saturday will be a late night.  So a nap would be nice.

Then off to the dart parlor.  I’m not playing.  I’m planting my ass in a nice chair with a back and talking to people.  I’m also doing a hostage exchange:

wanderer This is Lola the Destroyer guarding a Wanderer Tote put out by Thirty-One Gifts (and bags).  It does not belong to me, but it was on special and I wasn’t using the special when I attended a 31 party in August.  My buddy Amy used the special to get it at half off (good deal by the way).  She gave me cash and it shipped to my house.

In September, a friend of ours became a 31 consultant and I placed an order at her launch party.  However, it didn’t ship to my house, it shipped to hers, in Springfield.  She won’t be around this weekend, so she gave my 31 order to Amy.  Negotiations were sketchy at times, but we finally worked out a deal… She’s getting her bag (plus a few extra goodies) and I’m getting my complete order.

My SO will of course be throwing darts at the event.  As I said, I’m going to sit in a comfortable chair and chat with people.  I’m looking forward to it, but I have some reservations.  I know it’s going to be hard on me.  But I really want to go.  So, we’ll see how I feel on Sunday and Monday.

In book related news, I need one chapter to wrap up The Dysfunctional Wedding.  Which is good, since I’m way past my deadline (it was yesterday… Sorry Krissy & Eliza).  I hope to finish it Sunday night.

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  1. Rachael Snow

     /  September 24, 2016

    All that walking around would be hard on my back and hips. Have your doctors suggested special shoes? I love my Sketchers Tone Ups. They relieved a lot of the pressure and the pain in my back and hips.
    And to clean the jet tub, take a small bottle of bleach with you. Fill the tub the first time just to the jets, pour some bleach in and run 5-7 minutes. Drain and refill and get in a nice sanitized tub. Have a great weekend.

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    • I have Sketchers that they “strongly recommend.” I’m sore, but I’m gonna curl up on my heated blanket for a while and relax before we head out for darts.

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  2. Christina Eidelberg

     /  September 25, 2016

    If you have to clean the tub before you climb in, it is wayyyyy to late!! But, I am getting married on the 10th and we are honeymooning in the Smokeys. Our cabin has a hot tub on the outdoor porch and we are jumping in that bad boy immediately. I dare a fungus to eat my flesh away!! Mwaaaaaaahhhhhhaa!

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  3. Christina Eidelberg

     /  September 25, 2016

    Wow, that felt great! I am fighting fungus now, soon I will be disagreeing with amoeba. After that, there is no stopping me.

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  4. Christina Eidelberg

     /  September 25, 2016

    I am excited about my honeymoon!!!! I will let the man battle the single, disgusting celled organisms. Bleach is a wonder! Plus, he looks cute bending over!😘😻

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