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:
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.