Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Friendly at 4 AM?

First of all, let me say thank you to everyone who commented, e-mailed, called about my last post. I know many of you already knew our situation, but I've kept a lot of it to myself. Hearing that everyone is praying for us, researching us, interested in what's going guys are amazing. I love my little internet world! We can use all the prayers we can get.

Second....I arrived at the airport at 4:30 a.m. this morning. I do not think I'll do the 6 a.m. flight anymore! Especially since I'm here in Chicago as of 8:45 a.m. and my next flight to Rochester isn't until 1:30 p.m. Ridiculous....but I'm actually in a pretty good mood, pretty relaxed. Nervous about tomorrow....but relaxed.

Sunday night John and I went to Remington Park for dinner with Arni, Nina, and Robin. Arni bought us all buffets for free since he is a valued customer out there! Then he was so nice to offer each of us $20 to go have fun on the slots. It's so easy to gamble when it's someone else's money.

Anyway....John blew his pretty quickly, as usual. I think Robin went through hers pretty quickly, too. Not having a lot of experience on the machines, Arni was guiding me in what I should be doing. Lo and behold....I did pretty well! I ended up walking away with $217!!! Can't argue an extra two hundred bucks.

I wanted to spend it on an iPod shuffle for my exercise efforts.....but then I decided I needed a new power suit. A suit designed ONLY for when I'm presenting something big, like tomorrow. So I took the afternoon off work and went on a hunt.

I found nothing. A shirt at Ann Taylor....but no suits! Guess summer isn't exactly the season for business suits (that weren't capri length and short sleeved or linen).

Anyway....I guess I'll just present in my regular clothes this time. I spent about $60, so I'm not sure what I'll do with the rest. Maybe the responsible thing and pay down credit cards?

Monday night we had a real treat--a home cooked meal. We went to our friends, Josh and Aubrey's house for the evening. Aubrey had made this incredible meal complete with vegetables and bread and dessert. It was awesome! John and I don't have home-cooked meals past Hamburger Helper very often. Well, ever. We never have that kind of meal. So, thanks Aubrey!

Not much else. Wish me luck on my big presentation tomorrow. Off to practice, and start reading my new book "The Kite Runner". Love my airport reading time....

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Hey Jess,
If you're anywhere near a Macy's this Friday (the 13th) they're having a red apple sale. Lots of stuff that's already on clearance is supposed to be even cheaper that day! You might find and nice pair of slacks...or lots of random crap.