Financially, I'm still under the $150/mo disposable income game. Everything else is getting paid timely and I'm not behind on anything. Pretty boring on that front. But boring is good and safe! The extra money I've made went into the $350 plane ticket for my trip next Friday. Hopefully this coming paycheck will help me with parking fees... can you believe a cab to the airport is $120 ONE WAY, while parking is $80 for the full 10 days?
As far as what is going on with me... work has finally winded down some. My ex-office partner left at the end of May, and we got someone new at the end of June. I've been training her now for 3 weeks, and she's caught on pretty quick. I'm still training with her, but the workload is so much lighter. No more work making it to my personal time. Hurray!
But let me not bore you with that. The chicken was really good, though. Better than anything you can buy up here from a fast-food like establishment. The host family were the warmest, most sincere and welcoming people I have met. Totally accomodating of this stranger that traveled 3 states to see their son's HS graduation. Made me feel a bit crappy about my own family, but we wont get into that either. Boring!
I really lucked out with this visit; on Sunday, they had a whole family get together at a beautiful lake.
So a total of about 20 people got together to celebrate 4 birthdays, 2 wedding anniversary and my friend's HS graduation. Again, nicest people you will ever meet. And they brought food! Fried chicken, bisquits, iced tea, cakes, cupcakes and hotdogs which were cooking in the dashboard of one of their cars. I admire true rednecks and their ingenuity. We had fun. They brought two boats, knee boarding boards and other water thingies I wasnt even aware existed. They all looked like awesome fun!... but can you keep a secret? I'm hydrophobic. And I went into the boat. Oh, the things we do for
love pride. Terrified and overly anxious doesn't start to describe it, but I guess I wasnt as phobic as I thought.
I must say I actually enjoyed some of it. I didn't sleep much for the next two weeks because I kept feeling the waves rocking the boat (even while lying in bed), I picked up a rather bothersome eye twitch that lasted a few days, and not to mention my anxiety was high enough to be confused with a plane in the distance, but I did it and it was quite fun. Have to try things at least once, no?
Last, the wedding I had been invited to. It is a completely different experience being at a wedding as a guest and working it as part of the staff. Needless to say, it was thoroughly enjoyable, the food was awesome, and in the most perfect day June could summon. Lots of fun, and still some to come. I must say I'm liking life right now as long as I dont stop and overthink it! Now if we could only get rid of this 100 degree weather...