Finally, an uber-productive day! Not only did I knock another item off the list – I accomplished two! And it went a little something like this… This is going to be a long post, so brace yourselves!
I woke up today at 5:00… in the morning… yeah, I can’t believe it either. But, I would rather see my dad off to the airport than save myself a couple hours of sleep. I went back to bed about a half an hour later, only to wake up way past the 7:30 mark, at a daunting 9:30. Will a sleep mechanic please explain to me how a half an hour turns into two hours of make-up sleep? Anways, what finally got me out of bed was the sound of the Phineas and Ferb theme song playing on the TV in the adjacent room. With that, I decided that my lazy-days of summer were over, and if I wanted to check everything off of my list, I had to get hot. Therefore, I chose to pick up from the most logical spot… the beginning.
Which leads me to #1. Fix jumbo skirt from Charlotte Russe. If you remember reading my very first blog post, you will recall my mention of “time-insensitive laundry list items”. Well, this just happened to be one of those. Here’s the story behind the skirt. Last year I bought a ton of clothes online from CR because they were having this huge back-to-school sale, and this skirt was one of the things that I had purchased. Word from the wise, don’t buy clothes online unless you already know what size you are or you know that you can shrink it. This thing was huge on me. I had been meaning to fix it for a really long time, because there were
several occasions in which I would have really liked to wear it, but with school and everything else, it just sat in my dresser collecting… well, whatever skirts do while they’re alone in a dresser drawer. So as I sat there, watching Phineas and Ferb with my little brother, I hand-stitched the hem of this skirt into a usable fashion again.
Which leads me to #101. Attend a WWII Roundtable Event. Again, if you’ve snooped around my site at all, you’ll know that I am an avid fan of history; I simply cannot get enough of it. (Unfortunately for me, it’s just about the most useless subject when it comes to picking a career path.) My history teacher was actually the one who informed me of these gatherings. I had always wanted to go during the school year, but again, life kind of got in the way. Since I knew this would be the final meeting of the season, it had to go on the list. So far, it has been the best thing I’ve accomplished on the list! What I had envisioned was a conference room, or possibly a small auditorium, with maybe about 40 people, coming to listen to the guest speaker. To my surprise, it was held at a rather large church, and nearly every pew was completely full. The majority of those who came were, dare I say, Medicare beneficiaries, and many of those were WWII veterans. We listened to stories told by a man who had lived in Austria and Hungary during the Nazi takeover of Europe. His experiences from his point of view are just incredible, and to be able to listen to him share them with us was just amazing. At the very end, however, he said something that really pulled at my heartstrings. He thanked all of the veterans in the audience for their service, because if it hadn’t been for them, he
never could have made it to this country that he is so proud to live in. Now normally I can be quite the cynic when it comes to our government and policies as of right now, as much as I feel guilty to admit it. However, to hear that much gratitude come from this man made me realize how fortunate I am and how much we can impact the lives of others, for the better no less. I can’t even put into words how gratifying that moment was.
So, those were the highlights of my day in a rather large nutshell. I’d just like to point out that the Official Summer Song poll is still up in the sidebar, vote for your favorites before time runs out! As always, thank you to everyone who’s visited, whether you’re just a passerby or if you’re choosing to join me for the ride! Look for lots of posts this week, my schedule is pretty full!
Love & Summer,
P.S. I started my 100 sit-ups a day challenge… let’s just say… ouch.