Whew! What a weekend so far! Warning: This could shape up as quite a lengthy post, so hang in there with me!
Update: for those of you who prayed for me and my germ, thank you! Here has been the progression of my thoughts: Friday... scratchy throat and sniffiles, darn those kids. Saturday... Oh **** I feel like I am swallowing razor blades, great. Sunday... YAY, I feel better, but I have absolutely, positively NO voice and I sneeze approximately every five minutes. :-) Somehow I have twisted all of this in my head to be a good thing because I have convinced myself that since my symptoms change each day that what I now affectionately call, "my germ" is just "running it's course" (I hope the course is short, cause I am ready to have my voice back!)
Saturday was a big day for me and lots of my friends! I began my day quacking! Okay, not really but I did see a lot of quackers! La and I showed up bright and early Saturday morning to help fellow Junior League members and volunteers set up for the annual Duck Derby that benefits the Child Advocacy Center! We worked the morning shift setting up and, as always, had a good time! I think I laughed the entire time I was there from the second La picked me up, until she dropped me off! It really doesn't matter what the two of us do together, we always have a fun time of it and this was no different! The good thing is while we are laughing it up and having a good time we are helping the community and children of Rutherford County and quite frankly, that feels good!
Here is, perhaps, the largest inflatable duck known to mankind! It was on the road to show people exactly where the derby began (too bad they didn't get it up sooner, right La?).
Here is La pulling an Ella Grace with her Starbucks in the car waiting for everyone to get to the site so we could begin setting up for the derby! Too bad it was the wrong site... they failed to inform us that the morning folks were to be on the OTHER side of bridge... but we ended up in the right spot and everything turned out okay!
Side Note: If you notice, the third of the three amigos is no where to be seen... No worries! I am SOOOOOOO proud of our sweet Megan! She wasn't at the Duck Derby, but she was bettering the community as well! Moo was at the Habitat for Humanity conference and she actually facilitated a session on Volunteer Coordination!!!! I know she did an awesome job - I am so proud of you Moo!
After our busy morning we all cleaned up and got ready for the second phase of our action packed Saturday! The moment that all of us had been counting down to... THE 2008 FANTASY FOOTBALL CO-ED LEAGUE DRAFT!!!!!
That's right folks, it's football time - and that is exciting enough in and of itself, but add some fantasy drafts, a little change on the line, and a big 'ole group of friends and you have got yourself a seriously exciting situation!!!!
Here are me and my best girls at the Draft! We had so much fun! We met at Coach's to do our live draft and had THE BEST TIME! We have 12 teams in our league this year and it's big time exciting stuff!
I had some pretty disappointing draft positions (12th the first round, 11th the third round, and 9th the fifth round) but I still think I did okay... what do you think:
Starting lineup: Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Tory Holt, Reggie Bush, Brandon Jacobs, Jeremy Shockey, Nate Keading, and the Bears Defense!
Backups: Marc Bulger, Donte Stallworth, Desean Jackson, Jerious Norwood, Ahman Green, Todd Heap, David Akers, Chris Perry, and the 49rs Defense!
Here are some of our fellow League members, Chris, Scott, and Dennis' friend David.
And here is as much of the whole crew as I could manage to get in one picture!
Stay tuned for sure... I am confident there will be updates from La, Moo, and myself and maybe even some smack talk too!! Wish me luck, the regular seasons just a week away!
I have to close with a warning from my sister. Something came up on her computer about "anti-virus xp 2008" like her virus protection had expired and she needed to renew. It looked very legitimate. Unfortunately it was not, it was spy ware! She had to cancel her credit card and now can't use her computer at all until someone gets it off which apparently will be costly and time consuming. She wanted me to pass the word along since she can't get online to send out a blog post or email herself about it! According to Geek Squad this one is big and going around A LOT here lately! Be on the lookout!