I'm technically still on my weekend, #TeacherPerks!
Friday my girls had their second scrimmage. JV tied 9-9, varsity, well they didn't do so hot. I already love these girls. I've spent more time with them than I have my actual students...which is something I hate about alternating block scheduling. That's not really the point, just a minor thought. Friday was such a long day. It was my turn to stay with the girls after the game until everyone had gotten a ride home so I didn't get home until 9:30. I was so close to just bringing the last girl home after we had been waiting for 30-45 minutes when finally her family showed up to get her. I wish I could just be with my softball girls & not have to work my actual job...if that were the case I'd maybe stay. There are only 2 seniors on the team & I already feel a little sad that I won't be with a handful of them next year but I cannot stay in my district.
Saturday started out as such a cluster fuck. My original plan was to leave for San Antonio around 6 am so I could get there by 9-9:30 since my friend & I were planning on going to the rodeo at 1 pm & wanted to actually get there on time this year (we have yet to ever see the start of the rodeo...). However, she wanted to go to Zumba in the morning & said she wouldn't be back until like 11:30. I was perfectly okay with that because that meant that I could sleep for an extra 2 hours & we still should've had time to get to the rodeo by 1. I should've just left at 6 like I planned on. Traffic was SO bad in Houston that it took me 1.5 hours to go maybe 20 miles. I didn't get to San Antonio until about 12:15. Then, traffic was bad there because of the rodeo. We still somehow managed to walk through the doors just as it was starting. We missed the intro & the first few bareback riders but saw the rest of the rodeo. It took a little bit for me to get into a good mood because I was crabby/tense from shitty traffic, tired, & felt like crap because I was dehydrated/hungry but refused to stop at any point during the 4+ hours on the road so I could get there ASAP. Eventually I felt better though & it was fun. Keith Urban was the performer & he puts on such a good show. That night my friend, her husband, & I went to BWW for Valentine's Day dinner ha.
I left mid morning & spent a lot of the day in the car again. I wasn't feeling the best but that all changed after I made a stop at Buc-ees. I seriously love that place. You can get anything there. At that one place I got gas, coffee, aleve, a kolache, a cd, water, & fudge. Had I wanted to I couldn've gotten real food, some clothes, & home decor as well. That place alone solved basically every problem I was having. After I left there I was no longer hungry, didn't have a headache, was awake, & finally had the CD I had been searching for. About the time I got back into Houston Kickass Cousin called & I was in the zone driving that I wound up at Cavenders where I finally got myself a new belt (I've been wearing the same ONE for about 4 years...I needed a secondary one) & a new hat that I absolutely did not need but bought anyway. Both of those purchases also made me happy. I had one minor heart attack when I was at a pizza place getting food to go when I thought I saw Mr. Fireman walk in (who I haven't seen nor spoken to in nearly 5 months) but luckily it was just a guy who looked similar. Once home I pretty much sat around & did nothing but watch TV & chill...