Friday was my first official day of summer. I woke up, watched a little of The Today Show, & then headed off to get a massage. I hadn't had a massage in well over a year. What did I learn? One - I'm tense as all get out. Two - I need to go way more often because once she got my shoulders worked out, even though I was sore, I felt so much better. Afterwards I went to my storage unit one last time to put all of my classroom stuff away. (The teacher before me may have left those globes behind & I may have decided to take them with me... I did leave 2 behind) When I got back home I took a shower & relaxed while I waited for Mr. Midwest to get home from work and Helen & Caleb to show up. Once they all arrived the four of us went off to the Rangers game. We showed up a little late, & left early, but it was still fun none the less. I had never been to Globe Life Park so I wanted to be able to check another ballpark off my list. It was also my first game of the season.
Saturday morning Mr. Midwest & I went out to breakfast at Our Place. When we got back I took a shower & then we relaxed on the couch for a little bit before I started packing up my car. At 10:15 it was finally time for me to head out. He had to get to work & I had an 8 hour drive ahead of me. I was a mess. I cried. A lot. Most of the drive sucked too. Beyond being sad, I was already not feeling super awesome & I had a massive headache from allergies & crying. Around 3 I couldn't take it anymore. I pulled over & slept in a gas station parking lot in Oklahoma for about 30 min. Once I finally crossed into Kansas a little after 4 (just over 4 hours after I had entered Oklahoma...it shouldn't take that long btw) my spirits lifted. I love Oklahoma but I had never been happier to get out of it. I talked to my cousin for quite awhile driving through Kansas, missed an exit on the Turnpike, & took a scenic back road route back to the freeway. Right around 8 I finally arrived at my hotel. I ordered in some dinner because I was way too tired to go out & find a place like I had wanted to, & passed out somewhere around 10.
I had my alarm set for 8 & had planned on being on the road somewhere between 8:30 & 9. However, I had a dream (to be blogged about later) that had me wide awake at 6:45. Breakfast wasn't served until 7 so I laid in bed for about 30 min thinking about the dream & talking to a few people about it. Eventually I packed up my stuff, brought it out to my car, & then went back in for hotel breakfast. By 7:45 I was on the road. My drive was much more enjoyable than it had been the day before. Not having to say goodbye to Mr. Midwest & not feeling like crap certainly helped. I was scheduled to be home around 3:30 but between construction, gas/food/bathroom stops, & stopping just short of home to get my dog some treats, it was closer to 4:30 by the time I got home. My brother came out & we grilled some steaks, drank some beers, & had some fudge that I had bought the day before at Bucees.