So, I'm totally jet-lagged and sitting at home waiting until my 2pm conference call. I just got back from Utah this morning; a red-eye flight that landed at about 8:15am. NEED SLEEP! lol. The fact that my insomnia has been back for the last few weeks isn't helping, but the weekend was totally worth it :D
Rewind... all airplane trips necessitate an iPod update. My top additions:
1. Breaking Benjamin - Phobia (the entire album ROCKS!)
2. R.E.D. - End of Silence (found them somehow browsing iMixes and LOVED them immediately. Entire album is awesome.)
3. 30 Seconds to Mars - Capricorn (another older but still amazing song).
4. Keane - Is it Any Wonder?
5. Michael Bublé (jazz, love it. Entire album is awesome.)
So... iPod fully ready for the journey, I flew out to Utah Friday morning and Mel met me at the airport. We picked up her sister and her daughter and went out to lunch and did some shopping to get ready for Lola's (Mel's sister) baby shower the next day. Friday night, Melody, her husband Vic, and Dustin and I went out for dinner. We ended up at Buca di Beppo's and had an absolute blast. We were so busy talking that I think it took us about 20 minutes to actually look at the menu, and then we kept distracting ourselves. Ali, our very patient waitress, came back at least 3 times to see if we were ready to order. LOL. And, of course, I took pictures.
All I have to say is, I hope Paris is ready for us!
Saturday we had a great baby shower for Lola and then Mel and I visited another scrapbook store. That evening, the four of us got to have our planning session for our trip in October. #1 on the to-do list: the Louvre Steeplechase. I'm bringing my running shoes. After that, we went and picked out a movie, ordered some pizza, and kicked back to relax with Glory Road. And I got to remember exactly how much I LOVE Mountain Dew. Mmmm....
Sunday was interesting. I went to church with Mel and Vic and as I sat in Sunday School I felt like I was in one of those cheesy church movies. I suddenly realized that the depictions of church meetings in those movies weren't just bad acting or over-dramatization... it was just reality. Of course, as I realized this, I also realized that they were some of the best church meetings I've been to in a long time. And I LOVED relief society. (Steph. Stop laughing. I mean it!) It was a really great meeting. I was half convinced to come home and immediately start sending out my resume to contacts in Utah. I'm seriously thinking that I'll eventually do this. Not right now, but I don't think it's too far off either. We'll see how things work out. It just felt great to be there and I'm totally bummed to think that I won't see Mel, Vic or Dustin again until October! Oh well, it's always good to have something to look forward to, right? :D
So, in conclusion, two numbers: 34. The number of days until the NHL pre-season begins. And, 56. The number of days until we all meet up in Paris :D I can't wait!