Again...I should be doing homework, but this is more fun! Actually, the assignment is one I'm interested in, it's putting together a lesson plan to teach 11th graders about what they need to do to prepare for college. It's one of the reasons I decided to be a school counselor, so I better do a good job! It was interesting, I was visiting with our baby sitter who is a junior at our local high school and told her what I was working on. She said she wishes I was her counselor because hers has been NO help at all. Fortunately for my sitter, she's a very smart girl and will figure it out...but she shouldn't have to! She said her parents didn't go to college the "traditional" way straight from high school, so they also don't know a lot about what she needs to do. Hearing this makes me want to get through and help some kids out! I hate hearing of anyone who doesn't do their job...especially when others are relying on them! So I told her I'll help her out in any way I can...great practice for me, and help her at the same time!!
This truly was a GREAT weekend! Started off by celebrating my wonderful husbands' birthday on Friday. My youngest daughter picked out a cute monster cake for daddy and then after we picked my other daughter up from school, we sang happy birthday. This is always a little bitter sweet for us. Scott and I don't have any family here, his live in Connecticut and mine are in New Mexico. So when we have birthdays or holidays, it really makes us miss all of them. We make the most of it, but it would be so much more fun if they were all here to celebrate with us, like if we lived closer to them...like they all get to with each other! But it was still nice.
Scott and I went to this AMAZING restaurant at the top of TheHotel at Mandalay Bay called Mix. This place was beautiful, all white with this amazing chandelier made of clear glass bubbles that went all the way up to this HUGE high ceiling and around it were floor to ceiling windows overlooking the strip. The food was SO delicious I can't even explain it. We started with a tuna tartare appetizer that was great and then we decided to try something new for dinner. We usually split, but I had a special deal so we had to each get an entree. I'm glad because we got to try two amazing dishes! He had a bison filet that was so juicy and tender...WOW! And I had this fish called Barramundi, the waiter described it similar to Mahi Mahi...whatever...it was FANTASTIC!!! And everything that came with it was superb. Our waiter was a little annoying (can't stand bad service when you go to a place with these prices...but he made up for it). He would seriously leave mid-conversation with us when this other table called on him...I couldn't believe it! So I noticed they got this yummy looking drinks at the end of their dinner and asked what they were. Something that came with their dinner, but he brought us 2 on the house. So his tip was quite nice for that, and the drink was so YUMMY! After dinner we went to their bar/lounge that's connected to the restaurant but ALL black! Pretty cool. Yummy drinks and the bathroom was awesome. Two of the stalls had floor to ceiling windows with the most amazing view while doing your business!! We just had the most amazing time together and that was the most important part!
I love that I can still go out with my husband after being together 14 1/2 years and not care if anyone else is around...sometimes prefer it that way! We just have the best time together and always look forward to having more time together. The night was PERFECT:)
I have to share one story...I had purchased a new dress to celebrate losing 10 lbs and for a special night out. I was so excited when I bought it because it was a size small (can't even tell you the last time I wore this size of anything other than a golf glove!) and it was fitted to boot! I put it on and was feeling pretty good, Scott of course said it looked good. As we walked up to the elevator to the restaurant, this woman says, "I have to tell you that dress is gourgeous and it looks amazing on you!". Oh my gosh, she had no idea how that made me feel! I was definitely on cloud 9 now.
We attended a baby shower today for one of Scott's co-workers. It's fun how it reminds you of your own baby shower and just so crazy how you look back and it goes so fast! Reminder, it's so important to celebrate all of the small things too. Life is full of surprises, so enjoy the journey and all those along with you!!