This weekend was absolutely wonderful!
I was in Charleston, SC last week, from Wednesday through Friday for work. It’s my favorite training event of the whole year. It’s just people who share my position in different offices across North and South Carolina. It’s laid-back and relaxed. We send in our questions/discussion topics, then a lady from Austin, TX flies out to spend two days with us, answering any and all questions we may have about a myriad of things. They can range from processes and procedures, to programming and preferred vendors, to time blocking and best practices. While not everything that will be addressed is applicable to everyone, it’s so much better than the international training that seems to be geared towards all the newbies with really just the most basic of topics.
Anyways…I got there on Wednesday evening, and met up with some others for dinner. We went to R.B.’s, and it was delicious! I had a GREAT salad, and a spectacular dessert of key lime pie. Yum! =.)
Thursday, we had class until around 4:30 p.m., then some time to relax a little before dinner. I enjoyed 27 Dresses on HBO while I waited for dinner.
Dinner was at a great restaurant called Crave. Delicious! I had a salad with lemon vinaigrette (delish!), ravioli, and tempura cheese bites. It was all wonderful! =.)
Friday, we spent in ‘class’ until around 2:30 p.m., then I headed up to Charlotte to meet Marc and Katie at Grant’s house outside of Monroe. Friday night, we went to Dave and Buster’s at Concord Mills, and had an absolute blast! =.) Marc and I were awesome in Air Hockey. They have a table where 4 people play at a time. We played couples and opposite sex. We played some shooting games, some skee ball, some racing games. Then Katie and I gave all of our tickets to this little girl who really wanted a stuffed animal. Too cute!
Saturday, Grant had to work at the Boll Weevil Festival in Marshville, which is the town he’s working in for the next year. It was quite interesting. =.) And that’s all I’m gonna say on that one…
We went to Razoo for dinner on Saturday, after TONS of deliberation on where to eat. It was great! Very tasty Cajun food. =.) And a gator bowl…=.)
Sunday, Marc and I went to Concord Mills to look around…I’m quite proud of myself, as I didn’t buy anything while we were there, other than a Mocha from Starbucks and a Sprite out of the machine that looks more like a TV with a 4 ft by 2 ft touch screen menu. Very weird, but kinda cool.
Then, we headed home, and I was pretty much lazy for the rest of the evening. I was a bit frustrated, as my laptop wouldn’t connect via wireless at the hotel, which offered free internet, and at home, it wouldn’t connect via Ethernet cord. Not too happy about that. Gotta get with the tech guy at work to see if he can get it fixed for me. =.)
And, that’s my weekend, in a very random matter.
My favorite thing about this weekend, though, is that we didn’t have anything planned. We weren’t on a schedule. We could decide we wanted to do something, then do it, with no time restraints. It was glorious! And it almost felt like a vacation! =.)
I did learn how to hit a golf ball this weekend. We practiced with golf ball sized wiffle balls in Grant’s back yard. I didn’t think I would enjoy golf, and now I know that I don’t. However, I can see where if I were better at golf, I might then enjoy it. I still don’t plan to watch it on television, as it’s just really boring to me. Sorry for those of you who enjoy it! =.)
I hope your weekend was wonderful! What did you do?!?
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself…” Matthew 6:34