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Never thought I'd be THIS happy for Friday!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ugggh! What a loooong week!

But a fun one!!

I hate driving...even if it is a big part of my job! Monday, I had to be in Chicago. If I hate driving on the highways, I REALLY hate city driving! But it was a great meeting, so I'm glad I made it!!

On Wednesday, I had to drive down for the Watershed Leadership Academy. Which was SOOOO exciting, and so much fun! But I'll get to that in a minute emoticon

One of my BFFs wanted to go to Bloomington, so I told her I would give her a ride! Well, her and her 27-month-old daughter. Which is where the fun begins...did you know that two year old children do NOT like being woken up and strapped in a car seat for 2+ hours? And that when they are NOT HAPPY they scream and kick?

Well, it was an interesting drive down there. I love little Luci to DEATH, but I was ready to snap by the time she fell asleep! The drive home was a lot better...it was late afternoon, so she wasn't sleepy and grumpy, and the first time around it was too dark to see anything. Driving home, we pointed out the cows and the trees, and the rivers and bridges and anything else we could think of to keep her occupied! And she told me all about her trip to the library, and sang me the sweetest little songs...even though she got a little fussy at a couple of points, she did really well driving back since we could see everything!

The academy itself was AMAZING! I have about 30 classmates, all from really different backgrounds, so it was really cool learning more about them, and why they were there and what they wanted to get out of it!

I did have a roommate for the night, which was a big change, but she was really nice! So it worked out pretty well!!

And -- being environmentalists -- we had some breaks scheduled for outdoor time. There was a rugged hike scheduled, and of course I went! See pictures below....

It's going to be rough, during our busiest time of the year at work, to keep up with the workload. But the instructors and staff and team leaders are really supportive, and so are my co-workers, so I'll find a way to make it work!

Tomorrow is the Grand Opening for City Foods (the local food co-op, I'm on the board and the events committee) so it's going to be a great weekend! I'll be bringing hummus -- any other ideas for easy finger foods?!













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BRADMILL2922 1/22/2013 3:35AM

    Sounds like quite the week! Glad you made it in one piece, especially with a kicking and screaming 2-year-old for 2 hours! Kudos to you! Looks like a pretty amazing hike as well! You got some really great pictures along the way. Sounds like another busy time ahead for you. Not sure I have any other grand ideas on finger food for you, but hummus is fantastic!

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STFRENCH 1/21/2013 7:52AM

    Those photos are gorgeous! xx

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/20/2013 10:31PM

    What a week!! No wonder you were so happy for Friday to come.
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APPLESBANANAS 1/19/2013 8:37AM

    Pretty pictures! You're a great photographer. It sounds like an energizing day, the academy sounds really cool.

Regarding finger foods, hummus always is delicious, I think you should just stick with that. My friend made one with banana peppers in it and it was sooo good.



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EASTENDCLAM 1/19/2013 6:16AM

    Love the waterfall, living on a big ol' sandbar the only waterfalls we get are plugged gutters during a rainstorm.

I'd really like to hear more about the Watershed Leadership Academy though. Maybe another blog focusing on it?

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STODD251 1/18/2013 11:55AM

    Gorgeous place!

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IGSBETH 1/18/2013 11:35AM

    Wow, gorgeous pics! What an eventful week!

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CATTUTT 1/18/2013 11:17AM

    The photos are beautiful, I'm so jealous. I'm sure it was an awesome hike. And kudos to you for putting up with 27 month screaming and kicking. I have the patience for about... 30 seconds of it. lol {Maybe that's why I don't have kids? Haha}

Anyway, sounds like you're gonna have a great weekend! I don't have any suggestions for finger foods... just wanted to say hummus rocks my socks! Enjoy your weekend!

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NINJA_SMOO 1/18/2013 10:44AM

  Looks like a beautiful hike :)

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