This weekend was so much fun, I have to recap!
On Friday afternoon Jack Henry and I took off for Effingham, leaving Matt and the other boys behind for what was supposed to be a full weekend of baseball games, shopping for my Mother’s Day gift, a school art fair, and 2 birthday parties. All of the games were rained out, so they had plenty of time for the rest of their activities!
Jack and I were in Effingham for our garage sale with Matt’s family. I was primarily getting rid of the boys’ outgrown clothes, some old toys, and household items. We were crazy-busy for several hours on Saturday morning, and I was shocked to discover that I’d made $700!! Way better than expected.
The other fun thing I did, though, was go in and work a short shift at Homewood Grill with my sister. It was prom weekend, which traditionally means that my former boss is short-staffed, so I volunteered to work, thinking it would just be cool to try my hand at working my old job. Unfortunately, it was rainy, so we didn’t have a ton of customers. But I still got to make lots of things I made by the thousand during the summers of my youth.
It was just mind-blowing to me that after all these years (10 since I’ve worked a shift), I’ve still got it! Apparently one never loses the ability to feel what a small/medium/large cone should weigh (we have a scale to double-check so that the product is consistent, and I was just shocked that I was able to make them the right size right off the bat!). I made banana splits and upside-down banana splits and shake-n-mores (think blizzard or concrete) and sundaes like I’d just done it the day before. There was one shake-n-more that I struggled to remember the ingredients for, but it’s a gross one anyway, so I didn’t think that was much of a loss (Tropical Delite for my HWG girls!).
It’s reassuring that even though I can’t remember my children’s names or birthdates, I can still put together a mean raspberry freeze.
My facebook status prompted some old HWG girls to suggest that we do an “old school” weekend and have our boss bring back all of us who have retired from HWG for a weekend of shifts. I’d be there in a heartbeat. The flashbacks were coming fast and furious while I was working, and I’d love to relive some moments with those girls who were such a huge part of my high school and college springs/summers/falls.
Hayley was the photographer for my little adventure…
PS…Jan commented that she didn’t think I’d blogged the story of Matt’s and my engagement, and I did a search and can’t find it, either! I’ll have to write it up sometime soon. In the meantime, you can read the story of how we met if you’re interested.