Friday night was PROM!!!!! For my son, this is a big deal. He hasn't participated in any Senior activities and won't be graduating in May since he is some credits short so this was the one big deal of the year for him. Prom is a memory that comes around once in a lifetime. Sure, you have other big memories, like, your wedding or college or kids etc. But Prom...it's that first big blow out. When the years of playing dress up actually turn into the real thing. It was really amazing. There's a picture of him and his dates on my Facebook. My Aunt and Uncle came down with my cousin, one, to hook up the surround sound that they gave me and two to help me take him and his dates to the limo etc, etc. My mom and dad aren't here and my aunt and uncle have always been my surrogate parents, so it was really nice that they shared this experience with me.
They took me to dinner and I we went to Stir Moon. I love this restaurant and had a bowl of steamed brown rice and shrimp stir fry, hold the oil. It had tons and tons of veggies. I only ate half of it and saved the other half for another meal. Then Nathan (my Canadian golf friend) had to drop off his car (I'm car sitting for the summer) and I had to give him a ride home. THIS IS ALL JUST FRIDAY!!!!!! Can you believe this??
Saturday I wake up early, pack a bag and head to Cape Coral with Shyanne. Anthony was recovering from Prom and Jonathon went to his dad's. Shy and I were going to spend the day w/my DBJ J and his children. I had met them before but J is so very, very cautious and conscious of his children's feelings that I know that there is no way that he would ever have me spend time with them and my daughter if he didn't feel committed for the long term for our relationship. I know that you cannot foretell the future, but knowing that he is open and wanting to get all of the children involved is very calming and makes me feel amazing.
And wow, what kids. He has the most amazing children. I have been in a relationship before, where I didn't really like the children, but I felt I had to tolerate them for the sake of the relationship. And trust me on this, that totally sucks!! So, it's so nice to be able to say that I really like these kids. Yes, kids are kids, but honestly, they are amazing. Of course, I happen to think that there dad is pretty amazing so I'm not that surprised that the apple doesn't fall that far from the tree. My breakfast was 1/2 a bagel and a Starbucks latte while I drove west to the Cape.
We went to a water park and wow, it was just so much fun to see Shyanne enjoying herself with H and S. (A boy and a girl) The kids were just enjoying themselves so much and so were the adults. After bouncing around the lazy river a couple of times and going down some water slides (the boys, us girls hung out swimming in the pool) we decided to get a picnic table and eat our sandwiches. Shy dropped half of my wrap which was fine, so I wound up eating a spinach veggie wrap with egg salad. It really hit the spot. After the water park we went to this little ice cream stand (for some reason we don't have those here) and I had 1/2 of a child size cup of turtle ice cream. I expected vanilla and it turned out to be chocolate. It was still good but not as good as the bite I had of S's cookie's and creme. Yum.
The rest of the day was spent chilling out playing at the apartment and watching movies. Dinner was a rice bowl with black beans and shrimp. Which again, I only ate half of. I blame the headache that came on after we were lounging about for a few hours. Three ibuprofen later and I was on my way home late.
Which is why it is quiet this Sunday morning. Shy is still sleeping and the boys didn't sleep here last night. I think I'm going to enjoy the quiet with my cup o' joe.