At 9:45am, I drove up to Captain Americas work with him. He was dropping off his truck at the battery. I drove his Saturn. I was supposed to pick him up, and he'd drop me back off at the house. That way he could have his car. BUT, it was too late, so I ended up dropping him off at the ADA museum for his meeting, then going back home. He'd just call me when he was done.
I went back home, and made sure the kids were ok, then did a bit of computer work, and straightened up a bit. Captain America called around 11am, saying he was ready for me to come and get him. I drove on up, and he came back for lunch.
I hopped in the shower, and got ready. I tried on my new dress, with my wrap, and you know what? It was too big. Pretty baggy. Woohoo! So, just on the off chance that it'd fit, I tried on my old formal. And guess what? IT FIT! Well, it was a bit tight, but it mostly fit!
So I took these 2 pics, and posted it to facebook, asking which one to wear. Dress one was the size 10 that was super tight. But made my waist look nice. Dress 2 was a size 14, and clearly too big and baggy. But it was comfy. And since I'm all about trying to look smaller than I am, I was leaning pretty heavily towards #1.
Anyway, I put on a button up shirt, and some pants, and flip flops, and Hilary came to pick me up at around 12:30. We headed off to Sunland Park mall to the Beauty School. I had a 1pm appointment.
We got there, waited for a few minutes, then I was taken back. Hilary was getting her eyebrows waxed, so she waited a bit longer. First, the chickie washed my hair, then put on the deep conditioning. With a little cap. And sat me under the dryer.
And as my hair did it's thing, she gave me a manicure. It was pretty nice. I've never had a real manicure before. I even got red-ish color nails. Yeah me :) Hilary came over about that time, with Diet Dr Pepper from Chick-Fil-A for us. She's amazing!
And took me back to work on my hair. There wasn't time for a facial. We were running out of time. Note to self. 3 1/2 hours is NOT enough time at the beauty school. They're very slow :)
Then she started on the make-up. Well, actually another chickie helped with the make-up. She wanted to pull some of the color from my dress into my make-up.
So what do you think?
Here's me with my girls :) The one of the left was the hair dresser, and the one of the right helped with the make up :)So, because it too SOOO long at the beauty school, we were running behind. Hilary and I drove home, over Transmountain, and went to her kids' new school. The paper work was due by 5:30. It was 5pm by the time we got there. She ran in to drop it off. And after about 5 minutes, came back out to say, take her car and drive home. I was gonna be late, and Paul would come and pick her up.
So I drove her car home, but traffic was HORRIBLE, so it was taking forever. I got home at 5:35. Yeah, not good. We were supposed to be driving away at 5:30. Anyway, I ran inside, went to the bathroom (no sneezing!), and threw on my dress, my bracelet, and some earrings. I grabbed my make-up for a quick touch up, and out we went.
We drove to Down Town El Paso, and parked in a free lot, and walked to the hotel. It was pretty nice and fancy. We had a few hor'dorves, then went in through the receiving line to find our place. So as we're going through the receiving line, Captain America is supposed to tell the first guy my name then his name.
Then the first dude tells the other guys what our names are. Apparent, it's Captain Harty and his wife Heidi. We just went with it. So I wonder if we'll start getting Captain pay now - hehehe. And Heidi? Whatever. I just wanted to go and find my seat - ROFL!
We were told that we were at table 9, and that it was yellow. We looked at EVERY freakin' yellow table in the room, and no table 9. What the crap? hehe. I was getting tired, and was hungry, and wanted to sit down. Finally, someone else noticed our name cards. At table 5, red. Yeah, cause that's SO close to yellow 9. hehehe.
Anyway, we sat down, and waited. And waited. And finally it started. They did the flags, and a prayer, and a brief talking, then we ate. We had a nice salad. No dressing for me. And 3 other people didn't show up to our table, so I ate one of their salads too - hehehe.
Here's a pic of Captain America and I at our table.
Oh yeah, I forgot to say that before we went into the dining hall, we got our pics taken. They were giving away a free 8x10 to each couple. Awe, I hope it turns out well :)
Anyway, I ate my 2 salads (hehehe), then the main dish came. Fresh green beans, some white sauce near them, some chicken, some pot roast, and a bunch of mashed potatoes. I ate all the meat, and the beans. I left the potatoes.
And Captain America only ate his chicken, and few bits of his pot roast, and a few green beans. And was done. His stomach was hurting. So I finished off his meat and his green beans. Mmmmm, it was good.
Cheesecake and mousse was for dessert. But I passed. Since I ate Captain Americas food, I gave him my dessert. I really felt like I ate well. No bread. No dressing. No dessert. No potatoes. I think I stayed pretty true to the diet :)
And then the L O N G part started. Yeah, it took forever. Some dude introduced another dude, and he spoke FOREVER. He was a 3 star general, and the highest dude in Air Defense. But yeah, it took forever. I was so bored. His speech wasn't even motivational. It was just all factual and junk. I'm all for motivational, feel good speeches :)
They thanked a buttload of people, and had a drawing for a raffle, and made some Grog (all sorts of alcohol mixed together in a motivational way with speeches and such) then drank the grog then closing flags and prayer and more talking, and FINALLY we were able to leave.
You know, I think the reason that they have SO much alcohol at these functions is to make people forget how boring they are. The people drinking seemed to be having LOTS more fun that us non drinkers - hehehe.
We didn't stay for dancing, but took our commemorative glasses, and went to our car, and went home. Everyone was asleep except for Eme and Jake. They were watching Bedtime Stories. So I sat down to blog, and watched the end of it with them.
It's now 11:10pm, and I'm SO ready for some sleep. I just need to design a quick freebie, then I'm off to bed :)
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