Different set of plans, same great weekend

Another weekend comes to an end – one that was definitely all over the place and work a recap…

With all of the build-up from my last post, it turns out that we didn’t go snowboarding on Saturday. As it turns out, the traffic on I-70 was horrible, a semi stalled on the west bound lanes, reducing traffic on that side to one lane! Combined with everyone setting out for weekend skiing, the roads were a nightmare. It took us 2 hours to go 20 miles, and we still had 20 more to go when we decided to turn around. Snowboarding is postponed until next weekend, which is probably a blessing in disguise. I’ve deferred my embarrassment for one more week, and now I have some more time to build up muscles in my butt for all the bruising it’s going to get.

Bethany and I came back to Fort Collins a littler earlier than planned and I managed to make it to church in time to play with the choir. This is the first time I’ve drummed since the day of the funeral, and while I had to knock some rust off, it was a good release.

Sunday was definitely a different change of pace. Earlier in the week I was hoping I could go visit my good friend and my God-daughter Sunday, but as the week progressed and work piled up I knew Sunday was going to be a work-day. The NCSC’s newsletter is due this week and I needed to begin laying it out, along with the pile of school work that I’ve put off for the whole week. I managed to make a sizable dent in both of them and was feeling pretty proud of myself leading into the evening. Then I logged onto my on-line class to see if I can look ahead to next week, when I saw a critical announcement I missed:

"Your first exam will be this weekend, and can be taken any time between Friday 6am and Sunday 11pm"

Considering it was 9:55pm Sunday night I panicked a little, then proceeded to take my test. Two hours later (and it looks like the "11pm date" was a start date rather than a due date), I came to the realization that I need to take school a little more seriously. With these on-line classes it’s easy to just push things off to the weekends, but it doesn’t mean I can completely forget about school between Monday and Friday. Hindsight being 20-20, I should have just Christmas-treed the test and get kicked in the groin – it would have hurt less and my score actually may have been better!

So now feeling a little humbled, but also inspired I am ready for my long and busy week!