I had the opportunity to sub as a Leader for my mentor/trainer over the last few days and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY MEETING!
I am a receptionist for her on Thursday mornings at an At Work meeting and last Thursday, I led the meeting. I was nervous because although I have worked this particular meeting as a receptionist and I know these members fairly well, I had some pretty big shoes to fill, so I was a tad nervous. One of the members lightened my nerves and started the meeting by sharing a dream that she had about the meeting. She told everyone that she had a dream that I was funny. That was it. That was the dream. I’m such a weirdo because it made me happy that she had a dream about me leading the meeting. I’m very easily entertained at times.
The meeting went great!
I also got to lead her Saturday morning meetings in one of our stores and they are large meetings. I expected to feel nervous at those, but nope. Just super excited and the members are all so friendly.
I am envious of all leaders that have a regular meeting in a store. One day. One day.
The sun was out Thursday for the first time in what felt like forever and I wanted to go play! I grabbed a couple of girlfriends for a late lunch and we agreed to try something new, so we headed downtown.
As we browsed the menu, we hesitantly agreed to try Bone Marrow. Why? I have no idea. You are actually eating the middle of a bone!! And they serve it in the bone!! Would you believe that we all actually liked it? You slide a spoon down the middle of the bone and scoop it out and spread it on the bread.
I still can’t believe that we ate it. Once you put it on these little slices of bread, you have no idea you’re eating the middle of a cow femur bone!
NOT for vegetarians!
We also had Steak Taco’s to share. Yummmm.
After snacks at Anton’s, we went across the street to Ruin’s Pub. I had been here before, but I forgot just how cool it really is! You put your card on the screen below the tap, then pour your own beer, as little or as much as you like, and your card is charged according to how many ounces your pour! I love it!
We tried Blueberry Beer. We thought it was gross.
Since we were stepping outside of the box, we ordered Poutine while we tasted the different beers. It’s a Canadian dish. It is Cheese Curds and Fries topped with gravy. I’m not a fan. Not point friendly at all, so I was glad I didn’t like it!
After a fun afternoon with friends, I headed to the airport late to pick up my daughter Tess and her boyfriend Manuel.
Friday morning, Tess and I went here……
I purchased a Groupon a couple of weeks ago for a foot massage for $19 for 45 minutes! Since my feet have been bothering me, I was really looking forward to cashing in my Groupon! Tess thought it sounded like a good way to start the day too, so I bought another Groupon and off we went.
There are several beds in one room. You lie down on the bed and hang your feet off of the end of the bed in a bucket of water to soak. Not super great on the lower back, but after soaking for a few minutes, they put your feet up and the magic happens. Foot and calf massage. Heaven.
When we checked in, they asked us both if we would like a 15 minute neck and back massage too. Um, yes!
I’ve had a fairly good amount of massages in my life, but never fully clothed. Before the foot massage even began, they spent a good amount of time massaging my arms and hands. I loved that.
After the foot massage, they had us roll over and not only was it a neck and back massage, they massaged from neck to legs, fully clothed! I mean, we are in the room with everyone else that came in, so clothing was good.
When we went to pay, I wasn’t sure what to expect since I hadnt asked. It was only $10 extra dollars.
I’m going back soon.
By the time we were finished, the place was packed!
After our massage, Tess and Manuel and I headed downtown for a little First Friday action. The weather was PERFECT!
We were in the Crossroads area where on the first Friday of the month, several art galleries open up for you to browse the art, and many offer snacks and drinks while you browse. I’ve only been one other time and I have no idea why I am not going there every First Friday of the year (well, weather permitting).
We started with lunch at the exact same spot that I ate the bone marrow the day before.
We ordered these tasty little kabobs to share.
Tess and I shared a Burger and Fries.
After lunch, we hopped on the street car. It’s a pretty new thing in Kansas City. Look how nice and clean it is!
We headed to a fun spot for a beer. I am so ready for more days like this. Yes, I do mean cold beer on patios.
After a cold one, back on the street car to go look at art.
Remember where you pour your own beer? Well, we went there and watched this artist paint the wall while sipping a beer.
Then to visit a few galleries.
It was also Food Truck Friday downtown. Downtown is hopping on First Fridays!
We’d had enough to eat, but it was fun to see such a crowd out for the food trucks!
Such a fun day. We headed home to cook up some fish taco’s and chill at home for the rest of the evening.
Saturday morning after working at the WW meetings, we had a big breakfast at home and then filled the day with walks, yard work, chats on the deck and a little grilling.
Tess got creative and ate her burger between two slices of grilled peppers. I took a bite. Yum!
She does NOT know that I took this picture.
Saturday evening we went to visit baby Wrenley! So precious!
Sunday we all went to Mass, then to my in laws to celebrate Palm Sunday. Did I mention yet how happy I was to see the sun?
Big family dinners at Mike’s parents always starts with the little ones all ringing dinner bells, then Grandma leads the family in prayer. She is a rock.
(Some of the pictures below are really good. Jake took those and I stole them.)
Dinner is always delicious.
The annual egg hunt!
Games and chats.
The new little family of three.
These two really are cute together.
These three are getting a new baby brother next month!
These two are getting a new baby brother in August.
Great Grandma and Grandpa and their little ones.
Our growing family
“love the life you live, live the life you love”