Got home last night a 1am! 11 hours on a bus. Whew.
We had a great time. Well, I guess I should say THEY had a great time. I, my friends, was on the clock all weekend. Literally. Very stressful at times...but worth it, as they all had a lot of fun. 1,200 students from 60 schools from all over the US and world--including China, South Korea, Canada, El Salvador, South Africa. Very cool! Especially fun to see them all at the dance, jamming to the likes of Justin Timberlake and Ludacris.
And not so fun....but definitely a little ironic...to have to deal with the school of the CHILDREN of ACTUAL UN DELEGATES that brought nine bottles of liquor to the dance. Um, yeah. They all got kicked out. (OK--that's a little funny at the irony, at least)
My kids were so well-behaved and such a great bunch, so I was very lucky. I couldn't have asked for a better or nicer group.
Now, I need to SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPP as I haven't slept more than 5 hours per night since LAST TUESDAY. I'm on a bit of a high now trying to get all my stuff at school done (holy pile of grading, Batman) and I could really stand to mop the floor tonight, vacuum, etc. etc. Hmmmmmmmm. We'll see how far I get.
I did manage to squeeze in a 4 mile, 8:15 pace treadmill run before breakfast (I had to kick it up since I barely had any time!) one day, and the highlight of my weekend by far was meeting the awesome Cara from InTransit--and doing a KILLER run up a big 'ole hill to the top of New Haven to look out at the entire city and the Long Island Sound leading to the Atlantic Ocean! So. Freakin. COOL. Wish I could have spent more time with her!
The 2 runs were a far cry from my 18 miles I was supposed to have in those 4 days, but they were all I could do....and they kept me SANE. Yay for sanity!
OK. I MUST start entering these grades and do productive things before I COLLAPSE. I am fighting a cold, so I think I"ll take today off, too (ugh) and hit the road with my Soler friends tomorrow night. I see a DIRRRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTY Trail Run 10K this weekend with my homey in my future, and maybe some snowshoeing with my hubby on Sunday!
Hope everyone had a great weekend--I could REALLY use a day off! Ahhh....why, oh why can't I ever get a snow day? Sigh........:)