People often refer to older single's as 'leftovers.' Well, I am no leftover, nor do I deserve to settle for someone that is.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Up For Anything

What a crazy weekend! I love those weekends that just keep you hopping all day and night, every day. That’s kind of how this last weekend went. Now that it’s Monday, I don’t know what to do with myself. Well, I do have some plans for later but we can get to that in awhile. Let me just tell you about my fun weekend for now. Well, obviously on Friday I went on my date. He was sure to get me home in plenty of time for my night plans. Those plans turned out to be just what I needed! I took two friends and drove on down to Provo. Remember a few months back when I went to a stand up show at Comedy Sportz? Well, I went to see my same friend perform stand up at Muse Music. He and two of his friends were up that night.They were HILARIOUS! It was so great to laugh until my cheeks hurt and to just be in the moment!

(this is my comedian tiny form!)

After the show I took the long drive home (the scenic route in fact, due to construction). Then my friend and I ate some delicious ice cream from the good old Arctic Circle, and talked in my car. I had to head home and to bed for an earlyish Saturday morning.

So…Saturday morning I had some plans to hike with a girl I know. Her brother and sister came along, as well as a guy friend of her sister's and a teenager he works with. We decided to do the Lake Mary trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon. I have been there twice lately but I hadn’t been to the other two lakes…Lake Martha and Lake Catherine. So, we went to all three and ended up having a fun time. It was gorgeous!!! The wild flowers were amazing! I love being out in nature and I had a few moments alone on the trail to just reflect and thank God for the beauty that I was surrounded by. Loved it!

On the way down the trail I had the opportunity to get to know the guy friend a little better. We made plans for the future to go, “shoot the tube.” He’s already done it and I really want to. My guy friends are always talking about it so I would love to give it a try! As we were nearing the final part of the trail, a storm rolled in. The thunder was really awesome but then it began to rain small drops. Then it began to pour. And then…it hailed! By the time I reached the bottom, I was soaking wet and freezing cold! It was great though; all part of the experience. We hiked over four miles total.

After coming home from the hike and drying off, I headed out to the gym where I had a fabulous two hour workout. It was great but I was super sore afterward. I came home and immediately got myself ready for a night of fun. I was supposed to go to a pool party with my friend but she was out with her boyfriend and said she would meet me there later.

Later finally came and I headed over to some random guy’s house that I don’t know. I met some new people and enjoyed a little pool time and some sweet, sweet hot tub time! I hung out there with a couple of guys I had just met and we had some great conversations in which I pretended to be much younger than I really am. They were pretty young. I just wanted to practice my flirting techniques and such. Not long after in fact, one of them made me a most delicious s’more in the fire pit. So, swimming, hot tubing, men, chocolate, all under the stars…it was great! My body needed that hot tub after what I put it through all morning!

Finally Sunday came around and I went to church. One of the men in our bishopric spoke and it was such a great talk! He talked about enjoying the journey…enjoying the climb…living in the moment, etc. It was a great reminder for me and I vowed to enjoy that day and every moment that I can. After church and choir practice I hung out with a couple of my guy friends for awhile and just talked and laughed with them and had a wonderful time! We made plans to go to a fireside last evening.

The fireside was held at the University of Utah Institute with Alex Boye speaking. He is pretty funny! He also has a wonderful spirit when he sings. It was fantastic! When it was over, I ran into another guy friend and chatted with him for quite some time while the boys waited for me. On the way home I had to make a call to my other guy friend and then he just kept talking to me so we talked for over an hour. We laughed, I almost cried, we talked about the future and right now, and everything else in between. It was really good. This is what finally brought my weekend to a close.

It was nice to be out this weekend. It was fun to hang out with friends and to meet new people. I didn’t necessarily make any new dating contacts, or give out my number, but I feel like it was successful anyway. This week is already filling up with more fun plans as well. I love life and living it and enjoying each moment…they won’t come back but they are nice to look back on with a smile!


Growing Up Skye said...

Wow! What a jam-packed weekend! I'm glad you had fun and got to hang out with lots of boys! Go Teresa!

Livin it up said...

Haha, thanks Tacy! And thanks for sticking with me!!!! Love you!