Sunday, June 23, 2013

Almost 24 hours.......

Members of my running group!

Saturday, I hit the floor at 5am in order to meet my running group at 6am for our every Saturday run. After the run, I tried to go back to bed. However, working out gets me hyped, and it takes me awhile to cool down. So, since I couldn't sleep, I washed and curled my hair and headed to Wholefoods to have my Saturday morning omelet. (I love Wholefoods!))

After I left Wholefoods, I ventured to DC to buy a pair of silver hoop earrings from Eastern Market. I shopped for awhile, bought my silver hoops, and listened to this awesome band that was playing at this outdoor market.

Eastern Market

After listening to the band for awhile, I scurried back to the community center in my little town in order to attend a program for the unveiling of murals that were being dedicate to honor Alexandria’s African American history makers and historical sites. Alexandria has an amazing African American history and presence that I love to experience and hear about, and there was no way that I could miss this unveiling.

As I was crossing the street to attend the program, I heard someone calling my name, and it was Stephanie from my book club. I have not seen Stephanie in awhile, and I was thrilled to see her, but not surprised, because I see her at just about every community event that I attend.

Me and Stephanie

It was great to see one of my neighbors and other familiar faces at this heartwarming event. There was a reception with lots of food and a very lively program. One of the speakers was a lady who is a founding member of the local graduate chapter of my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, and she gave this speech that fired the crowd up, and gave us a lot to think about.

She talked about learning from old textbooks that were given to them from the neighboring White high school, and she also spoke of the gymnasium that was also used as the auditorium and the fact that it was inadequate for both purposes. But, she also stated that they did not allow these conditions to stop them from succeeding, because they had a determination to succeed. When she finished, everyone was on his/her feet having a hallelujah moment.

The mural was unveiled, and there was another event that I wanted to check out so, I made my way over to Southeast DC for this all day dance party. It was in a really cool place, but there was no air conditioner, and there was no way that I was staying.

However, by this time, I got a call from a friend who asked me to go to a women's football game with her, and she also told me that another one of our friends and his wife were putting food on the grill, and they wanted us to come by. The friend who was putting food on the grill was my friend whom I wrote about in another post who, he and is wife, are master's at getting people together. So, you know that I could not miss this event.

Well, we made an appearance at the game which was something that I had never seen before: women all suited up in football gear playing tackle football. (Oh My!) It was very entertaining to say the least.

We got to our friends' house just in time to eat, talk trash, and socialize until 3:30 in the morning. Yep, 3:30 in the morning...

Now remember, my day started at 5am, and I left the party around 3:30am and arrived home around 3:45!

Holy Cow, I stayed awake for almost 24 hours.. Wasn't trying to, but I was not trying to either!

Sometimes, you just have to go with it.....

Almost 24 hours......It is summer for sure!!!

Ohhhhhh The Joys of Summer!!!!

1 comment:

Tracy Ricks said...

Sound great to me! Lol enjoy your summer.

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