Boogie Nights @ Hollywood Casino Friday Night – It was a great night – lotsa people due to the rain over at the FL/GA Line show.
I met a couple from MO Fallon who were “out for the night” –they decided to come because they heard it was “Ricki’s Party” – I almost cried – what a cool feeling.
Spencer stopped by after the concert – I could tell who was coming in from the concert because they were soaking wet –but not Spencer, he was dry as a whistle.
BTW – the big Arch Photo Frame was a big hit.
After boogie couldn’t sleep – of course. I had wanted to make this Asparagus soup so I started peeling asparagus and chopping leeks at 630am. It was a more involved recipe than I was used to but I enjoyed the process. Maybe the hormone crème is making me more domestic. So I did everything, got to the last step – when to pureee the finished product and broke my Nutra bullet. FML! I looked up replacement parts and they are cheap but wouldn’t get here in time – so I didn’t know what to do with my soup. Long, long ago my ex broke my blender and glued it back together…so I totally wasn’t using that death trap. By the end of weekend – I dumped it all.
Saturday and Sunday – Gia was in an agility trial.
I finally fell asleep Saturday morning – when I got a text from my trainer to head on over to Caseyville.
I got there LATE. Everyone is given 8 mins to walk the course without your dog before the class competition begins, then there is a 5 min waiting period. I was soo late that Justin made special arrangements for me to walk the course by myself during that 5 min time. Gia and I ran 2nd and did not qualify.
And we had people screaming at us when we got done……
You are not allowed to leave ring without a leash on. Usually there is a specific place they leave it for you after you take it off to do your run. This time they put it on a random metal chair that wasn’t even close to the exit. I didn’t see it and figured it would be on the other side of the gate so I headed for the exit….then people started screaming…..If you leave the ring without a leash you are instantly disqualified.
Then it would be 4 hours before we competed again.
I left – and got a text to come back just as I got relaxed.
There has been construction going on near my training facility for months and I just figured out this weekend that I had been going the wrong and LONG way for MONTHS.
2nd run – we qualified and freaking WON!!
I got home about 7pm and calmed down about 11.
Sunday Morning –
An ex of mine had been texting me all weekend starting Friday night. He just went thru a divorce and has full time custody of his 2 kids. He kept asking me what I was doing during the weekend and said that he was gonna stop by the trials on Sunday because he lives close in Belleville.
Gia and I got to the trials with perfect timing. We were 2nd to last to run in standard and if we got a qualifying score – we would title in novice and move up to the “open” category. We did get a qualifying score and ended up getting 2nd place as well.
Then we were supposed to wait 4 hours again.
I decided that I would not try to run back and forth like the day before – so I grabbed a pop and some fruit and found space for Gia and I to hang out.
Then my ex with the kids showed up. His kids are 7 and 3.
I explained the timeline – put Gia up and we headed over to the McDonald’s playplace.
Story is – His wife left him and 2 kids and moved to Oklahoma City. What kind of mother would do that? The kids were sweet too – except for the shrieking in the glass jungle gym room.
We hung out for about an hour and went back to the trial.
As soon as I parked my car and started to walk away – I got a sinking feeling in my stomach.
I locked my keys in my car.
My mind started racing – Spares?? One at work – one at my apartment. SHIT Keys to my office – in my car…keys to my apartment – in my car.
I knew I had to compete soon so I wouldn’t let myself freak out.
I ran in grabbed Gia and met my friend and his kids outside.
Then I told him what happened.
He mentioned seeing a couple police officers down the road – and since he is an MP in the military – he drove down and asked if they would help me.
I was inside waiting to run when they showed up. EVERYONE stared at me hardcore – because of course I was the girl with the cops at the dog thing.
The officers were really nice –even teasing me – esp after I answered some of their questions about my car wrong – how was I supposed to know if my door handles worked from the inside when the car was locked.
They got me in my car – they listen to show – one more than the other. I asked if I could buy them lunch or give them a shout out and all they asked was that “the next time I hear someone saying something bad about the cops – tell them we aren’t all bad”.
Needless to say after that spectacle – all eyes were on us.
BUT – There was this man that I caught staring at me all weekend. Sunday he finally said something to me. Turns out his wife Val – is my facebook friend and they heard us talking about my agility stuff on the air before – and they just so happened to be at the same trial that I had been and in the current trial too.
Gia and I had our last run in jumpers – we got a qualifying score (our first in jumpers) and we WON even beating my trainer Justin with his amazing dog Buzz.
My friend’s 3 year old Tess – loved me. She ran to me a couple times and really without thinking I scooped her up. As much as you guys think I hate kids, I don’t – I just am not sure about them coming out of my body.
Speaking of humans coming out of bodies – I was supposed to see my sister this weekend. Saturday her husbands family finally left – and he goes back to work Monday – so I thought that would be a perfect time for me to come down and help Anna during her first day alone.
I got a bad feeling on Sunday when she wasn’t texting me back – after her Saturday text said “Let’s play it by ear”. I kept bugging her and she finally said that she needed time to get in a routine. I’m not gonna lie – it hurt my feelings and pissed me off. Mom tried to smooth it over saying that the baby wants no one but Anna and that Anna hasn’t slept and “they cut a muscle” down there and she doesn’t have “control” yet…
I can take time later this fall because I HAVE to use it or I’ll lose it.
LUV – R
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