This week was fun – fun in a way that was busy, exhausting, made for a long week, but was packed with memories. Some weeks drudge on by without anything interesting and others hit you in the face without slowing down. Let’s just say that I’m glad it’s finally the weekend and I think I’ll be relaxing for a while.
Let’s start at the beginning. I went to a basketball game on Monday that was about 2.5 hours away. By the time I drove up there, watched the ballgame, drove back, got ready for bed, and fell asleep…well, it felt like hardly 5 minutes had gone by before I needed to wake up again. Tuesday was one of the most fun #TipsyChat sessions we’ve had in a while. If you aren’t already joining us, we’d love to have you! #TipsyChat is every Tuesday night at 8:30p Eastern. Wednesday was a much needed break, although they told my building that they’d be turning our power off in order to do some construction so I sat around expecting it to go off at any moment only to receive a text message around 5pm that said (basically), “never mind.”
And then Thursday.
If you follow me on social media or know me in person, you’re probably aware of just how much I love video games. From an early age they’ve been a big part of my life. As a baby, my mom played Nintendo and Atari while I was asleep. Then I was given a gameboy, a gameboy color, a playstation, and the love for video games has continued on. Thursday night I stood in line for the first console that I’ve ever had on day one. After 5 hours standing out in the cold waiting and hoping that there were enough, I am happy to say that I have a Nintendo Switch. I’ll be sharing more of my thoughts on it very soon….but let me just say that yes, I am very tired.
Anyways, that’s about all that’s gone on in my world this week. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed yours, are enjoying your weekend, and are ready to make next week great as well.
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