It’s been a long time since I was as busy as I was last week (actually, from August 23-31). Of course I was busy by choice, doing only fun stuff, so this is not a complaint. Darren had a couple friends visiting from out of state (Matt from Nebraska, & Jorim from Louisiana), so we decided to do All the Things.
As previously noted, I ended up going to the State Fair three times – that was the 23rd, 24th, and 31st. Day one was a nine-ish hour day I think, with the Wulfs. Day two was with Darren, Matt, and Jorim, and after the downpour none of us were keen on walking around with soaked shoes so we wrapped up early. Day three happened because I wanted a re-do, and the boys were up for anything, so we went back for six hours or so. Many miles were walked and much food was consumed. I regret nothing, but will probably stick to one or two days in the future.
We headed out to the Renaissance Festival on the 26th. Matt and Jorim met up with another friend that Darren wasn’t interested in seeing, so D and I bopped around together. It’s been a few years since we were there last. Good times were had.
I worked for a few days (while Darren took the boys to the Mall of America), then saw Hamilton on the 29th. I bought a season package this year way up in the cheap seats, so I’m looking forward to that. Hamilton was great, the hype is true. It didn’t change my life, but not every show needs to. It was 2 hours and 45 minutes of non-stop entertainment, worth every penny, and I would definitely see it again.
On the 30th, we went to Valleyfair. I hadn’t been to VF since 2007, but we went to Disneyland in 2015. Still, I wasn’t sure how it was going to go because I am getting Old. I skipped the upside down stuff and had to close my eyes on the one spinning ride we tried because motion sickness. Darren and I preferred the lazy river and the wave pool in the water park. As we were leaving, I was very aware of the fact that I may never return to Valleyfair again, although who’s to say, really. When I went to bed that night, every time I closed my eyes I felt like I was back on a roller coaster and was immediately nauseated. I had to sleep on my stomach. Old.
The boys left our house on Friday night, and everything is back to normal, so I think that about wraps it up. Although I also started a new hobby during this time, so I’ll blog about that soon (hint: it’s cross stitch).