Friday 5 is a weekly post in which I run down the things that made me smile this past week.
1. Hearing Michelle Obama Speak
On Mother's Day weekend my brother (like the rest of our family) graduated from Tuskegee University with a bachelor's in chemical engineering. The speaker was Michelle Obama. It's sad to say that I do not remember the speaker at my own Tuskegee graduation just 3 years ago. It's a shame, I know.
When Michelle was introduced, I lowkey fangirled for a second. People know I don't fangirl about anything or anyone! Mrs. Obama's speech was appropriate, well timed, and well researched--who told her about the Chicken Coop and The Shed?! I feel all the much better for having been able to participate in such an occasion.
|I tried my best to capture the fabulousness on one of the many screens|
2. Family Time
After the graduation we traveled to my cousin's mini mansion for food and fellowship. Though none of my late father's side of the family came, all but one of my mom's 8 sisters showed up (Aunt Jack was in Trinidad for the Bocas Lit Fest). The house was packed and it was so good to see the people that care about my brother all in one place.
|Isn't mama fly? (she can't see in the sunlight, lol)|
After all of that family stuff I could not wait an entire work week to get my nails done. I went to my shop right after the school day ended. Now, my shop is the spot. It's located in the mall and the people do a good job making it popular with locals and convenient for tourists. Can you say "busy?" But on a Monday? The nail shop does not go up! I was the sole customer. One lady painted my toes while another rolled over a table and lamp and got to filling my nails in. I was in there less than an hour!
|*sings* I'm in love with the lilac!|
4. My First Sonic Sundae
Later in the week my husband insisted on getting ice cream at Sonic. I usually don't have sweets in the week but got something anyhow. I decided on a sundae. I have never ordered a sundae anywhere. I'm a milkshake, blizzard, mcflurry kind of girl. That said, I really enjoyed the simplicity of the sundae. #ImaBeliever
5. A Field Trip
The week ended with a field trip. Unlike other places I've worked/interned/went to school, our school does not require that field trips be educational. So, we spent the day at a fun center with skating, bowling, and arcade games. The kids had a blast and I got to refresh my dancing while roller skating skills.
The kids were amazed that I knew how to skate but skating was a large chunk of life in the 90s! Many of our kids couldn't skate or were on their phones while they were rolling. My, how times have changed!
What made you smile this week? Comment below!
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