Waking up on Saturday is always the climax of the week, no matter what you've had going on it feels great when you sleep late, and then know you don't have to go anywhere or do anything if you don't want to... That's exactly what I did yesterday. Once I woke up, I did a few things, watched a little T.V., and fell back asleep for about a 2 hour afternoon doze-fest! When I woke up, it was time to get ready for band practice... We hadn't practiced Thursday night, which is our normal night, but we wanted to work on a few specific songs for our set, so as a band we went out to eat at The Bar-B-Q Shop in Midtown, Memphis. It's top-notch if you're going to be in Memphis and want to try our fine BBQ (and yes, they have beer)! Don't be fooled by the more commercialized "popular" ones... take it from me. So we ate a nice dinner, then we practiced. Mr. J and I then went home and had a nice quiet late evening.
I arrived home too late to listen to Rockdog's Radio show (which is Saturday night at Midnight, Eastern, and as always I have to catch Meggy Moon's Radio show on archive because I can never catch her on Thursday nights at 6PM Central! Do try to catch both of them if you can, it is well worth it! They're my pals. :)
Anyways, today is "Cleaning" day at my house, I am trying to get the house in shape as well as clean up my car if I can before all good daylight is gone... Then it will be time to begin yet another week. Next weekend is Father's Day, so I will have to be prepared for that. I'll be searching for just the right gift, and then I am also going to church with my Mom for Father's Day and am roped into singing a special song for Dad (who says that he is going to force himself to go out so he can hear this song). He's been requesting that I sing this song ever since I sang it at our Family reunion last July in St. Louis... He's in this phase nowadays where if he gets his mind stuck on something he will not let you forget until you do said deed. So, I guess that's what I'll be doing next weekend.
Then the very NEXT weekend is my birthday weekend. Of course, Friday night, June 22nd my band "SAP" will be opening up for Eric Gales at The Stage Stop. But the very next day, Saturday we're planning to have a 'camp out' at my Mom and Dad's house complete with Campfire, roasting hot dogs and Making S'mores. I thought that would be a fun, childish way to spend my birthday weekend... Just pretend to be a kid again. I'm having some friends and family-whoever can come to join me and all of us just act childish and have a blast.
No presents needed, just being together and laughing... That's my present. The last time I had a birthday party like that was my "Sweet Sixteen" birthday party. We had a 'weenie roast' out in the pasture, and for the first time in a while, I had a decent turn-out. Since my birthday is June 22nd, being right in Summertime, most of my friends were always out of town on Vacations and such. I was raised like that--never had that many kids around, except for the ones in my family, so maybe that's why I grew up to be somewhat of a recluse possibly... It's the only excuse I can really think of, so I'll go with it! :)
So everyone enjoy what's left of your weekends, or work shifts for those of you who don't work a normal schedule... Take a deep breath, and hang in there because your next day off, weekend or holiday is before you know it. I'm right here trudging alongside of you... And remember, Elvis is dead and I don't feel so good myself! (Clue: Laugh, because that's likely my only funny for the week!) ha-ha.