Well my last final went well. I finished up the semester with 3 "A"s and an "A-". So that is a 3.9 GPA which brings my GPA to a 3.59 over all. I was hoping to get a 3.6 but I guess that A- killed me!! I am trying to rest my brain a little and prepare myself for my next semester where I will have much harder classes and probably less time to do the work for them.
So immediately after finishing my last final we picked up my sister and headed off to Vegas! We were given a room on the Penthouse Suite floor of the Mandalay Bay. The room had an amazing view of the strip and we were on the 60th floor!! We immediately got ready and went down to dinner at the House of Blues restaurant. With a receipt from the restaurant you can line up early for the concerts in their venue. So we went to wait in line. It was crowded and Skeet and Charise both complained about having to wait. I think next time I need to take younger people with me or someone who appreciates Gary the way I do!! ;)
Once we got inside we had to wait some more. I insisted that we stay on the floor so it was just more standing in a crowd and waiting. I think we waited about 2 1/2 hours before the concert finally started. I will admit it was a long wait and my feet were killing me by the end of the night, but it was sooooo worth it! *Note to self, don't wear boots with heels if you are going to be on your feet that long* Gary put on an amazing show, like I knew he would. His mother was in the crowd and he dedicated a Christmas song to her. He sang "O Holy Night" and I have a new found respect for that song after hearing it in that deep voice of his!! I think Charise and Skeet had a good time too and really enjoyed the show. Well other than the dumb, slutty blond that kept pushing on Skeet and Charise's backs all night long trying to get in front of us. She did manage to weasel her way up for the encore after Skeet left to go to the restroom. I felt so bad because later on I found out that she had even pushed a little old couple out of the way to get up front too. I was so mad about the way she had been bugging Charise all night that when the concert was over I bumped her with my shoulder as I was trying to get out of the crowd. Next thing I know she shoves me from behind and is yelling that she will fight me. I couldn't help but laugh... I could tell she was totally drunk and as much as I wanted to hit her I said "Opps I must have tripped". Then I told her she wasn't worth it and called her a B&*%h and walked away. I still wish I would have hit her or come up with something better to say because I know that every person that was standing in that area all night would have cheered me on!! I took the high road, but I still think I could have taken her!!
The next day we went shopping and headed back home. Let me tell you though, not a good idea to wear the same boots shopping as you wore to the concert the night before. It took almost a week before I could walk in my boots again. My feet were so bruised.
Now I am frantically trying to get all of my Christmas stuff done in time. I had been putting so much of it off until after finals and I forget how much goes into Christmas. I am really trying to keep the right frame of mind for this special time of year but I have to admit I am a little excited for it to be over with. I want my house to be clean and clutter free and I want to be able to spend time with my family without worrying about all the things I should be doing at home. I only have a couple of weeks left with my sister and Ayden before they have to go back and Skeet will be returning to work soon. I wish I had planned ahead so that I could just enjoy my time with them now.
Also, an apology to everyone for the lack of a Christmas card from Skeet and I this year. I didn't get around to sending them and I apologize. Just know that we love you all and are wishing you the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years and all that good stuff. I promise I will try to be more on the ball next year! Also, here's to hoping that next year our card will feature a picture of a new addition to our family! I just keep trying to think positive.