Usually the weekend is a time to catch up on sleep and spend time with friends. Well, weekends for an RA run a bit differently than the average person. On a normal weekday, our time off is in the afternoon when the girls are at school. But on the weekend, they are at home and so the down time is minimal. Some weekends are filled with constant activity, and others may not be; but regardless of this, in the past year weekends for me have shifted from being a time of rest to the most tiring time of the week.
We always have a brunch on Saturday morning, and after this I supervise the girls as they do their various chores around the dorm and clean their room for our weekly room inspections. The rest of the day is usually free time for them, so sometimes we take the girls shopping in a nearby town, or we just hang around the dorm.
This weekend started off a little bit crazy because on Friday afternoon I got a call from the school saying that I needed to come pick up Hannah from volleyball practice and take her to the hospital! Everything turned out alright and she only ended up with a temporary cast on her hand. She was in a lot of pain as we were driving there and she was explaining her fear of hospials and needles. I knew that she would need some sort of motivation to make it and right then we passed the golden arhces of...McDonald's!!! So I said, "How about we stop at McDonald's on the way home?" That was just the ticket--her face brightened and anytime she was in pain or scared after that we just chanted "McDonalds, McDonalds, McDonalds, McDonalds."
I've found that I am doing much less "entertaining" on the weekends this year because of the guys dorm being upstairs. Now they just all entertain themselves and it's easy for them because in our backyard we have a sand volleyball court! This past weekend we had a mini volleyball tournament--it was a lot of fun!
We had about 20 guys and girls come out and play (all from Palmgarten & Maugenhard).
This is me with my team--I think our team name was Nacho Cheese...I still don't really know why.
This is a picture of me hitting the ball right into the net--I was kind of the weakest link.
This is Andrew, Hadad, and Kjersti taking a break between games.
Me and Krista took charge of the music for a while: we changed it from annoying rap music to "Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood...we weren't allowed to be the DJ's anymore after that.
We didn't have an official winner of the tournament, but it was fun to all play and laugh together. One other thing happened this weekend and although it was a small instance, it is just so typical of the many random situations that I find myself in:
On Saturday, Julia came and asked for some super glue to fix the sole of her shoe. A little while later I was in my room and there was a frantic knock on my door and I heard someone say "Lizzzzzzy!!!!!!" I opened my door and this is what I saw:
With some hot water and a little bit of time she was just fine; but I must confess that when I opened my door and saw her, I just turned around and laughed! ...And then I took her picture!! Oh, the joys of dorm life!