Wait! What's the Polar Bear Plunge, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. Every year, just before they open the embassy pool for summer use, they open it up really early when it's still sort of cold and offer free ice cream (or beer) to anyone willing to jump in the freezing cold waters. Unluckily for the embassy people in charge, it was a GORGEOUS day and the water was WARM!!! HA! They lost out on a lot of ice cream and beer!
So, the kids and I ran over to dip in the pool. But here's the funny part: I told the kids we could only stay for one hour-from 5-6pm. The 'plunge' was officially supposed to happen at 5. The newsletter said it was from 5-9. I suppose I just assumed that it would be open from 5-9. Nope. It was open for about 20 minutes. They blew the whistle and made everyone get out. My kids thought it was break time so they sat shivering in their towels waiting to get back into the warm water. Finally Claire asked the lifeguard and he told her that, no, the pool is now closed again for another week! Ha! Oh well. At least they got their ice cream and I got them home with plenty of time for me to get ready for my NEXT appointment of the day!
Yes, there's more to this day. After we got home, I got dressed in my Sunday best and went over to the new Charities Center for the church for the leadership meeting. I was there as the organist. You know, one of the benefits of being (usually) the only music person around, is that no matter whether I'm in leadership or not, I still get to go to ALL the meetings...he he he... Just kidding. Anyway, it was a little 'fireside/tour' of the new Center for all of us without big crowds of people and little kids. It was very nice! SO Excited to meet there tomorrow!!
I got home around 8:30pm and the kids had just finished their movie (I let them stay up! Wow! I'm such a nice mom!) and were getting into bed (thanks to Devika). I got all the kids in bed and now it's late... I should practice the piano. I should go over something for lessons or something. I REALLY should just go to bed right now. I'm tired enough.
Nah. I'm going to watch cupcake wars and then go to bed. It was a BUSY day. I need to unwind with something mindless. Tomorrow is Jordan's time change. Not looking forward to that one. The spring forward time change always makes me SO tired...