We started the day early with a visit to the Junior League of Mobile, which is a women's community service club. Let me tell you that when our alarm went off at 7:00 the last thing I wanted to do was slave away on a house in the Mobile heat. At first I was upset that the other 2 groups of Junior Misses was going to be inside all day reading to children and helping with a shelter for abused women, while I was outside in the heat working on a model home for Habitat for Humanity. The ninety degree plus weather, paired with the sticky Alabama humidity made for a rough day outside in the sun. Once we heard about the program, Habitat for Humanity, and found that we would be helping low-income families become homw-owners, we were all so excited to be a help. A sweat-soaked tee shirt (not very Junior Miss like, sorry,) and a bloody finger from a tragic hammer incident, were a small price to pay for the satisfaction of helping those in need. After recovering from heat exhaustion at the Junior League during lunch, we rehearsed our opening routine and fitness number until 5:45. We then departed, still sweaty (seems to be a common theme down here,) to the State's Club dinner to meet our sponsors. Unfortunately, my sponsor's were unable to attend, but the friends they sent to have dinner with me were great. Miss Rhonda reminds me so much of my mom, and her daughter Chalyn will be going for Mobile County's Junior Miss in 2011. They were not only the most fun dinner guests in the building, but brought me fabulous lotion and body spray from Victoria's Secret. So the moral of my day's story is that: If you sweat your booty off all day for community service, you will be rewarded in the form of yummy smelling treats!