Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekend Update!

I hope all of my blog friends had a great weekend!  Mine was very nice, and the weather here in Nashville was absolutely beautiful!

Friday night was spent like most of my Friday night's...stayed at home and caught up on all my TV shows.  Yes, I know this is pretty sad, but I am so busy during the week with work, Junior Chamber, and my personal life, that by the time Friday comes around, I am ready for some serious R&R.  Just like every quiet Friday night, this one did not disappoint.  =)

Saturday morning was time for my long walk of the week...I had to do 5 miles this weekend, and let me just say that it was NOT easy!  When I started training for this half marathon, I have to admit that I really thought walking 13.1 miles would not be that big of a deal...well, this has been a very humbling experience because it is way more tiring than I ever expected.  I'm really enjoying it no matter how much I may complain to my mom (the one who got me in this mess in the first place).  =)

After my walk on Saturday, I decided to run a couple of errands and then made it back home in time to watch the 2nd half of the Tennessee/Florida game.  I'm telling you...even though the game didn't go the way Tennessee wanted it to, I don't think I've been a bigger UT football fan since we won the National Championship back in 1998!  I LOVE our new coach (Derek Dooley)!  I think he seems like a great guy and a hard worker.  I also think that watching our boys play is just SO MUCH FUN.  I hope they have all the success in the world, and even though this is definitely a rebuilding year, I still have high hopes for them for the rest of the season!

Saturday evening Patrick and I hit up a couple of birthday parties.  We first went to Las Palmas (a local mexican restaurant) to celebrate Patrick's friend Greer's birthday, then we headed over to Rosepepper Cantina (yes, another mexican place...can you tell we LOVE our mexican food) to celebrate Kat's birthday, even though her b-day isn't until next Friday.  She will be hanging out at the beach that day, so we all go together last night to celebrate early.  Here are a couple of pictures from the evening:

All the Ladies enjoying our Mexican food!

Patrick and me just before heading to our next destination
Sunday was another very exciting day!  A year or so ago, Patrick and I decided that we wanted to learn to make sushi, so Patrick did some research and we started having Sushi Date Nights.  It was sooooo much fun trying new rolls and creating our own sushi meals.  After telling some of my Junior Chambe friends about it, we decided that it would be fun to have a few people over to give it a try.  Therefore, on Sunday afternoon, we had Chase, Kristen, and J.B. over to watch the Titans game and make some sushi!  We had an excellent time.  Patrick did a great job with the prep of the sauces and the fillings, and if I do say so myself, I did a great job making the sushi rice.  Everyone had more sushi than they could eat and the final results were amazing!  My favorite roll of the day was the Cheeseburger Roll...HEAVENLY!  Here are a couple of pics:
Our table spread...and this wasn't everything...there were pretty much sushi ingredients all OVER my kitchen!  =)
Me making my first sushi roll of the day!
Patrick is definitely the chef/teacher of the group!
Despite Chase's distaste of sushi, he still gave it a shot and I think he was impressed!
J.B. was a natural at making sushi, and Kristen was the perfect supervisor!  =)
Well, needless to say, after all the sushi making and football watching, Patrick and I were both EXHAUSTED!  We spent the rest of the afternoon napping/watching football on the couch.  Now I guess it's time to get the next work week started...why is it that weekends NEVER seem long enough?  Oh, well, only 4 work days for me this week!  Come this time next week, I will be enjoying my time in Sin City! 

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Christina said...

Can't deny it was a good game. Dooley has great potential! It's always more fun with the SEC is kicking with great teams :)

I'm up to 5 miles in my 1/2 marathon training too. Next week, we go up to 6! It's really hard the first time, but if you decide to do it again, it's so much better the second time...your body's ready for it! Have fun!!

Amber said...

Looks like a great weekend! I agree that Dooley is turning out to be a good coach for you guys.

I've always wanted to make my own sushi - that looks so yummy! :)