Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend Update!

What beautiful weather we had in Nashville this weekend!  And I'm sure that most of you are VERY happy for the cooler weather (heck, today, it was down right CHILLY).  I, for one, think that the cold weather is a little bittersweet.  My logic behind this is actually quite silly...I have a hard time with the fall because for me, fall means cold weather, cold weather means winter, and winter means tax season...yes, it's possible that I've been dreading next year's tax season since April 15, but I'm not going to wish my life away...I'm going to make the best of my next 3 months of work freedom, and I'm going to actually ENJOY the fall weather this year!  =)

My weekend was lots of fun and somewhat relaxing...why is it though that even the "relaxing" weekends never seem to be relaxing enough?!?!?!?!  Anyway, Friday night my beau and I had a little date night.  We went and ate some of this:
and then after dinner we went to see this:

The Social Network
It was opening weekend for this movie and I really enjoyed it.  Patrick didn't like it as much as me (which kinda sucks since he wanted to see it sooooo bad), but all-in-all, it was a fun night.

Saturday morning started with my long walk of the week (only 4 miles this week...the last of the "easy" weeks).  During my walk, I was once again startled by the long term effects that the May Floods had on this city...I decided to do my walk at one of the many greenways throughout Nashville.  I had heard that this particular greenway had been damaged by the floods, but since that was 5 months ago, I just assumed things were back to normal.  WRONG!  About half way through the loop, the path was closed because a bridge had not been rebuilt and I had to turn around.  This made me realize that it will probably be MANY years before we are back to normal and there are no longer any effects of this disastourous event.  I know that I am very lucky that I was not very effected by these floods...however, I also think that yesterday I realized that all Nashvillians have been effected and none of our lives will ever be the same.

Now on to brighter topics...Saturday evening, Kathleen and I headed down to Fayetteville, TN to visit our good friend Anna Catherine (AC, as we call her).  She bought a house down there several years ago, but because of all the renovations, was just able to move in earlier this year.  We wanted to see the finished product, and it was soooooooo pretty!  I LOVE her kitchen!!!!!  Like UBER jealous of it!  While we were down there, we grabbed dinner, and just chatted and caught up for HOURS!  The three of us all became good friends in Grad School, and we have such a great time when we all get together!

Sunday was time for the Titans to play, and I had a few friends over to watch the was a lot of fun, but not so much fun for the Titans since they lost...I guess there's always next week, right?  After everyone left, I made a strawberry cake with cream cheese icing for my friend Sandy's 40th B-Day celebration at work tomorrow.  If it's good, I'll do a post about it later this week.  =)  I will say that if the cake tastes as good as the batter that there will definitely be an upcoming post.  =)

Well, that's all for my weekend...I do just have one more thing to say though before I head out for the evening...I HATE LSU!!!!!  For those who watched the Tennessee/LSU game yesterday know what I'm talking about.  Such an unhappy ending to such a GREAT effort from my Tennessee Vols!  Good game boys!  Keep your heads up and don't let this get you down!


Amber said...

Sounds like a great weekend - especially the sushi and movie. I want to see it so badly but don't think Steven would enjoy it. Maybe I will grab a few girlfriends and go!

Hope you have a great week!

Amber said...

PS - The LSU win was COMPLETE crap. That was horrible! I felt so bad for you guys!

Oh and will you send me an email? I have a CPA related question for you and am not sure what your email address is.

Alysia said...

My favorite, Strawberry Cake. You'll have to tell me how it turned out.