Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend Updates!

Well, ladies, I made it through the first major deadline of tax season, and hopefully, I’ll be back at the ‘ole blog for a few weeks!  Let me back up and tell you a little about my last 2 weekends.

Last weekend was actually filled with lots of work on my part…however, it was also my beau’s birthday, so I wanted to make sure he celebrated in style and as much as possible.  On Friday night, I went to Zumba at the office, then headed home and relaxed for the rest of the evening. 

Saturday was spent working for most of the day.  However, that evening, Patrick and I had a yummy, quick dinner at Jim ‘n Nicks before heading bowling with friends for Patrick’s birthday celebration.  We had a great time and several people showed up to enjoy the evening.  After a couple of games of bowling, we headed to Broadway Brewhouse West for a few drinks to wrap up the evening.  Soon enough, it was time to take the birthday boy home (he’d had quite a fun night celebrating in true Patrick fashion).  Here are a couple of pictures of the evening:


On Sunday, I had to put in several hours of work and then I headed to the Y to take a Step class.  It was important to work off some calories before Patrick and I headed to his final birthday celebration, dinner at Rodizio Grill.  For those who haven’t heard of Rodizio, it’s a new Brazilian steakhouse in downtown Nashville and it was to die for…and I’m not even a HUGE red meat person!  Trust me, if you are in a city that has this restaurant, definitely check it out!

This weekend was very different than last…especially in the work department.  Because of the March 15 deadline, we started the weekend off early at the office with a few beverages out on the patio.  After that, I ran some errands and then went home to do some much needed chores around the house. 

On Saturday, because we were told to “take it easy” this weekend by our tax partners, I only worked a half day.  After that, I went for a walk, and then headed to get my much anticipated mani/pedi.  Trust me, it was glorious!  I loved every second of it and was super excited by how “springy” my nails looked!  I even decided to branch out a little and try the “make one nail different than the others” look.


That evening, my beau had his 20 year reunion of his college fraternity (not HIS 20 year reunion, although that is only a few short years away…Ha!), so Kathleen and I decided it was time for us to have a much needed catch up dinner at Chuy’s.  We met there at 6:30, and the next time we looked up it was 11:00…yes, we sat at the restaurant and chatted for over 4 hours!!!!! It was great to catch up though and we decided that if we did this more often, it wouldn’t be necessary to stay so long!  Ha!

Sunday, was an absolute wonderful day!  Patrick and I got up early and headed to the gym to take a spin class.  I was a newbie and since Patrick has done a few classes before, I wanted to go with him my first time.  It was a serious workout, but I can’t decide if I liked it or not.  It was a little on the boring side, and for me being bored and working my butt off don’t really go hand-in-hand!  Oh, well, I felt super good once it was over with!

That afternoon, Patrick and I headed downtown to do a  Nashville scavenger hunt with the Stray Boots company.  It was tons of fun, but honestly, would have been a little better if it didn’t include soooooo much walking.  I know what you’re thinking…”Melissa, you did know this was a WALKING tour, right?”  To answer that question, yes, I did…however, it started at one end of downtown and ended on the absolute opposite side.  It would have been a little better if it had just been a little more condensed.  Either way we had a great time! 

We got to see Fort Nashborough…


We petted the dog at Events on 3rd…


We hung out in Printer’s Alley…


And we even held up a stack of really heavy books…


After that, we had worked up a pretty good appetite, so we decided to head to The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden.  I have been working out pretty hard all weekend, and also saving all my Weekly and Activity points because I have had a serious craving for a good burger lately.  It was to die for!  Seriously!  Take a look at this…


The rest of the evening was spent getting ready for the work week, doing laundry, and getting the house straightened up for our new cleaning lady to come tomorrow.  Yes, you read that right…the Suns have decided to hire someone to clean our house occasionally!  I am seriously pumped about it!!!!!!!!!! 

Well, that’s all from me lovely ladies!  I hope you all have an excellent Spring week!

1 comment:

Meghan said...

Holy cow! You had an amazing weekend, despite all of that work! Two of my best friends are accountants, too, so I feel your pain - well, kind of:) I've only been to Nashville once, but I LOVED every second!