Monday, August 13, 2007

great weekend

We had a great weekend! It was the first weekend in quite a while that Justin didn't have to work. On Friday afternoon, my boss took the whole lung team out to Bosco's for drinks and appetizers. We stayed for a few hours and then Ciara (my work friend) and I decided we didn't want our evening to end yet, so we went on to Bricktops, a newer restaurant. We called our boys and they came and joined us. We had a good time just talking and letting Mike and Justin meet and get to know each other.

Saturday we slept in and just we pretty lazy in the morning. Justin worked on songs for his gig next weekend. I met Marianne at the YMCA so we could lay out by the pool. It was so relaxing except that the water in the pool was really hot and not too much of a change from being out in the air, which we needed because it was close to 100! And the water tasted salty which was really weird. Oh well. That afternoon, we went to a graduation party. Paul, an intern with Sonicflood graduated from MTSU. We went to help him say, Yay! I did it! And in only 6 years! On Friday my wonderful co-worker, Harriet, gave me here Titans tickets for Saturday night. Who can pass up a free football game? Not me! We found an awesome parking space-go Justin!-and then walked over to the stadium and up the 500 switchbacks to get all the way to the top where our seats were. Thankfully we were on the west side, so the sun wasn't in our eyes. This is not from Saturday, but it's a view from pretty much where we were sitting. By the time we got all the way up to our seats we were so thirsty and of course you can't bring in any outside drinks. So Justin being the great husband he is, went to get us something to drink. Well, they only take cash and he had none, so he had to go all the way back to the ground level to the ATM and wait in a huge line to get cash, then walk all the way back up to our seats. WHEW! It took him about 30 minutes. And then our lemonade was 5 bucks....5 BUCKS! We left at half time because the game wasn't very interesting and it was only 3-0. Plus Vince Young didn't even play. On our trek back down, we realized what a beautiful skyline Nashville has with the Cumberland River and all. Then, we went to see The Jack Silverman Ordeal play at 12th South Tap Room. He's kind of fusion jazz. Anyway, it was really good.

Sunday we got up late and just laid in bed and read our books. We headed out to the lake around 11:30. It was great! There was absolutely no one there and we let Riley just run around without her leash. She doesn't go far and she really good at coming when she's called. She loves fetching sticks we throw her in the water. The water was the perfect temperature and it was a beautiful day! We went to a different spot than we normally do, and it was really nice. After we had been there for a while, this guy in a wheelchair wheeled himself down to the edge of the water and got out of his wheelchair. He didn't have any legs. He put on goggles and starting swimming away. He was amazing! He swam out so far we almost couldn't see him anymore! Then he came back, lifted himself back up into his wheelchair and hand-wheeled himself back to his car, and there's no path or anything. Wow! Go him. When we got home, Justin worked on songs some more and I did laundry-exciting, I know. We decided to try a church called Village Chapel, because it meets at night and then if Justin has a weekend gig, he'll usually be home in time to go with me. We liked it and the pastor's pretty cool. We'll see how we like it. So, all in all it was a great weekend!


frenchgirl said...

Sounds like a great weekend. My in-laws have a saline pool so it's salty and also gets REALLY hot. Today it was up to 98 degrees. It felt like a hot tub!

californiameaghan said...

sounds fun!!!! wish i was there to play at the lake with you guys...

go titans!