Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Ok, so the test run of the email posting worked. Let's keep our fingers crossed that this one works too. Technology scares me sometimes. I mean sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't
So how far back do I go to catch everyone up? I guess I back up for the last month, since I still owe details on my Nashville trip. My college roommate's husband and mother conspired against her and called me and another one of our sorority sisters, Dani, that Angie lived with before me to see if we were available for a visit for Angie's 40th Birthday. I took off that Friday and headed to Nashville. Dani and her two children had arrived on Thursday afternoon surprising Angie. When I got there on Friday afternoon, all the kids were playing and the door to the kitchen was open and I just walked and surprised her. It was GREAT! She had no idea I was coming. Steve and Angie's Mom had planned a dinner for her at Angie's favorite restaurant, Amerigo's. We had a great dinner and then we headed back to the house. Steve handled all of the kids (all four of them) so that the girl's could have a little bonding time watching a chick flick, Atonement. Then on Saturday, Steve took all the kids to the park so that we could go to lunch before Dani and her kids had to leave Saturday afternoon. I had not seen Dani is 16 years since Angie & Steve's wedding. We had a fantastic time catching up. I stayed Saturday night as well and we got up Sunday and went to church where Angie's youngest daughter was singing with her Angel choir. She was so cute. We then went to lunch with Angie's parents and I headed back to Birmingham in the afternoon.
The next weekend was the Kathleen Edwards concert at Workplay with some friends on Friday night. It was a really good concert and we had a great time. We also had a birthday party for a friend of my sister's on Saturday night that was a lot of fun and highly entertaining.
The next weekend, I spent the evening with one of my girlfriends at a wine tasting at a local wine shop, Pleasure is All Wine. It was a great tasting and a lot of fun. I will definitely do it again. This way you have tasted some of the wine before you buy them to know if you like them or not. Afterwards, we went and grabbed a cup of coffee and just sat and talked. Then on Sunday, we went to the Art Festival at Linn Park. I saw a great artist who does these adorable (but very expensive) paintings with sheep. I grabbed her card thinking I would order one online rather than spending a ton of time going through her prints. I wish now I had spent the time because the prints are more expensive on her website. The artist is Conni Togel. You should check out her stuff it is adorable. A couple of my favorites are Bad Girls, High Strung and Hover Craft. It was a great festival and I will definitely go again next year.
Finally, last weekend. Friday night I went to see Santana with a friend of mine. It was a Fantastic concert and a great people watching extravaganza. There was such a diverse group of people there. The weather was nice and provided a great evening for an outdoor concert. Saturday I worked at In the Making. We had a group from Florence, Alabama that came in on a yarn crawl. They were a lot of fun! On Sunday, I finished my tank (yes, that is correct, a finished object) from the Noro Taiyo yarn I had bought a couple of weeks ago. I think I'm in love!! It turned out great! I then cast on for a Racerback Tank using the Rowan Summer Tweed I had in my stash. It was originally meant to be another tank that I ended up hating and frogged a couple of years back. I'm currently about 8 inches into it, so hopefully it will be done before I go to Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend.
Monday night I went to a book signing with Debbie Macomber at Books-a-million. She was very funny and very sweet. She sounds just like you would think she would from her books. I also got to meet J.P. there. It was great to finally meet J.P. after following his blog. He is exactly how I imagined him to be. After meeting him, I'm really hating that he is looking to move away. We will definitely be trying to meet up again and do something. I also met Ellen who owns the shop, Serendipity Needleworks in Tuscaloosa.
This weekend is the little boy's birthday party on Saturday night. I can't believe he will be 7 next week. How in the world did that happen? I should be exhausted by Sunday with working at In the Making on Saturday followed by the birthday party. Donna is having a big sale this weekend at the shop, so if you are in town, you should come by and check it out.
Ok, I know I still owe pictures, but hopefully if this email thing works, I'll be posting more often.
Posted by Suzanne B at 8:25 AM