As the wife of a FABULOUS father who takes care of his child, I think this program is fantastic.Â And you’d better be sure that I’d turn in some deadbeat parents as well.
ONLY 3 MORE DAYS TILL BOOK CLUB!!Â If you haven’t finished the book, it’s okay.. ME NEITHER!Â But there will be fun, frivolity, and some word that starts with F and means liquor!
Things We’ll be Doing Tonight:
- Mowing the Lawn(s)
- Scrubbing the Dining Room Chairs
- Making Tangy Asian Chicken with stir fry
- Walking the Dogs
So, for those of you who doubt that we party like rockstars, let this be proof: WE ROCK SO FRICKIN’ HARD.
Shh.Â Don’t tell anyone, but for some reason, our entire Huntsville network is kaput.. but I can access the web.Â So email?Â Out.Â Local drives?Â Disconnected.Â But can Sarah blog?Â Oh, yes, my friends.. Sarah can indeed blog.
This past weekend was OHMYGAH good.Â Truly.Â Friday night, we walked down to Sazio’s for a scrumptious dinner.Â Bryan doesn’t like .. you know, ANYTHING.. so I got an entire tomato-goat cheese appetizer all to myself.Â It was fabulous.Â We ate ourselves silly and then walked home.
Poor Bryan’s allergies have REALLY been killing him this year.Â Usually, I’m the one who walks around in a zombie-like state, wishing I could just stick a pressure-faucet up each nostril, but this year, he has been miserable.Â So Friday night meant a night on the couch for Bryan, poor baby.
We slept in Saturday morning and then took off to CHATTY-TOWN!!Â The weather was SOOO beautiful, and we went straight to Rock City. (You can see pics at my Flickr stream.) I hate the swingy bridge.Â Heights don’t bother me; dizziness does.Â But FairyTale land was AWESOME!Â We spent about two hours in the beautiful Rock City, bought a birdhouse windchime, and went to find the hotel.
Bryan was all bitchy like, “We didn’t come here to sleep, Sarah,” but I made him take a nap when we got to the room. (Really, I MADE HIM lay down.Â And then he konked out for an hour and a half.) He needed the sleep.
And I, my friends, was ready for the Mushroom.Â As in the Mellow variety.Â Bryan and I have restaurants that we always hit in Chattanooga, and Mellow Mushroom (followed by Ben & Jerry’s) is a must.Â This trip didn’t disappoint.Â We ate an entire Hawaiian pizza, and then walked for another two miles.Â The theme of this trip was “People Watching”.
Do you think spring just makes people GIVE UP?Â That they are just tired of keeping themselves presentable, so they stop?Â I’m beginning to think that.
We walked around after Ben & Jerry’s (mostly because there were THE most ghetto prom-goers around, and they were worth following), and then headed back to the room.Â
Then we went to Decatur.
Sunday was a day for Sarah, and we went to the Creative DiscoveryÂ Children’s Museum (SOOOO much fun!!), and I was reminded how much I love children’s museums.Â I told Bryan that when he makes a million dollars and I decide to become a part-time worker, I will go back to EarlyWorks.Â He smiled.Â He’s letting me live the dream.
We stopped in at Big River Grille (another staple of our visits) and I had a pomegranate mojito (yes, it was as yummy as it sounds) and we split some shrimp and fries.Â We found a perfect people-watching bench outside and just sat in awe of humanity.
Next and final stop was the Art District, which was gorgeous.Â And hot.Â HOT.Â 87-friggin-degrees, with no shade.Â So we went home.
Then, last night, we walked over to Pete’s Boyz Barbeque on Pratt.Â It’s a new restaurant in the old Rockabilly’s, and you can probably smell it from a mile away.Â They’re still working out some kinks (they don’t have a credit card machine yet, for example), but the food was very tasty, and the high point is that they will stay open later than 9 p.m. (unheard of in Five Points) on the weekends.
Well, I guess that’s all the time I can waste.Â Everything is still down; it’s just a Monday all around.
To-Do for 2013
* Be pregnant. Enjoy it. Make it meaningful.
* Allow some wiggle room.
* As many overnight adventures as we can fit in.
* Refocus finances.
* Post-pregnancy, get back into running.
* Read a book a month (not school or work related).
* Get the boys to play frisbee golf several times a month.
About Sarah Lena
Mom to a 5 year old, StepMom to a 12 year old, and Wife to a 40 year old, Sarah Lena is busy. She is a wrangler of rocket engineers by day, and a student and voiceover artist by night. She has an unabashed love of food, local theatre, and beauty products.