It is Tuesday, right? I definitely meant to get something up last week, but well, life gets in the way right? There’s a lot going on at work right now – a lot of it makes me sad and upset, but that could fill books.
Last Thursday, B and I got a weeknight date night. Those are always a real treat, and glad that my sister could watch the little booger for us. The Revivalists have been on Bennett’s “must see” list for quite awhile, and even though we had to drive 45 minutes to Tuscaloosa to see them, it was worth it. It was a really great show – and even though we didn’t get home until after midnight – I’d do it again.
I had to get up super early the next morning to make sausage balls for work. In an effort to boost morale, I teamed up with another leader from another division and set up a tailgate to welcome the beginning of college football. I was so glad at how many people participated, and my pimento sausage balls were amazing. Sheffield got to go to his bestie’s birthday party that afternoon – they took him to a fun climbing place down in Hoover. They said he had so much fun, so we are looking at getting a membership. It costs about $40 a month, and you can go any time.
After we picked him up after the party, we drove down to my dad’s for the Labor Day weekend. We got in pretty late due to other beach traffic, so we went straight to bed. The next morning – I got up and got a good workout in. Then I went on a bike ride around the neighborhood with my dad – we were just supposed to be getting the mail, but it was really nice to just ride around with my dad. We spent the afternoon in the pool before getting ready to head out for dinner. We went to Pompano Joes for dinner and happy hour and Sheff got ice cream for dessert. We got home just in time to watch the AU game – which they won, so hooray!
Sunday we had the most gorgeous beach day. The weather was absolutely beautiful. The water was calm, but definitely full of marine life. We saw stingrays, dolphins and tons of jelly fish. We packed it up around 130 (we’d been down there since 830, and it was starting to get super crowded!), and headed back to the house. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing in the pool – Sheff took a nap for the first time in a long time, and dad busted out the margaritas and cards. After Sheff woke up, we taught him how to play Black Jack – and before you judge, it was a great way to get some addition practice in. He actually did a really great job.
Dad made steaks and potatoes for dinner and afterwards, we played a round of Scrabble. We had some wine and watched the Notre Dame game before calling it a night.
Yesterday, we spent the morning in the pool and had burgers and hot dogs before leaving Florida. It took us almost 6 hours to get home – so we made some dinner and went to bed super early.
It’s been a great couple of days filled with good food and family. Hope everyone had a great three-day weekend!