There was a lot of good in it, but a lot of hard, too.
There was my car accident, followed by scrambling to get our monies together to fix it, to learning that it was totalled, to having to find and buy a new car in less than a week. Plus, you know, general pain and soreness from the accident.
Then my purse got stolen, including my phone, wallet, checkbook, birthday cards, and some personal items. So lots of phone calls there, getting new debit cards, replacing things, etc. Etc. Etc.
Lea and I had a birthday. It was great but also weird. Thirty-three is a tough age. It’s like, this is the age where things start to really count. And where you start to inch toward middle age. That is just so strange to think about. Lea and Chris and my co-workers made it extra-special, though. I have a really wonderful family.
In better news, Mackenzie started her new school (yay!). We are thrilled. I think there are days she would still rather be at home, which is understandable, but she is making new friends quickly, and the new kids are super creative, smart, and sweet. She is excelling academically and personally, and we are so grateful for her new environment.
My, how the summer is flying by! I can hardly believe we’re midway through July and already dreaming of fall and cooler weather.
It seems that just as soon as the days warm up, they warm up just a little too much. We’ve already had enough of too-high temperatures, although I suspect a day at the lake might quiet some of those laments.
Tonight I had the privilege of attending a special VIP food blogger event at the Bridge Bar in the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville. The event was held to celebrate the hotel’s National Day of Discovery and coincided with their Heroes behind the Music series. Grammy-winning songwriter Gordon Kennedy performed some of his favorite songs. The venue, food, and music combined to create a truly Nashville experience.
On top of all that, my sister Lea was able to join me for a little girls night out, so that was extra fun.
The menu consisted of six appetizers, accompanied by a curated cocktail and wine menu, including local favorites by Arribgton Vineyards, Black Abbey Brewing, and American Born Moonshine. Continue reading →