A Good Thursday

Things about today that were splendid.

Got out of the office and visited Chapel Hill, TN - the Location for the South East's biggest Tractor super pull event. On July 23rd and 24th my company is the main sponsor for this event and I went to scope out the location. It was amazing for many different reasons.
  1. I got to drive through the back winding roads on the lovely country side of middle tennessee. Every time I do this I feel more and more that TN is my home. I'm not sure why since I didn't grow up in rural america, but for some reason the lush rolling green hills and random gas stations, tractors, and goats on the side of the road make my heart full.
  2. On the long drive to Chapel Hill I got to know one of my awesome new co-workers, Jennifer. She is really sweet. It was fun to have sometime to just chat in the car. It's amazing what 2 hrs of just driving will do to get people to open up to one another. Good conversation.
  3. When we got to the pull site we were met by 3 very country, very kind older gentlemen from the Chapel Hill Lion's Club. They showed us the entire are and basically told me I could do anything I want during the event. (can we say t-shirt shooting into the crowd?!). Side bar - i'm really looking forward to this event. Hopefully, I will have some good pictures and memories to post on here later.
  4. Enjoying a platter full of chicken, lamb, rice, and greek salad. washed down with a DC (diet coke, of course) and topped off with possibly my favorite dessert of all time - Baklava.
Being super productive at work this afternoon. Always makes me feel good. It's nice to check things off the "to do" list.

coming home to find out that Willow had gotten up on the table and eaten about a 1/2 a bag of cherries...ok I lied - that wasn't one of the splendid parts of my day. in fact, I think we will all be paying for that one over the next couple of days...and literally as I was typing that she just threw up on my bed. going to clean it up......gross...i can't be mad. she it too cute. poor willow....

discovering the new template designs on blogger. Just spent about an hour of time browsing through the captivating nature photos, funky designs, and charming patterns. I should have been doing something else productive. I'm not even sure I like the one I picked that much. only time will tell.

last but not least, I really enjoyed the bagel my husband got for me for breakfast this morning. Asiago cheese from Panera with veggie cream cheese. yummy. :)

We are headed to STL with Josh's family this weekend for 4th of July. Lots of fun things to report from that when we are back, i'm sure. Also, in big news - next Tuesday is our 3rd anniversary! Can't believe it. Love him more and more every day. :)


  1. First of all, I like the word "splendid" - so nice start. :o)

    goats on the side of the road = awesomeness

    I can't wait to hear about the tractor pull. It should be a fun, rowdy time.

    And, I knew that picture of Willow on fb yesterday was just after she jumped down from the table.

    I love Josh more and more, too! He is a pretty great guy.

  2. "willow just puked on our bed... but I can't be mad"
    what??? she puked on your bed!