It was an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful weekend in Nashville. Gorgeous sunny skies, vibrant leaves falling and warm temperatures - weather like that is certainly a gift in the middle of November.
Saturday: We spent most of the day at home catching up on work around the house and working on the mounting piles of leaves accumulating in our yard. Carl makes leaf raking fun for the kids with lots of jumping in the piles. I made a quick trip out for a flu shot and a strep test. No strep but all of us are under the weather. Hope this passes quickly. Right as I was pulling back into the neighborhood, the clinic called to let me know that I needed to come back because my insurance did not cover the swab used to check for strep. They needed LabCorp but had used a Quest swab. What a nuisance but I have a feeling things like that are going to become more of the norm as healthcare changes radically. We decided to check out a trendy restaurant in East Nashville, The Pharmacy. It was super cool - a spectacular old fashioned soda fountain, dark wooden boothes, a large garden filled with an array of seating and lots of hip people taking advantage of the gorgeous day. We arrived at 4:30 and the place was already slammed so we opted to eat inside. Not our best decision of the night because we had to wait over twenty minutes for a highchair for Henry and Evie was not impressed with the crowded seating arrangements. The burgers were just average but the buns were soft, pillowly pieces of bread. YUMMY! Burgers are not complete with hand-cut fries and those were delicious. Evie had a strawberry ginger ale and it was quite refreshing. There were very few children in the restaurant but we did see some friends with their family which gave us a sense of relief. I'd go back sans Evie and Henry for sure and it would be super fun to sit outside in the eccletic garden.
Sunday: Everyone slept until 7:30 which was the perfect way to start off our Sunday. We relaxed around the house since Evie and Henry were not candidates for the church nursery. I made it out for late church allowing me to engage in the service without trying to keep everyone quiet. The sermon was on stewardship which is not an easy topic to discuss without offending someone. I was able to get a lot out of the sermon. He said, "We all write one book in our lives. Our checkbook. A good way to reflect on our own lives is to read the ledger of our checkbook. Noting where we have placed our priorities as a reflection of how we lived our lives." Pretty powerful stuff! Someone passed out in church right after the sermon and EMS had to assist which really stirred things up in our congregation. Evie developed a fever while I was gone and Henry took his nap. Nothing else exciting to post about but it was a nice weekend.
Hope you have a fabulous week!