This weekend was great. Full of friends and fun with very little relaxation but great. Friday night P and I went to dinner with some of our good friends to…. I’m not sure what verb to use because celebrate isn’t really appropriate and mourn is too much… spend some time before they move to Louisiana. You may remember E & M from our church supper club. We’ve been fortunate enough to become close friends over the past year even as our supper club participation dwindled – we just kept hanging out and inviting other friends. It’s sad to think those days are over but we are definitely excited for this new chapter of their lives as M moves into a new stage of his career and E moves in mommy-hood. In a later post, I’ll have a rundown of the shower we threw for E on Sunday at our house. It was fun.
So we ate at the Carolina Ale House where we sat on the lower level but right off the sidewalk. The doors/windows were open and there was a great breeze. It was just a nice evening. I was surprised at how good the seasonal salmon salad was that I ordered – CAH isn’t exactly known for its food. I was pleasantly surprised. P had a turkey wrap that also looked good. We got to see some of the Pulley’s friends that we’ve had dinner with before and I hope that we somehow manage to run into them again even without to aid of our mutual friends. It was a bittersweet night. M described it as the last game of high school sports – you are sad to leave but also know that you’re onto bigger things. We just hope they come to Greenville and visit regularly. E has become a regular in my life between book club, church, just being friends so I’m already on the lookout for a replacement. (She’ll know what I mean.) They’re also not moving too far from our family in New Orleans so I’m anticipating some road trips in the future.
We didn’t stay out late Friday because we got up fairly early Saturday to help my bff move in Asheville. We woke up to pouring rain which did not have me excited to either be driving mountain roads or moving but fortunately the rain stopped by the time we reached MD’s old apartment. MD has been moving small carloads over steadily the last 2 weeks so really it was just P and her bf’s muscles that were needed to move the big things. I really felt kind of useless…told MD I was counting on getting some exercise. Oh well. I’m really happy for MD – she’s got a great career, has met a good guy, and now has moved into her first grown-up house, which is really cute. We were there only a few hours and we got homemade lasagna as payment. And when I say “homemade,” I mean even the noodles. I had 2 helpings, it was that good. I wish we had been able to stay and hang out some more but we had to get home so P could finish the front deck of the house which he had spent the last week tearing down and rebuilding. I needed to get home to clean for the baby shower. So, we just had stuff to do.
Saturday night we went to the brand new dueling piano bar downtown, Jack N’ Diane’s, which deserves its own post. And Sunday’s baby shower does as well. As you can see, it was a pretty jam-packed weekend. I think P and I will take it easy this week because I’m pretty sure all of our weekends in August look like this too… should be fun.