Wow! I had tears in my eyes when they opened their concert. It was an amazing evening a well timed taste of Ohio! And Karin even sang "Ohio" what a delight and warm reminder of a place I love and miss. They sang a great mix of their music. I appreciate the balance they give to new and old songs. They even sang, "If a song could be President" as one of their encore sets.
I'm so thankful that I got to go. I even had a friend come along. New friends and old favorites. It was a great night!
...i keep playing with this photo software from picnik.com that is free this week. Here is one last creation before I'm off to bed!
Over the Rhine is going to be in Athens on Thursday and I am going to see them in concert! Yeah. I'm so very excited. I've asked a number of folks but no one has been able to go. Until yesterday, I asked a fellow Covenant Alum (I think she is in my sister Alicia's class) to go with me and she graciously agreed! We actually go to the same church in Watkinsville, but we go to different services. It will be good to go hear OTR, it will certainly make me long for Ohio. But it is fulfilling a new requirement I have for myself--I must now be social during the week at least once and not just on the weekends. Last week I fulfilled the requirement by having dinner with my cousins, at a super yummy Latin American place, where you eat on tables in front of the restaurant in sand. Now I need to start thinking about next week.
It's a lovely cool morning in Northeast Georgia. I'm sitting here with my front door open sipping coffee and finishing some yummy zucchini bread. I find that I especially enjoy Monday mornings because I don't go to work until 1pm so I can linger in the morning and take care of unfinished details to get ready for a new week.
I'm almost done unpacking from my quick trip to Chattanooga. I had a great time with my sisters and their kids. This month has turned really busy on me. Chattanooga this past weekend, Auburn next weekend and Florida the weekend after that! It is loads of fun to have all this fun trips to look forward to but the bummer is that I'm gone on Sundays and I was/am in the early stages of getting connected at church. Well I'll just have to work extra hard at it in November. Getting connected at a church has been a bit harder than I anticipated but living 30+ miles away from my church is an added obstacle that I'm sure I'll eventually conquer.
Well I best be going. I need to run to the library and return Harry Potter Book 1 on tape. Didn't get to finish it. The 4th tape broke on my way home last night. Argh! I really do want to listen to the book. I'll have to get another set of tapes so I can finish the first book.
I spent the weekend in Chattanooga. It took me 4.5 hours to come what should have taken 3.5. Argh! Atlanta traffic is the pits. I kept seeing signs declaring that there were delays and that I should seek an alternate route. One problem...I didn't know an alternate route and was stuck crawling along on 75N. Lesson learned. I'm buying a good GA map so I can learn an "alternate route", because I like coming to Chattanooga.
I was here in Chattanooga because my sister Sarah Ginny and Nat were in town with my new niece. So I couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit when they would be around. They were here in town because one of Nat's cousins (a fellow librarian) was getting married.
We all had a grand time. On Saturday morning all three of us went to IHOP with Fuller & Genevieve in tow. And we celebrated Fuller's birthday a week late...it was fun to see him actually take interest in opening the gifts. A fun glimpse of what Christmas will be like.
And then yesterday afternoon Alicia and I watched Genevieve and her cousin Marin while their folks attended the ceremony. That was an adventure, especially when Alicia magically got them both to sleep at the same time. You'll have to see Alicia's posting on that ability!
This morning in church I got to hold Genevieve through a good portion of church. She was peacefully asleep for a good while. Then she woke up and cried, that's when I gave her back to her mom.
Well that's a really brief abstract from the weekend! And here's a photo from after church.