Thursday, May 13, 2010


Hello All - hope everyone is experiencing as good of weather as we are in Birmingham! Sunny & hot (almost 90* today) - with a slight breeze. Too nice to be chained to the desk, if you ask me :)

First & foremost - I am so tickled to report that my very best friend Sarah got engaged a couple of weeks ago!! She & her FIANCE, Daron, have been dating for 5 years - I am able to recall that because they met while working together at Brick Oven Pizza Co. in Auburn, which is where & how JD & I met! I know she is going to have such fun with wedding planning - & that they will have a lifetime of love with one another! Couldn't be happier for her to have found such happiness with a great guy like Daron! Congrats guys :)

Not a ton to report here... I traveled to Boston a couple of weeks ago for a work conference - my first time to "bean town" & it was lovely!! I spent most of the week in a conference room, but I did try to sneak away & make the most of my trip - I did the historical walking tour which hit up all the "hot spots" of downtown Boston, saw Feneuil Hall & did some window shopping, spent some time in Boston Common, took the "T", had a beer at the bar that inspired "Cheers", & much more... While in New England, I was able to rent a car & drive up Hwy 1 in to Maine to visit one of our hospitals in Portland - such a beautiful drive! I must-do for anyone in that area!

Last week was my friend Natalie's birthday -we celebrated with our friend Julie, who drove over to visit from Atlanta! It's always good to catch up with my girlfriends...

JD has final exams this week for his first term at Troy - already knows that he made an A in his Info. Systems class (yay!) & will know about Econ later in the week! He's been working so hard & I know he is looking forward to a *brief* break until his next term starts.

We did a little bit of yard work this week - mostly just putting straw in the beds & pulling weeds... nothing exciting, but wow what a difference it makes! JD & I have been brainstorming this week about inexpensive improvements / projects we could do around the house to give it a little "face-lift"... toying with the idea of painting a couple of rooms or maybe we will go ahead & reorganize our laundry room? Hmmm...

Mom & Dad are coming to visit this weekend - I hope the weather holds out because we bought tickets for the Birmingham Barons baseball game Saturday night! It's nothing like catching a Braves game at Turner Field, but it will scratch that summertime baseball itch if you've got it!

I guess that's all I have time for for now - until next time...

peace & love.