18.3.14

A Little Home Cookin

No, this post has nothing to do with food. Just my urge to get home to Lynchburg. To see my people. To explore new places that have opened since my last visit. To finally get to hold my niece after her 2 months in the hospital. And oh, you know. Watch college basketball.

After 4 weeks in a row of problems coming up at the last minute and impeding my way home, we were finally off on Friday after Wiki came home from work. I had originally planned to drive up myself and come home on Tuesday, but that bastard known as old man winter once again put a cramp in my style. Basically he and I are in a war. He has taken the last few rounds. I plan on winning the next few before sending him into hibernation for good. 

We got in late on Friday, but once we woke up on Saturday it was full throttle. My cousin came by my parents and picked up her sign that the wonderful Danielle had whipped up for her. Then my parents came back from their morning scouring estate sales. And they scored big! My favorite find was this push mower made in the early 1900's. Not my favorite enough to use it, mind you...but really funky. And it worked. My brother tried it out. 

Then we met up with my sister in law and some friends to walk the trails downtown. They are really breathtaking and I am jealous that they came about after my departure. Why do hometowns become way more awesome after you leave?! There was nothing to do there growing up and now it is getting all kinds of hip while I am not around. Rude. This tunnel is crazy awesome! 

Then after a pit stop by my cousin's restaurant to see him and his wife and catch the last little bit of the acc semi finals, we were off to see my niece! It was the first time I have been able to hold her or see her outside of the hospital and my heart completely soared. We tried to go up in the past two weeks that she has been home, but alas...snow and ailments always through a loop in our plans. She is still so fragile that no germs can be around her. But we were finally in the clear and I got to love on that sweet ginger!

Sunday we hung out with my parents, had breakfast and then headed to watch the ACC championship with my grandparents. I have never been so stoked as watching UVA. It was surreal to see them in the championship and I will be honest...it was the most difficult game I have ever had to sit through. The fact that they played Duke was not any fun at all. As much as I wanted the Hoos to win and am beyond ecstatic that they did, I couldn't bring myself to actually cheer against Duke. I mean, I do work with these guys. I love these players and the program. So, basically I was a wreck the whole game and could barely enjoy. may they never play each other in a game that counts again. I can't take it. But, with that said. WAHOOOWA. Go Hoos!

And on the drive home, one of my best friends texted me about a bacon and bourbon ice cream. This happens about... lots of times a week. People know how I feel about my bacon and bourbon. Said it once and I will say it again. Jesus, Bacon and Bourbon. And that sums me up;)


And now I am back in Carolina,  last night I was able to go with one of my friends to hear her neighbor speak about fellowship and we sang a few worship songs and grubbed on some fondue. Not my usual St. Paddy's festivities, but I do love me some Jesus and it was pretty fantastic!

Anybody you care about in the tournament? Or are you just into March Madness and a bracket frenzy?!

4 comments:

  1. now that march madness is upon us, my bestie will be non-stop talking about it for the next month. and my husband can't shut up about bourbon now that he's discovered woodford and manhattens and jewel-something.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  2. I'm hoping my Gators win it all- fingers crossed!!

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  3. Don't hate me but I totally don't watch basketball. Glad you were finally able to make the trip and see little Evie.

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  4. Sounds like an awesome time with family!! And March Madness is definitely my favorite time in basketball... looking forward to watching my bracket continue to die as I have ZERO hopes of doing well... in fact my bracket is just about dead at this point.t

    On an unrelated note, although I can't remember how I found your blog it has been one that I have loved to read (when my internet is working) so I wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Award. One of my blogging buddies nominated me and now it is my turn to pass the love on... so you can check out my post on it here: http://alwaysajerseygirlatheart.blogspot.com/2014/03/liebster-award.html Happy Blogging!

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