Matt and I just got back from a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I took off work on Friday so that we could drive over to Birmingham. Matt had an interview at 3:30 with the people he will be interning for this summer. It is an unpaid internship, but he will get some GREAT experience there. My biggest prayer was that he would find a place that he actually enjoyed with coworkers who are easy to get along with. I want him find a good “fit”–if that makes any sense. My prayers have been answered: The interview went great, the people are his age, and they have so many random things in common. I think this summer will be a huge adventure for him. Now, we just need to start praying for a (practically free) place for Matt to live in Birmingham for 3 months.
And then we celebrated by having dinner in heaven. And by heaven, I mean The Cheesecake Factory. If you have never eaten here, you might be under the impression that the establishment only serves cheesecake. This was my assumption. However, I was wrong….sooooo wrong. The Cheesecake Factory has the most overwhelming menu I have ever seen. I finally just stopped on page 13 and chose something from the pasta menu. I don’t even remember what it was, but it was DIVINE! And of course, we couldn’t eat at a place called The Cheesecake Factory without getting dessert. Again, the desert menu was overwhelming. Something like 30 cheesecakes to choose from. I finally decided on a red velvet cheesecake: two layers of red velvet cake, two layers of cheesecake, and cream cheese frosting.
Waiting for a table: 50 minutes
Items on the menu: 200+
Cheesecakes to choose from: 32
Diabetic coma: Priceless
On Saturday, we planned to pretend to buy houses and look at buying new cars, but the rain got the best of us. Instead, we just explored the city with our new GPS. Of course, this gave us a perfect reason to visit my old friend, Target. Can’t drive through a big city without making a stop!
And speaking about the GPS: This has always been one of those gadgets I never thought I would want or need. I mean, could you imagine me trying to battle technology AND drive at the same time. That has disaster written all over it. Matt got a Garmin for Christmas, and I could not be more pleased. We made it through a weekend in a new city with our sanity and marriage still intact.
Sunday we went to the most BORING Catholic church service EVER! We went to a local church in Birmingham on our way out of town and had a terrible experience for several reason: (1) the priest had a german/scottish accent AND a lisp (2) the old man next to Matt couldn’t stop pooting (3) nobody in the congregation sang (4) there was approximately 2 inches of leg space in the pews.
Today was MLK day, and even though I had the day off, I have been working on homework and laundry. But at least tomorrow is Tuesday and the beginning of a 4-day work week!