Yes folks, we do get snow in Nashville. Personally, I believe that Jeanie from Michigan brought it with her when she flew out here last week. Snicker.
Although I was unable to pick her up at the airport because of bad weather (wimp, I know), we were able to hook up later in the week when she had some free time! It took me about an hour to get us out of Nashville. I had the brilliant idea to take her the back roads so she could see the beautiful hills that surround us while the sun was setting. Well, we got in a neighborhood and I never did find the road I had wanted to take Southwest. Ha, I can get lost in my own neighborhood, by golly! We did find a lot of cute bungalows and saw lots of snowmen! Well, we finally did make it out to Franklin to have dinner at The Red Pony, one of my faves.
Of course, they have wonderful libations, which we enjoyed. I love the colors in this photo, especially Jeanie's red cheeks that match the martini!
We had quite the knowledgeable waiter who was very helpful in explaining the chef's work and even brought out an appetizer for us to test, flour gnocchi with a truffle sauce. YUM.
Jeanie had been introduced to shrimp and grits, a Southern staple, earlier in the week, and she decided to try more. This is what I always order when the hub and I come here, so I know they are good. She raved!
My stomach has been on the fritz for a couple of weeks and this night it was acting up again. (I'm sure the Indian lunch I had earlier probably wasn't one of my wisest decisions in hindsight.) Regardless, I ordered something small, or so I thought. This is an appetizer pizza. I could barely get two pieces in. Ugh. I guarantee Jeanie, I normally eat away.
Unfortunately, there is never enough time. It was such a delight meeting Jeanie after knowing her from here for so many years. What a delight she is, but I knew that already. What a sweetie.
I've been feeling better, as if I'm awaking from a semi- conscious state. Hello world. This morning, I made waffles for breakfast. We had some oranges that needed using, so I squeezed them. I can't drink the stuff. Oh my, the one time I tried it, it like made the skin in my mouth peel. Whattup witdat? Ew. So, I skip the OJ, freshly squeezed anyway.
My computer has been acting up for quite a while. I was unable to download any photos to it and instead used my laptop. It's kinda difficult blogging from the laptop; so I got the hub to help me move my photo file (over 36,000 pictures) to an external hard drive. Hmmmm. 120 GB cleared off, right off the bat! Wow.
So, momma's back in business!