I found this amazing resource from the University of Kentucky on gardening at home. I LOVE it! Making my notes, but want to share a great resource when I find one!
So it’s been quite an exciting time for UK basketball. I think even my own husband has been surprised with how much I’ve taken to this whole job search for UK. He told me as soon as they announced Gillespie was gone that we HAD to get Calipari if there was any way of salvaging the legacy of Kentucky basketball, so I’ve been on the Calipari hunt all weekend and into this week!
I’ve learned SOO much along the way as well! Like why he and Pitino are rivals, why Memphis isn’t the best place to coach, why Kentucky still has the pull it needs to thrive, why Kentucky basketball is the heart of the Bluegrass, and why Kentucky fans are so crazy. I guess I would consider myself one of them now! I have been prowling the internet for the past few days, searching for an update where I could find one, and like a little messenger, calling Mark to give him the news.
I was actually one of the first 300 people to join the group on facebook that every has been talking about on the news, the “Bring Calipari to UK” group! So excit
So with a new wave of excitement with a top of the line coach (a “slam dunk” according to Vitale) and hopefully a new wave of recruits following pappa duck to Kentucky, I think we’ve got a lot of exciting things to look forward to in these next few years at UK! 🙂
Today I actually got a lesson from Mark on all the different positions in basketball and what they do, who we currently have in those positions and who we need to recruit, and what the future might bring if certain things pan out. He’s even teaching me about this “dribble drive” offense Calipari is putting into play this year. So much knowledge for one week, I think I might be quickly becoming one of those 40,000 assistant coaches to Calipari 😉
Aside from UK basketball and all the freenzy it has provided us these past few days, Mark surprised me this past weekend with a nice dinner at the Atlanta Fish Market. It was soo nice to have a good ‘ol dinner together, just the two of us, and enjoy some good conversation. Here’s a picture to capture the night.
Have a good week and “GO CATS!”
Believe it or not, my coat hasn’t gotten much use this year. In fact, it’s been 65-ish degrees (both day and night) for almost a week now. It is fantastic! It’s like the fall we never get in Kentucky.
So come visit me!!!
So Mark is in Kentucky (I’m sure he is freezing his tail off) and I spent last night by myself (and of course Annie). With all the free time, I decided to go ahead and fix some sweet treats for Christmas. I fixed chocolate covered potato chips (of course) and a chocolate bark recipe my co-worker gave me.
Honestly, I haven’t tried either one so I don’t know how good they are, but they LOOK good! It’s actually crazy, with our new “healthy lifestyle” I didn’t even WANT to eat them. Usually I can go through a whole batch on my own, but I found it odd that for some reason I had no desire to eat them. I’ll definitely be sure to hide them from Mark when he gets home. 🙂
And there’s something about Mark being gone, it seems like I have SOO much more to do in the morning and a lot less time to do it! I mean, I was about 2 seconds away from walking out the door without makeup. I made a salad and almost forgot to pack some dressing. Who knows what I DID forget and haven’t realized yet.
And I am really down in the dumps about something. I accidentally had my Christmas cards sent to NC instead of here in GA. They won’t re-ship them to me! Ugh. So I’m trying to convince a friend there to pick them up and send them to ATL. The only thing that really bums me out is that I won’t be able to mail them out (possibly) until after Christmas. 😦 I spent SOO much time picking out the right ones. Oh, well!
I find myself taking a break from endless job searching and applying to recap my wonderful weekend. Mark and I are in Atlanta, actually right now I’m in Midtown at Caribou Coffee (free wireless) and from the looks of it, I LOVE this place. A huge park that you could get lost in and I’m surrounded by chic restaurants in what I would define as a cool work/live area. There are tons of condos, apartments and houses around but it is literally a block from huge corporate buildings. I would LOVE to find a job here. I was shocked…no Applebees or other corporate restaurants, just small fun places I’ve never heard of. I can’t wait to try out a restaurant tonight!
So this past few days was spent in Kentucky. I really enjoyed my visit, it almost seemed to go by too fast. I came in on Wednesday and stayed with Maggie for the remainder of the night. Thursday morning I went with Hillary to visit my old employers at Insight Media. It made me sad a bit because pulling into the parking lot I actually felt a comforting feeling of being home. I guess I really did spend a lot of time there after all! After seeing that all of my co-workers were doing well and things hadn’t changed much, I said my goodbyes and wished I could just move back home and stay.
I felt really lucky to get to pull Alex and Andy away from school to eat lunch at Pazzo’s with mom. We had a great time, spent a lot of time catching up. I can’t believe that they are in college now and what was once a city that I called “home” is now theirs. I got to see their dorms, too. It was clean, for sure, but I will say that guys have an easier time because they don’t require much.
Thursday night I was able to spend with my mom, dad and Gabe. We went to Chili’s and had, surprisingly, a good conversation about politics without anyone getting upset! hehe Afterwards, Lauren came to visit me and the four of us sat outside in mom’s sunroom and shared some wine and stories until we all could barely keep our eyes open! I love having Lauren around and I really enjoyed the quality time with mom and Gabe.
Friday was great, Lauren and I headed off to Lexington to enjoy the most beautiful day at Keeneland. The weather couldn’t be more perfect, but I hated leaving Mark behind. Although I didn’t spend hardly any money, I couldn’t help but feel guilty to be enjoying Keeneland as an unemployed while Mark was at home working. I hated it, I wish he could have came. But I did have a joyous afternoon with Lauren.
Funny story, Mark came to pick me up and we actually ran out of gas. hehe I grabbed his gas card on the way out the door and forgot to give it to him, so he was hopeful that he could make it to me before he ran out of gas. At least we weren’t on Nicholasville road, which was where we were about to turn onto! Friday night we had a great dinner with my mother, father and grandmother-in-love and ended the night with a good movie…Dan in Real Life.
Saturday, Mark and I got up early to start tailgating for the game. It was beautiful weather, again, and we really enjoyed hanging out with old friends and Alex and Andy as well. I got to meet a lot of their fraternity brothers and we spent a lot of time together. Alex actually joined us for dinner at Ramsey’s, one of Mark’s favorite restaurants. The surprise of the night was running into Michael Fly, one of Mark’s best friends who now lives in Florida but came up to visit.
Sunday we got the treat of going back to our favorite church, Southland, and eating brunch with Mark’s parents. It was a fantastic weekend! I never thought it would be possible to get to spend so much time with the people I wanted to see but it worked out perfectly. I’m not sure when we’ll be back but hopefully it will be for Mom’s big birthday!
Other than that, life has been good. I’m keeping my hopes up that everything will fall together soon. I have a coffee date with a friend of one of my former co-workers who works here tomorrow and an interview on Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed, we need some answers soon! We’re also going to try to put our house on the market this week. I sure hope it sells fast!!