What a busy weekend we had! I woke up this morning feeling as though I could use a couple of extra days to rest. We pretty much stayed on the go Friday and Saturday. But it was Valentine's so we changed things up a little.
The Tuscaloosa County University of Alabama Alumni Association sent out emails last week offering free tickets to the BAMA vs LSU gymnastics meet Friday night. We love gymnastics, and had intended to buy season tickets this year. But when I looked at the schedule, I realized that Heather would be working during half of the home meets, so we never did anything about ordering them. So when I got the free offer, I took it and we went to the meet. As always, it was a lot of fun. The announcer and the band really keep things going in between rotations. They have a lot of give-aways, the kiss-cam, YMCA, BAMA gymnastics trivia, and other cool stuff to keep the pace moving along steadily. The girls all did great. It is amazing how they can throw themselves around like that. LSU ended up winning overall by a little over a point. But both teams did very well.
Saturday we went to Birmingham. We started off doing some car shopping so that I could get a better idea of what I want to buy. I really would rather not have to buy anything, but my car has given me nearly 200,000 miles, and she is getting tired. So I know the time to trade is fast approaching. I'm not ready yet though, and just went to look. I have had in my mind that I want a Nissan SUV. Xterra, Pathfinder, Murano.... I like them all but wanted a closer look. So that was my plan. Before I even sat down in one of those vehicles, Heather started talking about a Volvo. I tried to supportively discourage her, but she persisted, so we looked at a black XC90. Wow....what a mistake. I almost forgot about not wanting a car payment. All of a sudden I wanted it bad. If we had driven my car, I actually may have traded in a weak moment. But that was not my plan when I left home, so on to the Nissan's. I will have to say that although I liked the Xterra and the Pathfinder, I still liked the Volvo more. But what about fishing and pulling a boat? A Nissan may be better suited for that. The afternoon definitely gave me some things to think about. Maybe in a few months I will break down and do something. I can look a lot more til then.
After an afternoon of car shopping, we were starving. We met our friends, Kim and Rusty, at Sumo for sushi. The restaurant was packed, but we had called ahead a couple of weeks earlier and put our names on the list, so we didn't have to wait at all. The whole time we were there, they kept calling out our names to be seated. Reeves, party of 4. We were finishing up and the hostess was still calling us. The food and everything was great. Of course, sushi rolls are not low-carb, but we decided we could splurge since it was Valentine's.
Then on to the Comedy Club where we heard Tom Papa. He used to open for Jerry Seinfeld and was one of the voices in Bee Movie. He was hilarious! I knew nothing about him beforehand, but I thoroughly enjoyed his show!
We got home late, but it was good to get out and about. Hershey was glad to see us. It was a very nice Valentine's indeed.
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