It’s been a while since my last post. We have had some major family events in the last two weeks. I am just now feeling like I have recovered from them. I’ll tell you about the first event today, and the second event in my next post. Both were highly emotional in very different ways, and each offered its own unique challenges to eating in.
In my last post, I showed you how we were able to fly during dinner and still eat in. We flew to Florida for my grandfather’s funeral. We spent a week there having the funeral and getting his house ready for sale. We had a wonderful time, despite the circumstances, spending time with family, reminiscing, and doing some relaxing. Eating in while we were out-of-town was surprisingly easy. Our first day there, we took a trip to the store, and bought food for the week. We spent a little time at the beach on a few of the days, and packed a lunch to bring with us. Matt thought it would be fun to feed the birds, and I was able to get some fun shots of them all diving for the pieces of crust.
The evening after the funeral, my mom said that grandpa wanted to take us all out to dinner. Since we would not be spending any money, we knew we had to respect his wishes and go out to eat. We went to Sharkey’s on the Pier, a place where my grandpa had taken us when we would visit. We would go to the pier and fish, and would sometimes get to go to Sharkey’s to eat. Matt was excited because he always loves getting “real” seafood when we’re in Florida. He got a boatload of shrimp, and I got shrimp and grouper. It was amazing. You really can’t compare anything we get here in Nashville to what they have in the Gulf. Since grandpa was paying, and we knew this was a rare opportunity, we ended the night with the best key lime pie we had ever eaten!
When we arrived back in Nashville last Saturday, we dropped our bags, and immediately drove to Murfreesboro to see the Lake County basketball team win their State Championship game! I was reluctant to go since we had just stepped off a plane, but I’m so glad we did! The game was amazing, and we got to see a lot of people from Matt’s hometown. Their coach is the first female to coach a boy’s team and win the State Championship. This was also her first year at Lake County High School.
We had a good, but exhausting week, and we stayed on track always eating in!