Monday, June 09, 2008

A case of the Monday's

Wow, is it Monday already? I honestly feel like I just left this place - and that was 3 days ago! Where did my weekend go?!? Here's to hoping this week flys by as quickly as this weekend did!

My weekend was eventful and uneventful all at the same time. Friday night Ben and I went and hung out with our friends HJJ at this little place called "Hi-tone." A friend of theirs that is in a band was playing there. Neither Ben nor I are huge fan of live music, but we went anyway because we adore HJJ. To our surprise we actually really enjoyed the band. It was mostly all instrumental. A trumpet/horn instrument of some sort, a base guitar, bongos, and an amazing drummer made up this very unique sound. They didn't sing much, but when they did it was all in some sort of African language. The drummer is from Ghana (and apparently very famous over there) so he helps give this band a very cool vibe. They are new here in Memphis, so I can't wait to hear more of them in the future.

Saturday we got to go visit our friends CKY - they are the couple we had the baby shower for a few months ago. They had their precious little boy - Elijah James - last Saturday. He was seriously adorable. I hate when you go see babies for the first time, and even though they are cute because they are so tiny and amazing.... some babies just aren't good looking babies. But Elijah truly is a very beautiful child. I told Ben on the way home "When I have a kid, I'm not going to be one of those disillusioned parents who says "my child is beautiful" even when it's not!" But I know that isn't true. If I ever get to have children, I know I will think they are the most beautiful creature God ever put on this earth. I've got awhile before all that starts happening though.

After visiting baby Elijah, I convinced Ben to go shopping with me. We made it through JCrew where he got some new jeans, then on to Banana where I got some very cute trouser jeans that were majorly on sale, then Ben had had enough. I'd give my right arm if that boy would spend the day shopping with me w/out complaining or going to sit in the car. Oh well, I guess that's what my girlfriends are for!

Sunday afternoon was spent in Home Depot picking out paint colors for Ben's house. He(I/We) decided on "Punk Rock" for the living/dining room, "Ship Shape" for the kitchen/breakfast area, and "Tender Rose" for the 1/2 bath downstairs. I don't really have a good way of describing what the colors actually look like, so after we paint this weekend I will post some pictures. I hope these colors look as good on the walls as they do in my head! I also spent a few hours lounging by the pool. I could have stayed out there longer, but the people sitting next to me would NOT SHUT UP - and they were talking about the dumbest things! AGH! It's probably best I went in though, because I did get just a little red.

And last night we started packing up Ben's apartment. We only got most of his bedroom done, and a little of the kitchen, and there are boxes everywhere! AGH! At least he doesn't have to live that way long! Tomorrow night is the final walk through of the house. I'm super excited because I haven't been back in it since we looked the very first time.


becky said...

Almost painting time! :)

I'm so happy that I got to see y'all!

E.B. in Tennessee said...

I am sooo ready to start painting at our house! Your colors sound'll have to post your work after you're done.
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