Sunday, August 27, 2006

Typical Sunday

Today has been a typical Sunday for us. We went to worship and Sunday School, had some lunch at our current favorite Mexican food place (La Bamba) and then came home to look through the paper, relax, and take a cat nap. In a few minutes we'll be headed to Kroger to pick up some groceries, and then I'll fire up the grill to heat up some hot sausages for dinner. It is good to have a day like today that is not filled with hurrying to an activity or working on something for Monday morning.

It is doubly nice since I flew in late Friday and did not get home from the airport until almost 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. I was able to sleep in on Saturday, but then we had volunteered to help out with the Block Party that Fairmount was hosting at nearby elementary school, so we had to drive up to Mechanicsville and work out in the sun (high in the upper 90s) for a couple of hours. The free food and the music were good, so it was definitely a good experience, and there were a lot of people from the community there. But it is also nice to have a day like today to unwind.

Next weekend is Labor Day, so our current plans are to drive down to North Carolina to visit my dad and step-mom for a couple of days. Susan will find a sub for her class, and we'll drive back Monday afternoon.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Walking in Memphis

I have been in Memphis, Tennessee since early Tuesday morning. I'm here to work in the office of my employer, Shelby Systems. It is good to work face-to-face with my coworkers with whom I normally interact solely through e-mail, phone, and Messenger. I am also taking advantage of my time here to get some food that is lacking in Richmond. Namely, I have eaten at Corky's Barbecue to get some authentic dry ribs. Corky's ribs are the best pork ribs I've ever eaten. (The best beef ribs I've ever eaten were made by my grandfather, C.T. Johnson.) I have also been twice to Sonic. There is a Sonic about 40 minutes from our house in Richmond, but it is just too far for regular visits such as the ones we did constantly in Amarillo before we moved east. And last night I had Abuelo's Mexican food. No place in Richmond serves Tex-Mex. We have found a good authentic Mexican food place, but Tex-Mex remains ellusive. So there is no way I would pass up Abuelo's, which was one of my favorite restaurants in Amarillo.

I'm also taking the opportunity to get together with Scott Greer, the senior minister at Paramount Terrace Christian Church for most of the time I attended there. He moved to Memphis about a year ago to take the pastorate of New Hope Christian Church. He and his wife Suzanne will be meeting me for dinner tonight, and I look forward to seeing my friend and minister again.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hello World

This is my first foray into the world of blogging. I hope to use this site as a way to let others know something about me and to connect with those who may visit me here and want to share a bit of themselves with me.