Thursday, September 20, 2012


Chuy's Tex-Mex food is awesome.  I heard people raving about it, I thought it was a bit overzealous to be going on and on about a restaurant in Texas.  How good could it be anyway?

Well, it's fabulous.  I mean seriously, worth the drive to Nashville good.  Yes, they opened one at Opry Mills.  I was surprised to see it when we visited Opryland Hotel in May.  We decided to give it a try.

Everyone who gushed about it was right.  It is amazing.  Creamy JalapeƱo is just the beginning.

Oh, and there is also one in Birmingham, we have stopped there twice while driving through.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tea, not Coffee

I have always been drawn more towards teas rather than coffee.  I didn't drink coffee more than occasionally until I started working at the preschool where they make coffee every morning.

This led me to being sick every morning--somehow it took me awhile to make the connection.  I quit drinking coffee almost completely (one exception, more on that later) for several years.  I decided to try coffee again this summer a few times--not a good idea.

So, I have made peace.  I don't drink coffee.  You may see me with a coffee cup, but I can guarantee it probably does not contain coffee.

Chicory coffee from NOLA is my friend--I drink it probably four or five times a year and it has never led to regret.  :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shine---Make Them Wonder...

I have a huge gap in my music knowledge in the 80s and early 90s.  I confess to a NKOTB exception, I guess no generation is without the boy band.  

I may not know the hits by Genesis or Elton John in the 80s, but  I sure do have a lot of Contemporary Christian Music knowledge filed away in this brain of mine.  I haven't thought much of this genre until a few days ago.  I saw a link on facebook to a story on Jars of Clay.   A few days later, I heard the Newsboys song Shine and proceeded to confessed that  DC Talk's  Jesus Freak was an awesome tour. 

The band I really loved--OC Supertones.  Christian ska--yep. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Elton John

Last night Elton John was in town, yeah--my town.  Weird huh?  Huntsville, Alabama welcomed Elton John at the Von Braun Center.  It was a bit different than I expected, but he is an amazing talent.  He has so many hits that it is impossible to make everyone happy with the setlist (alas, no Lion King songs).

I like chatty performances.  I enjoy tales of their lives and memories of the song.  There was one reference to playing a song at the remembrance for Sept 11, but that was the extent of sharing.  His sequined purple suit was indeed what I expected.  I even thought while I was getting dressed that I needed a sequined shirt, I have a serious lack of sequins in my wardrobe

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sticky, Bumpy Roads

I over think things.

I agonize over decisions to not hurt anyone's feelings or make waves.

I worry.

I realize that in just living and working to do the right thing--sometimes you make waves and hurt others.

Life's paths are often sticky and bumpy.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Are you there God, It's me Margaret--err Lynnea

I learned the news that Judy Blume, author extraordinaire to girls (now grown women) like me, has breast cancer.


What a boring subject, but it pretty much sums up my week.

A new class of preschoolers started on Tuesday.  This left me, the teacher, exhausted each evening.

It was a good week.  It was a busy week.  It was well, a tiring week.