It’s finals week, which means that nothing exciting can happen in my life until Wednesday at 12:30, when I will turn in my LAST FINAL EXAM EVER. Exciting, but scary.
Of course, after 2 weeks of plain old nasty weather, Saturday (the day I planned on hunkering down to study for hours) was a perfect summer day. Very little studying was accomplished (of course, I don’t know how accomplished one can feel when they have a 14-page study guide to complete), but the perfect weather was certainly enjoyed.
We started the morning with a trip to Magee’s (our weekly ritual). We hadn’t been there in a few weeks because of all of our traveling, so it was good to get back to our routine. Of course, the older woman behind the counter (who takes our order EVERY week) did not remember us at all, and even told us where we could get our coffee, in case we didn’t know. I guess our attempts to be memorable are failing us miserably.
After a delightful breakfast, we headed to the Lexington Farmer’s Market for the first time this season. It was packed! I’m thrilled that Lexington is really embracing the market and enjoying some fresh food! We didn’t buy much, since I had yet to plan any meals for this week, but we did pick up some fresh strawberries (KY grown), asparagus, and tomatoes. Yum.
Next up, both Eric and I went running (separately, of course). And I’ll admit I’m a little proud of myself for completing 7.5 miles! Of course, I was exhausted for the rest of the afternoon, which resulted in little studying and a lot of staring blankly at my computer screen. But that exhaustion was soon knocked out by a delicious steak dinner at Outback!
We’ve been blessed with several restaurant gift cards from the past few gift-giving holidays, so we decided to use one for a date night. Date nights are always great, but they are even better when the steak is free! I think I could easily be a vegetarian if it weren’t for steak. I just love it too much.
After dinner, we headed to the main event: a Lexington Legends game! Neither of us are actually baseball fans, but it was fireworks night at the ballpark, so it seemed like a good night to give baseball another try. It was actually super fun! And we had awesome seats, just a row away from the field, right behind the Legends’ batting practice area (I don’t know if there is a proper baseball term for that). I will admit that I was a little terrified that one of those batters was going to lose his grip on the bat and send it flying toward our faces. But we made it out unscathed.
And if that wasn’t enough, it was warm enough outside to wear shorts! Hello, summertime!
But now we’re back to rainy days and cool temperatures. I’ll take it, as I need any encouragement to stay inside and study agricultural economics. Yuck.
Happy finals week to you!