Hi, friends! How was your Valentine’s weekends? I hope it was super rad and you enjoyed this holiday, whether it be Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day. I meant to finish this post and publish it yesterday evening, but Stephen came home and said we were to go to a Predators game. So, here I am now.
I’ll rewind and start with Thursday the 13th. It was pretty nifty because I went to Dunkin’ and the guy gave me a free iced latte. I got the Coconut Caramel Girl Scout flavor, but I think I should’ve stuck with my usual Caramel and Toasted Almond. I just tried to change it up a little.
For Valentine’s Day, I got some candy from the store and I wanted to get Stephen something, but I wanted his input about it first. His birthday is around the corner too, so I got to keep on brainstorming.
On Valentine’s Day, we went to see the Blue Man Group. They were playing at TPAC at 8:00 PM. I vaguely have heard about them, but my memory of is a little fuzzy. Stephen’s wanted to see them since middle school and I was intrigued by them.
The blue light was crazy bright, to the point where you could hardly see what was happening on stage. I had to put the program over my face because it started giving me a headache, but luckily it only happened about three times.
No filter or anything on the picture, so it was that bright.
It was a really fun and engaging performance. If you ever have a chance to see the BMG, definitely go! They had a few people in the audience come on stage and be part of the performance. I would be so awkward if I were ever a volunteer on stage.
On Saturday, Crumbl Cookies newly opened in Franklin, TN and Stephen’s work designed the counter tops.
He was sad that I didn’t get any pictures of them, [excuse me, Mr. iPhone 11 with the better camera!] but there were like 50 people, at least it seemed like that many, crammed in such a small area waiting in line for cookies. Plus, it probably was crowded because they were giving out free chocolate chip cookies.
I hadn’t felt that close to strangers in quite some time.
Whenever we go back, [and when there’s not a hundred people in the small store] I’ll take some better pictures of the place, but that window area showed them making the cookies, so it was a neat set up.
These cookies are heavenly. Today, I just finished eating the Reese’s one now. It’s the third one pictured. They’re really dense, so it’s a little difficult to eat in one sitting. Stephen has taken a few bites out of the other ones. I’m eating the other chocolate chip and he’ll finish the cookies & cream one and the red velvet since those were his picks.
After Crumbl Cookies, we headed to downtown Franklin to walk around. It was a buzzing place, and it was also really nice weather — definitely a better contrast to the raininess we’ve had lately — so everyone probably wanted to be out.
We went into the Frothy Monkey to order some coffee and take a little break after all the walking we had done.
Stephen ordered a hot coffee because he was cold from the wind blowing.
It was really cool because we could see the barista making the coffee orders and how she made them. I ordered a Turtle Iced Latte and I really liked the taste of it.
I must come back here and try some of the food too! After walking around downtown, we took a few pictures in a small park/walking area. With the assistance of tripod and Stephen’s patience, [and willingness!] we took a handful of pictures.
Whenever we headed back to our place to rest up and relax, the last of the Valentine’s gift to me came in the mail!
So, so sweet. He noticed I liked the page on Facebook and had the idea. What’s funny was he showed me a picture that was advertised — it had a cat in the picture — so I commented on the cat instead of even noticing the picture of it in the background! That was pretty funny, but now we just have to hang it somewhere.
We hung out around the apartment on Sunday. I played around with my letter board to get serious about something I’m working on. I ordered it late January and have been playing around with it. I ordered extra gold letters for it since I initially bought one pack and realized how much better I prefer the gold over the white.
While I was playing around with it, I also had a Catfish marathon. Such an addicting show to binge. Monday was a normal day for us. I did go to Michael’s to buy a case to organize all the letters that I have accumulated over the past few weeks. Plus, huge time saver!
On Tuesday, we went to a hockey game. We were playing the Carolina Hurricanes and got to sit near the rink — what a fun experience!
We got to the game early, so the camera man was hanging around where the lady’s head was in the picture. I was on the jumbo screen again! Definitely a surprise, but it was cool to be on it!
They were giving away free cookies whenever you first walked in, so I was super excited about that. Since we were so close to the rink, we could really hear how much of an impact the players made when getting slammed into the glass. It was such a powerful sound.
We lost the game, terribly, but it was another fun game to go to! I just finished this week’s episode of The Bachelor. Major eye roll at what’s going on, yet I put myself through this by watching it, haha. I’ll still commit and watch, for now.
Anyways, I hope your week is going lovely. I can’t wait to catch up with what’s going on with you! Any super exciting plans for you?