So this past week and the upcoming week are the two most important weeks of my college career.  Deadlines and exams have taken their toll on me.  I also have what my doctor called the “worst ear infection” he’d ever seen.  OUCH.  On top of the stress from school, some big changes in my house have literally turned my life upside down.  But we won’t talk about that now…

So how do I decompress?

I spend time with my family.  Saturday I went to a little league softball game to watch Molly kick the other team’s rear. I had seen this video (warning, there is some foul language) on Facebook by Darren Knight the night before the game, and if you’ve ever been to a little league game, chances are you’ve seen this person. Luckily I didn’t see this person at the field.

I go for drives.  Spring is here and I love to drive the curvy backroads around South Knoxville and take in all of the greenery.  Driving around Brown mountain has become my favorite spot, and now that I can drive a five-speed, it’s even better.

I get caffeinated.  I have become slightly obsessed with the nitro coffee from SoKno Market.  I was there three times this week.  This has also helped me stay up late on Friday nights to write blog posts.

I binge watch.  I’ve seen every episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia at least seven times.

An accurate portrayal of my life.

I rewatched The Office for the fourth time during the past couple of weeks.  I cringe at the Scott’s Tots episode every time, and I won’t torture you with the cringe-inducing scene.

Hopefully in the next few weeks my life will calm down.  I hope to be able to update everyone about my crazy life once my plans are solidified.




Spring Break: Part Two

So besides hanging out with my brother’s kids for three days, I also did some grown up stuff while I was on break.  While most of my friends from school were sending me Snaps of their awesome adventures, I was busy at work.  I work for The Home Depot where we are busy gearing up for spring.  It wasn’t the most exciting week at work, but that’s what I did on Spring Break.

I started about 12 different projects around my house, but two days into the week, I chucked my to-do list in the garbage in favor of having some fun.  A week later and I still have a few things to finish up.  Which reminds me–I have 2-dozen stepping stones in the trunk of the Civic that I’ve been hauling around for a week.

I did find time to head over to SoKno Market.  I had heard so much about it, and I had been wanting to swing by there.  I picked up Donna on the way and we easily found the market.  They offer a wide selection of coffee, custom sodas, ice cream, baked goods, and a different lunch item everyday. I don’t even like coffee, but the “Grumpy Grandpa” was amazing.  The owner recommended it to us and explained it was cold brewed with nitrogen then put in a keg.  The owner was really welcoming and told us that on Saturdays they stock Richie Cream Donuts.  SPOILER ALERT: I was there first thing Saturday to get coffee and donuts. SoKno Market will definitely be a staple for me; I can’t function without some caffeine.