It's summer here in Chattanooga now. We are lucky enough (really, pure luck, because we didn't expect it) to have a central heat and air in our house. We also live in the woods, and have total tree coverage. It's like a little cave of trees that keeps the heat out. However, when we drive into town, it's like opening a bread proofer - hot and damp. I love summer and I love southern summers. I like wearing tee shirts and shorts, going barefoot and drinking cold cokes.
It's been really hard to treat summer like summer this year because we are cooped up in the house so much working. We have been working 18 hour days in the workshop these past few days, going to sleep around 4, waking up around 8 to start all over again. Today after my run to the post office and a face full of tears, we decided to change out of our work clothes and get out of the house for a little lunch date and an errand run.
We went to Sluggos for lunch and I love the food there. Mostly because I love a big salad, and since I'm not a fan of any of the other sides, I just get double salad. So good. I also got pesto Portabello quesadilla, and let me tell you about incredible. I could eat this every single day.
Doug got the popeye bowl. How apropos. It was so nice to not talk about work, and just enjoy each others company. I won't lie, we have been at each others throats recently. We spend so much time working together, and when we're not working, we're burnt out. Doug is my best friend. I love the shit out of him and can't imagine a sweeter life, but even the sweetest of lives can be laced with unnecessary obstacles. We need afternoons like this to power through the busy and remember how much we love each other.
It's getting late and I have a lot of work to get done tonight to prep for tomorrow. I'm really excited, we're having brunch with my friend Sarah and her husband tomorrow morning! I love meeting blogger friends! Also, if I get motivated, I'll do a photo an hour tomorrow...maybe....