We didn’t get hit with any kind of weather this weekend (just another great thing about living in Charleston.. knock on wood?), so we made it a busy one.
Friday evening was spent at happy hour with a few of Mike’s coworkers. They chose Co, an Asian Fusion restaurant in downtown Charleston. I was actually really glad it’s where we ended up, because this is not a restaurant I would’ve ended up at otherwise (simply because I’m not really a fan of this type of food). I wasn’t overly impressed with the happy hour specials, but we were in good company and the guava mimosa was delicious.. so I was a happy girl.
I had a hard time fully waking up on Saturday. I woke up pretty early, ate breakfast, and then fell asleep reading in bed. When I woke up the second time, Mike and I headed to James Island County Park to take advantage of the weather. We’ve only been there for the Festival of Lights before (and were surprised all of the lights were still up?), so it was nice to explore it in the daylight.
After the park, we relaxed at home for awhile before heading to North Charleston. Quick stop at the outlets followed by dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. I don’t think I’ve ever gone to B-Dubs without getting something hot before, but I opted for their Spinach Artichoke Chicken Flatbread. GREAT choice.. so yummy. I have every intention of making this myself at home.
Then it was time for our real Saturday night plans.. a Stingrays hockey game! One of the members at Mike’s gym gave him free tickets to the game, and let me tell you, these tickets did not disappoint. We sat center ice, six rows back. The Stingrays won.. in large part because of how awesome their goalie was.
The highlight of the game was definitely the fight in the last 20 seconds of the game, though. I am NOT a fan of fighting, by any means, but I watched quite a bit of hockey this weekend and became intrigued by the whole idea of being “allowed” to fight during NHL games. I actually spent a good 15-20 minutes researching it last night after the fight that started the Devils-Penguins game tonight.
Today was a busy day! I woke up early to go to church. I am not an incredibly religious person, but I do like to get my head straight at the beginning of each week. (Sometimes that means church, other times it just means spending some time by myself – usually outside somewhere – to reflect.) The homily was exactly what I needed to hear, which made me so glad I woke up early. I don’t want to get preachy at all, but I really thought it was a great message. The priest talked about using Lent to make yourself a better person, as opposed to giving things up (which is what, I think, all Catholics are brought up to believe.. that Lent is about giving up chocolate, soda, etc.). I have all kinds of plans for how to better myself over the next year.. guess I’ll just intensify it a bit over the next 40 days!
The rest of the day was spent getting ready for the week – cleaning and grocery shopping. Mike and I were planning on going to see Identity Thief, but we were too late to the theater, so we went out for dinner instead. A couple of his coworkers had told me how awesome Bricco Bracco, a relatively new Italian restaurant in Mount Pleasant, was, so we decided to try that. We got there right in between lunch and dinner, so we were literally the only people in the entire restaurant. If you live in Mount P, definitely try Bricco Bracco! The owner is from New Jersey (yay!), so he knows his stuff The portions were pretty big, so I’m looking forward to a delicious chicken parm lunch tomorrow!
Currently watching the Grammys. I can guarantee I will have an entire post dedicated to this awards show tomorrow, so keep an eye out!
What was your favorite part of this weekend?