I have to admit I have become quite a hermit on the weekends beginning with my husband’s influence and ending in my newfound habit of needing alone time. However, this weekend was filled with people. I started on Friday spending time with my mom and going to see my Uncle Tip in the hospital. He is really sick and is actually having surgery on his heart this morning (so, pray if you will). Greg and I then went with my mom to lunch and aided her in computer shopping. We briefly came home to then go back out again to dinner at P.F. Changs with our friends, Zach and Natalie. They are getting married in a month–Greg is officiating and I am in the wedding. It was good to spend time with them–they both long to glorify God so much in their wedding and marriage. We then proceeded to East Knoxville to go to a boxing tournament to watch our friend, Forrest. This was a new experience for me. I do not ever relish the thought of seeing people get bloody. I won’t lie; I got into it cheering him on! (He won for his division!) I did feel like a mamaw around a sea of fraternity and sorority girls–so easily I forget the bubble of college life. Saturday Greg and I went to breakfast at Mimi’s–a nice treat! Then, I went grocery shopping, cleaned and took off to Athens for a baby shower I helped host for my friend, Cindy. It was great to fellowship with good friends and serve my friend. I also got to celebrate with my friend, Amber, who helped host. She just bought her first house. It is really cute, and she is hard at work to get things painted. Cindy and Amber have been my dear friends since high school, and it is wonderful to celebrate big happenings in their lives! There were good interactions with old dear friends in that time. I also got to catch up with my friend, Kelly, on the phone. By the time I drove back, I was exhausted and felt like I could not form another sentence. Sunday, I helped to lead worship and Greg spoke at church. My friends from Athens, Ric Wilson and Ben and Joy Finch, came up to visit our church. It was great to see them. While sitting and working on Bible Study material for Monday night, I also caught up with many people as they walked by and shared what was going on in their lives. Many times, I run out of words after Sunday mornings. There are so many people to check in with, and that is the main hub time to see people. I always hate that I feel like there are many superficial conversations because there are so many people with so little time. We finally got to spend some time with our friends, Jacob and Beth Winn on Sunday night. They have had such a hard season with Jacob’s back pain, and we have not gotten to connect in quite awhile. So, off we go into another week!