There was a time when I would individually recap events that took place over the weekend. That time has passed. Here's another whopper from another crazy busy weekend. That's just how it is in October in Memphis!
The weekend kicked off, per usual, with soccer practice. Both Satchel and Jiro had games against Evergreen on Saturday. Since most of our players know the players on the other 3-4th grade team, and the other team has been winning games left and right, we were taking practice very seriously.
After practice we went over to the Shell to see Burnish III. It was especially appealing to us this year since the boys' old teacher and a parent from their old school were performing. The boys ran around, we had dinner from the Fuel Truck, and enjoyed the chilly weather. We took no pictures though!
I started Saturday with an 11 mile run. I only planned to do 9 since I am still catching up from missing a month of running, but I felt good and did the whole thing. So, yay me. Now I'm caught up.
After running, I thankfully had enough time for a quick rest before the soccer game. (Unfortunately both games were at the same time so I couldn't see Satchel play.) Our guys were in good spirits and our pep talks seemed to have worked. The game was amazing. Our guys played their hearts out and totally kicked butt. Per usual, I was insanely impressed by Jiro. When he is on, he is ON. The game ended in a tie, due to some snafus--one of our defenders actually hit the ball in our goal and a shot we made looked like it went in but wasn't counted--but it was probably the best thing considering how competitive we all felt! In the end, we all came together and marveled at the abundance of talent at Evergreen.
Satchel's team won their game against 5-6th grade Evergreen 2-1. Yay, Satch!
After soccer, Jiro went to a friend's house, and the rest of us went to the Broad Avenue Art Walk. Satchel really only stayed long enough to eat some meat on a stick, then walked home to play with his friends.
Warren and I ended up over at Hamlett and Julie's drinking beers on the porch and chatting. It was lovely and I would have stayed all night if it weren't for meaTABLE. Our all vegetarian underground restaurant went omnivore for the night. It was super fun.
Our chef was Shawn Mitchell and he was assisted by Michael Hughes.
We ate outside in Kalki Winter and Wendy Sumner-Winter's backyard.
The beef cheeks were the star of the night.
On Sunday, we took it easy in the morning and then went out to Whitton Farms for the Fall Festival. I love going to Whitton Farms.
The boys spent most of the day just running around.
Apparently they were playing "Zombie Chase."
There was a hayride, some pizza, a gourd hunt, and lots of fun had by all.
And there you have it. Another successful weekend.
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