I welcome Nashville weekends filled with festive felines, bawling babies and parties with open arms. Especially if holiday spirits are (heavily) involved.
‘Tis the season to drink among colleagues and friends, so what better way to kick off a holiday celebration Friday night than with a quick shot of Fireball?
The first shot was so damn delicious, we decided to have another.
While I was busy sleeping off the previous night’s libations, my niece and nephew were meeting the man in a red suit for the first time up in Iowa Saturday morning.
Ever been to Opryland Resort to see the Christmas lights?
If not, go. But bring a cooler in the car as you will be sitting in traffic for a good hour, going 1 mph waiting to park in the hotel lot, as everyone else in the surrounding area of Nashville will be going the same night you do.
Another perk of the hotel is being able to carry your drinks around as you ooh and ah over the lights. And since I had a cocktail or two, I felt completely at ease stopping foot traffic, trying to take pictures of none other than yours truly.
I kept wishing my purse was big enough to stuff decor in – like this tree full of teddy bears. I mean, my little fur ball needs this, don’t you think?
Doing my best to stay on Santa’s naughty list, I crept off the beaten path for a photo shoot.
Glancing at the dark water across the hotel, the thought crossed my mind to test the temperature (and the patience of hotel security).
But a Skinny Pirate and a cushy seat (and my immediate laziness as my ass hit the chair) deterred my swimming expedition.
Teddy was beyond exhausted upon my return home, nestled in the tidings of gift wrapping joy.
You’d think I’d take a cue from Tedstar and just laze around on Sunday but I had one more party to squeeze in before the clock struck midnight and I turned into a working girl (that didn’t sound right…9 to 5er) again on Monday.
The first best part about Sunday?
The second best part about Sunday evening?
A bathroom that looked like it came straight out of the movie The Shining.
And the very best part of Sunday’s party?
Moonshine shots with friends.
I mean, how else would one spend a Sunday night before a work week?
Cheers to a fabulous Monday for you!