we have sort of been celebrating valentine's all week long because on tuesday evening, we got an early valentine's present...a puppy! she's a six-month-old dachshund named eva (pronounced ay-vuh, not eve-uh). we've been thinking about getting a dog for a while. i've never had one, but i've always thought dachshunds were really cute. chris would love to have a great dane eventually, so this is a step in that direction. eva was a little timid when we first brought her home but has been coming out of her shell as she gets more comfortable around us. she was already crate trained and we've gotten her pretty much potty trained...now we just have to work on her people skills! she has been barking at anybody that walks by. most of the time she's sweet, though, and we've been enjoying playing with her. we celebrated valentine's last night because the restaurant we wanted to try, devereaux's, was booked tonight. the food was delicious, and they had a live jazz combo playing. i wish there were more places in greenville to sit and listen to music like that. tonight we're going to watch p.s. i love you and eat some cupcakes.
we just got a new computer (no vista problems yet, wes and blakely), so i guess that means i'll have to start posting again. actually i'm finally finished with my december to january work marathon, which means i might have some time to post.
work has been going really well lately. i had several big projects that i finished without any issues, and i'm blessed to have a job that i really enjoy. katy was very supportive of my working long hours for those weeks to get the job finished. i'm happy that i'm through with those, and i'm looking forward to a few months of more normal hours and having all my time free on the weekends.
katy and i had a pretty great saturday yesterday. the weather was beautiful, and we started out the day having breakfast at broadway bagels with our new friends blaire and tim. we're enjoying getting to know them and some of the other couples in our sunday school class. we sometimes think that we'll have plenty of time to visit folks out of town, but our schedules are quickly getting filled with greenville events. it's great because it means that all the time greenville is more like home, and we're developing some good friendships and getting plugged into church here. don't worry, there are still many trips to atlanta and elsewhere planned for the future!
after breakfast i ran some errands. it had been over 6 months (but still under 3000 miles) since i had had the oil changed in my car. it's definitely nice to have a 2.5 mile commute when your car is getting old. after errands katy and i drove to outlet malls at gaffney. we were going to exchange some things i had received for christmas, but katy certainly didn't mind the opportunity to go shopping for a little while. she did buy a dress for the upcoming ge prom, which we were happy to find out will be held this year despite the slow economic times.
we finished up the day by going downtown with scott and liz. we went to takosushi, so katy and i had the unusual combination of chicken nachos, lettuce wraps, and sushi rolls. while i've been skeptical about the theme for this combo restaurant, for me, the nachos and sushi combo worked. this beautiful saturday has both of us looking forward to spring big time.