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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mothers Day

Mothers day was fun and low key; Megan made us a breakfast of bacon, eggs and hashbrowns, then we picked up coffee at Izzy's, and walked around downtown. Oliver was so happy to see that the splash park in front of the courthouse has been turned on. My family spoils me on a daily basis, and mothers day was no different. I got a handmade card from Megan, and a ring from a local jewelry shop, from Brewier. Both Sarah and Megan have the same ring, but with different stones, (mine is a moonstone), it's like we're in a secret club! Later in the afternoon Brewier and I went to Bar Taco for a late lunch; I love their fish tacos and could eat them everyday. Eating out at a restaurant is still a bit novel to me, but this place has outside seating, and there was a breeze keeping away any fragarnce.

You can kind of see the hair cut I gave myself in this picture. It's an inch and a half all round and in back, but I left the top long.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Just One More.

Because I can quit anytime. That's what I tell myself anyway. I know better and everytime think, tonight will be different...but its not. Just one more song, and I will go to sleep, just one more. Before I know it, an hour and a half has gone by and it's a dance party of one happening in my bedroom, ( I love my ipod and earbuds) I've been this way since I was a teenager. Music has never calmed me, but instead starts fireworks in my brain. Just one more...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Not Fair!

My kids used to say that a lot, and I would reply, "Life isn't fair. Get used to it." I'm trying to come to terms with that myself right now. Brewier who is 66, went for his annual checkup this week. He eats what he wants, does no regular exercise, (though he walks a lot with his job, and as he told his Dr, he walks from brewery to brewery) and isn't on meds. His blood work results would be the envy of any 30 year old. He is in excellent health. I exercise, I drink much less, eat fairly healthy, am eleven years younger, and yet I am on three meds, have less than enviable blood work, and am fighting to not become diabetic. I'm extremely happy to have a healthy husband...but its not fair!
Brewier has taken off work for the past couple of days, and today we went to Sycamore Flats,in Brevard. The water was too cold to wade in, so we were only there a short time. Brewier took my picture, and Im wearing my new floaty and what I thought was a slimming dress. How wrong I was. Anything that is loose fitting, hangs from the largest part of my body, (my bust) and makes the rest of me look gigantic. When will I learn?

Yesterday I gave Brewier, Oliver and myself haircuts. I bought a 1.5 inch clipper gaurd, and shaved a good portion of my head with it. I'm still deciding whether or not I like what I did, since it makes my incredibly small head look even smaller. Cutting your own hair...not so easy.

Monday, May 08, 2017


Yep, Im still a blog slacker. Im spending less time online, and taking fewer photos. When online, I'm usually on youtube watching videos. Last night I watched a documentary on the house of Dior. It wasn't long before both Megan and Oliver joined me...the boy is getting a well rounded education. Brewier took off early one day last week, and we took Oliver adventuring with us... if you can call climbing trees at the Biltmore, watching soccor at, and playing outside of Catawba, an adventure. (the Brewier Oliver photo is outside at Catawba, and they were each spelling out "OK" with their bodies. Im thinking we may have a dyslexia problem here.) Saturday was the saison fest at Burial, something I've wanted to attend since it began. Ten dollars got you in and included two, four ounce samples of beer. Happy to check it off of my "want to do" list, not likely to go again. I prefer the beer festivals where you get 1-2 ounces of as many beers as you want to try, which in our case is 10 or twelve. After that they all taste the same and I just want to take a nap. I just realized how much I post about beer. Thats what living in Beer City will do to you.
My yard is starting to flower, and I'm cutting the peonies as fast as they open.

Monday, May 01, 2017

I Did Something Outrageous.

Before coming to visit this weekend, Sarah watched Moniques videos, prompting her to try out some new techniques on me; primarily, a smokey eye, something Sarah wears with ease on a daily basis. After makeup I threw on a wig, (it needs some alterations before I'd ever wear it out) and I hardly recognize myself. I kept the makeup on all day, but was startled everytime I looked in the mirror. In exchange, I did Sarahs makeup, and she felt funny having so little eye makeup on :)

During her weekend here we visited...six *breweries. BOOYAH! It sounds impressive, but we share a flight, so we only drink 8 ounces at each brewery. Sarah so enjoys her visits here, that she has an Asheville shrine in her closet, featuring art work coasters, stickers and other ephemera, from our adventures.

*Bhramari, Catawba, Funkatorium, Burial, Wedge, and Highland

Friday, April 28, 2017


Sunday on the way home from church, Megan and Oliver were in an auto accident. They are both okay, but the car is totalled.
I've spent most of the week at home, not doing much of anything. I felt like I needed down time; the accident affected more than I first thought. Yesterday we did venture out to the Science museum, where Megan dropped of a print for their aution, and Oliverand I got to check out a display that is being built. Theen it was on to HOrse & Hero, and lunch at Farm Burger. Big plans this weekend, becuase Sarah is flying in tonight!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Be Still My Heart.

There is a seller on Etsy that makes "Desperately Seeking Susan" jackets.

I saw the movie in 1985 when it was first released, and it spoke to me in so many ways. I loved the jacket Madonna wore and all the avant garde fashion.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Do Something Outrageous

In my devotions this morning it talked about how creative God is and how we too should be creative. The passage goes on to say that once a week to something unexpected and outrageous; don't let people put you in a box. I love that idea! Except...I can't think of anything outrageous to do that wouldn't result in my death. Im looking for suggestions here, so if you think of anything, please comment.
This past week has been spent lounging writhing on the sofa, drinking copius amounts of water and parsley tea, and making frequent trips to the bathroom, as I battle a UTI. Ugh. I can't imagine working outside the home and having to deal with this. For fun I went back and read my blog from ten years ago. At that time I watched my very entertaining nephews nearly every day, and they provided alot of blogging fodder. I got a bit meloncholy and started missing FL, and my house and family there, until I reminded myself that I was SO SICK every. single. day. something that you don't realize in reading my blog. I clicked on links to other blogs; the ones that sent me free stuff (bloggers used to do that for no reason other than sense of community) and they were all dead.
I used to have a haiku blog, and I wrote a poem a day, but for some crazy reason I deleted it! I have no idea why, but I did find one of the haikus on my regular blog.

Haiku for My Husband.

Brewier hates to shop
He stands in Target with me
Love, stronger than hate.

What a difference ten years makes.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

There Will Be No Third Time.

I was going to put this picture of Saturday mornings coffee, on yesterdays post, but it's so pretty I thought the photo deserved to stand alone. Brewier and I went out to breakfast, but instead of our tried and true City Bakery, we went to Rhu, one of John Fleer's eateries. Megan and I had been there shortly after they opened, but were sorely dissapointed in the over baked dried out pastries. I thought it was time to give them a second chance and ordered a sausage egg biscuit. The coffee was good.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I Didn't Quit.

I'm still here...attempting to blog...

Spring has arrived and it is beautiful. The tulips Ray and Brewier planted at Christmas are out in their full glory, and the trees are loaded with blossoms; so beautiful. Kids came over to visit and play, and the bears even made an appearence for them. We've walked around the Biltmore, and downtown, stopping to eat and drink. On one stop I found an artists print taped to a wall, free for the taking, so I took it. Free art all around town. It's a thing. Another thing... Oliver likes pretty food and drinks, so I try to make him something special everyday. Thats it, but I will be back tomorrow.