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Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Calm Before the Storm

Not really a storm, just Jessica, Ray and the kids. I can't believe I get to see them again, so soon!
This week included breakfast out with Megan and Oliver.

Mod Pizza with Brewier.

A trip to the Biltmore to look at the decorations.

A beer advent calendar spotted at Costco. No, I didn't buy it. I stick to local beer on tap.

I picked up this very special bottle at New Belgium. Its a chocolate cherry beer, with a chocolate bar, made specially to eat while you sip the beer.

My Sun Basket arrived. I really enjoyed two of the meals.

I normally don't eat salmon, but this was delicious. I enjoyed trying the service, but besides it being a bit costly, I had trouble finding recipes that didn't contain nuts/coconut/sesame, so I cancelled. However, if I worked outside the home, I would find a way to make this subscription work.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Three Days

This morning, back to back episodes of Chopped, snuggled under blankets.

Yesterday, the Christmas tree went up, and I used the last bit of surveying tape, for my garland. Greg gave Jessica and Megan a box of the tape sometime in the 80's, (best gift ever) and I've hoarded the red tape to use at Christmas.

Saturday, donuts at Hole for breakfast.

A trip to Highland for their Cold Mountain release. Its a big deal, people hoard it.

In the evening we went to a party at the Cotton Mill Studio.

Everywhere I went I saw girls wearing ankle boots, making me think that I do not want ankle boots.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Inside Outside

In between resting and watching episodes of Chopped with Oliver, I worked on emptying the bookcases. I think/hope, we are on the tail end of this cold. Outside has gone from autumn to grey and windy winter overnight, making Oliver super anxious to put up Christmas decorations.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Get Over it Already!

We are STILL sick. I've heard from others that this virus is hard to shake; just when I think I'm getting better, Wham! I'm down for the count again. The pantry is getting bare, (I've been living on popcorn) so when I saw an ad for Sun Basket, one of those meal delivery services, with $35 off your first order, and it's organic, I signed up. I'll let you know what I think. I've also been burning up my credit card, shopping online for boots. I do this at least once or twice a year. So far I've only purchased eight pairs, and have returned all but one pair, though they still have all the tags on them.
I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I'm ready to take down my fall decor and start putting up some Christmas/winter things. I love autumn, but the color pallette is not my fave, and after laying on the sofa all week and staring at the gold, rust and orange colors, (and the green walls, which was a color I once liked, but it really clashes with our yellowish wood floors and the orange wood trim) I'm ready to move on. This is SO going to break with every tradition I've tried to maintain.

Goodbye soon as I have the energy to get off the sofa.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Hello, It's Me

Currently I am nursing a cold, and watching documentaries about boarding schools in England. They are fascinating, and I can see how beneficial attending one can be...but if I had a son, could I send him away to one? That would be hard.
The past week and a half have been filled with family, friends and fun. Jessica, Ray and the kids were in town staying with friends, giving me the opportunity to spend a day alone with each grandchild. I think the kids enjoyed their time without siblings even more than the shopping trip I did with each of them. The last few days of their holiday were spent with us, and I'm excited to see them again in two weeks for Thanksgiving.

Our first snow.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rainy Day.

We woke up to pouring rain, and even though it wasn't that cold, we turned on our fireplace. The rain lasted until 4pm, flooding quite a few places around Asheville, including Biltmore Village. While Oliver enjoyed drawing pictures on his drawing pad, I did my usual Monday things, such as laundry, sweeping, mopping, dusting, and washing of the slipcover, hence the blue floral sofa...shudder.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

It only took 2 years.

I've wanted to paint this since we moved in two years ago. I'm hoping the landlord doesn't notice.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

First Date Conversation.

I had a blood draw this only took four stabs to find a viable vain. Afterwards I went to Barnes and Noble for a coffee and a look at the holiday issue of a $12.99 magazine. Sitting at the table next to me were a man and woman, about my age, obviously on a date. I never heard the man utter a word, but the woman never took breath as she talked about her sick dog, and it's massive poop. After 15 minutes of this, I left and went to TJMaxx, where I found a giant disco ball in with the Christmas decorations.
Lunch was a plate of roasted vegetables, and another game of Yahtzee, with Oliver and Megan.
Somebody needs to talk to Amazon about over packaging. These two tiny batteries could have been mailed in an envelope.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It Was Cold.

We wore sweaters.

I am in one of my funks, considering starting a blog called, The Lonely Introvert.

And incase you didn't see this on my fb page,

Brewier and I were talking to the young receptionist at his facility about redecorating the lobby. She said she had just seen photos of what it looked like " a really, really long time ago". I'm thinking it must be when the place was first built, in the 60's. Brewier asked when the photos were taken. She replied, "A long time ago. LIke, back in the 90's". I've never felt so old.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


I have a love for the 1920's and 30's. The movies, music, art, and travel. When I came across this steamer trunk today, my heart skipped a beat. I've dreamed of owning one of these since I was a kid, and Brewier DID ask me what I wanted for Christmas.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It was Pointed Out to Me,

(by Brewier) that this guy was missing from my "Love" post. I just thought it was a given.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


For this art. These people I live with. The young ladies I get to craft with. And of course, good coffee.