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Thursday, February 11, 2016

My Friend Sophie.

If you are ever in the Asheville area, go see my friend Sophie, and enjoy her delicious coffee and pastries. (isn't she cute?)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ice Ice Baby.

So Cold! Too cold to go out for coffee, too cold to organize my art suppies, and the wind has been ferocious. I've been drinking massive amounts of tea, snuggled on the sofa reading, "Me Before You." Oliver sat in the small sliver of sun that shines into our house, and played with lentils and his cupcake baking set. I showed him how to use a stencil to make a powdered sugar design on his brownie, and that pretty much rocked his world.





I pulled out my books on making and altering books, and hope to get started on some new projects. Asheville has a book shop with workshops on binding and letter press. I'd love to be able to take classes there.



For anyone wodering what I was wearing under my vintage coat; these are my fancy socks.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Goodwill Hunting

I'm in need of a practical winter coat; this is my third year in Asheville and I'm still trying to get by with my FL jacket. Unwilling to pay $250 for a winter coat, I've been frequenting Goodwill and Salvation Army, looking for something to keep me warm. While it's not really practical, or sledding friendly, I do love my $45 lambs wool and mink, 1950's coat.


An early dinner at Catawba, tonight. Tomorrow is a big day for Brewier.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Oh Happy Day!

Brewier got the job offer I'd been praying for. It's here in Asheville, just 4.5 miles from home! Right now he is in NYC for orientation, and while he is off working, I'm celebrating the fact that I am back in the city I love. Megan and I went to Burial Beer, for their Chocolate Raspberry Porter release. I could only drink 1/3 of it, but Melissa joined us and had no problem finishing it for me.







We then went to Wicked Weed, to meet up with another friend and enjoy some candied brussel sprouts with bacon.


Today Meg and I stopped in Rue, a bakery located in the spot formerly occupied by the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. It was meh.


On the way back to the car, I took a pic of the light outside Bluebell restraunt.


Art inside Izzys coffee den.


I just finished watching the series, "Nurse Jackie," on Netflix. Have you seen it. Wow. Gives you a lot to think about.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Florida is great...for a week.

I'm really thankful I'm able to visit Fl, pretty much anytime I want. I'm even more thankful I don't live there. After a week,I start to feel sick, have trouble breathing, my face starts to get puffy, and I can never sleep for more than four hours a night...not fun. What was fun, was visiting, and shopping with Darlene, Sarah and Renee, going to my moms Mardis Gras party, and a trip to the beach with Sarah and Ethan. I also got to go back and see Jessica and the kids, before hitting the road for our trip back to NC.

The day was overcast, and the temperatures chilly, which is the perfect weather for Sarah and I to go to the beach. As we walked along the coast line, half a dozen dolphin swam parallel to us. On the way home we stopped at Frozen Gold for ice cream, a tradition for any Floridian that visits New Smyrna beach.






After the beach we went to Sarahs, and sat on her bed with coffee and fashion magazines, (our tradition,) and then purged her closet.



My brother Ken flew to Orlando for my moms party; it's always great have the family together.




Renee gave me a fantastic haircut. It started out as an asymmetrical cut, which I LOVED, and kept for several hours.



But then I started thinking about growing it out here in NC, with out her stylist skills to help me out, so I had her even up the cut, which I love.

The grandchildren were surprised and happy to see us for a second time.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Instead of Blogging...

I've been doing stuff. Last Wednesday Oliver turned five. This is the only photo I have.


Thursday, Brewier turned 65. That just sounds weird to me. We celebrated by meeting up with friends at Catawba Brewery.




After the party broke up, we went to Pour, to visit Kelly while she worked, she is hilarious; it's hard to get a photo of her not make a goofy face.




While there, I discovered the most magical, delicious beverage. Kombucha beer.


We awoke the next morning to snow, and it continued snowing for two days. We got between 14-18 inches. Its hard to tell exactly, because it's so windy where we are.


We have the perfect yard for sledding, and spent hours outside flying down the hill.




We had such a fun time being snowed in, but Sunday, when they started plowing the roads, and we could escape our house, Brewier and I got in the car and drove to Florida.



My view from Darlene's sofa. She has a beautiful yard.



I visited my mom and helped her put up Mardi Gras decorations.


We drove to the west coast to spend the day with Jessica and the kids. More accurately, Brewier spent the day with the kids, while Jessica and I shopped and drank coffee.


It was a perfect 75 degrees.


Today Darlene and I went to Lineage for coffee, then to Starbucks for more coffee, shopped Costco, and stopped by to see Sarah at work. We were going to meet the guys at Hotdog Heaven for lunch, but it's closed for the week. Can you see my tears of sadness? We settled for fried shrimp from Boston's, which isn't really settling at all.

This is the Eye of Orlando, taken from I-4 going 60 mph.


Tomorrow, I'm spending the day with Renee, and getting a haircut!