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Saturday, July 04, 2015

It's Been a Weird Day.

After two weeks of visitors, it's just the four of us at home, and it's been raining all day; it definitely doesn't feel like the Fourth of July, despite my American flag, and red carnation decor. No fireworks here. I'm not completely bummed out by the rain because it gives me the excuse of sitting and reading, "The Martian." We are having a momentary break in the weather, so Brewier is lighting the grill for hot dogs and hamburgers. Megan picked up the very last dvd of, "Independence Day," at Target, for us to watch tonight. It used to be one of our favorite Friday night movies, when the girls were young.


Tomorrow, Brewier makes the 6 hour trip back Edenton. Come August, he will be living back in Asheville, and is currently looking for another job.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

I'm All About Beverages.

First, thanks for praying for me friends. Megan went with me to my Dr appointment, its nearly impossible for me to go alone, because I always get poisoned. The staff and the Dr were all very nice and accommodating, even finding me a room without carpeting, for the Dr to examine me in. Between that and the air purifier that I brought along, I did pretty good. As far as the tumor...not much was learned. I'm going to have an MRI done, (no contrast dye though,) and hopefully we will learn more after that.
Today was a lot of fun; We all, (Shirlee, Estavan, Greg, Megan, Oliver and I, all went to Sierra Nevada Brewery for lunch. They have delicious food, we ordered quite a few things, and nothing disappointed. The guys wanted to tour the brewery, so we left them to their fun, and went to The Beehive. After hanging out there for an hour, we went to the Biltmore winery, to do some tasting with Philippe...and if he looks familiar, it's because he's also a barista at The Beehive!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

More Shenanigans.

So...Yeah, I guess it's pretty obvious I don't have a job. Todays activities: cooking breakfast for my fabulous guests, going to The Bee Hive for coffee, then a trip to, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, for some blueberry picking. Tomorrow...I see an orthopedic surgeon about my tumorous ankle. Friends, I covet your prayers.






Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Big Time Fun.

Megan turned 30 on the 27th, and Sarah and Ethan flew up from FL, to help us celebrate. We went out to lunch at Modesto, and are sitting at a sidewalk table, and I'm watching this guy walk toward us. "Wow, that guy looks just like Jerry Seinfeld," I say to Megan and Sarah. Megan turns and looks at him and says, "That IS Jerry Seinfeld!" Apparently he was performing in Asheville that night.
Sarah, Ethan and I went to chimney rock; Sarah made it all the way up. Ethan and I went to the top of the mountain, called, "Exclamation Point." I thought I was going to pass out.
Today we drove to Johnson City, TN, to take Ethan to his cousins house. I hadn't seen Kim in years. She too is chemically sensitive, and had to move away from Florida. We had so much fun visiting, crafting,(I wood burned a lizard on a spoon,) and cooking, (Kim taught me a new way to make kale chips.) Then Kim's evil yellow walls tried to blind me. When I got home my brother Greg was here, and after dropping Sarah off at the airport, we went to the new, Sierra Nevada Brewery. The place is gorgeous, and I highly recommend touring the place, even if you aren't a beer drinker...but do try the duck fat french fries. Oh my goodness; delicious!
This evening a couple of Megan's Florida friends arrived, for an impromptu visit. I love having a full house.


















Friday, June 26, 2015

I'm Thinking...

I should rip out the carpet on the stairs and do this to them.


I'm not certain my landlord would appreciate how fabulous it is.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

When Your Friend Owns a Coffee Shop...

You get texts asking if you'd like to come and taste test shots of espresso. Have I died and gone to heaven? Phillipe, is a coffee geek, and pulls a great espresso. He took notes on all of of the variables and what we thought of the shots. So much fun.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Just Like Poppy

Megan found this tie for Oliver, at Goodwill. He loves it and wears it everyday, just like Poppy.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Friendly, Fun, Edenton.

We spent the past weekend in Edenton, where Brewier is currently living. It's a cute, historical town, that used to be a major port, and was one of Blackbeard's hangouts. There are so many beautiful old homes; they are just breathtaking. Brewier resides in one of the historic buildings on the main street, which is currently a wine shop, (he lives above it,) but it used to be a brothel. Living above a wine shop offers Brewier a social life, something that is usually missing when he's working away from home. There is a courtyard behind the building, and every Saturday night, is vinyl night, where a local guy comes and plays songs from his collection of vintage records. We had a great time listening to music and sipping wine.
We took a boat tour of the harbor, and our guide, "Captain Mark," shared the history of the town and many of its buildings. What impressed Oliver the most, was that Mark let him steer the boat, all by himself, for about five minutes.
We drove to Elizabeth City, another port town, 30 miles away, and stumbled across their, "Juneteenth," celebration. Oliver rode the train, played on a giant inflatable slide and had his face painted, all for free.
We left Sunday afternoon, and once in the car, Oliver covered his face and cried himself to sleep; he really misses Brewier.
We all do.




















Thursday, June 18, 2015

Farting Larva, and Other Fun Stuff.

Oliver has a new favorite show on Netflix, called, "Larva." There is no dialogue, just sound effects. The entire show is about two gaseous larva. Oliver thinks it is hilarious. I am bewildered. Nope, still haven't made slip covers for the horrid blue chairs.


I saw this guy leaving Chipotle. I wish I'd been able to get a better picture, because he was ROCKIN the '80's attire and haircut. I was very impressed.


Every Tuesday evening there is an event called, Hoop Jam, at Pritchard park. We got there before it started, but that didn't stop Oliver from getting his groove on, much to the enjoyment of the mostly wasted, homeless people.


Summer is here and so are the buskers.


This is not a busker. This is Brewier trying to convince me he needed a green, pinstripe, thrift store jacket. Uh...no.


This vintage magazine cover, was my $1, thrift store find. I really did need it.


There is something about this row of hangers that is very pleasing to me.


Octo boy at Malaprops.


Inch worm season is here, and Oliver has decided that since he can't have a dog, he will gather up inch worms and call them his pets. He talks to them in a sweet little voice, and likes to put them on the sofa, so they are comfortable. He found one downtown, and carried it all over the place, until it dehydrated and blew away.