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Ah, weekends!

Ah, weekends!

For so many years, it has seemed my lot in life to work weekends.  In January of this year, I finally got the chance to make a much-desired (and necessary) schedule switcheroo and work a regular ol’ Monday-through-Friday week.  *A* and I now have two full days off together every.single.week.  Can’t tell you in mere … Continue reading

Hiking at Hanging Rock State Park

Hiking at Hanging Rock State Park

This past weekend, *A* and I took advantage of the beautiful weather by spending Saturday at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina.  It’s about an hour and a half from our house, and though we’ve hiked in many of the state parks around us, it’s one we hadn’t visited yet. It’s a beautiful place, … Continue reading

Spread a Little Sunshine

Spread a Little Sunshine

I’ve done it.  Made my very first quilt.  Well, quilted picnic blanket, actually.  But the word “quilt” is in there, so that’s  good enough to claim as a “first” in my book. I saw this project quite a while back and thought I might one day tackle it.  Coupled with our love of being outdoors, traveling, and … Continue reading

Back in the Saddle Again

Back in the Saddle Again

Hello there! Remember us?  Yeah, it’s been a while.  After being gently poked, prodded, and finally jerked back into reality by a couple of caring and devoted readers (thanks, Mom and Sherry) who were wondering what was going on (and if we’d collectively fallen in a ditch somewhere)  I realized that I needed to climb … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: The Parade

Flashback Friday: The Parade

Earlier this week (Monday), I mentioned that it was *A*’s birthday.  She was a Thanksgiving-ish baby.  She turned 10 and 30 on Thanksgiving Day – when she turned 10, she actually forgot it was her birthday.  I wasn’t around then, but I was around for #30, and I wanted to make sure she didn’t forget … Continue reading

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

Though he has many (many, many) interests, my dad has always been interested in trains.  He’s never really avidly collected model trains, nor has he ever (to my knowledge) conducted a train personally, but I can recall on quite a few occasions his mentioning with longing certain train trips he has taken out West. The … Continue reading

The 32nd, for *E*

The 32nd, for *E*

To celebrate my 32nd birthday several weeks ago, *A* and I headed to our favorite part of North Carolina – the western-most mountains around Asheville. We went apple-picking at our favorite orchard and got to spend some quality time with a very special friend of ours – someone I’ve been friends with – geez, longer … Continue reading