Spring Break 2013: The Week in Review.

This week was so busy! It was good busy, though. Mostly. I sort of wish I had a week to run around and get stuff done and another week to sleep and sit around and perhaps go to a vacation-y spot. Alas, I managed to cram it all into one ten day span! And there are still a couple more days!

Monday I went to the dentist. Clean teeth: check. And I went grocery shopping. Tuesday I went to the eye doctor and got my haircut. Healthy eyes: check. New purple glasses: check. Hair trimmy-trim: check. Scott has been in various states of an ear infection all week – pain, fever, vertigo. Stinky stinky stinky.

Wednesday morning I hit the road to Chapel Hill! Had lunch with my oldest friend, Emily Silva, before she moves to NYC next weekend! Go Emily go! Went to Trader Joe’s to stock up – one day the Asheville store will open! Thursday I spent the day with my mom in her classroom. Her kids had a really neat Poetry Coffeehouse in the morning where they read some of their original poems! I had lunch with my dad at Merritt’s Store and Grill – really terrific BLT – and had a nice time catching up with him. After school was over Mom and I spent some time going around her house and making a list of things I want to have from her house while she’s in Kuwait. Among various other conversations and general hanging out! It was a very brief visit, but lovely. Thursday evening I headed back home to the mountains!

Friday ended up being a general catch-up day. Laundry, some errands, picked up my new glasses (!!!), lovely relaxing, hanging out. Saturday I worked at my weekend job again and Mom came up for the weekend! Easter Sunday we had a nice brunch – pancakes and bacon. Mom and I borrowed our friends sweet pooch, Cricket, for an afternoon walk and had a lovely time! Then we spent the evening in and cooked a nice simple Easter dinner of ham, roasted potatoes with cheese, and green beans. We watched a fair bit of Downton Abbey and hit the sack! Monday brought another fun day of running around. A lazy morning, late brunch, an early afternoon visit to the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, a walk down to the Screen Door (where I found an awesome little children’s size ironing board that I intend to use for plants), a visit to the Biltmore for their wine tasting, and another delicious dinner together! Followed by some more Downton Abbey!

It was a lot of mish mash and this that and the other thing this Spring Break. Today was glorious! It snowed some earlier this Spring Break and we have had some lovely weather mixed in, with some rain too. The weather has been up and down and all around this spring. One day it will be consistently warm though! I was very productive this break, I got to travel, and I got to spend time with some of my favorite people! Scott is finally starting to feel a bit more like himself, which is such a relief. He still has some vertigo, but he was able to come with us to the French Broad Chocolate Lounge earlier! And I am very glad because it is our six year anniversary today!!! All in all it was a great break, a much needed rest, a rejuvenating time off, and a good week mixed with some productivity!

Loving our hyacinths!!!

Snow over Spring Break!?


Stocking up at Trader Joe's!

4th Grade Poetry Coffeehouse!


Sunset on the road.

New specs!

Easter bunny pancakes!

French Broad Chocolate Lounge!



Wednesday, June 20, 2012: After a quick breakfast with the family, they hit the road to continue their East Coast adventures! And we spent most of the day hanging out. We went to our favorite grocery store – Trader Joe’s – and picked up a few necessities. Then after delicious grilled steak with salad for dinner we headed to Emily’s to have drinks for the evening! We met her sweet sweet puppy, Eloise, and had the most marvelous time playing with her. It was, as always, wonderful to see Emily and Will! And so fun to meet the newest addition to the family!!!

Cricket’s Fox

Monday, June 4, 2012: This is Cricket’s new fox toy! When we got back from Viriginia we found it on her bed. And when our neighbor came over later we found out that she gave the fox to Cricket. It belonged to her dog who never played with it, and Cricket is obsessed! She worked her way down the fox searching for and destroying the squeakers. She loves it!

On the road!

Monday, May 14, 2012: Hit the road and drove to Reading, PA on Day 1!  It rained off and on, but mostly on, for the drive north. But it was smooth sailing! Managed to snap a photo while it was still nice out in NC.

Finished a pair of socks on the drive.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012: Drove from Reading, PA to Littleton, MA! It rained all day, but the trip went fine. Glad to be on vacation for a little bit! Jacob is happy to see us.

Walk-Run Buddy

Wednesday, March 14, 2012: For those of you who have not “met” her, this is Cricket. She’s our neighbors’ dog, and she’s the best. And our neighbors are the best for letting us borrow her! Thanks Nick and Kathy!!! Today was absolutely gorgeous and I really wanted to go outside and run around, and it’s just that much more fun with Cricket. So we headed to the Biltmore and hit the trail! It was wonderful! And she was a pooped pooch by the time we got back to the car. The photo does not convey how hard she was panting.

Also, today is Pi(e) Day. 3.14. 3/14. March 14. We ran out of time to make a pie. But we thought about it and so should you!

Alsoalso, I got a job at the montessori school where I have been volunteering! I start in August and I couldn’t be much happier!!!