roots and wings…

my parent’s moved into a home when i was 3 years old.  they still own it.  it holds most of my memories.  when i sit on a certain spot on the couch, i breathe deep and think, “man, i love this house.”  i had a HOME. not everyone does.  i do know that.  and, i am thankful. my roots are there, and for me, roots are important.  because of them, i feel like i belong.  like i have a story that started before me…from people whom i respect and wish i... Read More

summer travel…blowing rock, north carolina…

you may have read my post from last week about my favorite place to rest…blowing rock, north carolina.  it is a haven for me nestled in the blue ridge mountains.  some of it rests in time and does not change.  the parts that do tend to stay pretty close to the original….that is acceptable to me.  blowing rock sits up the mountain about 25 minutes from boone, north carolina.  oddly, it is south of boone, but up a mountain.  as you drive the blue ridge parkway... Read More

what do YOU love to do during the summer?

i got a sweet email about two weeks ago from a precious reader who wanted to know what i love to do over the summer.  🙂  well, i love to do a lot of things.  my favorite has always been to travel.  i LOVE traveling.  i am working toward a larger travel budget.  🙂  all of my life, my grandparents have had a home in BLOWING ROCK, NORTH CAROLINA.  it has always been my haven and i love it there.  this picture is of the moses h. cone manor house there.  it is one of... Read More

we interrupt this blog…

to bring you my life 🙂 i have been a little m.i.a. and wanted to give y’all a heads up.  i went home for the open garden day (which i will update on soon…it was EXQUISITE!!!)  and, so here is a pic from my old travels to inspire you all as you plan your summer vacations.  remember, road trips are good for the soul….back to you tomorrow 🙂  Read More

what i chose over 4 hours yesterday…

let me set the scene for you… this happened yesterday morning on i-24. it was carrying 8,000 pounds of ethanol. now, you may be wondering what that has to do with the title of this little post? well, here goes… i got in my car at 5:30 p.m. to drive home.  the above pictured tanker had turned over at about 11 a.m.  i thought it would be smooth sailing home.  WRONG. it took me 4 hours to drive home.  my commute is 45 to 50 minutes normally.  pleae allow me to set... Read More

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