The Saluda Arts Festival was today!
I have been so busy!
April 19: Day 109
Picked up cupcakes for Steeplechase.
April 20: Day 110
April 21: Day 111
Mint chocolate chip ice cream is great for hangovers.
April 22: Day 112
First day of my new job!
April 23: Day 113
I needed some comfort food… Redneck pasta time.
April 24: Day 114
Babysat Sam and played with bubbles.
April 25: Day 115
Planned my first storytime!
April 26: Day 116
Pint Night Fundraiser… Dale’s Pale Ale.
April 27: Day 117
5 days ’til Chicago… Got my CTA pass in the mail!
I had a productive MORNING on Friday, which is rare… Picked up pottery I painted last weekend, bought some groceries, and found tennis shoes and a carry-on suitcase that I love. All before getting some Thai for lunch!
Saturday I went to the 67th Block House Steeplechase! It was cold, which was not cool, but we still had a good time! I brought cupcakes, pinwheels, and Mexican dip. I have to admit I only saw the last horse race… I was too busy having fun!
1. Were you born and raised in the town you live in, or did you move to that town?
I am currently living in my hometown of Saluda, NC. I lived in a lot of other places after graduating college (Prague, Czech Republic; Charleston, SC; Denton, TX; Seoul, Korea) but I am back home now and hope to stay here, or close to here.
2. What is your favorite thing about the town you live in?
It’s where my family and (some of my) friends are! Also it’s a great outdoorsy town/area with lots of things to do nearby: hiking, tubing, kayaking, ziplining, swimming, etc.
3. Are there any special annual events there?
Yes! We have our own annual holiday called Coon Dog Day in July with a parade and square dance. There’s also Hometown Christmas and the Saluda Arts Festival.
4. What don’t you like about your town?
It’s small so you have to drive to a bigger city to go to Wal-Mart, Target, a big grocery store, the movies, etc.
5. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Well I could live (almost) anywhere but for now I’m happy where I am. I would rather live near home and use my vacation time to travel!
1. Have you ever wanted to compete in a race or marathon?
No!! Not for me. Sounds awful.
2. If you had to choose one, which activity would you most like to try: rock climbing, surfing, hang gliding, or skydiving?
I have been skydiving but I would love to try hang gliding! Specifically off the sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
3. What’s the most extreme exercise you enjoy?
I wouldn’t call it extreme, but I enjoy skiing.
4. What specific exercise do you hate most?
5. What makes you most uncomfortable about a gym atmosphere?
I don’t mind going to the gym but I wouldn’t feel comfortable going to a class. I couldn’t keep up!
6. If you could afford to outfit the perfect gym/workout center in your own home, how often do you think you’d actually make use of it?
I think I would use it! While I watched TV… Which I do a lot.
This weekend was awesome!
Friday I worked and Ruth and Baby Klay came over for taco night.
Saturday I met Adrienne for lunch at Chili’s and then we went shopping at Old Navy, Target, Michael’s, and World Market.
Then I met Cindy to see the movie Stoker. It was weird and creepy, but good!
Next I met Ruth, Michael, and Baby Klay for dinner at Papa’s & Beer.
Yesterday my mom and I went to Franklin, NC to visit my Aunt Laura and Uncle Jim (they have a cabin there but live in Florida). I made enchiladas and we played Scrabble. They don’t have internet or cell phone service there so I caught up on my reading too.
This morning it snowed!
READING The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Hoping to finish it before the movie comes out next weekend!
WRITING In magazines (doing crossword puzzles and sudoku).
LISTENING To Titantic, the movie my mom fell asleep to tonight (we’re visiting my aunt and uncle).
THINKING About the weather tomorrow and if I’ll have to pick my friend up from the airport.
SMELLING Nothing in particular.
WISHING I had internet access or even cell phone service.
HOPING The weather won’t be bad tomorrow.
WEARING My pajamas as always.
LOVING This little getaway, even if it is only for a night!
WANTING To turn the light back on so I can read more.
NEEDING To go to sleep.
FEELING In a good mood.
CLICKING Through my phone to see the pics I took of magazines articles I was reading of things to look up when I have the internet!
Friday wasn’t too eventful… I did storytime (they loved the dinosaur theme) and gave myself a mani.
Saturday was a non-stop day of fun! First, I met Breanna at The Square Root for lunch…
Then we went shopping! World Market was having a huge wine clearance so I got a few bottles ($2.25-$3.25 each!) then I found the perfect Steeplechase dress at Target!
We finished the day with beers at Chili’s.
But that’s not all! Then I met up with Adrienne and Cindy for drinks at W xyz bar.
Cindy and I then headed over to Hana to meet Chelsea, Emily, and Holly for dinner.
Our last stop was Adam Dalton Distillery, where we enjoyed some photo booth fun!
Surprisingly, I was not that hungover on Sunday. I made bangers and mash and Lucky Charms cupcakes for dinner with the fam.
1. What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Take a nap, read, watch a TV show or movie…
2. What is your favorite thing to do on a summer weekend?
Be outside swimming somewhere!
3. What is your favorite spring activity?
Steeplechase (a horse race)! Already got my dress for this year…
4. What is your favorite way to spend a winter day?
Well if it’s snowing then sledding!
5. What is your favorite season and why?
Fall! I love the weather, the fashion, Halloween…
6. What is the best birthday you ever had?
Hmmm that’s a hard one. They’ve all been pretty good!