Welcome to Asheville: Part 1 – River Arts District

Recently I was lucky enough to go on a mini-vacation to Asheville, North Carolina. I’ve been there before, but it’s been a while, and of course, there’s always new things to do.

This time before we went all members of my family researched different places to go, things we wanted to do. We actually ended up doing something everyone wanted, and while we did things and visited places we’ve gone before, we also did new things.

One of those new things was visiting the River Arts District. Continue reading


2018 Garden Update #1

The garden has moved. The original plan was to place the tomatoes on our deck, and they did start there. I helped move them out of their original containers into bigger pots, and we placed them on the deck. The tomato plants were maybe six inches tall, but we went ahead and put tomato cages around them. They dwarfed the little plants, but as the days passed, the little plants grew. Continue reading

Splashing Through the Mud

My friend and I recently did an obstacle course/mud race, and it was a lot of fun. It was a 5k course with about 20 obstacles, and it was kind of a spur of the moment decision to do it. By that I mean we decided a month before the race to participate, and neither of us have a consistent exercise routine.

When I heard I had a month to prepare, I figured I had time. I’m not a runner, so my plan was to try to hit the road and jog more. I wasn’t that concerned about the 5k distance – it’s about three miles, but with 20 obstacles to break it up, the actual running portions couldn’t be that long. I also knew there were supposed to be cargo nets and upper body obstacles, but I didn’t really have a plan for this either. Continue reading

November 2017 Recap

It’s hard to believe, but this was my seventh year participating in NanoWrimo. It boggles my mind a little bit, that it’s been that long. It seems like just yesterday I was taking the plunge for the first time, nervous and scared, but excited to finally do it as well. My friends had been doing it for a few year by then, and I wanted to do it too. I was afraid of the time commitment, but that year I made a promise to myself that I would take on the challenge. Continue reading