Intending to show the best of North Carolina to my brother’s friend who was visiting from Florida, my family journeyed to the Blue Ridge Parkway on Friday. Although the weather forecast said, “partly cloudy,” we met heavy fog on the Parkway.
We made the most of a less-than-ideal situation, eventually abandoning the Parkway for Boone and Valle Crucis (but not before I snapped some ominous fog photos).
…and I snapped one less moody photo because from the valley, the low-lying clouds made the world look Christmas-white.
For ten hours on Monday, I drove south at 80 mph in the company car. I am attending a student retention conference this week, and my goal was to reach the hotel before dinner.
About halfway to my destination, I stopped at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge to snap some nature photos and stretch my legs. As soon as I exited the car, 1000 mosquitoes attacked me. I ran in circles while swatting them (killing about 10 mosquitoes per swat) until I could safely return to my car.
I didn’t try to leave the car again for three hours.
Sorry there aren’t more photos of the nature preserve, but I like my blood to stay in my body.
Do you ever feel like you are in the Chopped Kitchen? This salad came from such an experience. After opening the cupboard below the sink, I realized that my sweet potatoes had to be used ASAP. However, I desperately wanted a salad.
I cannot contain myself. There are a hundred things that I should do right now besides write a blog post. Yet, I find myself sitting cross-legged on my freshly-slipcovered couch, typing away.
Yesterday I moved into my first apartment, and I cannot wait to share some photos.
In a way, this apartment fell in my lap. A friend from PIU (whom we will call R) rented a furnished basement apartment from a couple who attends a nearby Baptist church. R graduated in May, and she moved to another part of town to rent an apartment with friends. I asked R if her landlords planned to find another renter after she moved out, and the rest is history.
Over four years ago, I started this blog with a Lemony Snicket quote, and my home page boasts a picture of Lemony Snicket books. Without a doubt, Snicket is my favorite monikered children’s author. His proverbs are quite wise, including this one: