Sometimes it is okay to be random, right? Today is one of those days that I am deeming Random Day.
It’s been a good week but a long one in a lot of ways. There is always the post vacation lull that seems to set in and this has been the week for that. Re-adjusting to the time zone I live in, catching up on laundry and trying to just get back in sync with life in general has been the challenge but I am getting there.
The great thing is that ability to be able to have some fun while enjoying the beautiful fall colors that are exploding in Western North Carolina. I got to have dinner with a friend I had not seen for ages. Catching up with my friend Amy after not seeing her in person for at least 5 years (and most likely more) was really a great thing. I am always amazed at the ability to just pick up right where we left off in friendships no matter how long it has been. Have you experienced that?
Wednesday I got my hair cut and colored—I had to break up with my old stylist and I am happy to say my new stylist is great. If you are a woman I bet you can nod your head at this one. If your hair isn’t right — nothing is right. So I am one happy girl now with a new stylist who gets me. Win win.
Thursday was a fun adventure with my Clown Car buddy from Las Vegas. Now that one may need a little bit of explanation, right? When I went to the Bloggers At Midlife Conference (you can read about that here) I met a group of 5 other ladies who became kind of a little group. We all came from different places, write about different things and yet we clicked and became good friends. One night we all crammed into Julie’s car and went to dinner and it was one of those Clown Car images when we all tumbled out. There was a lot of laughter and hilarity and fun and we became known as the Clown Car Buddies.
Julie, the driver of the Clown Car, came to North Carolina on a vacation this week and I was happy that I was on her itinerary. So I gave her the 5 hour Beth Ann’s Best of Brevard tour and we enjoyed some waterfalls, a wee bit of shopping, lunch, fall foliage viewing, shared cups of tea on my not so quiet back porch (thanks to tree trimming going on) and did I mention chocolate? Yes, there was chocolate involved. Julie blogs over at Word Storm Casserole. Tell her I sent you if you stop over.
So all in all a great week and to finish it out for you my loyal readers a few pictures of just some of the fall colors that are popping up in Western North Carolina. Enjoy.
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I’m happy you had a great time! And I never get tired of seeing beautiful fall photos.
It is so beautiful here. Chris and I are hoping to take a drive on the Blue Ridge this weekend if we can fit it in. Along with all of the other million leaf peepers. 🙂
Oh yes, it will be crowded up there. We tried to have lunch (at 2:45!!!) at the Pisgah Inn on Wednesday and it was a 75 minute wait! Decided to take the 75 minutes and drive to the Grill instead!
Love that Geoff is now on your blog! 15 minutes of fame!
And yes, my Midge is like your Amy. I think we last saw each other in 2010 or 2011, and it never matters – still connected and still lots of fun!
Raving over your ramblings. Love Leaf Peepers! Having one of those weeks myself. If I had the time I would blog about it, but must run. Have a great weekend.
Judy–sounds like you have had a really busy time lately so I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment. Thanks so much!
What fabulous colours! I can see how they would motivate painters. Glad you found a hairdresser you are happy with. Always a concern when you move. I have one who comes to my house, does a great job and doesn´t charge me very much at all. I keep wanting to give her more but she won´t take it. Oh and she stops in and trims my bangs for free!! I love your random ramblings as I feel like we are sharing a cup of tea and chatting. Hugs from Spain.
Oh the hairdresser thing is a huge deal for me ! And yes—this one is a keeper.
What a great week! So happy another blogger friend could visit you.
I seem to have a nice collection of blogger friends, don”t I? 🙂
Lovely. I am glad you went random! I do miss the lovely colors, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by Marie! It was great to have you here and I am happy you appreciated random. 🙂 Some days that is all I have! 🙂
Trees are looking like that here, too…
It’s that time of year!
It’s a good time of the year to be in the carolinas! Great pics, western NC is so gorgeous, esp now.
Western NC is gorgeous ! WE drove to Concord yesterday and the colors along the way were pretty amazing at places.
I love your random posts – and am delighted to be in one of them. Am safely home in Michigan now, with chilly temps and all matter of leaf colors. And yep, the chocolate is all gone!!
It was so nice to give you the Beth Ann Best of Brevard tour! Come back anytime!