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.