… haven’t had dinner here for a while… my favorite, chicken piccata, hasn’t changed a bit… xo
… in a shelf unit that used to reside in the beautiful Aethelwold Hotel… such history… #loveit
… cheese ravioli and vegetable ratatouille with gorgonzola sauce…
… gorgeous orchid… I love it, thank you!!!!
… this fabulous little piece of wonderful told me I slept 7.5 hours last night (74% quality – is that good? – doesn’t sound good, but I feel great)… also went to the gym with me for a late morning workout (not sure yet what it thought of my workout – trying to figure out all it can do – it’s smarter than me for sure)… also tells me I have nothingI have to do today (yay! other than prepare a dinner of standing rib roast, potatoes dauphinoise and roasted parmesean asparagus)… #iloveit… ;-)
… two of the smartest, most beautiful and funny people I know… (smartest: Andrew – he went to Harvard and has lots of White House stories, plus he’s a writer… most beautiful: Makemie… funny: both of them)! Here’s to a fun 2019!
… I don’t ever get flu shots (never will) but I do lots of other things to stay healthy, including every day take vitamins, greens (Athletic Greens), and occasionally a teaspoon of elderberry syrup when I’m around sick people… available at Healthy Harvest and Food Matters…
… this Salavation Army bell ringer in front of D.D. Bullwinkel’s is apparently famous in some parts… he used to play for Alabama 1988-1992 and has the ring to prove it and tells me he was a “lefty” before it was cool to be a lefty…
Oscar has a show at Harvard this coming year… looking forward to showing them Brevard when he’s finished!
… if you want a masseuse with the best energy ever, book with Dawn at Elements Spa..
…. thank you to Mike Owen for always being helpful and making the process seamless and smooth!
… these came in handy today in the snow!
… my affirmation to push through… xo
… I love coming here… all about the things I love: home, growing things, building things, animals, ruggedness, hard work, and the simple things in life…
… hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, drawings… and ran into a food tour fan while shopping!
… feeling numb and overwhelmed learning horrible news this morning. This was the last photo my beautiful strong Tennessee friend shared online (“Set your sights higher than your eyes can see.” ~Rumi) before heartbreak hit. Today she gathers her eldest son’s things from the coroner’s office after he was shot and killed in a random act of violence and is making arrangements to have him cremated so she can “carry him close” on the trip back home. There. are. no. words. He had just arrived in Detroit with his cousin, pulling in to a parking garage of an art institute. They were both shot. The cousin is fighting for his life. And my heart aches. Why do people hate? I wish I were in Tennessee right now. She was one of our biggest supporters of doing a Brevard wall mural honoring “all of the brokenhearted.” Some day we will do it, and there will be a special tribute to Ryan included somewhere in the design. xo Please tell the people you love that you love them today. Choose love.
… stumbling upon lots of things I don’t need… ;-)
… perfect end to a busy day… meditating to the sound of rain and the smell of a mini baked truffled brie en croute with walnuts in the oven…
… thank you to Brevard visitor Corey for this photo, since I missed the lighting!
… celebrating a birthday… and missing two of our guests who had a baby, instead! :-)