Category Archives: Random Musings

MLK Day – 2017

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Going into this new year of uncertainty, I am reminded that King’s dream is still far away.  This means that we have work to do.  I think the months and years ahead can be summed up in the words of Frederick Douglas,

“Power concedes nothing without a demand.  It never did and it never will.  If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

Keep fighting, people.

The Greatest

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How Old Am I Again?

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In my mind I’m 40.  My birth certificate would have you add a few more years but I am stuck on 40. I’m not immune from the passage of time. I see things changing around me.

My kids are aging.  Princess will be 20 years old in a few weeks. Diva is almost 18. They are aging. Me. I’m 40.

Peace

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Relaxing weekend getaway

A Mountain Getaway

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The Hubby continues to amaze me with his love for new adventures. This past weekend we went on a mountain getaway.  We stayed at the Andon-Reid Bed & Breakfast Inn in Waynesville, NC.  This place is a little piece of heaven.  Check out the mountain view below:

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Simply beautiful!

The innkeeper, Mark and Kari, are gracious hosts.  We were greeted like family home for a weekend visit.  We were given a tour of the renovated home, which mixes  modern conveniences like walk in showers with various antiques.  Kari made sure we knew about local restaurants for dinner and made a reservation for us.  We told them that we planned to ride the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad the next morning and Kari provided the best directions to get there (about 20-30 minutes away) and gave  us an interesting history lesson as well.  Breakfast was delicious and everything was made from scratch.

We had a wonderful weekend.  The town of Waynesville is a quaint little country town and everyone we interacted with was friendly.  The mountain air made for some relaxing sleep and Mark and Kari helped make the weekend memorable.  We met some interesting couples at the inn.  We even got an astrology lesson from one of the other guest as we sat around the fire pit one evening.

Hubby really outdid himself this time.  I loved our weekend in the mountains.  I hope to go back again.

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If you are planning a trip to the mountains, take my advice and stay at the Andon-Reid Bed and Breakfast.  You will be glad you did.

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