Feminist, singer, animal lover, and a frolicker. I'm spontaneous and easily entertained. This blog is a bunch of randomness that I'm too shy to put elsewhere on the Internet.
~ Friday, November 9 ~
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~ Sunday, November 6 ~
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For my birthday this weekend, my boyfriend took me to a surprise destination.  We left on Saturday morning and ended up at Max Patch, NC.  We hiked to the top and it was amazing.  Then he whipped out his ipod and gave me one of the headphones.  We slow danced to Band of Horses’ “No One’s Gonna Love You.”  I was so moved that I cried.  Looking at the beautiful mountains surrounding us—one of which has a monk’s temple on it, and having him holding me listening to that song was something I will never forget.

Then we went to Hot Springs, NC and stayed in the Iron Horse Station.  It is a lovely hotel with an amazing bar/restaurant in the oldest building in town.  It is right across from the hot springs which we took a late night dip in.

We were laying in the hotel bed at about 8 pm when we heard a series of loud booms.  We went downstairs to investigate and discovered that a Civil War reenactment was going on across the street and for some reason they were firing cannons…at night…in the dark.  Of course we had to walk over and investigate.  We were walking in the direction of the cannon fire when we saw a group of men huddled in the dark.  Before we realized it a cannon was going off no less than 50 ft away from us.  It was eerie seeing men in Civil War uniforms running around in the dark without flashlights.  

Today we had breakfast at the Smoky Mountain Diner and it was so MUCH food for so little $ and sooooo tasty!  Then at 2 pm we watched the reenactment and it was powerful and LOUD.  Men and women in uniforms were galloping around on horses, firing loud guns and cannons, and dropping “dead.”  

It was an epic weekend with my love and it was one of the best, most thoughtful bday presents I have ever received.  

Tags: max patch band of horses no one's gonna love you hot springs nc iron horse station civil war reenactment
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~ Friday, October 21 ~
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Fern wishes she had a uterus …but for now alpine wool socks will do!

Fern wishes she had a uterus …but for now alpine wool socks will do!


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~ Thursday, October 20 ~
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One of the most thoughtful and creative gifts ever given to me: for months my boyfriend collected things that made him think of me and put them in this box. What is more thoughtful then actual thoughts? He’s an art teacher.

I feel kinda weird posting things my bf does for me—kinda like I’m bragging. He just makes me smile often and I appreciate his effort.

Sorry I’ve been a serial poster today. My tumblr app on my phone had been malfunctioning until its new update. SoI now I’m back!

One of the most thoughtful and creative gifts ever given to me: for months my boyfriend collected things that made him think of me and put them in this box. What is more thoughtful then actual thoughts? He’s an art teacher.

I feel kinda weird posting things my bf does for me—kinda like I’m bragging. He just makes me smile often and I appreciate his effort.

Sorry I’ve been a serial poster today. My tumblr app on my phone had been malfunctioning until its new update. SoI now I’m back!


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Portrait done of me by instructor Tom Root during a portrait class

Portrait done of me by instructor Tom Root during a portrait class


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I’ve been working out ALOT doing a CrossFit style workout program. Bruises like these often result from all of the pushups, burpees, etc. But I’m looking good. Charting my progress at belvasfitness.blogspot.com!

I’ve been working out ALOT doing a CrossFit style workout program. Bruises like these often result from all of the pushups, burpees, etc. But I’m looking good. Charting my progress at belvasfitness.blogspot.com!


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Autumn on Boone Lake, TN

Autumn on Boone Lake, TN


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My great aunt Dot and Bowzer :) she loves dogs and keeps an album of all the dogs she has had over the years (a great many)

My great aunt Dot and Bowzer :) she loves dogs and keeps an album of all the dogs she has had over the years (a great many)


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My beautiful great aunt during ’40s

My beautiful great aunt during ’40s


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Uncle Herman  named this plane  “Doubtful Doris” after my great aunt during WWII

Uncle Herman named this plane “Doubtful Doris” after my great aunt during WWII


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