Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pool Side

NC is significantly warmer than NE.  Today, I spent a few hours outside reading before taking a dip in the pool.  It's open until mid-October.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The B(e)are Necessities

After many requests for an inside look at the apartment.  As you can see my decorations are limited.  I'm taking suggestions.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fired Up

Last night Geoff had a firepit at his place. It was the perfect evening for it, even though we did come home smelling like smoked sausages. 

A little bit of home

The Love Asheville stickers are everywhere here.  There is a big push to shop local, my kind of town.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A peck of apples

To celebrate the official first day of fall we went apple picking. Tomorrow: there will be pie.

Minty Fresh

Spotted this gem of a Jeep color while out and about.  What a hilarious color.

Friday, September 21, 2012

My life just improved five-fold

My new iPhone just arrived at my office. I cannot wait to get home and get it set up. It's sooo pretty!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

First bits of color change

The tree outside my bedroom window is just starting to go orangey brown at the tips. This morning the air was cool and smelled so much like fall.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


This past weekend, I finally made it to the library to get a library card and joined the Buncombe County Library System. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall is in the air!

Guess what I got in the mail today? I am ready to snuggle up with a childhood favorite and some classic Yankee Candles.  Thank you Mal, for the amazing package.  It was a welcome surprise

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Puppy Therapy

Today, I decided to visit the pet adoption event in Asheville.  These cuties are lab/husky mix.  There is a local group that volunteers to take the shelter dogs hiking in the area mountains.  The program is called Hiking Hounds. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mal runs on Dunkin

Our annual phoneathon starts today to close the campaign - I am le tired just thinking about the next two days.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


After making it 2.5 years of driving and parking in the Boston area, I get to Asheville and my car was hit within 2 days of moving in.  Thankfully, no one was injured and my car was parked when it was hit.  Unfortunately, I didn't see it happen, but the person who hit my car did leave their details with my neighbors.  Living in the south and knowing your neighbors has some great benefits (besides being called tadpole).  Dealing with the insurance company was the last thing I wanted to do at the end of my first day of work, but there I was on the phone with my insurer and later the police.  Hopefully this will get fixed by the end of the weekend and Esmerelda (my car) will be back to her sassy self.

Monday, September 10, 2012


Keep your body in the safari car at all time.  This lady was less than 10 feet from me.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bull Elephant - Kenya

Apologies for the delay in posting, traveling and moving don't lend well to uploading several hundred photos.  I'll be sure to be more up to date on posting in the coming weeks.  Hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day weekend.  Living in Asheville will hopefully lead to ample opportunity to explore and take more photos.  Expect a few more animal photos in the coming days.