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A Lovely Day

Day 44

skylightToday was quite lovely. We had a leisurely morning just enjoying our morning coffee and some cereal. Today was forecast to be warmer which was a welcome change from the cool rainy weather we’ve been having.

I took a couple of photos of the view out of our skylights. The sun was gorgeous and you can still see some fall color from the trees that have not yet dropped their leaves. It is another time of transition which I love.

Lunch with Family

We arranged to meet our nieces and their daughter at a restaurant in Asheville. It seems like it has been way too long since we have seen them. We decided to eat at HomeGrown, a cute but small and strangely laid out restaurant that offered a brunch menu.

Luckily the day was gorgeous and we ate outside on their enclosed (and heated) patio. I had a wonderful farm salad with a spring mix of greens, sunflower seeds and grilled apples with a balsamic reduction. It was delicious. I was so thankful they offered a half-size although I got hungry later in the afternoon. Everyone else had breakfast fare and I think we all found something we liked.

Voorhees Family Art Show

IMG_7823We went by the annual Voorhees Family Art show after lunch. What a beautiful display of various types of art! Stunning silver jewelry, silver and ceramic jewelry, beautiful hand-thrown pottery, watercolors and oils, handmade books, stained glass and much more. Hubby bought a new coffee cup for himself and we purchased something else that I cannot share here until after the holidays!

The Afternoon

The rest of the afternoon was just relaxing, running errands and taking in the day. I did take the opportunity to check out the location of the Writers Group in Asheville. Looks to be in a private home and I’m not sure how I feel about the location. I’m glad I did not rush into a decision on that.

Then it was off to Whole Foods, Fresh Market and Publix then home. All in all an extremely nice day filled with family, good food, and gorgeous weather.

Sometimes, days like these are truly all you need.

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as
autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Lovely Day”

  1. Lovely! I’ve only been to HomeGrown a couple of times (their fried chicken sandwich is quite special, for this non-fried chicken eater!)

    I hope to make it over the the Vorhees family show tomorrow — I almost walked there this morning on my long loop from Montford to the North Asheville tailgate market, but decided to come back through Five Points instead.

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    1. Lisa, I thought I replied to this earlier, but I do not see it. It was a gorgeous day in Asheville, wasn’t it? We must have been in your neck of the woods. I do hope you make it to the Voorhees show tomorrow. There is a lot of beautiful artwork.

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    1. Lauren, life always has its peaks and valleys, but knowing you have control of what you do and when you do it is BIG. And on the days you need to rest, you CAN! 🤗

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