north carolina! we’ll get to them in a minute. but first, look at this gorgeous tree. it’s on hwy15/501 heading towards roxboro. every time i see, i think how beautiful it is. you nc folks take a drive, especially in the fall, and check it out. i’d say get out and hug it, but that might be asking a wee bit too much
i’m bummed that i didn’t get an exterior shot of “rhonda the honda”. my friends let me borrow her during my trip. i love rhonda! she’s old school. born in 2000 and has about 210k miles on her, but still going strong. and! look at those knobs! i love knobs. they’re so much easier to control than the stuff in new cars. apparently i’m at the age when driving an old car turns from being an embarassment to something you are proud of. rock on rhonda!
after i booked my flight back east, the very first person i emailed was “the lady”. the lady’s real name is mary. mary is magical. she’s in cary, so if you need any bodywork done let me know and i’ll pass along her info
she also is a phenomenal listener. a while back she posted something on facebook about giving a gift to those who would pay it forward. i said yes (still need to work on the paying it forward part!) so when i got to her house there was a gift bag waiting for me. before i opened it, i stopped by the restroom. which i do every visit and i always comment on loving the reading material in there. so how great was it when i opened my gift it had several reader’s digest in it! and some trader joe soaps, that i love. we’re actually using the soaps right now. and that cute little happy camper magnet clip. a++++++ mary! the fact that you listen and pay attention to what makes a person happy. that is almost better than the gift itself. thank you!
i also had time to stop by my old workplace. it was great to catch up with friends. i had actually just seen sam and her family out in vegas a couple of weeks prior. a sam sighting is very rare, so i feel super special that i saw her twice!
speaking of super special. lisa and sheri are super special. not sure what we are doing in this photo. so for the 2nd one, we went for a little prom posing?!? i am both amazed and delighted at how we can start a conversation talking about the weather and by the end we are discussing body piercings. fantastic!
first order of business with sharon, yarn shop! downtown knits has both fabulous yarn and people. michelle, the owner, takes the time to answer all of my questions. helps me find the right yarn. and perhaps, enjoys my excitement over the pretty colors!