In November, when I went to pet sit for my dad, I'd been dealing with too much depression upon my arrival to do a proper bit of blogging on the experience. First off, no matter how long it's been, I still seldom feel like a proper adult. That whole 'I need an adult - an … Continue reading Catty
Panther Creek State Park, Part 3
I went back to Panther Creek State Park the very next day after my first visit, when I found out the weather was supposed to be good, including sunshine. I'd been intending to stick to the lowland trails after the previous day's experience, and parked my car in one of the lower lots so I … Continue reading Panther Creek State Park, Part 3
Panther Creek State Park, Part 2
My first day, proceeding along the overlook loop trail and having passed to the other side of the hills and partially descended, I looked up and spotted a cave. 38 year old me thought 'that's cool,' took note of the terrain and thought it would be a good idea to keep walking. 8 year old … Continue reading Panther Creek State Park, Part 2
Panther Creek State Park, Part 1
I'd been planning to post about Panther Creek State Park after returning home from my dad's, but so much happened that pushed it to the back burner. The first day I went it was mostly a grey, cloudy day, but the park's scenery was gorgeous so I didn't mind the lack of sun too much. … Continue reading Panther Creek State Park, Part 1
Back in Indiana for three nights, and then I turn around and head back to Tennessee with my husband and kids for my family's Thanksgiving. This is going to be Hell Week for me. My husband is either working from home or off work until the Monday after Thanksgiving. My anxiety is already spiking and … Continue reading Midnight Drive
Things I Brought Back
I don't exactly have a large disposable income at the moment, but I still purchased a few things on my trip (other than food & gas). First up, a big red mug that just makes me happy to look at it, plus a pair of retro-styled jean shorts, found in a KARM thrift store. Next, … Continue reading Things I Brought Back
More Tennessee Photos
My sister J and I wanted to get some exercise and so visited a park with a walking trail near my dad's place. The trail itself wasn't very long, but we discovered we could follow a gravel drive up a hill and ended up in a sprawling red dirt pit. It was a pretty neat … Continue reading More Tennessee Photos
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
This store is huge. Huge and weird and practically swimming in a very southern American masculine aesthetic with a big side of nerd thrown in. Here's the story of how I ended up here during my visit to Tennessee - I have a favorite knife. It's got a metal handle where the blade and handle … Continue reading Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Artists’ Circle, Gatlinburg, TN
A selection of photos from our day browsing the contents of arts & crafts shops in the vicinity of Gatlinburg, TN. If you take this gnome-elf thing home, it is definitely going to come alive and go on a murder spree.
Tennessee Visit, Etc.
Well, I'm home. I was noticeably less stressed and anxious while in Tennessee visiting my family. Now that I've returned I can feel the ever-present low levels of anxiety, just waiting to be pushed to higher levels. Friday's drive went fairly well. Half of the trip was through long stretches of rural highway in Kentucky … Continue reading Tennessee Visit, Etc.