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
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.
Returning Home Tomorrow
It's totally normal to feel a little sick at the thought of going home, right? Sigh. On a more positive note, in spite of how my dad feeds me (good, and too much) and less exercise this past week, I am down to a size 8. Much closer to the size 6 I was pre-pregnancy. … Continue reading Returning Home Tomorrow
But has he tried dating people? I know it's not really a respectable blog post. I spent 6 hours looking at pricy handcrafted items in the Gatlinburg area with my dad and his friend G. I'm still stuck using my phone. This is the best I'm gonna do for now!
Well it turns out my dad is more of a tech troglodyte than I was - he doesn't have wi-fi. I am stuck using my phone. Having a good time, though, and definitely more relaxed than I was at home. Have one picture because I can't get the rest to upload.
Friday was a nice day for a drive. I realized, the day before, that my trip to Tennessee would be the first time I'd been away from home without my kids, my husband, or both, since before I got married. I was instantly even more excited for my trip. The first half of the drive … Continue reading Vacation