Baby it’s cold outside and I am one size (maybe two) bigger than I was last winter. Since this year will most likely kill me -death by freezing- I will need to get warmer clothes and since I would rather not walk around in Faded Glory, a trip to Asheville was needed. Pronto!
I ran over for a couple of hours today with Nora and the baby. This was my first trip driving all by my lonesome, but I had my handy dandy navigator on my phone to guide me. Seriously do not know what I would do without it. Stay home? :o/ Probably not, but it does make it easier to get around in unfamiliar territory.
The trees are gorgeous! There is a major hill needed to climb over to get to Asheville and it felt like the mountains were right on top of me in beautiful golden colors. It was a great start along with our first stop, Starbucks. I was able to get a yummy tall, vanilla, soy cappuccino (I haven’t chanced a make-believe at the Ingles Starbucks in Clayton) and sit quietly in a busy Starbucks that had almost as bad of a parking lot as Beacon Rd in Lakeland. I was loving it! City! I love you! People, who are cute and trendy and rude instead of smiley and country. A nice change for the day. I’m hoping to convince Jason to move to the city when the kids are grown or almost before we settle down into pinkledinkin’ retirement. I may have to drag him there or perhaps he will visit me on weekends. ;o) Anyway, after that we went to…yep…you guessed it, Target! Where we spent the rest of our time browsing the entire store getting Target-only essential items and and some warmer clothes including BOOTS!
I bought my very first pair of skinny jeans, which were on sale btw, and make me feel a little bit retarded, they are a must with most boots. I wasn’t planning on getting any boots just yet, but they were on mega sale and super cute! One pair was an “online item” returned to the store and exactly my size. Retail $45 on clearance for $11. The other pair was brown “booties”, very short boots, for only $12. I expected to spend at least $30 on one pair, so I was extremely happy to find these deals.
Last on my list was to run into Whole Foods for toothpaste that I can only get there or online. My navigator took me to Merrimon St, an area of Asheville I haven’t been to which is much more upscale. The store was a Greenville Grocery on the outside and a Whole Foods (completely with wall-to-wall Hipsters) inside and sadly they did not carry my toothpaste. Don’t worry the trip was complete when Lorelei decided to pee on me. We did a quick change and headed home, but not before we stopped at Dunkin Donuts (it’s the little things) for yummy snack and breakfast tomorrow morning. :o)
It has been a crazy week and the weekend promises to be the same. It is that time of year again, busy busy holidays and family time. We will be visiting the Pumpkinfest in Franklin and the Pumpkin Chunkin in Hayesville tomorrow. Woohoo!