Call it Murphy's Law (which now seems odd to say, considering that I'm cohabitating with someone whose last name IS Murphy)...things get extremely hectic this week at work, frosty temps in The Bean force us to use our precious-as-gold heating oil supply, and I catch a head cold right in time for my "solo 30" adventure. Waaah! Luckily, Asheville's temps look to be in the 60s for most of next week and I am getting so excited for my trip!
In a move completely unlike myself, I have yet to plan one thing that I'll do or explore in the greater Asheville area. I did, however, confirm my
hotel hostel and rental car reservations because, come on, I haven't turned into an alien version of myself. A quick look at ExploreAsheville.com offers relief by letting me know that I can still catch some beautiful fall foilage in the mountains or, perhaps even more tempting, get into the Christmas spirit early with Christmas at The Biltmore, by checking out the National Gingerbread House Display, or avoiding holiday season shopping rage by grabbing up a bunch of gifts during the River Arts District Studio Stroll. I'm also pretty euphoric in finding out from my limited research that there are at least *6* quality thrift stores to check out in Asheville. GoogleMap me to the nearest post office because Mama's mailing home boxes of goodies!
In all honesty, I'm mostly looking forward to just relaxing and reflecting. This past year has been a complete roller coaster. I could use a little quiet time operating on my own clock. And even though I've threatened not to return to The Bean (as I have many, many times before,) now I have to -- The Prof bought us Saturday matinee tickets to see Moscow Cats Theatre!