i had a good final weekend here in Asheville. we are leaving bright and early on thanksgiving day and should be back in kansas by friday night. i'll be in kansas for most of dec and then will head west. not 100% sure where we'll be after that, its still up in the air, but tahoe or colorado are the most likely possibilities. livin in the moment for now i guess.
sooooo.... friday i spent the day thrift shopping. i hadnt been in quite awhile. actually i hadnt had a day out of the house by myself in, well... hmmm i cant remember when. weeks atleast. any who. it was fun and i found lots of inspiration, especially from old books. love the colors and illustrations.
Saturday we went for a bike ride at bent creek. probably our last one :( . weather was beautiful. the trees were bare but oh so lovely.
we went on some new trails that i was nervous about previously because they are marked at medium difficulty and ive found that even easy trails can be hard so medium to me might be impossible. but they werent. they were really fun. it had been raining a few days prior so there were some muddy ruts but we charged through them. (ok so we took it pretty slow. no reason to be drenched unnecessarily, but a little mud is ok. fun even.
showing off a little mud on my shin.
i did, however, have a little mishap. the path had narrowed and was rooted so the margin of error was small. my tire caught a log that was poking out into the path and i went down. my knee hit the log and got pinned between it and the bike. nick was no where in site. he tends to ride faster therefore typically leads. i sat on the ground for a moment after kicking the bike off me with my free leg and admittedly started to cry. thoughts of "oh be tough and shake it off" went through my head and i got up. my knee hurt pretty bad but i was able to stand on it and knew i was ok. i literally "shook it off" and got back on my bike and finished the ride. it got iced when i got home because a couple welts had formed. it was really stiff yesterday but getting better. just some bruises now.
Yesterday, we were invited over to the farm house for games and music. there were a lot of people over there. we played all sorts of games. anyone ever heard of Birdy on a Perch? some cool chick declared us partners and nick had some boy as his. you roam around like musical chairs til the music stops and then the birdy has to get on his/her perch. i think there are some pretty funny pictures out there. later there was a jam session in the foyer. it was really fun. and some great people, too.