Honestly, middle of the week last week, I thought I wasn’t going to make it to the weekend.
Tuesday evening, I was at work, and attempting a quick dinner. It was one of those evenings when I couldn’t seem to get a second to myself at work, and I got a call over the walkie for like the 700th time. I pushed myself back from my desk, maybe a little too hard, and my laptop cord got caught in the wheels of my desk chair. Before I realized what was happening, the computer crashed to the floor, and I knew it was bad.
I screamed a word that is not considered appropriate to God-fearing people, and the computer worked for about 20 more minutes before it completely crapped out. I immediately contacted IT, but was pretty computerless for the better part of two days, save for an old laptop I was able to dig out of a drawer at work.
So after that, I cried to my husband that I did think I could make a wedding we were planning to attend with the pile of emails that were sure to await me.
But, before long, and with me making a trip or two back to our corporate headquarters to drop off my laptop and beg our IT specialist for mercy, I had a fix – the fall destroyed the hard drive, and sweet Jim replaced it for me. Thankfully, Google Chrome saved a lot of the bookmarks I needed for work, and all was not completely lost, and after a few meltdowns, I was comfy to head to the wedding of Kim and Nate on Saturday.
So, this time on our trip to Asheville, instead of getting a hotel, we did an Air BnB. Because we left early enough, we had time to get into the place, a cute basement apartment hanging off the side of a mountain, and I had time to go for a short run while Austin took a little nap. By the time I got back, he showered, and I was in full swing, getting my hair pinned up before I hopped into the shower to make my face look decent.
**Side note** I once read something that Jamie Chung said, something along the lines of the fact that her pre-pretty dress routine is to run, and that always stuck with me. So before a fancy event, before getting into a dress, I like to go for a run as a little routine for myself!
Rentallll! Funny enough, I wasn’t sure if I was gonna be crazy about this one – the inner part of the dress was just tight enough around my getting-bigger butt, and I wasn’t sure if I would look like the dress was riding up. But I think it turned out perfectly!
Adele, pictured here, also rented the runway. She and a friend actually picked this dress out for me when I found myself getting overwhelmed by the options.
Not pictured: this rad cape I got since the ceremony was outside and just a little bit chilly. But it was awesome. and really high fashion. If you saw me in it, you might even think I was a fancy classy lady!
So the wedding of Kim and Nate was really fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed the break. The wine was flowing, and I really enjoyed dancing with friends, as well as this cute little girl we met on the dance floor.
The next day, after I woke up really early and took Aleve and vitamins before the storm hit (praise you Lord for that insight), and prepped to push off and hit brunch with some folks from the wedding, as well as an old friend from Elon.
We were missing part of our crew, and the mystery was solved when Adele told us that they got a text at like 3am from some of the boys, telling us they’d just gotten back and they weren’t going to make it back. Oh well!
After we gobbled up brunch, I sort of rudely invited myself to join Wayne (Elon bud) on his quest to find his sister’s booth at a local flea market.
Can we talk about this flea market for a second? K. Tiny plants. Vintage clothing. Someone told me I had a nice voice. Like speaking wise. Which is hysterical because when I speak I sound like Hilary Banks, but that’s beside the point. I find some old silverware, which is like ME THING, and got to walk around drinking alcohol next to the French Broad River.
WE MET THIS TINY CAT AND THEN WE PUT IT IN A MUG.
I’m not really in the market for any more pets because we’re psychotic and already have like two too many, but don’t let that fool you. I briefly considered stealing this kitten and raising him as my own.
Enough about me…what did you do this weekend?