In Waynesville, NC, after a morning of shopping, we had lunch and a flight at Boojum Brewing. And then we continued on shopping until we were finished with all the shops we wanted to do there, and we headed on to Asheville.
This post is being brought to you by an upgrade to WordPress using their Business Plan. lol I maxed out on the $8 per month plan and have now have the $25 per month plan! Only problem is you have to pay all at once. Which is never good for this time of year. I’m all set for the next year and get a few more perks and lots of storage! I had already wanted George this would happen. But I was not going to NOT blog or NOT post pics anymore, and certainly wasn’t time to start a new blog when I’ve decided to grow this one. So – paying up is what I did today. Then went and told George it finally happened. All those pics yesterday sent me over the edge and today it would not allow any more media til I upgraded. So here I am, all upgraded and my hobbies are starting to be more expensive! If I wasn’t here though I’d be perusing Amazon ha! – so….better off here. Now back to the regular blog post. Merry Christmas to me! Another year of blogging.
Well the beer flight tasting was really good. I tasted the IPA’s mainly in my flight. Probably best for me to have a mix and not all IPA’s as they were all very mighty in presence. While it was fantastic, I really had my fix and drank wine or herbal drinks the rest of the weekend. ;-0
The food was incredible! These fish tacos were amazing. They were crunchy, served right out of the oven hot, and the sauce was zesty and wonderful in flavor. My new iPhone cam did a pretty good job here!
Highly recommend this brewery and this place as a stop off of I-40 in Waynesville in Western North Carolina and about an hour away from Asheville!
And since I had to spend blog time renewing my plan, I won’t post as many trip pictures today to save time. I do have to work today, of course, lol. But I’ll catch you up to speed over the last day.
The Enneagram Book
So I’ve been listening to this Enneagram book and it’s a real eye opener. I had already taken the test and determined my number. I’m going to take it again though after listening to this (and when I can find time). But I am definitely seeing myself and understanding myself a little more and how others react. Wow, it is such an eye opener. For so long, you think something is wrong with you – because others don’t understand you or misread you – and it’s sooooooo eye opening to realize that you are just being you and how you were wired, and that even though you have a person(s) criticizing it, it’s ok because it’s how you are wired and there is nothing actually wrong with you – the person just doesn’t understand how to deal with your persona – you are not crazy. Sure we all have flaws and this book helps you to understand how to deal with that. Before I reveal my number though, I want to 1) Take the test again, which I think you can find online for free 2) Study up on my number again. This is a spiritual and Christian centered thing, and while I’m still learning about it, it is to guide you so you can use the information to better yourself as a person, by simply understanding yourself better, how you work, how you relate to others, why you say and do things a certain way, and how to know and fix your flaws, and how to boost your persona for God’s glory and channel the energy properly. Whew! That was hard to put into a description but I think I did ok.
Mom’s Security System was installed yesterday! I’m sure she feels much better!
It’s the last day today at this office near Opryland Hotel. Our packing has been going on for the last week and today is IT! This office has served us well. I was so excited to move here. It was so much closer to home and so much safer than the other location we came from. I was sad to hear that we were leaving this site. However, now that my office is 60 degrees every morning, after they (whoever that is) screwed up the a/c and heating system – I’m ok with leaving. I had to use little appliances to offset their erroneous system at hand, and have to leave my jacket on til my little office heater hits closer to 70. lol. So I hoping the other place is more comfortable since this one has become less so. But it served us well. I will never forget standing in this parking lot and watching the eclipse. I also had been in this location when Katy was a baby as we loved the Outlet Mall. We came here to Christmas shop a couple of times. Now it’s office space.
Today I will go in and work on a few critical things and then will pack up as we have to be out today! I brought home things from my fridge and the rest of the items that are not going to work – or at least yet. I will assess what I need as far as decor and storage and such and start over from scratch. So what I leave with today will be heading back in with me to work on Monday. And we have to be ready to rock b/c it’ll be time for another payroll.
Little Bit is enjoying having a Fancy free bed (Mom’s dog is “Fancy”) – now that my smell is back on the bed, he has taken his nap spot back for the winter while we are here. At night he goes into the basement where we have a haven for him and litter box and food and water.
I will put sheets on the bed and put her bath rod up. Not sure if her shower curtains have arrived. I’m also taking her some Christmas cards and also bringing things to wrap River’s gift. I don’t guess she will have a tree. I am not sure if we could get to it. lol. I know where two small trees are but I think the ornaments are packed. What the problem is – is that we have a lot of perfectionists involved here – me being one of them – that sees the flaws of “what is not done yet” and our jobs are never done (thank you Enneagram for your insight). I don’t know that I have ever identified as a perfectionist so much but darn and gosh – I must be. I will always see that one thing that isn’t done yet. I’m learning that about me. It’s looked upon as a complaint. I’m so glad to learn that “I’m actually ok” that there is not something wrong with me. lol It’s very freeing. I just have to learn to deal with myself and be a better me so I don’t drive others crazy, but it’s good to know I’m not crazy myself. And that is what is going on with Mom’s house. A couple of perfectionists see all that has not been done versus what has!
And oh my gosh, I’m hoping to make sense of this mess in my office. Everyone’s Christmas is sitting right there! I’ll be working on that very very soon! I need to update my list so I know what I am missing and can kamikaze shop next week after work. Geez will we ever pull everything together?
Ok gotta go do this last day at work!
Have you ever done the Enneagram? Oh it’s so enlightening. Soon I’ll give you my number! ha.