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new good things


gonna get back on the blog horse from the new house with a list of good things:
1. the internet here is fast and reliable. this may seem like a small deal, but for somebody who had aggravated charter repair visits on a more-than-monthly basis for the last 2 years, this is a Big Deal.

2. the water pressure is awesome. my shower is no longer a clawfoot tub designed for a child. the plastic shower liners do not sweep in and give me unwanted mildewy hugs.

3. kid D’s sweet little girl teylor scores a soccer goal.

4. betsy’s “great list” – i love this idea. i love her attitude of gratitude. i love her link to our old friend from san diego dr. adam tibble’s letter from afghanistan to anderson cooper


5. there are surprisingly good restaurants around here in east asheville. who knew? i didn’t. east village grille. cafe azalea. pomodoro’s (which i mistakenly thought was 1. a chain and 2. like olive garden based on their signs. note to  restauranteurs – be careful of too-slick/clean-looking marketing material!)

6. my biggest t-shirt order of all time came this week: 10 t-shirts to a girl in texas. yee haw!

7. the amaryllis in the photo re-bloomed 1.25 years later. i kept watering it and the leaves kept growing for a year and then a new shoot shot up and now BOOM giant pink flowers towering many feet in the air above the pot.

8. had a couple rugs and couches cleaned today. they look and smell like new, now with 98% less dog fur. thank you five step carpet care

9. eli turned 8 this week. he got a big ball of raw hamburger meat. he enjoyed this. nacho got a miniball. he enjoyed his, too.