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This is the stuff of dreams

Julie

I have weird dreams. Often. Usually they are not too long, and I normally only give my husband the respective recap (as well as to tell him he’s the man of all of my dreams…wink wink) Last night was no exception.

I dreamed of gliders. Like airplane gliders. We saw one about a month ago, and it is obviously still floating around in my subconscious. Here is the weird thing. I voluntarily let a 5-year-old harness me to the glider and thought nothing of it. Not only me, but I also convinced my 37 week's pregnant friend to come along with me. She seemed fine with the whole thing except for the cost of the ride.

We glided along for a while before we started getting worried about how much this ride was costing us, so I flagged down our pilot. We landed on a big rock at the top of a mountain and I asked him how much the glider flight would be. He said multiply the digits of your phone number by 4, and that is the price. Even in my dream I knew that sounded absurd.  I protested so he settled on $1,300.00. We immediately un-harnessed ourselves. Well at least we got a test ride for free; which is great except I felt like I had left a restaurant without tipping or something. Who knew that a 5-year-old could cause such guilt.

Back at home my friend hopped on my husband’s Honda trail-bike, zoomed off, and hit a school bus 30 seconds later. From a distance I could see a head literally detached from a body. Before you think I’m getting wildly graphic and inappropriate, the school bus was not full of children – it was a bus full of mannequins. What?! What kind of weird prank dream is this?! That’s all I’ve got. Welcome to weirdo world. The end.

On a happier more normal note:

I went to a foodie event called Euphoria this weekend. A perfect weather kind-of-night with farm tables large enough to seat 12 with eclectic jars, simple flowers, awesome food and fun companionship. Blackberry Farms and High Cotton put out some amazing food. The grilled octopus & fingerling potato salad, the cedar planked wild salmon, the squash casserole and the honey glazed turnips (and the faro salad…and the strudel and blue cheese cake, oh,and the okra) were my favorites. That was only about ¼ of the menu by the way. I consumed more food than I do at a typical Thanksgiving celebration if that is an indication to how much I enjoyed it. Come ye thankful people come.

Wedding: Jen and Kevin

Julie

BIG congratulations to Jen and Kevin Traynor on their recent wedding! I almost crashed the wedding reception…not really, but I did stalk their reception (at Wyche pavilion) from the bridge as well as from the terrace at The Lazy Goat across the river. What a beautifully candlelit site, live band sound, and incredible smell - Larkin’s can put out a nice spread, folks. Get the bacon wrapped scallops. Whoops, I’m getting side-tracked. How about this for crazy? I was running the Thursday before the wedding around 6:30am ,and Jen and I crossed paths on a park trail close to my house. How coincidental is that?! Jen is a fitness buff though, so I shouldn't have been surprised that she was working out 2 days before her big day.

Jen's vision for her day was all about the aesthetics - which means I got to use pretty pretty flowers. She wanted a southern, feminine look with a slight rustic edge. She offered to do the burlap and lace around the mason jars. Wasn't that a nice touch?  My favorite blooms were the Juliet (peach) garden roses - they were utter perfection. The dahlias, ranunculus, crepe myrtle, stock, lisianthus, ivy, and dusty miller get an honorable mention as well.

I'll post the full portfolio soon, but here's a sneak peek: