It’s 4:56 am

And I’m just a tiny bit homesick. I have insomnia, and I miss my bed. We brought our own comforter and pillows, which helps a lot, but it’s still not the same.

The Bordeaux here is really good though. Good wine. Good company. Today should be a lot of fun. I just wish I could get some sleep.


We met The Joy Formidable last night before their show at recordbar in KC. We had VIP tickets so we got in early, met the band, got some swag, and got to watch an up close and personal acoustic set. Omg Ritzy is 😍😍😍.

The show itself was hit or miss. When it was good, it was fantastic, but there were some bad patches. Plus the bassist is kind of a bro, which was disappointing. We’ve seen them two other times and never got that impression, but it feels like something has changed.

It was still a great experience and we will definitely see them again if/when they tour again.


Something was scratching at the bedroom window trying to get in. An animal I’m guessing. My husband woke up and scared it away.

I’m reminded of way back in the day, when I lived in Santa Barbara, and my friend James, who was visiting, exclaimed, “I don’t know what kind of wild life you have around here!” after being startled by a Siberian Husky whom he mistakenly thought was a wolf. (I still find this hilarious 16 years later, though I understand. You had to be there. Lol).

The thing is…I do know what kind of wild life they have around here, and I don’t want it coming inside. Haha.

saturday in the smokies

Today was a very chill day. The original plan was to hike the Appalachian Trail, but my lymphedema wasn’t really permitting that today. I hate that I forgot my compression sleeve. We have already discussed a trip just to hike the Appalachian Trail, however, so it’s all good, just a bit disappointing. Instead, we hung around the cabin. Went for a swim. Soaked in the hot tub. Enjoyed dinner out on the deck. Watched for the bears, but they didn’t visit today. After yesterday’s encounter, that’s probably for the best. I know Biz was relieved.

I can’t believe it’s already our last night. We head home early tomorrow morning. I’m really going to miss this place. It kind of feels like a second home now. We had a fantastic time. 💜

I adore our little family. I feel extremely lucky, and very loved.