Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Down to the River

About 10 minutes from the Harlow House is the Haw River, 
which is a tributary of The Cape Fear River.
 It's a slow river that I drive across almost everyday
 doing errands and whatnot.
Because we have amazing friends who live here in NC,
 we've been let in on a few secrets of the beautiful Haw River;
 like where to go, and what to do.
The Little Nies and Mr. Nielson visited the murky water
last 4th of July while I was sick in bed.
The Little Nies couldn't stop talking about it, 
and now it has become a family favorite.
We bring chairs, towels, lunch and Angus and enjoy a humid afternoon
at the river.  The water is warm and I am only slightly frightened
of water snakes.  But Lottie, Lottie has no fear!  

No people or leashes, just us- which is one reason I loved the ranch so much.
I am so grateful to live here in a wonderful neighborhood 
surrounded by wonderful people,
but we are SO CLOSE TOGETHER, 
and I feel really claustrophobic a lot of days (most days).
So getting away and running wild feels so good.
Just ask Angus who gets a little excited and has been known
 to jump on top of swimmers, like me:
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While packing boxes at the ranch I accidentally packed away all of
my beautiful glass stars from Piggy & Dirt.
The 4th of July wasn't the same without the colored glass 
glistening in the windows.

And I am pretty sure Halloween won't be the same without them either.
I was super glad to hear that all stars are 20% off throughout July!
Use code JULYSTARS for your discount and stock up. 
I am!
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And lastly,
A giant THANK YOU for your support and love with my 
post yesterday, I didn't mean to sound sorry for myself.
But your encouraging words meant more than you will know.