Oh How I’ve Missed You

carolineOh my beloved blog and my beautiful readers I have missed you.  I feel extremely handicapped now that my Apple has turned into a lemon. 

 I will get through this time.  Luckily, I am borrowing a computer from my friend Wendi this week and that is going to help me out sooo much.  How caroline 4has everybody been doing?

Well, I have been busy as a hummingbird lately doing more work than gigs.   Hopefully that will turn around.  However, George, Andy and I played at Ledges Whitewater Park Clean-up on the French Broad last weekend and that was fun. caroline 2

Lots of cool plans that I am looking forward to.  I am going to North Georgia for a Labor Day getaway with friends next weekend.  Then I am going to the Gauley the following weekend.  The Gauley is a giant river in West Virginia.  Goodness me.  Also in the works, I am heading to Colorado in the fall to start recording a solo album.  So lots of fun things to get geared up for and excited about. 

I have had a lot of setbacks this month, painful ears and messed up computer =huge inconvenience.  But, I am going to persevere and just remember all the positive and wonderful things I have in my life.  Sometimes we get tough challenges to make ourselves stronger.  I am going to get through this tough time folks.  Thanks for checkin in and I hope everyone is happy and good.

P.S   I have no idea how to make pictures seem larger than they appear on this pc.  Got some things to figure out.caroline 3

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When It Rains it Pours

Folks, I am off the grid for a bit.  My mac computer shot the bed.  I have a bad logic board and I am fighting, begging and pleading for Apple Computers to help me out.  I am still paying for the darn computer and they are trying to charge me an arm and leg to get it fixed.  Arghhh.  I will try and use other people’s computers to post stuff, but this Monday morning I am going to try and bust-a-move and get results.   Post stories to you soon.

Much Love,

Caroline

Lake Santeelah

This past weekend I went to Lake Santeelah with Justyn and friends and had a blast.  Lake Santeelah is in North Carolina and it butts against Joyce Kilmer Wilderness.  We took his 1962 Boston Whaler out and hauled butt around the lake.  We camped out on Paradise Point where our buddy Harp has been campin’ for years.  Swimmin, eating yummy campstove veggies, relaxing in the hammock and lying on a raft sippin Coronas.  What a great thing to do in August.

Just chillaxin with Noli on the front of the boat

Just chillaxin with Noli on the front of the boatthe pier at lake santeelah

Sparky with a lampshade on loves the canoe

Sparky with a lampshade on loves the canoe

drivin the boat

drivin the boat

Leo Love Sister

My sweet Delphine, who is one of my dearest friends, lives in California.  She emailed me to inform me about the forest fires near Santa Cruz where her family lives.  In the email she asked “Have you heard about the fire in santa cruz?  Well, it is close to and threatening my family property.   (PRAYERS please)   i think about all of the mice and horses and bunnies and birds having to flee for their lives.   May they all find beautiful homes in better locations. !!!  ”

Delphine and Caroline

Delphine and Caroline

So, I just want to make a shout out to my dear Delphine and her family and send out prayers galore for the protection of her family property.

Atlanta Soirree

My siblings

My siblings

Here are some fun art pics from my sister-in-law’s, Bridget’s 40th birthday soiree.

Augie my brother and sister in law Bridget

Augie my brother and sister in law Bridget

Bridget had people come to JDT Kitchen in downtown Atlanta, where there was open bar and a band.

my sister Jane and I

my sister Jane and I

Our backdrop was the Atlanta skyline underneath some Georgia stars.  So fun and classy and of course my family and friends were getting a little rowdy.

Bridget, Emma, Jane and me

Bridget, Emma, Jane and me

Jane and Landele modeling on the bridge

Jane and Landele modeling on the bridge

Pond Farm Pickers

Georgie, Andy and I played a wedding last weekend in my neighborhood.  It was such an enchanting outdoor garden wedding.  The bride and groom are from Los Angeles and they had family that live here in Asheville. The wedding was in Montford at Pearson Community Gardens.  I love how hip my Asheville neighborhood is.  Here is a photo of Geo, Andy and I looking like we are on a veranda in an Italian villa.

andy, caroline and george pond on the veranda

andy, caroline and george pond on the veranda

Rafting the Ocoee River and Barry’s Tiki Bar

Yesterday, I got to tag along with the Watershed crew and whitewater raft down the Ocoee River in Tennesee.

Caroline on the Ocoee River, photo taken by Justyn T.

Caroline on the Ocoee River, photo taken by Justyn T.

We swam, shot some rapids and ate some yummy dagwood sandwiches with avocado, peppers, tomatoes, cukes, cheese and hummus.  I had a blast going down those rapids and Justyn was such a good teacher/ guide.  I trust him BIG time.

dagwood sandwich fixins, photo by Justyn

dagwood sandwich fixins, photo by Justyn

After our river adventures we stopped at a guy named Barry’s house in Dillsboro, North Carolina.  Barry has a really cool artsy tiki bar on the river that he made and has decorated with all the treasures that he finds washed up on the shore.    Anything that washes down the river he attaches it to the tiki hut in a folk art style, so there are tons of single flip flops, softballs, baby doll heads, paddles, colorful glass, skulls, etc.  Very cool.  I felt like I was in Jamaica at a yard party.  Rasta music was blaring in the tiki hut and later on a reggae dj artist stopped by and was spinning his beats.

Cpo with Deja and the tiki hut behind us

Cpo with Deja and the tiki hut behind us

An update on my ear ache.  It is indeed an ear infection, so the doctor has put me on antibiotics for 10 days.  I am going to get through this soon.  Within 48 hours I should be receiving relief.

playin the uke at the river tiki hut

playin the uke at the river tiki hut

Well I am off to load in the Snake Oil van now.  We are going to Greensboro, North Carolina to play a gig at the Blind Tiger.

Have a wonderful weekend folks.  Thanks for stopping by.

Caro and Justyn at the tiki bar

Caro and Justyn at the tiki bar

Ear Pain Ouchies

Hey out there , I just got to vent.  So sorry but ouch.  I am suffering through some inner ear pain, ear ache, swimmer’s ear.  Whatever we want to call it, it hurts like the dickens.  I am going to see the doctor in the morning.  This ear ache has been with me for almost a week and I just thought it would heal up on its own.  Aspirin, hot water bottles, garlic mullein oil you have been my friend, but you are not kicking this icky infection.  Natural remedies ain’t doing the trick so, I gotta take it to the big guys.  Wish me luck.  I am not a big fan of doctor visits, so I am going to have to zen my way through this.  This is the price I have to pay for countless enjoyable hours of swimming in the warm Atlantic Ocean last week.  Oh well.

ouchie my ear hurts bad for almost a week now

ouchie my ear hurts bad for almost a week now

Vacation Mode

Still on vacation mode.  Hilton Head stylie.  Here are photos of my new Recyclone bathing suit from Myah Hubbel.  Testing it out in the waters.

Stay tuned.

Hangin in Hilton Head with my new bathing suit made my Myah

Hangin in Hilton Head with my new bathing suit made my Myah

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Hilton Head Summer 2009

Hilton Head Summer 2009