Currently I’m at the Allume Conference with Great Day Farms and am having a blast. Y’all, did you know that Greenville, South Carolina is absolutely ADORABLE and probably the most charming place I’ve been in a while? Seriously, such a gorgeous downtown, the cutest shops, and super kind people. A couple of my favorite places I visited yesterday: Coffee Underground, Falls Park, Chocolate Moose Bakery (cookies & cream cupcake – YES), Charleston Cooks! (I got a marble salt dish & a marble mortar and pestle for $11!), and Blue Ridge Brewing Company (no beer for me, but the Low Country Shrimp & Grits were life-changing). I can’t wait to explore more today!
I was super nervous about coming because guess what? I don’t actually know anyone here (although I’ve since made some sweet friends). I didn’t travel with anyone; I just showed up on the doorstep of the Hyatt Regency like a lost puppy. If you know me at all, you know that this is one of my biggest fears but I’m convinced that God is going to do something huge this weekend. I don’t know what, I don’t know how, and I don’t know exactly what ‘huge’ means…but He’s here, and that’s big enough for me.
Random: last week when I was traveling back from Cleveland (recap coming soon!) I had a pocket knife confiscated at security. I didn’t even know I had one in my bag…I think Arkansas is changing me 🙂 Admittedly I like it, though, and I put a new one in my purse when I got home. You never know when you’ll need it!
When I was pregnant with Wes I refused to drink anything caffeinated the entire 41-1/2 weeks he was living in me. This time around I’ve found that a teeny cup (think 4-5 ounces) of coffee is the only thing that’s really helping me feel OK in the morning. I feel kind of guilty, but if a little coffee helps me eat better and drink more water throughout the rest of the day, I’ll take it.
I need a haircut in a bad way.
One of my sweet friends is 2 days behind me in her pregnancy, but was lucky enough to find out what she’s having yesterday. I couldn’t be more excited for her but I’m jealous/anxious/excited to find out what we’re having now too!
Another friend loaned me a book of poems by William Wordsworth. I’ve never been a huge poetry person, but I was the crazy pregnant lady in tears on all my flights yesterday just devouring that book! Thanks Mandi 🙂
Another book I’m loving right now (I Instagrammed it a couple weeks ago) is Thrive by Arianna Huffington. I fully believe in what it’s about, but I pray every time I open it that God’s truth will be shown in it more than what I want to hear or read. And you know what? He’s faithful in that.
OK, I think that brain dump is complete, although I’m sure I’ll think of something later. Much love y’all!