Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas!!

We had a great weekend - Sharon and Buddy visiting - and the kids over on Christmas, fun!!  I played "Santa's Helper"!

I think everyone had a great time....a highlight was a gift from Sharon to Duane --

The photo is of Duane and Kevin - and Sharon added the knit piggies!

So sweet!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Beautiful Sunrise!!

I woke up this morning to a strange but beautiful pink glow thru our bedroom blinds.....

Within just a few minutes, the sun was up and the sky was blue/grey....

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

20 Year Anniversary Cardinal Air!

There's a little going on at the Avion....

At this month's Airport Authority meeting, the Town recognized Cardinal Air for our 20 years of service....a very nice gesture!

They brought a cake to the meeting -  that's a Cardinal perched on top of the cake!

They read a very nice "proclamation" from the Mayor thanking us for the 20 years.

And I nabbed the cardinal and now it's decorating the Christmas-ficus tree!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Short Busy Christmas Trip to the Mountains

First stop was at my sis's for a nice "brunch" and visit.  (Oops, got her with her mouth full, haha!)

Then it was on to Morganton to Bridget and Tyler's new house for our annual "dirty Santa" party.  Good fun and food - waaaay too much food!!

Eddie, Brittany, Connor and Lilee - such sweeties!

Lilee opening a gift.  Wow, she has grown!

Connor with his book about hummingbirds.

The kids helping great-aunt Denise with her gift.

And Robert, being his usual silly self...

Mother-daughter snap

Pretty photo of mom and Frank!

And nice one of Keith and Denise!

And the happy newlyweds!

Then it was on to visit Granny and Cordy - they were feeling a bit off with bad colds.....

As usual, I used the opportunity to snag some winter veggies from their garden!

See what I mean?  Busy short weekend!!  On to Flesher's for Grandma Hall's Christmas visit.  She's looking good for 100+!

And then it was a wet drive back home -  the only bit of sunshine made a small rainbow as we headed out of Asheville towards Black Mountain!   Lovely weekend!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Vegan Breakfast Bites

Going to my sis's for breakfast/brunch tomorrow.....I'm taking some vegan breakfast bites to share.  Easy peasy.  Vegan "cheese" and crescent rolls (accidentally vegan).

So cute!!

And made some slightly different ones with a simple jelly filling.

Ready for breakfast!!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Vegan HonEE

My sis posted about making some "vegan honey" - so I had to try it.

Ingredients are simple - Chamomile tea (to add the "pollen" flavor), sugar, apples and water.

Apples cut up, water, camomile tea.   Boil until completely mushy, drain thru cheesecloth.

The resulting liquid - doesn't it look like honey already??    Boil until thickened, about 30 minutes.

This is the result - it really does taste like honey!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


A little more work going on over at the Avion

Monday, December 12, 2016

Yummy vegan meal

I went to Sam's yesterday to get tires put on Duane's car.....and since I had a couple of hours to kill, I went across the street to the Chinese Global Market - really feels like you're in China in that store!!!

I came back with a bunch of goodies and used some of them tonight to make a nice hearty curry.

All the ingredients - chopped veggies -  baby bok choy, mushrooms, celery, carrots, onions - and tofu cubes fried  in dark sesame oil.

 The sauce was just a can of coconut milk, curry powder, soy sauce, a bit of sugar and chili pepper paste.

Layered on top of the wilted bok choy  and served!  It was really yummy....

Saturday, December 10, 2016


I don't think I told you about this little OOPSIE! 

A couple of weeks ago, I had left my car at the airport.  Someone had a little crash in it!!!  No one hurt, though!   The pilot that did it was so apologetic - he even gave me  $500 to pay the insurance deductible!!

Very pleased with the body shop in Asheboro that did the work. 

Good as new!!!

Monday, December 05, 2016

Christmas Cactus

It's just a bit confused about the timing.....hope it lasts 3 weeks!!

A little more work going on at The Avion


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Christmas Decorating

You all probably know I'm not much into decorating the house....

But I have done my small part this year already!

And as usual, the Ficus tree stands in for a Christmas tree!

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Asheboro Airport Terminal Building Ribbon Cutting

For the past 9 months, the Asheboro terminal building has been under a complete rehab....the City public works department completely refurbished the interior.  It has been a messy process, but the results are just fabulous!

I'll show you some before/after photos.

 Lobby - before:

Lobby after:

Conference room before:

Conference room after:

Pilot's lounge before:

Pilot's lounge after:

New office area for us:

And completely new kitchenette/break room for us!!

Town Manager getting ready to start the "ribbon cutting" ceremony.

Terminal building exterior before:

And exterior view after -  we're so happy it's over!!  (I'm in the center next to the Mayor).