Saturday, October 3, 2009


Happy Weekend, bloggers!! :) This week was a LONG one for me ... busy busy at work! But it's the weekend now and we've been celebrating already! Mr. Cats and I got up early to head downtown to Riverfest; we're on the Cape Fear river, so the river block of downtown is closed off and filled with tons of AMAZING local vendors (I love supporting local stuff, there's so much variety here!), food, music, an amazing classic car show that I droooooled over, and PIRATES! Yes, pirates! There's a pirate ship docked, people wearing amazing re-enactment costumes, and every hour there are pirate fights! They shoot real replica pirate guns over the river :) TONS of fun!!

This is the actual pirate ship, the Meka. (Not the battleship, the one with sails in front of it! LOL)

There was an amazingly restored, cherry red, 1955 Chevy BelAir convertible at the car show that I would drive EVERYWHERE! Unfortunately I didn't get a good photo of it! It was out of hand, though :) Good stuff!

I bought some lovely handmade soaps, an amazing candle from a local candlemaker that is shaped like a star, smells like the ocean, and has a bunch of little shells from our beach in the bottom, some deliciously fresh and TASTY local salsa, and Mr. Cats bought himself a little chili kit that we just add beef to and voila, instant YUM. He can make it for me when it gets cold around here! ;) I wish I could have bought more, but I smartly set myself a budget. I could have gone wild!

So I love my city, it is awesome, and is actually having a contest for a week-long vacation here in the Port City! I'd enter if I didn't already live here; but it would be cool to spend all that money! You can find it here -

The Wilmington "Southern Style" Sweepstakes

Let me know if you win! We'll totally do drinks somewhere! ;)

Another exciting announcement - we are hosting Thanksgiving HERE, in our new house!!!! I am BEYOND thrilled; a little nervous, but moreso absolutely excited! We spend Thanksgiving with Mr. Cats' family so his parents will be driving up here to help us move our big stuff, then hang out for a week and eat a (hopefully) out of this world dinner created by yours truly! I can't contain myself, I will wear an apron, and not overcook the turkey, I promise! Did I mention I've never cooked a turkey before?? Hmm... I'll do some research. ;)

Hope you all have a fun-filled, relaxing weekend! Anyone doing anything fun? Mr. Cats is getting a haircut but other than that, I think we've earned our right to relax for the rest of the day!


Mr. Condescending said...

holy shit that pirate ship is AWESOME!

Are you making cranberry sauce too? I like it cold.

Proud Maisie said...

I want the pirate ship!
And I love thanksgiving, but have only done it twice with my American friend over hear. You'll be fine.


The Caped Tirader said...

Wow...that looks amazing! I actually have a small collection of ship paintings! I love it!!!

ladytruth said...

That pirate ship gives new meaning to the Pirates of the Caribbean!

I have something for you over at my blog :)

Lola Lakely said...

I need a pirate ship. Like pronto.

shirl said...

Hmmm that picture of MA looks very familiar. Are you from the Berkshires? Love love love the cat shots