Friday, June 20, 2008

RED HAT DAY ~ ~ ~




This is the group of gals who came lunch Thursday!! Nineteen ladies including two former sisters-in-law, a niece and an aunt who is 96 years old ~ She was amazing ~ they left their hometown at 8 a.m., visited a carousel maker and the local carousel, and then came to our home!! They had a really good time and were a very fun bunch of ladies ~ they were so appreciative of what they ate and what they saw ~ they were wonderful guests!

My friend, Vivian, helped me serve and clean afterwards and I couldn't have done it without her help. The menu began with rosemary lemonade, potato-leek soup, frosted jello salad, chicken salad on croissants, bumbleberry pie and coffee ~ and thank goodness, they loved every morsel!

After all was said and done, my husband and I went to a Little League game at 5:30 where two grandson's teams were playing against each other!! We took chairs and sat behind the homeplate fence and cheered for both teams! The kids are young enough that they are just glad to play and there wasn't a lot of rivalry ~ they both did well!!

Friday we went to the lake ~ met our friends at our favorite Friday afternoon gathering spot for a cocktail or two ~ sat on our beloved rocks in the evening (some did, I crashed on the sofa at 9 p.m. and woke up long enough to walk to bed!). Saturday morning I drove back home to go to a hook-in, which was very fun and I'm so glad I made the effort! There were lots of gals there that I know, met some new ones, and saw beautiful rugs! I drove back to the lake in a pouring down thunderstorm in time to go out for dinner with my charming husband!!!!! And Sunday we had a surprise retirement party for one of our lake friends at the Mon Ami winery ~ that was really fun ~ they have jazz on the lawn on Sunday afternoons ~ a wonderful beginning to Karen's retiring from 31 years of teaching!!!
I drove home this morning with my son, Tad, so that I could make a 10:30 a.m. dentist appointment. Sonny left at 5:30 a.m. to get home to start working at 7 a.m. ~ he's afraid he'll get fired if he isn't at work on time!!!! After the dentist, I went to my friend, Donna's, to help her fine tune or stage, as I like to call it, her house ~ she's having her garden club on Friday and likes to have me accessorize her house and place things in the garden to their best advantage. Then we hopped in her car and ran out to find new patio furniture and a couple extra plants ~ in less than two hours we had that mission accomplished and the new plants set in the garden and I headed home before 3 p.m.!!! Donna and I can cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time!!


As you can see, my blog is aptly named ~ 'a day in my life' is like a whirlwind ~ not enough hours in the day or days in the week to get done everything I want do ~ so I just keep dancing as fast as I can!! Have a good evening and I hope you're dancing as fast as you can, too!!

Alice

6 comments:

Dulcy said...

Wow! What a day! I thought mine was busy......I'm just trying to finish another rug and learn to knit socks (#1 needles YIKES!) before I start getting ready to teach again in August. I love reading your blog.

dulcy

JoJo said...

Good grief, woman, you ARE busy! Just reading about your week made me tired but I'm a little under the weather this week. And (a bit thankfully) you're about the only one who's updated your blog lately because I'm having one of my "I hate the computer" times.

Your menu for your Red Hat Ladies Luncheon sounds delicious! In fact, it made me hungry. But I'm simply amazed at how much you manage to get done in such a short amount of time. I guess my stamina is lacking still. And your time at the lake sounds so wonderful.

Keep it up, Alice. I love reading.

JoJo
P.S. Got released by the orthopedist last week and told to go live my life. I'm doing great, in his opinion. But when I questioned him about the pain I'm still dealing with, NOW he tells me that bone pain can take up to a YEAR to resolve!! I HATE pain medication but I'm tired of being brave too. That, and trying to increase my walking time in the house, just have me feeling a bit down.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Dulcy & JoJo ~ you guys are so great to read this stuff!! I am busy and grateful for it ~ some people have nothing to do and no one to do it with ~ I am blessed with lots of family and lots of friends and try to squeeze everything in that I can!
Remember ~ it's a short life ~ eat dessert first!!
Alice

Trudy said...

Alice,

How in the heck do you do it?? Holy crap, I was exhausted just reading about your last few days. Sounds like the Red Hat luncheon was a huge success, which does not surprise me in the least:) that menu sounded yummy!

I love visiting your blog and reading about your life, keep up the great work, and I'll try and visit while we are away, if I can figure out the whole 'laptop' and hotel rooms thingy.

Wooly hugs,

Trudy

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