Summing it Up...
Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Cardmaking and Ming Garden dinner...
Today was a perfect fall day in Chapel Hill, with crisp air and blue skies. Five nurses from one of the oncology clinics April works in came to her house today for a card-making class. We made 40 Christmas cards, using various printed cardstocks, stamps,and embellishments, which turned out to be a fun filled day, four hours long. April's hobby turned her into a demonstrator for Stampin' Up. It's a very creative outlet for folks, who like to make cards, stamp, watercolor,make crafts and scrapbook. The kits were pre-cut, and everything we needed with instructions, were all in a bag. She served us lunch and made delicious pumpkin muffins.(These are made the weight watcher way, using a spice cake mix, and a can of pumpkin, and a little water. So moist, so tasty, and only 2 points.....ok, there was cream cheese frosting, but we worked that off, making the cards!) The Website for Stamping Up is :www.stampingup.com/us/enu/default.asp Tonight, we went to the neighborhood plaza and ate at Ming Garden which was a delish asian place. We had steamed veggie dumplings, green beans which had been cooked on a grill, yummy, and pad thai with chicken. We shared the meal, and still had some to bring home. Emmy was charming, and enchanted the restaurant patrons....just like her momma used to do as a cute little 9 month old.
Jim met the Winnebago-Itasca group at the Quaker Steak and Lube, in Portage, Indiana today for the November luncheon. Forty three members of the RV group were there to enjoy the "garage setting". Corvettes were up on the lift, motorcycles, and other vehicles were "wall art" in the realistic oil lube place that is really a steak/wings/sandwich joint with lots of atmosphere. Jake, our male corgi, went along for the ride as it was so far from home; only 19 miles from the Illinois state line.
Jim had a good visit with everyone, enjoyed his day, and we'll get together again on December 8th, for the last gathering for the year. The RV group winterizes their rigs by then, and the snow birds head south for the winter. Our season of camping with them will begin again in April '08.
Well, time for bed in North Carolina.....don't forget to "fall back" your clocks tonight!