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, May 09, 2009

Making Cards, Trader Joe's, and Garrison K!

Today was a lot of fun, here in North Carolina. There were six of us who learned some new card making techniques this morning around April's kitchen table. We made three interesting, and unique cards. Great fun!

Keith took Emmy to Chunky Cheese for pizza and fun...we were dumbfounded that he would be brave enough to do that, and on a Saturday to boot!
When Em went down for an afternoon nap, and so did Keith; April and I ran over to Trader Joe's for a few items. It's always so much fun in yuppie-land, looking at all the organic foodstuffs. The aisles were jammed, with shoppers carrying their own fabric bags to put their stash in. We had ours too!

Tonight, we went to the Prairie Home Companion road show, which was a live radio broadcast on NPR.
The new concert hall, in downtown Durham, is in the revitalized tobacco district. It has four stories, and was full with an enthusiastic crowd.
We've been listening and enjoying Garrison Keillor since the mid-eighties, so it was wonderful to see a live show, full of the cast we've listened to for years. I can scratch doing that off my bucket list now. The kids gave me the ticket and outing as my Mother's Day gift. Not deserved, but surely appreciated!

11 comments:

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Happy Mother's Day! xo -C ^..^

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

*whack* Ye have been flailed!

What was that mean remark towards yerself, "Not deserved..." about the ticket and outing??? SHAME SHAME you are worth that and so much more!

Happy Mother's Day

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

So far it looks like a WONDERFUL trip...and oh your sweet Emmy!
With Graduation yesterday...yeah A COLLEGE GRAD! we have been so busy...and we have had computer problems...so I have barely been able to sign on...but you know how I always ...Sigh...and say...I want to be a Grammy...well guess what ...I am going to be a GRAMMY! YAHOO!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Oh...Duh...and I forgot to wish you the sweeest Mothers Day...enjoy your family!

Chatty Crone said...

I am so excited for you - yippee! You are doing some things for you and that's awesome.

Happy Mother's Day.

ClassyChassy said...

hapPy MoMs dAy!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Thanks Penni, I caught that little remark too, flair her once for me...It was deserved, and I'm glad they did that for you. Sounds like you are having a great trip.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY SWEET LADY
Molly

Buttercup said...

Enjoying your trip vicariously. New cards and Garrison Keillor, what a great weekend. I heard him speak at my goddaughter's college commencement eight years ago and we are still talking about it.

JeanMac said...

Happy Mothers Day - sounds as if all is well in your world.

judypatooote said...

Sounds like a fun day....when are you going to post the pictures of them....or are you going to sell them....and when Keith came back was he in his right mind? LOL That place is crazy.....I love Garrison Keillor....I love listening to him, but I wasn't that impressed with his books...maybe I just wasn't in the right mood....I have a about 6 tapes of his....I have to have them put on cds, for I use to listen to them in the car, but I only have a cd player....and what a nice gift... judy

Infrared Goggles said...

How cool, always wanted to be part of the Prairie Home Companion!

Y'all come back now...

Y'all come back now...

Everyone is special, and counts!