Thursday, January 25, 2007

Art Venture Group gone to Turkey. 1-25-07

Mz PB&J and I were the hostess for the January luncheon. Since we come from all corners of Nashville, I suggested we meet at Anatolia on White Bridge Road. Most of the ladies when I called had no idea of what kind of resturant or where it was located. Of our 24 members, we had a total of twenty to accept the invitation. We had six pto call and let us know that they would not be coming and then we had four no shows. That left ten very creativity ladies to enjoy the Turkish fare.

The bicycle container with flowers was our door prize and Lucky J took the prize home with her. She is such a tiny little lady and so much fun to talk with about her first few months in our fair state.

As table favors, I took 3 inch clay pots and stuffed them with checked tissue paper and then put in an emery board, skin so soft hand cream, lip balm with a 2007 calendar on the outside and an envelope with a poem on the outside and purple morning glories and cypress seeds inside. The poem was as follows: "Sunshine. Dirt, Wind in your face. Makes a GARDEN A WONDERFUL Place" Then I signed my name, Kitty Justice. The ladies loved the favors and the story of the morning glory seeds. If you have read my blog you know about the morning glories.

Some of the ladies played it safe and order non traditional turkish fare but I had to have some of the wonderful stuffed grape leaves, hummus and pita bread, sweet rolls with rose petal jelly to dip them into. This was the appetizer which I shared with my pallies but it was unfortunately brought last as Bunny took the first one and ate it while we just had bread to dunk or some a salad and soup. You see Bunny had meant for it to be her meal and was unaware that I had order a sampler platter. Bunny was thilled to have made the mistake as she then ordered some Lentel soup to eat while the meal was being consumed.

I had adonna kabobs, which was grounded lamb cooked in the very tasty spices and served with yogurt sauce. It came with a bed of rice and some very well cooked vegetables. I dunked my veggies into the yogurt sauce also. YUMMMMMY!!!!!

We had the back room for privacy. It was so nice we could hear each other without having to have someone repeat themselves. On the wall as you entered the back area was jewerly for sale. Several of the ladies took advantage and bought themselves a tricket or two. They were informed that the Evil Eye jewerly was for GOOD LUCK. Also, on the walls were beautiful rugs for sale. The prices were not outrageous either.

Mz Hen and Bunny were turning the conversation into a cholestrol seminar when I asked Mz Hen if she was going to the Art Center. Saved the luncheon from a medical convention. We all have some health problems but the art lunch is not where to hear about them. You can mention the problem but let us not make a discussion of the problem.

CT has the sweetest kindest voice and she brought her calendar of the great grandchildren for all of us to see. The pictures were simply addorible. At the end of the luncheon she was telling these long jokes and we were all laughing very hard at the same time trying to remember the punch lines. Mz Hen made her repeat them so she could write them down. Bunny told her that you could get a little recorder to put on your key chain for just those kind of things and then you did not have to write them down.

I was laughing so hard I could not remember just who told a true story about a lady who had come to the emergency room and then complained obout how she was treated. Later she got her bill and on the bill was in capital letters SOB. That made her really mad so she called up the billing department to complain about being called an SOB. After listen to her rant, the clerk said lady SOB stands for shortness of breath. Again, we all fell apart laughing.

Today was rather cold a whole 37 degrees but sunny and the wind blew making feel colder but inside with the art buddies it was nice and warm. But, most of all FUN.

The kittyjustice of this day is that I am truly BLESSED to be included with such talented and funny ladies.

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