Monday, March 31, 2008

Barbie was the last to get to the luncheon.

CT, Sister and DaFord sat at table one and Barbie joined them.

Shirley, Mz Fire and Mz PB&J sat at table two along with me and those below.

Bets, Lucky J and Mz JC and I sat beside Mz JC. Lucky J and Mz JC were the hostess this month.
Only eleven of the twenty four members were able to make it this month. It was more intimate but those who did not show were missed.
We met at Macaroni Grill in Opry Mills and we had a grand time as usual. I had a monster scallop and spinach, walnut salad with orange vinaigrette dressing. I had a glass of peach ice tea that matched the salad. Then they brought out little six inch round loaves of homemade bread. To say I acted like a little piglet is an understatement.
The salad came in a bowl the size of what I would use at home to serve our entire family and Ed's family too. Why do they bring such enormous serving and then the news keeps saying we are over weight society. I got to eating and talking and then I ate some more and before it was over I had ate way too much but NOT ALL OF IT. I could not have eaten it all if I had been a starving Marvin. I also did not finish the tea. Then I get a guilty feeling of spending money and not eating it all and some poor person would have loved to eat what I was sending back to be thrown away. Since I do not go to the Mills very often (like once in two or three years) I had planned to shop so a dogie bag would have died in the silver bullet.
Sister, MzPB&J and I started on one end and work our way all around the mill. I indulged myself with different colors shoes. It was fun to touch feel and smell along the way. I had never shopped with them before and both are a hoot to hang out with.

This was suppose to be Barbie but it is only a red X so I reloaded her and it took up top.

I think Prince counted eighteen box woods and he trimmed all of them. The April frost and drought last year were really hard on them. Then I racked all the debris and leave from under them and he hauled them off to a place on the farm that was showing it was washing in the recent rains. This picture was taken last year so they are not as bushy now. I noticed today that they are beginning to put out new growth and it is music to the eyes.
The Kitty Justice is that you miss the big numbers but a small group now and then helps you get to know one another better.


Lady Di Tn said...

Well I see that blogger put Barbie on twice even though the first picture showed a little red x when I was doing the post.
Me thinks blogger is Ken and likes Barbie. Peace

Marcel said...

New growth is always music too my eyes too.

I had a few minutes to kill while the wood stove warms up. (I just started it and don’t like to leave it unattended until I can turn on the catalytic converter.) Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and tell you that I’m glad the photos of the boys bring back good memories for you. They do to me too since both boys look much like their Papa did when he was little. I’m also glad you like the Sitka photos!


Mary said...

Lady Di,

I'm glad you attended the luncheon. I understand what you mean about being served such large servings. The US restaurants all give large servings compared to what we get here. Glad you had a good time with your friends.

The photo of the boxwoods is nice. You are so lucky to live in such a lovely place.


Greatfullivin said...

Hi Di! I loved hearing about your luncheon. A small group is sometimes nicer. Glad you got to shop and bond in a new way. Your landscape is beautiful and I know the work that goes into keeping it that way. Have a wonderful day!

Lady Di Tn said...

A stove of any kind should never be let unattended. Very wish man up there in Sitka. Your grandsons and photos are a treat for this Tennesseean. Peace

Usually I take home a dogie bag but alas could not this time and I do wish we America would start serving the correct portions. It was a fun day. Peace

It was so much fun getting to hang out and know my art buddies better. Also, the yardwork never ends but I feel close to God, Grandpa and Mother while doing. Prince says it is Fun and I keep reminding him it is a four letter word not three (WORK). The older I get the more work it is and less fun. Peace

Merle said...

Hi Lady Di ~~ Loved all the photos
and your idea that blogger is Ken and loves Barbie!!! Glad you had such a lovely time together. Your trees look
so nice and glad they have grown this year. Thank you for your comments and also for the jokes and stories you send me. They are very welcome.
Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks Merle for liking my sense of humor about blogger being Ken. Peace