A successful event!

Our 45th Class Reunion was a success! It was such a nice evening to catch up on news and faces of former classmates. In 45 years, our lives and faces sure have changed, but so  much of us remains the same! It was easy to “pick up where we left off” the last time we met! It was a fun event!

The table centerpieces, that I mentioned in my previous blog post, came together nicely and, though they were simple, they were a nice touch to the tables for our guests. I made six of these wine bottles wrapped with old class photos and another bouquet of zinnias and other garden flowers for our ‘Memorial Table”. I really enjoy decorating and ‘fussing’ over events like this and was happy to do this. Also glad that some of the classmates took these bottles home so they could enjoy the sunflowers a bit longer!

The past six months of planning meetings for this reunion were especially enjoyable for me and I’m looking forward to our ‘post reunion’ meeting in two weeks!

Our class always includes a ‘blind’ or ‘white elephant’ auction to add a little $$ to our class treasury. I was so happy to win a bag of ‘goodies’ from Pompeii Street Soaps in Mifflinburg, PA. Thanks, Sue for bringing this great gift! I also won a beautiful chrysanthemum. I’m not sure who brought this, but I love it and it will be a great addition to my fall decorating!

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Speaking of fall decorating….I need to get busy with that undertaking soon! What’s your “Method of Operation” when doing tasks like this? Do you FORCE yourself to “get it done” or do you wait for inspiration? I tend to wait for inspiration then work like a ‘mad woman’ to get the job done! So far this season, I’ve only been inspired to buy a flannel shirt for a scarecrow that I hope to make! The inspiration will come eventually!

in·spi·ra·tion

/ˌinspəˈrāSH(ə)n/

noun

  • 1. the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative: “Helen had one of her flashes of inspiration” synonyms: creativity, inventiveness, innovation, ingenuity, genius, more
  • 2. the drawing in of breath; inhalation.

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Tomatoes, Tomatoes!

I planted THREE tomato plants this spring. Two are varieties of large (sandwich/slicing) tomatoes and one is small ‘cherry’ type tomatoes. The plants are now overflowing with ripe tomatoes and even more that are currently green! I must say they are delicious!

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I have the pleasure of babysitting my 4 year old great-niece, Lila, today. Her parents are packing last minute items in anticipation of moving, tomorrow, from their home in New York, to Leesburg, Virginia. Lila has been staying with her ‘Mimi’ (my sister) since Sunday and I am helping out today so that my sister can put in a day of work. Lila is SO easy and fun to have around and care for! The last few days I intentionally left tomatoes on the vines so that she would be able to help ‘harvest the crop’ today! Here she is…hard at work and enjoying every moment of tomato harvesting!

We harvested so many tomatoes we were able to restock our ‘free’ table that I have sitting in front of my house. I’m glad to be able to share the harvest!

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If you are in Beaver Springs, stop by for a free tomato or two!

How is your garden growing these days?

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I think this quote is pretty accurate. What do you think? 

I have to tell you, today is one of those days…I’m a bit bored. I’m babysitting the grandsons and just don’t have enthusiasm to do much. I’m on the second load of laundry, but that’s the extent of productivity so far today.

I think boredom carries with it a degree of restlessness. A feeling of WANTING to do something but not knowing what can pleasurably fill that space and time, and thus becoming dissatisfied with the situation.

Are you ever bored? What do you do to combat boredom?

There are many times when I am doing NOTHING and am not bored at all because I am perfectly content in the situation. 

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It’s GOOD to relax at times. Though I try to make the most of my time and be productive as I live life, there are times when we simply need to ‘recharge’. As an intuitive introvert, I recharge by being alone…I love and NEED my solitude! Most often I ‘chill’ with my own thoughts then quite often that turns into talking with God. 

What do you do to ‘recharge’ your spirit?

Whatever you CHOOSE to do today…do it well!