Friday, January 20, 2012

Another Fine Day In The Life

Both Judy and I were busy at the clubhouse yesterday morning.  Judy with quilting and I was assisting Larry the Cook with last night’s dinner.  The clubhouse was just a buzz with activities.  Here are some photos of just a few of the clubhouse activities. 

“Ladies, start your machines!”  There were at least sixteen sewing machines humming at full tilt.  Is this what they refer to as a sewing bee?


Then, right next to them, was the chair caning craft progressing along nicely.  This has become a very popular craft at the clubhouse over the past three years.  Last year chairs were donated and auctioned off raising over $1,800 for the Escapees CARE Facility.


Then, of course, there was the kitchen crew hard at work on Thursday night’s dinner.  Potatoes to cut, chicken to prepare, beans to bake.  Norm and Don took care of the ‘taters while Karen and I worked on the chicken.  Duke baked the beans and Larry baked the cakes.  Later in the afternoon, Larry BBQ’d the chicken and baked the potato wedges.


Once back home, Judy spent the rest of the afternoon working on her quilt.  She is using up all her scrap fabric to make herself a “quilt of many colors”.  Each block has thirteen pieces – that’s a lot of pieces!!!!  I can’t wait to see this new creation as no two blocks are alike.  While she was busy with that, I started reading my next Nevada Barr novel, Flashback, and then joined Alex and Katie for a little katt nap – that was the katt’s meow!!! 

We attended the four o’clock social.  Nick and Terry Russell are back in town, it was nice to see them once again.  Nick’s novel, Big Lake, has sold over 35,000 copies; that makes him a very “happy camper” indeed (you can find it on or  They’ll be here for several days before making their way further west.  We hope to spend a little more time with them.

We stayed for the Thursday night meal; another fine meal by Larry and crew.  The best part of dinner is that we got to meet new friends, Bruce and Lena, who joined us at our table for dinner.  They just happen to be New Englanders who are now living in New York and traveling around the country in their Airstream accompanied by Sprocket, their fur kid.  You can catch up with them on their blog – Finding Our Way

Joe Peters and Linda Hicks provided some excellent entertainment after the meal.  They write and sing mostly their own songs which are contemporary folk music .  A very good concert that brought back many memories from the folk era of the 60’s.  Judy and I picked up a couple of their CDs; it’s been a long, long time since we’ve listened to good folk music.

Another Fine Day In The Life.  May God Bless  - - - - - - - - -

1 comment:

  1. Hey Darrel and Judy,
    Dinner was fun and finding a new blog to read is great. We're not 'dailies' like you, but i guess if we were here in Rainbow Plantation long enough we'd need to write every day just to keep up with all the doings here! What a lively place! Love it!
    Léna, Bruce, and Sprocket