6/14/2012

Fun Day

Yesterday was a fun day.  I met up with the "special ed ladies" at one of their houses.  Our hostess made Italian Wedding Soup and Split Pea Soup (I skipped that one...not a fan of the pea!).  We all brought something.  The plan was to get together and eat lunch, and we all brought a project or a book.  That last part was a waste, because all we did was talk!  From 11:00 to 3:00, that's pretty much all we did.
Our hostess has a very nice screened in back porch, so we ate there, listening to the birds and the occasional bark from a neighbor's dog.  We talked about our families, things in the news, and (of course) school.  It was such a good time!
This was the biggest hit:
Unfortunately, I wasn't the one who brought it!  I'm not sure what all is in it, but she said that the crust was made from a cake mix.  Very good, and very light.  Perfect for a summer dessert!

One of the ladies brought a quilt she is working on:
Let me say this:  People who are crafty amaze me.  All of my sisters are, but somehow that gene fizzled out before it got to me...or mom's patience did.  One or the other!  I started to learn how to crochet once, and I can do counted cross-stitch.  Part of my problem is that I don't want to put it down until it's finished, and I think it should be finished in one sitting.  I guess that's the patience part!

The hostess lives on the  "Curves" side of town, so after I left her house I went Curving.  We're talking full-blown Curving!  The only thing I went easy on was the 2 machines that involve the twisting of the back.  I definitely don't want a repeat of  the sciatica bout!

It felt really great to be able to sit down with friends for a nice outdoor lunch and not have to worry about rushing off to get my next group of students!  Don't you just love summer?

8 comments:

  1. Hello and thanks for your comment and visiting my blog yesterday. I will miss my friend.

    Now your luncheon sounded delicious. I would have tried the pea soup and I think I have seen it before on Pinterest.

    I see you have Loyola on your blog - is that the college - my husband went there.

    I also see autism there also - I worked with autistic children for years.

    Anyway - HELLO!

    sandie

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  2. Yes, I do love Summer.
    Geez, you run with some very talented people. Be nice to them and perhaps they'll give you something sometime!
    That quilt looks AMAZING!
    Glad you're enjoying the moments!

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  3. Now that sounds like a perfect afternoon! That quilt is so pretty. I use to craft in my 20's and 30's but not so much anymore.
    So glad you enjoyed yourself.

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  4. Sounds great to me!! That "pizza" looks yummy!

    As for crafting, that's why I refuse to scrapbook! I hate not being able to finish quickly!!!!

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  5. It sounds like a wonderful day! That dessert looks delicious and what can be better than relaxing with a group of friends talking a beautiful day away.

    Have a great day!

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  6. Happy that you had time to meet up, eat, and visit! I love moments like that and for me, they are far and few in between.

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  7. What a wonderful day to spend a summer day. That dessert looks delicious!!

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  8. This looks/sounds like a lovely afternoon. LOVE the fruit dish...and who eats pea soup? :) It always reminds me of the movie The Exorcist. Yikes.

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