Monday, December 22, 2008

Weekend recap

It's been really busy this weekend. And really great, too. The food was fantastic, and being with friends and family was even better.

Yesterday, we had breakfast casserole, cheese grits, bacon, sausage, fruit, rolls, jellies, all the condiments, sweets, cheeses, chili con queso. Christmas cookies, nuts, coffee, tea, etc., etc. We were truly fortunate with a "groaning board".

Allan got here about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, but we were up and moving by 7 or 8. Sue and her family came in from the motel, and the group here was up and cooking. Friends started to come in - Dalton and Donnie, John and Sylvia, Judy and Hunter. Joe had to head off to his family Xmas at noon, then Sue, Randy, and Alison left about 1. Kate left shortly after that.

It was a non-stop talk/eating fest - around the table, in the living room, checking on the basketball game (Lady Vols 79, Stanford 69 in overtime). John got back from the basketball game a little after 11. We've put in some very long days with a minimum of sleep.

Margaret and Sarah were heading back from Texas, and got caught in a series of delayed flights. They finally got to their respective destinations by 1 or 2 a.m. this morning.

I did skip swimming this morning (shame on me!), but sleeping until 7:30 surely did feel good. Allan had a couple of appointments, so he was gone all morning. Jean left right after lunch, and John and I headed off to play bridge. There was one extra player, so he went back home to visit with Allan. Bridge was good. I was HIGH last week!!!!! And had some pretty good cards today, too. But even better was that one of the regular bridge players bought one of my paintings in the Tennessee Watercolor Society exhibit at the Civic Center. That was terrific. I think that's the only one in the show that's sold, so far. I have another painting to put up tomorrow.

I don't have a picture of the painting, but this photo is of the original building of the Hunter Museum of American Art. It had been gray and cloudy, but when we came out the sun was shining, and I was able to get this great photo.

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