It was one of those crazy couple of weeks where there is something good every day on the calendar. This is always a plus. It also makes you really long for a quiet day. But let's talk fun. The magnolia and apple blossoms are beginning to fall but it's all green and all good!
I had my last board meeting for Friends of Theatre. There will be a brief annual meeting but basically, my term is through and I will miss it. (I could have run for another but I told them to hold that thought for another year!) Leading into that was our annual gala. The entertainment was a musical written by students and targeted to children with autism, with puppets, music and fun. Our gala audience was adults and we all loved it.
Sailing through the week, I recorded pledge breaks for WKAR and had a friend for lunch. My dessert (and this photo isn't the best) is Sarah Anderson's Lemon Pie, the recipe for which Jenna of The Painted Apron shared HERE. If you love tart lemon (and I do), this is the easiest, tastiest pie you will ever make. (Note: I made mine in graham cracker instead of regular crust and if you do that, it's fine but cover the edge of the crust or bake a little less. Might be my hot oven!)
And my friend Barb created this fabulous herb basket for me. It smells wonderful!
Then into the following week, a road trip to IKEA, Trade Joe's and my favorite Italian Grocery to celebrate friend Kate's belated birthday. We didn't get one of these cakes -- but it was tempting!
Then Southern Exposure and our log planter. My friend Jan and I were in a celebratory and reflective mood. Jan's birthday was the day before our workshop and it was six years to the day I said farewell to my Marmelade Gypsy. It was a good place to be. (More on our Southern Exposure visit soon.)
Thursday found a friend and I helping one of our Corkies pack for her move to Savannah. Pat had recalled our make-and-take tea and gave Barb and I each a tea cup from her wedding china. The most thoughtful thing ever. And later, Rick and I went to a travelogue produced by a friend!
That brings us to Friday, which started with a mani-pedi for Lizzie when my wonderful vet stopped by to clip her talon-like nails. A little wedding baking was followed by a wonderful massage and then a retirement party for my "work brother" Tim.
I've known Tim since I first started working at WKAR. We worked in side-by-side offices, then he was later my boss. I danced at his wedding and we traveled to many PBS conferences together. His was a long and creative career and deserved celebration. This event was held at the local ballpark (because Tim is world's biggest baseball fan and possibly world's biggest Cubs fan, too!). Not only was it a terrific celebration for Tim but fun for me to see loads of people I'd not seen in eons! (Thanks, Dave Brown, for taking the photo!)
And then, the Royal Wedding. Up at 5 a.m. Scones in the oven, tea ready, table set...
Amal Clooney rocked it in the wardrobe department. I loved her dress, even more than the brides! (More on that soon!)
Immediately after the wedding, I took a robin that was injured to bird rehab. They think they can help it.
And on their grounds on the way home, spotted this.
Apparently they know what they are doing. Birds flock to them!
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