Monday, October 24, 2016

Busy Homecoming Week

Austin didn't feel well during the play last weekend, and was
diagnosed with pneumonia after seeing the doctor late Monday.
What a busy week to be sick! 
Above: Austin and Teresa Kidwell, both seniors at BCHS, were sponsored
by the Junior Class as candidates for the Homecoming King and Queen.
All candidates are seniors, but are sponsored by different classes. 
Wednesday: Interview by three outside judges
Thursday: Morning -  interviews in front of the high school students
Afternoon - parade
Friday night:  Football game introduction and crowning
Saturday:  Dance
(and what a bummer, the ACT in the morning)
Austin and Teresa at the school assembly Thursday,
his first day at school after being diagnosed.
I was Austin's escort at the football game half-time crowning
We came home and out of the cold, damp night air,
immediately after Katie and Sam were crowned Queen and King.
All the kids in the senior class are the best of friends,
most of them have attended kindergarten through 12th grades together.  
Alexa and Austin ready for the dance, Saturday night.
He bounced back after the pneumonia. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Congratulations to Denise Altman, winner of
Taking Tea by Hoffman Media. 
I sent you a request to email me your mailing address so that
I can send it on to the publisher. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Taking Tea" Book Giveaway

Hoffman Media recently contacted me and asked if I would host a book giveaway for
Taking Tea
Favorite Recipes from Notable Tearooms.
 This is a lovely book published in 2016 by Hoffman Media, LLC,
publishers of Teatime magazine
I am especially pleased to offer this giveaway because I have visited
and previously blogged about several of the tea venues featured in the book.
Including, most recently, the fabulous afternoon tea at
The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI.
If you would like to enter this special giveaway, please leave a comment
by Saturday, October 22, 2016 by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time,
along with contact information.
I will contact the winner for a mailing address, and 
Hoffman Media will ship the book. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Keeping Up With Austin

Austin just finished a four-day run of 
"Murder Takes The Stage" at the Berea Arena Theater.
(the glasses are a prop)
He is in rehearsals of the BCHS production of "Bye Bye Birdie"
and, this week is homecoming week at the school. 
As readers of this blog know, he keeps us busy!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time to Plan Christmas Afternoon Tea?

TeaTime Magazine arrived in my mailbox yesterday. 
Yes, the November/December issue full of holiday afternoon tea recipes 
and tablescape ideas arrived on October 12th. 
Well, apparently not, because the stores are already selling Christmas
 and holiday dishware, decorations and clothing. 
Lenox Holly pattern china is 50 per cent off at Belk. 
Enjoy this festive issue of TeaTime, while you sip a cup of 
Holiday Tea (see page 17 for suggestions), and dream about your perfect 
Christmas Afternoon Tea menu and tablescape. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Break Week 2016

While Glenn and Austin continued college visits last week,
I drove to N. KY and attended Peyton's Thursday evening band concert
and Grandparent's Day on Friday at his school.

Kaitlyn rode back to Berea with me, because she spent fall break week
being pampered by her Aunt Melissa while Peyton was in school.
I think it was a "win-win" week for all. 

 Austin above, at Transylvania University in Lexington on Wednesday
and below, at Centre College in Danville on Friday.
Tuesday's visit was at Bellarmine University in Louisville,
and Thursday's at Asbury University in Wilmore. 
He has decided (at least for now) to stay in Kentucky.
Eastern Kentucky University is also still on the list. 
He has the schools ranked one through five.
He had a great week of visiting with the business and theater departments at all,
and observed a variety of classes. 


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