Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun (Or Busy)

Where has the time gone? I haven't had time to post for quite a long time. Since my last post a few of my activities have been Little League games, kindergarten graduation for our grandson London, track and field day for our grandson Cameryn, mowing the lawn several times, attending the Memorial Day Services here in Hillman along with all of the normal activities of work, housework, laundry, cooking meals, etc. Life does get a bit crazy sometimes. My sisters have a small catering business and I helped them on Saturday with a wedding reception. Our Community Center seats 500 people and in its 25 + years it has seen many, many activities. And since I have a key to the building (my office is there) I have seen lots and lots of decorating there. I have to say that I think this past weekends wedding was the most elegant I have seen there. The cake had a layer of butter cream frosting on it, then was covered with strips of white chocolate that were about 1/4 inch think. It was beautiful and delicious. The family and the decorator used 500 yards of fabric to drape the ceiling. My husband teased me yesterday about dumpster diving to see if any of the fabric was in there. The yellow table runners and chair bows were a perfect accent with all of the white. The bridesmaids dresses were purple and the groomsmens tuxes were grey. Everything was absolutely beautiful. Oh, and the family tree included wedding pictures of several generations of both families. My nephew is getting married this weekend and the reception will be held at the same building. Their theme is camouflage so it will be interesting to see how it all turns out. My sister Connie, the grooms mother, has beautiful tastes and decorating ideas so I know it will be beautiful too. Since our family caters we will be doing the cooking all day on Friday along with the decorating. They have a couple of friends coming in on Saturday to finalize the meal, serve and do the clean up. We Cinderellas will be able to enjoy the party. I am looking forward to some great family time this weekend.

My sister Carol's husband Perrin has recently been diagnosed with mesotheleoma and it has been a very rough time. A friend of theirs did some very thorough research and found a Dr. in Boston who specializes in this type of cancer. They have appointments on Monday and Tuesday in Boston and hopefully we will know by next Tuesday what the plan will be. We are in the process of planning a benefit dinner/live auction/Chinese raffle for them in July. And since we live in a very small, close knit family the whole community wants to help. I have put 9 jugs out in different locations asking for donations. I collected from one business on Sunday and collected $90 after 5 days. I thought that was very good. Today I plan to make 3 more jugs up and get them out too. Small towns have their disadvantages but I think the advantages far out weigh the disadvantages.

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