Monday, March 30, 2015

March FABness !

A Ladies Night Out with great food and cocktails, a spectacular fashion show, and tempting raffle items all to raise money for the Norwell Women's Club......
and my chance to reconnect with old and new friends!

This may not occur to someone who is not familiar with moving, but with every new adventure ~ in this case retiring and moving back to our home after being gone for 8 years ~
comes the challenge of "connecting". That is finding  a place to fit in, a group to belong to, friends who share common interests, a way to share talents and stories, and make new memories.

I volunteered for the food group and these two ladies were a blast to work with!
Mary Lou designed our matching aprons! 

Some of the food was catered and desserts were brought in by members.
My chicken salad on green apple slices were a big hit.....
Everyone seemed to be on their spring diet so the "no bread" choices were popular! 

........also the Antipasti on a Skewer!  

I can't tell you how many deviled eggs Susie made
but each one was perfect! 

We had adorable high school girls volunteer to serve for us
while we kept the food coming.
The decorating committee did a fantastic job of bringing a little spring 
to our otherwise dreary weather with 
hundreds of butterflies fluttering from the ceiling 
in pink and green.

It was just a "love-ly" evening!  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Solo Footprints......

                           " Together, our footprints travel on, 
                         Leaving prints, side by side, in the snow.
                                    They are joined together
                             By love, friendship, and happiness, 
                                And together, our lives go on. "

He is a Norwich terrier
and we have welcomed him home! 

(and you thought this was going to be another post about snow!) 

He has been with us for one week
and we are still getting to know each other......

He likes a snack 
and a nap! 

And we are all waiting patiently for spring!  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Something different in New York City

Where do you go for a classic American breakfast in NYC?
........Home to the "future stars of stage and screen"?
You go to Ellen's Stardust Diner on 51st and Broadway where the waitstaff sings to you while they pour your coffee!

That is also where you hop on the "On Locations Tour" bus for a 
guided tour of the locations in NYC where all your favorite TV shows 
and films were made.  

Here we are posing, appropriately, in front of the building used for 
the apartment on 

And you may recognize this firehouse from
 the movie

It was a fun tour, something different, 
a great way to see the sights and it brought back fond memories of 
favorite forgotten shows.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

New York City - a place for friends to meet!

When the stars align, New York City is the perfect place for friends to meet and play.  Can I tell you how much I love having girlfriends who like to organize a trip!?!

First on the agenda, a Broadway Musical of course.....
Honeymoon in Vegas featuring Tony Danza
Great music, laughter, and the flying Elvis-es!

then, decisions, decisions.....
the night is still young and we are in NYC.....
Margaritas & a movie anyone?

The next morning we all met at Ground 0
to tour the underground museum honoring the victims of 9\11.
To say it is moving and powerful is an understatement! 
The sheer enormity of this historic event is captured 
and reminded all of us of that morning, when we were mesmerized 
by what we were watching on TV. 
It is a part of OUR history and everyone must see it! 

After an all-girls lunch and a little shopping at Chelsea Market we caught up with the guys
 for dinner at Hurley's Saloon in New York's Theater District
 where we spent the evening reminiscing 
about good times together in London.

.......and planning our Tuesday together!