Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lunch, Presents, and Shopping

Yesterday was a good day. We had our Annual Christmas get-together. It had been delayed, but it's always a treat after we've survived "the Family" togetherness and fuss. Someone else does the cooking, and we just eat!

We started out as Watercolor Artists taking class together years ago, and found our kids already knew one another at school. Then we just got together here and there to paint, and enjoy each other's company and support. Life's changes for the "Sandwich Generation" can always use all the help it can get.

Ann and Susan are both extremely talented women on so many levels. One a teacher, and one a nurse/administrator, but always a mother, grandmother, a daughter, an Artist, and a friend. So we love to share that fun gift that no one else would give you.

The Snow Crab Ravioli was OUT OF THIS WORLD- wonderful at Biaggi's. Sue and I both ordered it. And after at least 2 1/2 hours of talk, they kicked us out, no, we packed up and went to do a bit of shopping. Hey, what's a girl to do?

Swim suit shopping in the dead of winter at our age isn't fun. One of us did well.

So I had to rush home and get things mailed off to Ranger on a dead run to get them in New Jersey by Tuesday. I checked the emails for what they wanted while I was away. THANK YOU BEN at Pumpkin Postal! What a guy. Always cutting it close, and he knows where it's going! Patti, he has you in his data base! (I was out buying Bubble Wrap at 10PM at Walmart last night for Tim husband thinks I'm crazy...but that's a given! It goes Monday.)

Be well, everyone. Enjoy the weekend.....and I'm going to READ A BOOK soon! Can't decide between a Kindle and a Nook....Erin has a Nook, Ann and Michelle have an IPad, what do you guys recomend? Just want to read. Small and lightweight. Can't decide if I want the backlight or the e ink.....decisions, decisions.

Your Friend in the blog header says " nothing is more fun than having Friends that love ART."



Deb Smith said...

Biaggi's without me AGAIN!! and I was less than a mile away. Hope you had the White Chocolate Bread Pudding. No, I hope you DIDN'T!! I highly recommend a Nook. Had mine for a year and love it. Just sorry that they came out with a color version a year later. Enjoy my friend.

Sue said...

I have been considering a Kindle for a while but can't get past the feel (and the smell) of a new actual, real-life me old fashioned but I can't help it!!!

Linda said...

I bought a Nook right after Christmas. Got the ColorNook. The only problem is that you have to be at a WiFi hot spot to download books. On the upside, I also wanted it when I travel as it gives you access to the net. So far I'm happy with it. It is not as user friendly as the Kindle, but still, it's in color!

Elaine A said...

Hi Linda -

I'm glad you all had a wonderful time. Sometimes its just good to spend time with friends. As for the Nook or Kindle, I'm with Sue. I sit all day working on a PC, so I don't want to use one for reading. I am an avid reader and I just love the feel of paper in my hands. My husband was going to get me one and I told him thank you, but no. Just my opinion - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Netty said...

From the great picture you all look so happy and content. Its wonderful to have long term friends, you can't beat it.
For me it has to be a hardback or a paperback, just love the real thing to cosy up with.......although I mainly read not so
Have a great weekend. Annette x

Lori said...

oh, that Netty cracks me up! lol! Nothing beats time spent with friends, and art friends at that. The meal sounds slobbering wonderful! Can't wait to see your creations for CHA!

Martha Richardson said...

I've got a Kindle, which I love. My high school has a 15 min. reading time everyday...I LOVE it, the kids hate it...too bad. I still love actual books but this is the perfect size...very user friendly!

SusanK said...

Friends..the best presents you can give yourself! I want real paper in my hands. With my vision I have a hard enough time looking at my larger computer monitor; looking at a small screen would make me go crazy.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

looks like you had a wonderful time with your friends! i agree, it's awesome to have friend who love arts and crafts. that snow crab ravioli? sounded delish, i loooove crab! thanks for sharing and have a great rest of your weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Barb said...

I got a color nook for Christmas. I really like it. In a cover, it feels like a book. I wanted the back lighting so I could read in bed at night without another light. You can also purchase ebooks online from b&n and sync them to your nook

marci said...

Because the iPad is a computer, it refreshes constantly and may be hard on your eyes if you want to read for an extended period of time. If you just want an eReader, the Kindle is probably your best bet. We got our daughter one for Christmas and she absolutely loves it. I had the iPad and use it for books, but I don't read it for long periods of time.

Anonymous said...

Pick the Kindle. I have over 150 books on mine and I haven't paid for a single one. Go to and you get tons of them free. I do miss the library though.