but our lives lately have been on "full speed ahead". Between two projects for Creative Imaginations and another two for Gecko Galz and a make n take for Posh Scraps "Back to School" crop this past weekend, I caught myself going out the front door as I was coming in. Throw in the fact the kids did not have school last Wed. so we were doing a flash back to last, mix in a little Wine and Art Walk in our town last Sat and a reunion with a good friend, Becky, last Friday and you have our life lately.
So, first, of course, our oh so loved Grands (but be sure to scroll all the way down to see E with a belly dancer...did I whet your appetite?
and on to Friday after Mama got home, we switched back to our car and headed to Tarpon Tavern to pick up our and our friends', Mitch and Kim, tickets for the Wine and Art Walk here in Tarpon Springs. Who do we spy but our dear friend, Becky, her neighbor, Sonia, another friend of theirs and the three dogs. "Come have a brew with us!", I said. "YES!" they said and so they did. What a joy it is to reconnect with good friends. Then we were joined by Darrel and Katherine, Susie and Justin, a couple of friends of theirs and our favorite house sitter, Tom, even roamed through. We LOVE Tarpon Tavern...excellent food and personable owner, Dan.
So, fast forward to Sat. I head out to Posh Scraps to join the "Women who do Lunch Bunch" for Posh Scraps "Back to School Crop". I started a project, stopped to help the owner, Michele, design the challenge, did a make n take and then had to head home.
The Days were in town still looking for their B n B and we met up at our house where they were spending the night.
We met up at the Tarpon Tavern and good thing as it poured down rain...our first band of bad weather from the latest storm (you know...the one the Republicans delayed their convention because of). We had the most incredible sampler ever...far too much food at such an amazing price. I was too busy eating to take pics...sorry.
Then, when the rain stopped, we moved on. And hit about 12 of the 17 shops offering those of us who had purchased tickets, a shot glass taste of some lovely wines...and an introduction to a few shops even E and I did not know.
We ended up at the newly resurrected Zorba's for a belly dancer and some food ( a whole other blog post... too many bar tenders and too few wait help!) and here are the pics. Yes! that is E out on the dance floor with the dancer.
Oh, and what reminded me and nagged at me to blog more regularly was the movie E and I watched today: Julie and Julia. I shall try to be more regular for anyone who still follows my blog...and apologies. Some times life gets in the way of my life.