Friday, 17 March 2017
After attending the quilt show, and blogging about the quilt show, our Friday ended with my birthday celebration at the Cove Restaurant, which is once again open for weekend dinners.
Allan provided cake by buying two at Sid’s Supermarket and secretly decorating them himself in the back of our van!
Dan and Leanne from Casa Pacifica happened to be dining nearby, so they got some cake, and then (being excellent singers and former choir directors) they serenaded us with “Happy Birthday.”
I was pleased to get The View from Great Dixter from Kathleen.
Allan gave me three books about England, including one by a former spouse of mine.
From Melissa, a subscription to Fine Gardening magazine will be much enjoyed, and Susie had made a lilac scented non headache-y all natural perfume.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
We began Saturday with the annual Empty Bowls event, in which you buy a handmade bowl and then have a bowl of soup, with the event proceeds going to local programs that feed the hungry.
We had the pleasure of dining with Our Kathleen (in blue) and with local author Jan Bono (in red).
We drove half an hour north to Ocean Park to attend part of a postcard party. Today’s focus was sending postcards to our area’s Republican representative to try to get her to attend a town hall and hear our concerns. We’re going to have the town hall whether or not she shows up.
And we have embarked upon a series of thank you postcards to folks who are fighting the good fight.
I did not have time to finish my last of four cards (lower left).
We left before the party was over because we had to be at another event. On the way, we managed to squeeze in a stop at the Depot Restaurant, where we had so kindly been offered some leftover St Pat’s Day shepherd’s pie! At home, we met with Indivisible member Gwen (who had also been at the postcard shindig) and all three of us in our van headed an hour north to South Bend for the …
92nd Annual Pacific County Democrats Crab Feed.
In South Bend, we drove around looking for a garden that I wished to view from the street. We got a bit lost.
We dropped Gwen off at the event venue and kept looking, only to find the garden was walking distance from our destination rather than being up on the hill. It belongs to a gardener I admire and I had used Google to find it. Leaving the word “east” out of the address made it much more findable.
I long to see the whole garden in summer, and I hope it will be on the Pacific County Master Gardeners’ summer tour.
We then walked to the crab feed.
Someone did not know it was soap and took a bite!
I had forgotten how daunting a crab is to eat. We managed with a set of pliers. Next year, we will know to bring crab crackers and picks.
We are filled with resolve and have every intention of solving all sorts of problems.
In the silent auction, I won an art piece by our friend Joe Chasse, from his Dangerous Toys series.
Shortly after Joe departed, Gwen and Allan and I left during the live auction in order to get through the most wooded roads home before dark
It has been an intense two day social whirl and, with a break in the bad weather, I am looking forward to getting some quiet gardening work done.