But sometimes actually entertaining at home is not possible.
In our area there is an abundance of free music and free films.
When I find something that really interests me I email a group of friends and tell them I’ll be there. I don’t judge the interest I just make the invitation; I facilitate.
I’m sure to add my cell number to the email with the instruction to text or call when they arrive at the venue, especially if it is a big venue like the parade grounds at our local Army base.
If it’s something I have done previously I add any details that might sway someone who is on the fence. For instance the U.S. Army Field Band is performing the 1812 Overture with real canons. I’ve heard it before and it’s fabulous. I reminded everyone to bring their own lawn chair.
I encourage you to do some research and contact your social circle for a fun and different and free event. Provide as much or as little as you like. Don’t for get the bug spray.
I have looked all over the house for our Easter decorations. I keep them in a clear plastic storage box with a green top.
We don’t have much but I’d like to put out a few hints of spring this week.
After looking from the attic to the basement and everywhere in between I thought I might have stashed a box in the attic in the Cottage. I found a box of vases which also was storing 2 sets of hot rollers for hair. No wonder I can’t find anything.
Finally yesterday morning I cleared my mind and went back up in the attic in the house. After moving around a few boxes I spied a blue plastic storage tub with a blue top labeled “Easter”. That’s right, blue not green.
Everything from chicks to bunnies to eggs to egg holders for dying eggs were all packed safely away.
I even found some small egg-shaped soaps which I put in a small basket to remind us of new life.
I put these on an occasional table which also holds a cross bottle; a small bowl, pitcher, and towel; and a Limoges box with a fishing boat by the side of the sea.
All of these items remind me of Jesus and so are perfect for an Easter tableau.
But I digress. I put away the owl and the pussycat and replaced them on the kitchen window sill with a wooden bunny box.
Finally I’m embracing the hope of spring with floral pillows on the side porch.
By the way, today begins the 6th year of this blog.
What have you put away for safe keeping that you can’t find?
Although I still have a mighty cough, everything else is converging toward the positive.
First of all, my grocery shopping for the party is finished including two and a half dozen pink roses. My color scheme for this Christmas is blue/green/silver but I thought a warm color other than red would complete the look.
I’ll be using pink roses, pink candles, and pink napkins.
Second, my boss told me not to come in today. So, woo-hoo, I have another whole day to decorate and cook for our party.
Third, tonight is our final Christmas cantata. I’ll be conducting the choir and acting as worship leader and when it’s over I can relax for the rest of the weekend. There’s just one small riff that I hope I can drill into Charlie’s brain (he’s the accompanist) before we perform.