In my last post I mentioned going to a restaurant named "Trees" with my 2 sisters and sister-friend Shirley. It's a fun place, kind of hidden and it's off a deck surrounded by forest so you feel like you're in a treehouse. We got a new waiter and we had to laugh, he got so many things wrong with our order it was funny. I did good with my new healthy eating program, having salad with dressing on the side and cedar plank roasted salmon with a dill rub on top of the salad. I used only a tiny bit of dressing. :-)
This is the dining room. It's in Sherwood, OR.Afterwards we went to the nursery Shirley found called the "Corner Garden" - home of the worlds largest hanging basket. I was looking forward to seeing that and I was not disappointed! It's below and the edge of the basket is above my head! Remember the tiny hanging basket Shirley gave me for my birthday? This is made just like that only gigantic! (The chimpanzee on the side is life-size but not real.)
It was a great nursery and had the most fun thing - the curtains hanging above were indicative of what color flowers were. Clever, huh?
The owner made us each a hot mocha and delivered them to us in porcelain cappuccino cups! I loved this pretty petunia!
After visiting the nursery I had to take my car into the Ford dealership service as something was wrong... no power.. 2 hours and $400 later, I was on my way home. :-)
Yesterday I spent time getting all my things ready for the Oregon State Society - Daughters of the American Revolution - State Conference. I will be singing in the chorus and Friday I've been asked to lead the National Anthem in front of 200-250 people. ::gulp:: Not only that our President General of DAR will be attending. Big doings! I will take some photos.. but you knew that. :-)
Today I met my beloved fellow bloggers for lunch, Gracie, Taci & Betsy at Boccelli's restaurant in Gresham. It's really amazing how neat it is to be able to talk with fellow bloggers and crafters - we "get" each other! We showed projects we're working on and then we pulled out some little gifties we'd brought. I got a kick out taking a photo of Gracie and Taci taking photos of our goodies. We all have iPhones and I taught them how to make the type bigger on their phones. :-)
Taci crocheted a flower and put beads on the ends for a bookmark, Gracie crocheted us each a double think pot holder and Betsy knitted a cool spiral/round dishcloth and wrapped it around a coaster with sheep on it. We all feel like it's Christmas when we do this. :-) I brought fresh farm eggs which the girls were quite pleased about.Sweet Betsy - she's the fastest knitter ever!
My pile of goodies.
Betsy's goodies. :-)
After lunch today I went to a place for a manicure and pedicure so I'd look "polished" tomorrow. If you've never had one, I highly recommend it - hot rock massage on hands and legs, all kinds of hot wax on my feet and stuff.. and new polish! Woo hoo! OK, I'll be back soon.. hugs and smooches all around.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)