Friday, November 16, 2012

Busy, Social Week

Weeks like this do not happen often. Most of the time, my days and nights are quiet and spent at home, just like I enjoy. But, I do also enjoy getting together with friends and belong to a Bunco group and a Book Club, that meet once a month. And, sometimes there are birthday celebrations for a girlfriend or just a spur of the moment girl's night, with a glass of wine and conversation. This week, my schedule was full with all of these.

On Wednesday, I had fun catching up with my neighbors at Bunco. I have been a part of this group for 18 years, since the preschool days and when a babysitter might be needed to go. It gives me a connection with my neighbors at least once a month, since we don't spend time outside chatting, while watching our kids anymore. We have a lot of fun too - see I got 2 Buncos!

At book club last night, I picked the book for us to read (The Unfinished Garden) and since it was about how gardening is a metaphor for life, I took my friends a hyacinth bulb to plant now and enjoy in the spring. Each year when the flower blooms, they can remember the book we read and our fun night.

I had to show you one of the beautiful and delicious dishes our hostess prepared for us. Endive leaves with lots of fresh, chopped veggies, then drizzled with a light, flavorful dressing. So good - and healthy too!

Today, I am taking a friend to lunch, for her birthday, and tonight I will be at a friend's house for a small get together. Wine will be enjoyed at both :-)

My weekend continues to be busy, with MSU football and Thanksgiving preparations. Hope you all have a fun weekend and enjoy time spent with friends and family.


  1. YUM to the food! Have a blessed and fun day dear Vicki, it looks like that is the plan! HUGS!

  2. Looks like you've had a very fun week! I'm like you, prefer to stay home, but sometimes it's just like a "pop of color" in decorating - it brings a little excitement to our lives! Have a great weekend!

  3. Wow - looks like you had a very busy (and fun) week! I miss playing Bunco!! My grandma used to play with me all the time - haven't played much since we lost her.

    The "bulb" bags were an awesome idea. I'm sure your friends loved them!

    And the food - wow - I imagine it tasted as good as it looked!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Gosh your life sounds kinda like mine. I belong to both a Bunco group and a Book Club...both fun evenings each month. My bookclub was last night and my bunco group meets the Monday after Thanksgiving, do enjoy those times with the girls. What a thoughtful gift that your bookclub girls will enjoy season after season!!

  5. We are looking forward to a quiet week end at home and resting up for next week. Can't wait!

  6. Your nest may be empty but your life IS full! sandie

  7. You have a wonderful social life, Vicki! A great group of friends, nights out, fun is good! The endive dish looks fabulous. I have used them as little receptacles for homemade dips. They always look so elegant!

    Have a great weekend!


  8. I'm joining all your fun social life! You may be busy, but you are also having fun!!! Have a good weekend.

  9. Oh my gosh.. I haven't played bunco in years! I used to love it and I always hosted the halloween bunco. : )
    Your week was busy and fun.. the way I like them.

    Have a great thanksgiving!!!!

  10. The appetizer looks scrumptious-is the dressing homemade because I'd love to try these?

  11. i've always wanted to learn to play bunco- it sounds so fun! new follower from the hop!


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