Posted in 2018, Autumn at Sonnystone Acres, blogging, updates

Long story short…

Oh, my!  I have been so neglectful of my blogging…wondering again whether to quit or jump back in with renewed vigor, writing daily.  For now, I’ll catch you up on recent activities…

Martha called and said she’d be visiting town, so she and Nancy and I had a fine evening chatting and eating…

 

The Master Gardeners Fall Conference was super this year!  Jack Barnwell, manager of the gardens on Mackinac Island, presented a terrific slideshow that really made me want to visit there.  Chef Nathan Lyon did a cooking demonstration for us that was both informative and hilarious.  The after-lunch speakers were Scott Beuerlein from Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Kerri Ann Mendez from Perennially Yours.

I was also delighted that Sharon and  Charles Sorenson were there, peddling her books.  I’ve been stalking her to buy her latest,

and finally I caught up with her.  This book has me so excited about my Bird Garden project for Spring 2019.  Planning next year’s garden is a great way to get through the winter…

The UE production of Spring Awakening was excellent, though I can’t say I actually like the show…such a bummer.  The theatre always has a full roster of wonderful actors and I’m grateful we have the opportunity right here in Eville to witness their talents.

I’ve fallen down the rabbit-hole of genealogy…  I got out everything I’ve already done and put away about 6 years ago and going through that was a trip into the past, darkly.  In addition to my family tree, I had put together some information on the history of my house and I had forgotten some of the facts I had unearthed.  I’ve gotten it organized and I”m ready to dive into it deeply…

Perhaps I could combine the genealogy research with rejuvenated blogging habits… hmm…

The leaves are beginning to color the trees with splashes of orange, yellow, and red…think I”ll go out to the Thoughtful Spot and figure it all out…

Peace

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images of the week-end

Because I’m too tired to write…

The Rummage Sale….

Sub-organist-ing…

UE musical:  “The Wild Party”…

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Celebrating Mrs. Oglesby’s 88th birthday…  

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My dear friend Luann is in town to visit with her mom—and pick up several boxes of her stuff from my attic—so I have to get some rest.   It’s just started to rain and my eyelids are getting heavy.  Hope your week-end was great, too!

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Public Service Announcement…

I am proud to announce an addition to my family of blogs: Rave On Madwoman. The site was born quite a while back, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say…couldn’t find Her Voice, you might say. I did some Live Blogging there on Election Night, 2012, so you may have visited at that time. It has been completely revamped and is ready to be the movie, book, music review arm of my blogging. I’m also planning to publish some interviews there. Sonnystone Acres will return to being a journal of my home and family life. Growing Every Season, my gardening blog, will continue to keep you caught up with my growing habits…

I’ll be connecting Rave On to Facebook, so my FB friends can decide whether to click the link or not. To my fellow bloggers who have followed me because of my scintillating movie reviews…please follow me over to http://www.raveonmadwoman.wordpress.com/.

Thanks so much!!

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At the matinee…

It was a day for the cousins at UE’s production of “The Heidi Chronicles”.  Casey snapped a pic of us as we were leaving…

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The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserman, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1989.  It pretty much swept the Tonys that year, as well.  The scenes of the women coming together for a Feminist Agenda in their Sister-Empowering Groups seems out of date today.  Though I remember that fervor we had to avoid becoming dependent on men, it doesn’t seem at all bright or relevant anymore.     It was sad, though, to watch Heidi’s feeling of betrayal when all of her Sisters married…  Lana didn’t like that she gave in and adopted a baby, though I feel that’s really what most of our generation did…    It ran a little long, could have moved a little quicker…

As usual, we had a great time, especially Ronna…