Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Where do I begin?

Let's see.  Perhaps I will back up just a bit and mention something from last Thursday afternoon. 

The Women's Chorus performed at an assisted living facility in a neighboring county, an hour away from us here.  Afterwards, we enjoyed lunch together.

This is a very popular place in the area.  It was a good thing we had reservations - something only permitted for groups of at least 20 or more - because there were people sitting all along the porch waiting to be called for seating.  We were shown to our section where the first thing brought to us at our table was this.

This is a basket of apple fritters.  I forgot to take a picture until some of them had been enjoyed.:-) (Diners are also served an apple julep.)  Anyway, while we were having lunch a storm came through, complete with noise and lots of rain.  That took care of my plan to take pictures of the grounds afterwards.

Now, I last left you with my plan to head out to that book-signing.  It was held about an hour away, but it was worth it for this.

She also signed the two other copies I had that had not been signed!  When we left the area where she was, this is the scene that greeted us.

A beautiful sunset!

We also took advantage of the evening to go by to pay a brief visit with the Country Couple as we were in their area. 

Now, there is much more about the week-end to tell.  To tell it all will make this a LONG post!  I really need to divide it for another one.

The Women's Chorus will have our last performance for the season today.  Perhaps my schedule will slow down a bit after this, but then again - maybe not.:-)

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. It sounds like a wonderful outing Nellie. I love apple fritters!!

  2. What a nice day. The food looks wonderful and now nice you got to go to a book signing too.
    You are so busy I bet you don't slow down much.
    Have a nice Tuesday, Nellie

  3. apple fritter...my husband would die on the spot! he loves them. what a fun outing!

  4. Well, let me just put in a plug for that restaurant, since it's in my county...The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is a part of a larger complex which includes an apple barn, where one may purchase a variety of apples to take home, as well as a snack sort of place, selling fresh apple fried pies and ice cream. There is another smaller restaurant also on the grounds, more like a sandwich shop, with various selections and soups in an intimate, "homey" setting. These places are in Sevierville, TN, as one heads toward Pigeon Forge, and it would be easy to spend the better part of a morning or afternoon just on these grounds! The food is delicious, with a varied menu of home-cooked meals, enough to suit anyone's taste! Now, that is enough of that commercial! I hope that you will try to slow down a bit, but I'm sure you will find ways to fill your days with pleasurable activities! Have a great day, Sister! :-)

  5. This looks great. It's going to be hard getting the craving for apple fritters out of my mind. I had good friends from Sevierville, and spent a lot of time there when I lived in Nashville.

  6. Yummy!!
    Glad you got your books signed.
    Sound like a fun day.

  7. What a wonderful reward and a pleasant way to spend the day after your singing engagement. Those apple fritters look amazing.

  8. I may be the only person who never had apple fritters. They look good. I thought that they were little Timbits donuts.

    Terrific, you got all four books signed by the author.

    Have a relaxing week.

  9. Yay, you got them!!! Not that I had any doubts. LOL!

  10. Nellie, It seems you had a perfect day. Glad you got to get some autographs too. I like when it's raining and I can just sit and relax. xoxo,Susie

  11. Oh my dear---I still have never been there although I ce close once. Enjoyed reading about it here. Cx

  12. Kudos to you Nellie you got the books signed! I'm so happy for you!

    Boy those apple fritter sure look good. I can understand why everyone just dug right in, lol.

    Can't wait to hear about the rest of your venture.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. Have you thought about playing the Picnic Game. I posted about it today. You and any of your visitors are more than welcome to join in on the fun!!! Hope to "see" you there. Louise