Thursday, January 25, 2018


Monday thru Wednesday I purposely 'cloistered' myself in my house, taking down Christmas decorations and packing them away, and preparing for my Feb. 7th presentation on Lucille Ball.  It's highly unusual for me to stay in the house that long.  Cabin fever set in today, and I went out for awhile.

My presentation at the assisted living facility last Sunday went well, so it's one down and two to go!

I've been spending my Amazon gift cards that I received for Christmas on fun props.  An 8 x 10 tin sign of Lucy, and Lucy stickers to go in the bottom of white candy paper cups. Each attendee will get a piece of chocolate in keeping with the TV episode where Lucy worked in the chocolate factory.

I bought myself a Lucy apron and chef's hat to wear for the presentation.

I also got a fun I Love Lucy cookbook with recipes to coordinate with some of the TV episodes.  The book has cute jokes from episodes too.   Here's one:
  Lucy:    I write a check to the beauty parlor every month.
  Ricky:  Yes, I know that, but they don't always have a little note in the back like this one,
                "Dear teller, be a lamb and don't put this through till the next month."  Now what
                do you got to say for yourself?
  Lucy:    That's why they cell 'em tellers, they go around blabbing everything they know!

The 5-DVD set is all 31 episodes in Season Two.  I purchased it at the antique store in Toledo last Saturday thanks to Louise's keen eye.  I haven't had time to watch any of the episodes yet, but hope to before the presentation.

The book I ordered of Harry Truman's love letters to his wife, Bess, arrived in the mail too.  It's for my presentation about Famous Love Letters, following the Lucille Ball presentation.

On a different subject... this is school board appreciation week in Michigan, and since my hubby is a school board member he came home from Monday night's board meeting with lots of goodies, including a tray of assorted cookies the Enterprise high school students made.

I pulled out a tin of Fortnum & Mason Earl Grey Classic tea from my tea cabinet that I've been enjoying with the cookies my hubby is sharing.

The website 12 Tomatoes sends me a recipe in my inbox everyday, and today's recipe was for Italian Sausage Barley Stew [actually it's a cross between a soup and a stew].  I bought the ingredients to make it when I was out today and it's yummy.  I will make it again for the next Bible study luncheon.

What have you been up to?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you've been quite busy! I've been working 1/2 days this week as I get my strength back after my bout of pneumonia. And resting the rest of the day! Not busy but it's what I need to do right now.


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