Saturday, February 26, 2011

Last Saturday


Andrew and I made last Saturday mostly a day of being with creative and interesting people.  After a late breakfast (that would be at 7:30 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m.), we did a few simple chores around the house before heading to the Mellow Brew Coffee House in Dyer, IN.  The  Prairie Writers Guild was going to be reading from their new book From the Edge of the Prairie.

I have the pleasure of knowing several of the talented members and contributors and knew we were in for a treat.  How appropriate to gather at a coffee house that specializes in made-on-the-premises cheesecakes since the prose and poetry in this volume are all food related.  


We gathered in a cozy little area at the back to sip steaming cups of very good coffee and visit before getting into....


....the book.


There was music.


And readings.


Clever, poignant and amusing stories.



Stories about neighborhoods that are nearby and those who inhabit them.


It was warm and cheerful inside.

That evening, we went to see Sleuth at the Performing Arts Center and were, once again, surprised at the ending!!

30 comments:

  1. Love that picture taken through the window!

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  2. These are very nice days...we don't use to do so beautiful things ... :( ..... anyway....have a great Saturday, ciao Flavia

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  3. Sounds like a fun time -- we should treat ourselves more often!

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  4. Sounds like a fabulous time!! What a lovely way to spend your day.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  5. Oh how fun! It seems you had a wonderful time...what a special time! Thank you for sharing it with us all. I love the photos accompanying your day!

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  6. What a wonderful day to spend a Saturday, Bonnie... Hope today is just as good as last Saturday!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. How nice to belong to such a reading club; a perfect winter day!Happy Saturday!
    Rita

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  8. What a great way to spend the day!
    Sounds like you two fun.

    Enjoy your day!


    Melinda

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  9. What fun this looks like!!! I made your salmon and pasta for dinner last night, it was so good!! Phil commented several times how yummy it was!! The only thing wrong, there wasn't enough!! Next time I'm doubling the recipe!! I didn't even have any parsley and it still turned out wonderful!

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  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with a great group of writers. I have a favorite book ( an anthology) that I bring out at Christmas called Chistmas on the Great Plains. I love to reread the contributions of the talented authors from the prairies.

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  11. Sounds like a great day spent with wonderful people!

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  12. glad you had such and enjoyable day, sounds like PHUN to me

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  13. Saturday... late breakfast ....7:30 AM instead of 6:30 AM... you guys are early risers even on Saturday... no sleeping in for you all huh?

    I have always wanted to go to a reading, I see fellow locals at gathering places around town sipping tea and listening to either a local author or story teller. This coffee shop where you all gathered is just how I envisioned it to be inside. Smiling face, sharing delectable delights and listening intently. Looks like you all sure had a wonderful time. Will have to look into that book.

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  14. Why is it that we like those window pics so much! Maybe because it frames a picture, or we like looking in windows in general? Anyway the pic drew me in even if your writing and story hadn't. Sounds like a wonderful "double-header" day!

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  15. Forgot to ask, Did you contribute to the book?

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  16. Sounds like a perfectly lovely day!

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  17. Oh, that sounds like a wonderful day.

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  18. IF I'd been more observant I'd have at least seen the chair reflected! I didn't use a cast iron pan--where have mine gone to I wonder --- but the pan was hot--which made it splatter--maybe the salmon was too cold but it was not wet. I also don't think mine was quite an inch thick. But it was good --- nothing quite like the flavor of salmon.

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  19. Bonnie, that sounds like such a lovely day! You will have a hard time beating that this Saturday! Blessings ~ Tanna

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  20. What a fun event. :) Seems like a nice to relax and enjoy the weekend. BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Truly appreciate it. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  21. What a lovely day...thank you for sharing all of the photographs and your words with me. I hope you have a restful Sunday full of love and laughter!

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  22. Your Saturday sounds like so much fun!

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  23. What a fun day, Bonnie! (I love your idea of a "late" breakfast!) We need days like this to recharge mentally, don't you agree?

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  24. Well, that sounds like a perfect day to me!

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  25. What wonderful photos you have from your day! In particular, I really like the one taken through the window. Nicely done!

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  26. Bonnie, I wanted to respond to your recent comment on my classic movie blog.

    I totally love Bette Davis...think she is the best actress EVER. I actually have 2 of her movie collections that I bought at Barnes & Noble last year. My all-time fave of her movies is Now, Voyager...though there are many more just a smidge behind.

    I probably have 300+ movies in my collection, some of which I've bought, many more that I've recorded from Turner Classic Movies. Unfortunately, TCM seems to show alot of the same movies over and over, so some months, I might only discover 4 movies that I need to record.

    I also am able to get alot of movies through my public library.

    I am always willing to share movies with my blog friends. It's easy and cheap to put a disc in the mail, so if you are looking for something in particular and can't find it, please don't hesitate to ask to borrow mine.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  27. p.s. Dear Bonnie...Thanks for your visit to my blog yesterday. I think you should get out your dollhouse and work on it! It will be a labor of sheer love. Don't let it go abandoned. Miniatures bring great joy to our hearts! Just a suggestion. Susan

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  28. now that is a wonderful way to spend the weekend.

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  29. That looks like a book I would totally enjoy!

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