Friday, December 4, 2009

Free Flowing Friday

1.) I'm trying not to feel like a Grinchy-poo, but I'm just feeling a little off this year. We do have our Christmas tree up with lights, but still no ornaments - I guess we'll do it this weekend. I think the economy is what is bumming me out. Hubby and I both work full time, but there still never seems to be enough money to go around. I don't want to by extravagant gifts, but I do want the girls to have a few things to open on Christmas Eve. Maybe when I get started with my Christmas baking I'll get in a better mood.

2.) Tonight is our community Christmas Parade - Christine will be marching with the Mercer County Public Library again. At least the weather feels like Christmas - I don't think the temp is supposed to get out of the 30's today.

3.) Tonight is also opening night for "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Ragged Edge Community Theatre. Show opens at 8pm and tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $8 for children. If you happen to be in or around Harrodsburg, stop in and see the wonderful production - the cast, crew and director have really worked hard. The show is December 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12th at 8pm with 2 Sunday matinees at 3pm on December 6 and 13th.

4.) The Harrodsburg Holiday Home Tours is tomorrow from 1-8pm. Tickets are available at the Historical Society - they are $15 and there are 8 homes on the tour this year. I will be selling Box Office tickets and Home Tour tickets tomorrow at the Ragged Edge from 1-4pm. This is always a huge event for the Historical Society every year.

5.) Due to my laptop being in the shop last week, I didn't post a FFF, so I haven't told you about my great news. I was contacted by Arcadia Publishing out of South Carolina about doing a book about Harrodsburg. They have a successful series of books called Images of America and they have wanted a book on Harrodsburg for years. I'm in the process of talking with the Historical Society and several citizens in Harrodsburg about getting old photos for the book. I'm so excited!!

6.) My article about last minute, easy to make Christmas gifts is in the new addition of Kentucky Monthly magazine. The magazine is on newsstands now!

7.) Christine has been rethinking her college decisions. Since going to GSA this past summer, she has been interested in Arts Administration, but after researching employment opportunities, she realizes she may not be able to find a job. Her 2nd interest is Culinary Arts, so she is now researching opportunities and schools. She is really liking the program at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. Her daddy and I are both supporting this decision because she will be able to find a job almost anywhere - people do have to eat!!

8.) On an uneasy note, my middle daughter, Marie - the one who is pregnant - was in a car wreck on Thanksgiving night. They were T-boned coming home from a Thanksgiving meal in Somerset, on Marie's side of the car. Thankfully, Marie and the baby are both okay - just scared, scraped and bruised. Mike also had some cuts and bruises. God was definitely watching over all 3 of them that night!


mrsb said...

First up, I'm so, so glad your daughter and her little family are fine! How very frightening to be pregnant and have that happen!

Second up, I'm grinchy this year, too. We usually get a real tree, and don't put it up until mid-December, but I haven't even put the wreath on my door yet. Or bought cards to send (they are usually written out, addressed and stamped by the end of October!). Nothing. I have bought ingredients to make cookies and such, but that is all.

Oh, and congrats on all your writing accomplishments!! Wow, you're really taking off in a big way!! Hurray for you!!

Jeannie said...

Thank goodness everyone is ok from that car wreck!!!

It's not just you feeling a little grinchy. Came here. I think it's the economy too. Although we've never been extravagant at Christmas, it's extremely difficult this year just to do the bare bones. So Bah-humbug...and thank goodness for K-Mart layaway and QVC easy pay! hahahahaha