Friday, October 17, 2014

Five Thoughts For A Friday

The week of October 5th through the 12th was really busy.  There was so much going on, that I wasn't sure what the day was until I looked at the calendar.  I'm sure you have all experienced this as well, but I'll share some of the things that are on my mind from that week.

1.  Book Signings - I always knew that if I ever published a book that one of the hardest things to do would be to promote it.  My dear friends had a book signing for me in the subdivision, and we had a lovely time greeting neighbors and some from outside the neighborhood.  That was on Oct. 5th.  Then on the 11th, I had a book signing at Hastings in Kerrville.  This is a book, video, cd, dvd, etc. etc. store, and they allowed me to drag in all my stuff for a book signing.  All went well, and I'm busy sending out free downloads for the winners of the drawing.  I'm having fun!

2.  High school reunion - My older daughter met up with some girlfriends in Nashville this last weekend for a girls' weekend.  The four of them met up in Illinois, where three of them still live and decided at that time that they needed to plan something for old times sake. How about you, do you still keep in touch with high school friends?  There are a few from my class who keep in touch on Facebook, and our last class president keeps us informed of family issues of classmates.  We plan to all meet up in Hawaii in 2017!

3.  Fish Fry-

 The small town of Stonewall had a fish fry on Friday night, and this is attended by probably 10 times the population of the town.  (I've heard the total is 2,500). It is a fundraiser for the Fire Department and EMTs.  In the area, there are several of these fish fries, but many think this is the best one.  There is also a raffle for a number of donated items, so many buy these raffle tickets at six for $20.  The food is by free will donation.  Needless to say our name was not drawn!

Looks pretty yummy, don't you think?  There is fish (catfish fillets), beans, cole slaw, sweet rice, and all the trimmings.

 We went to see Gone Girl.  Now I need to read the book.  Oh my this movie is really gross and very creepy.  If you are really offended by blood or by sex, then don't go.  The story is pretty riveting, but you have to get past all that goes on during the movie to find the story.  Whew!

5.  Hubby and I are dancing!  Well, let's say we are trying to learn the Texas 2 Step and the Waltz.  I may have mentioned this already, but it's on my mind.  We have been practicing here at home, and we had our last lesson on Monday night.  

And speaking of Monday, in the afternoon my book club friends were escorted around some of the town by Celia Hayes.  Celia writes historical fiction, and wrote a trilogy about this area as it was inhabited by German immigrants.  Celia writes a blog, which I've linked here.  It was a very enjoyable time.

Then to top off our week, we attended the Riverbend church in Austin with some friends on Sunday.  This is a mega-church with unbelievable music and a lovely campus.  We went to lunch before returning to Fredericksburg.

Whew!  Are you exhausted?  Now we are off to Arizona to meet up with friends for a 65th birthday celebration (my hubby had a birthday in May).  There are eight couples meeting up from all over.  We originally all met when we were living in Morton, Illinois.  We attended church together there.  We would go to the eight o'clock service, then go to a restaurant for breakfast....The Culture Club.  I'll share some pictures next week.

Linking up with Willy Nilly Friday 5. Thanks for hosting, Theresa
Around Roanoke

Have a good weekend!

Linda Kay
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