Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Now, That’s What I’m Talking About

The temperature outside is a balmy 62 degrees. The sun is shining, the winds are calm and the birds are singing. This is what springtime in the Rockies is all about. Too bad I’m stuck behind my desk with no opportunity to enjoy it.

But, with any luck, it will stay nice for the weekend and, maybe, I will finally have a chance to clean out the flowerbeds and to get some chores done in the yard. Or, you know, a chance to lie about in a lawn chair and watch the tulips push their way up, whichever.

Of course, this is springtime in the Rockies so, chances are good that the temperatures will dip near freezing and the tulips will be pushing up snow. One can never predict what Mother Nature has in store for us.

Speaking of springtime, it’s the time again when my woman’s club begins preparations for our annual luncheon charity fundraiser. I chaired the event last year and am quite relieved to be free of the duty this year, although I will still serve as hostess for one of the tables. This year’s overall theme is A Few of Our Favorite Things and, while most of the hostesses are just thrilled with it (undoubtedly those who collect Precious Moments, Boyd’s Bears or some horribly tacky thing like spoons from all fifty states); I have had a considerably difficult time coming up with a suitable theme for my table.

None of my hobbies really lend themselves to a table nor do the vast majority of my favorite things; after all, who would want to sit at the Diet Pepsi Table or the OPI Nail Polish Table? Well, I would but, I would be pretty lonesome all by myself.

Anyway, after much soul searching and many a sleepless night, I happened upon a book on flower arranging that featured a most clever centerpiece created around of all things, an antique typewriter. And I thought, hey! I could do a table based on my love of writing! Thus, the heavens opened up and inspiration was with me, people!

I found an antique Royal typewriter for $10.00 on eBay. I bought really nice cloth-bound writing journals and fancy beaded pens for my hostess gifts and I determined that my antique Noritake china will go smashingly well with the color theme that I plan to use in the flowers in the typewriter centerpiece. Easy-peasy. Now, I just need to come up with a clever title for the table for the program. Unfortunately, the only thoughts that come to me are rife with cheesiness, think; The Write Stuff or Baby, Write This Down.

I don’t think a beautifully appointed luncheon table should be named after a tacky country-western song but, that’s just me. Anyway, I have until the end of the month to think about it and, it just so happens that I do my best thinking outside, in the sunshine. So, lets all hope Mother Nature cooperates after all, it is for charity.

Think of the children, Mother Nature!

Think of the children!

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