I used to have all these lists of books that I want to read around in my daytimer, or my sketch book, or on my to-do lists (I have to have at least 5 a day----to remember----yeah----you guessed it----no brain). But now I just compile it on GoodReads and I can decide what book that I want to read next! Great!
Well, one of the books that I had put on there to read was the aforementioned book by Ms. James. So, she sent me a message a few months ago----asking me to go on over to her blog and check it out. Then, a few weeks after that, she decided to have a book giveaway. And-----well, you guessed it again-----I won one of the giveaways! YAY me!
So, on Saturday, I got this great book in the mail----signed by Jessica herself, with a really nice note to me..... It was amazing! Thanks so much, Jessica! I can't wait to get reading it. As soon as I finish my current book, I will start this one. So------go right on over and check out her blog and read up on her book-----she is one talented gal----lots of awards and such.
Here I am with my new book. I'm rockin' the headband---fun!
Now, the next thing that I would like to blog about is very exciting for me! I know that I am supposed to be doing a Memory Monday post this week---so I apologize for those of you that have been waiting for that next trip down memory lane. (Anyway, my mother in law came today, and I was going crazy cleaning and cleaning and freaking out about----well----just having her stay with us for a few days---you know how that is----like to have everything perfect----aaaccckkkk!)
Anywho, I will have to put it off for next week, because-------my friends, I have come up with a REALLY GREAT IDEA!
No, I mean it! It is a smashing idea!
I had been trying to get a blogger brunch get-together for all the ladies or gents, (if they really want to come) that live in the Boston/NH/Conn. area. Now, all of you that don't live out here may be thinking that we are crazy to try and combine three or four states together for a blogging outing.....but folks, this is New England! It takes a couple of hours to cross a state here! Heh, heh.
And I have been mentioning The Brimfield Antiques Fair in some of my comments to others, as it is one of my favorite places to go-----and its so fun to shop for----well, just about anything that you are looking for! The Antiques Fair takes place in Brimfield, MA and is right off of Interstate 90, so it is fairly close to everyone in these three states, and we could all meet at a certain time, and at a certain place----walk around, take pics, and have lunch in the outdoor picnic area or we could do dinner in a restaurant nearby....
So, the date is: SATURDAY, MAY 16, and the website is here, so you can check out the address, as well as how to get directions, etc. Its free! But parking is about $5.00, depending on how close you park.
Believe me, it is worth the trip to spend the day at this fun outdoor antique fair! There are about 3000 vendors and shops, and there is something for everyone. I borrowed some great pictures that I found online----from Karen at this site----after letting her know, of course----I don't want to be accused of that "P" word! Thanks, Karen!
So, this will show you a bit of what is in store if you join us:
SO, HAVE I GOT YOU EXCITED TO SPEND THE DAY WITH US??
Bring your vans or trucks so you can carry lots of great stuff home, or just bring your recycled bags to fill up! If you are thinking of purchasing----cash is the best way, but some places will take a check. Dress for whatever the weather may be----as some years it has been pouring, and others it is sunburns all around---so dress appropriately. I will have my hubby and my little guy with me, as well as the two puppies, as pets are welcome, if you clean up after them----if you know what I mean----so bring family if they want to come......or just yourself!
(My hubby is very much in touch with his feminine side, so doesn't mind lots a girly girls around.)
Interested? E-mail me at SWANEESINGER(at)GMAIL(dot)COM, and let me know----so we can discuss where and when to meet. (But trust me, it WON'T be at the crack of dawn, as this girl is NOT a morning person!)
***As you have noticed, I love me a bit of alliteration, so I had to make the title interesting----heh, heh.***