Thursday, February 27, 2020

February Lunch Date With Brenda and Blog2print!

Brenda and I have been meeting for lunch every month for at least the last 10 years.
We miss the odd month here and there but we both try to connect at least for an hour on a monthly basis. Brenda was sick in January and didn't want to compromise my recovery from the knee joint replacement so this is the first lunch for us in 2020.

Yesterday was really cold - as far as Texas goes!
It was in the upper 40's with a stiff wind blowing.
Those tree trimmers earned their money working high up in our pecan trees!
While today was a dozen degrees warmer - hot baked potatoes still sounded good.
I made a Caesar salad and baked some brownies for dessert.
It was a box mix but I added chopped pecans and half a cup of crushed potato chips.
No one would ever guess the brownies had potato chips in them!
The hour went by so quickly that Brenda had to take her brownies to go!

I made Louis Dean a plate of his own adding rolls and ham and cheese to give him a heartier meal.

I took our picture on purpose.

I started Linda's Life Journal 10 years ago in January.
I've always meant to print them up in a book but - here I am 10 years later - and I'm just now doing it!

I had too many pages for the entire year to go in one book so I divided it in two.
This afternoon I ordered the second book for 2010.
That's how I know Brenda and I have been doing lunch dates for at least 10 years.....
it's in my journal!  
And our photo will be in a book someday.

I use blog2print and it is easy to do and affordable.
My first book for 2010 ran about $100 but I got a coupon code for the second one and it was $69.

I have kept a handwritten Country Diary since 1986 and intend to give these to Amber when I am gone as she was born in 1985 so these will be significant to her.

The printed journal books will go to Summer.

I think it will nice for my grandchildren to read about our times together.
I used to do MiMi Camps for my oldest three....
Sam, Faith and Levi are Jesse. Jr.'s children.

It's good to have memories you can hold in your hand.


Ginny Hartzler said...

Congratulations on the books!! Now you are a published author! Your black & white table looks gorgeous; so elegant! And the picture of you and Brenda is beautiful!

Kathy said...

Old friends are best and it's good you and Brenda get together every month. I love the idea of putting your blog in book form. It's a little expensive, but I am sure they are worth it.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What wonderful projects Linda. Brings a few tears too. Hugs.

Bluebird49 said...

That's so fun to have the blog in volumes.! I want you to finish your autobiography, too, though.
So much to do, so little time, huh!!😊
It is wonderful to have forever friends for so long. I know you two can talk about anything and everything! 💕 Wish I was more like you in that way--(well, in many ways, really)....but differences are what make the world turn, in a way.
Have a great weekend!!

Tina said...

What a great idea to get your blog published in book form! You are a great storyteller and I know that these stories will be a treasure for your children and grandchildren! I know their memories of you will be wonderful ones! They are lucky to have you as their mom/grandma! Have a great weekend!

Susie said...

Linda, I love the saying you put at the end of this post. I hope and pray my children and grands will think of me that way. I love the idea of printing our blogs off. Glad you had your dear friend over for lunch. I miss the luncheons I used to have with my sisters. Also the ones with my dear old friend, who has passed on. Carol and I would go out once a month for some shopping and lunch. Take care and get well soon . Blessings to all of you, love you, xoxo, Susie

Arlene @Nanaland said...

What a fun lunch!! And great idea to print your blog. I keep thinking about that. I should ask for that as a gift from Marvin. I would have to do mine slowly as well Linda as I have about 8 years worth. And Congrats on your Blogging anniversary. It is such a pleasure to keep up with all my blog friends. I feel like we are the best of friends and if we met in person I am sure we would be. :)

MadSnapper said...

I know Amber and Summer will be so happy to have the printed journals and the quads will be happy also I am sure.. I could put all my memories in 20 pages and most of them are bad, it seems I only remember the bad stuff. but then I am not a journal person. it is good to have them written down. mother and her sister and my grandparents left nothing and now they are all but a memory and all the stories are gone

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's so nice you make it a point to get together once a month. I used to do tht with a couple of friends but recently it's become harder an harder. . I tried printing out my blog everyday and all the sudden I'd accumulated more paper than I wanted. Good idea to put it in book form.

photowannabe said...

I do the same thing with Blog to print too.
I have the last 7 years in book it and hope my kids will appreciate them after I'm gone.
To me it's worth the price to have priceless treasures and memories. It's so easy to forget what happened or how someone looked at that age.
So glad you got to have your monthly visit with Brenda. That's quite amazing to get together like that for so many years.
I love peeking into your life.

Carole said...

Well done - how is your earlier family history going? Stay safe