Monday, June 8, 2015

you'll be sick of my face after this post! lol!

I am so sorry!  Im such a bad bad blogger pal..  I have not had a chance in days to read blogs or to post.   I dont know what I did all last week...  but this past weekend I had a great time!
wednesday night I got it in my head that I wanted to go to the Rhinebeck country living fair.  so I called a couple friends and my daughter Jen, twisted some arms and made the plan to go!
Rhinebeck is a 5 hour ride without stops.. so with our three "pee" breaks, it took us about 6 hours.  we got there and sort of hurried through because it closed at 5:00 and it was already 1:00 when we arrived.. or close to it.   I knew that my friend Marlene Haveron was going to be there with Jenny Heid and Aaron Nieradka.  So we found them right away.  It was great to see miss marlene again and to meet Jenny and Aaron in person.  they are adorable!   
After we met up with them, we walked through a couple tents and then decided to eat!  and on our way to eat we ran right into one of my first on line friends, Lisa Kettel!  what a treat!  we had touched base the day before and knew we would try to find each other.. and we didnt even have to look!  we pretty much walked right into each other.  Lisa is adorable too.  She took this pic below of us.. which Im pretty sure she doctored it up because while she is totally beautiful, I am not.. and this is a way good picture of me.. I dont really look like that! LOL!
So.. while we were talking to Lisa and her lovely mom,  someone yells out  "Vivian Neroni"!  and there is Kecia Deveney.. another old time on line friend!   she had her good friend Jane with her that she often talks about.  So it was very nice to meet her.  I have met Kecia in person before, actually at the country living fair in Ohio about 5 years ago I think.
so we stayed til 5:00 and then headed home again.. we got back to our area about midnight!  talk about a long day.. but so worth it.. (to me anyways! ) I had a great day.   I didnt buy much, I picked up the old bears in the first pic I posted and I got some wool, a pattern and some tiny flags.  Next time I go, I need to be more impulsive and buy the things I think about buying.. because now I just keep wishing I had bought some of the things I didnt!  LOL!
On saturday, I took torry and violet out to breakfast with jen and Ella.. then to the playground and then to my house for little while.  Ran them home and then it was time to head out on another little trip!  Tony and I went to Canandaigua  to see Garrison Keillors prairie home companion show.  That was a lot of fun!  Tony and I dont usually do anything together.. we have totally different interests! lol!  And two hours away from home and I ran into 2 separate people I knew! such a small world we live in! 
 Which then brings us to sunday.  Up early, cleaning the house so I could head to the beach for a while.  Bethany, Torry and Violet came with me and it turned out to be a really nice afternoon.   The kids love the beach like their Grammie pie!
 Next time Marla needs to come with us as she loves it too.  The water was absolutely freezing cold so no one went swimming!   I love my beach!
soo.. then, while we were leaving the beach, I hear someone yell, "hey Neroni!"  and there is my dear old friend Debbie and her husband!  she had stalked my facebook and knew Id be at the beach.  so they drove all the way out.  they live about an hour and half away on another part of lake ontario!  anyways.. they followed us home and we had a nice little visit.  We all went out to get some dinner at our little hojack icecream shack in town. It was such a treat to see them!  Tiffany and the girls met us there as Deb and Tiff have become facebook pals and when we left, Marla came over to hang out with me for an hour.  but my camera battery was dead from the beach  so I didnt get a picture of her!    
so that was my weekend.  And it left me totally pooped out today! lol!  
lots of other stuff that has been keeping me busy.. but this is long enough already!  
mostly I just want to apologize for not keeping up well lately.   but dont doubt my love for you all.. cause I do.. love you all!  I will be blog hopping in the morning!  nighty night!



FUN, FUN, weekend!!! I think it would be great to meet Aaron & Jenny! I would also love to go to the beach!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Good times! Life is all about fun filled times and new experiences & you packed a lot into one weekend. I'm jealous every year when I miss the country living fair, lol. Hubby and I saw the garrison keillor show last year, it was great!

Thanks for spreading your fun around to us Viv. ;)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Glad you are having loads of fun and not completely swamped with work. Looks like a whirlwind weekend for you. Always an adventure! Keep on playing, Viv!

Cindy said...

How fun to run into so many friends! I've always wanted to go to a Country Living fair.
You are so lucky to live near the beach. We only go up to Lake michigan after the 4th of July so we can go swimming. But if we lived closer, I would go all of the time!
Have a great week!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Well that does seem like a reallllll fun weekend!! :) A day at the beach sounds so nice, great pics!! :) Happy new week! xo Holly

Stephanie said...

I'm not sure I could keep up with a marathon woman like you! What an action-packed weekend! Funny that you ran into so many friends on your adventures.

Theresa said...

My goodness, I am tired from following you around on that journey! I would have LOVED to have been along on the trip to the fair! Sounds like SO much fun! Cute little ones, love the star glasses:) Enjoy your day dear friend, I feel sure you will! HUGS!

Diane Mars said...

How fun, I bet it was worth the drive to see all your on-line friends in the flesh!
You will have to share with us what you did buy! Have a Great Wednesday~
It's Hump Day...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How fortunate you are, Viv, to meet so many of your blogging pals. I have met several of mine over the years..but not many. Probably my fault. I've become a bit of a hermit. for the photo's..all were lovely ladies. Other than not having pink in your hair..I thought you were just beautiful.. :) I speak the truth!! Even sometimes when I shouldn't..yes..just beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

And here I was going to apologize for not being around for a visit {I haven't been online much myself lately} and you weren't even around! : ) It sounds like you had a busy but great time, Vivian. It seems like you run into someone you know wherever you go! You don't give yourself enough credit, I think you look great in those pictures.