Monday, April 29, 2013

Miscellany Monday - My Social Weekend


Joining Carissa for Miscellany Monday
My Social Weekend
This has been a busy but most enjoyable weekend.

Let me share it with you.

Thursday
First, Hubby and I attended an Open House for a new real estate firm in town.  The weather was nice enough that we were able to enjoy the delicious Jambalaya, Natchitoches Meat Pies, Baked Beans, and cheesecake outside.  We also met some really nice folks.

Then, we went to the Shreveport Little Theater to see
"Forever Plaid."
Featuring four local guys, it is the story of the Plaid Quartet who were killed in an auto accident as they were on their way to pick up their new plaid tux's for their first big gig.  The story line is them returning from where ever they have spent the past 45+ years of after-life and allowed to do that performance.

As you can tell, it is a comedy musical and contains some great old songs from our era.
These guys did a great job and we always enjoy supporting our Little Theater.

Friday
This was a day spent with Hubby doing our thing.  We delivered Mary Kay orders and got to meet new friends and clients.  Also, Hubby showed a house way up in the country so I was invited to tag along.  It was a cool, cloudy day, so we enjoyed the open moon roof and seeing sights along the beautiful Cross Lake.

 We did a bit of shopping and found a couple of perfect items for our new room.  That's another post.

Saturday
A day spent with friends!
We met three other couples for lunch at one our favorite diners, "Rollin' in the Dough."  These are fun friends and we enjoyed a long leisure lunch with them.

Then that evening, we all met up again at Centenary College of Louisiana for a Musicale in Honor of Horace English who is retiring after 30+ years there on staff of the Hurley School of Music.

Hubby and Horace went to the New Orleans Theological Seminary together back in the early 60's, so it has been great renewing our friendship since being in Shreveport these ten years.
  The amazing music was performed by Horace and Gail Odom, Department Head of the Hurley School of Music and two of Horace's students.  Unbelievable!  But, my favorite was
"The Grasshopper Opera!"

If you have never heard this spoof of an opera based on the grasshopper being eaten by a turkey while he was sitting on the sweet po-ta-to vine, then you have missed something.

Sunday
We are so blessed in Shreveport to have extraordinary talent and so many opportunities to personally experience it.  After attending morning Sunday School and Church, in the afternoon we went to the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series held in the chapel of our church.
 The I49 Brass Quintet is an amazing group of professional musicians, three of which have Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees and the other two hold Master of Music Degrees.  All but one is a Principle player in the Shreveport Symphony and symphonies in other major cities.
May I just use the word "AMAZING" one more time?

Afterward, we met our dearest friends at Monjuni's Italian Cafe for the best lasagna in the country.  Monjuni's has been here for over 20 years and they estimate making more than 7,000 meatballs and over 1,000 orders of lasagna each week.


To top off an already perfect weekend, we had some FaceTime with our littlest granddaughter and her mother.

Good music, good friends, good food and FaceTime!

This was our social and tremendously enjoyable weekend.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun weekend! I'm so behind in reading...I need to go back and see your finished porch! Hope you're enjoying it.

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  2. Oh, I am so, so jealous of all the fun opportunities you all have. Tommy and I love Forever Plaid and it has actually been done two times here at The Rose. So nice to chat with you this afternoon. Happy and safe travels!

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  3. I am soo glad you popped by my blog! This is the fist chance I have had to visit you, and I am soo glad I did as I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I loved hearing about your FULL and wonderful week-end. I know I would have enjoyed every minute of it too. Hope you have a good week! I will be back for sure! Debbie

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