Monday, July 15, 2013

Miscellany Monday - Friends, Food, Fun

It is so good to be back sharing my weekend happenings with Carissa on Miscellany Monday.
 Our weekend happenings actually began on Thursday when friends from Bastrop called to say they were coming to town and wanted to visit.  We could not have been more thrilled.  We met them at Superior Steak House for lunch.

I had the highly recommended meatloaf on mashed potatoes and one HUGE carrot.  It was delicious and worth repeating.

Afterward, Tommy and Lea came home with us while Charles and Jerry had a business meeting, but we just had to do a tiny bit of shopping on the way at Corner Collections.

Lea found some bright, colorful items to hang on her outdoor patio wall.  They are as happy and colorful as she is!  She is probably showing them off herself today at CiCi's Corner.
We enjoyed visiting and catching up on the years since our last visit which was much too long ago.
 This spontaneous visit with long-time friends was so much fun, one has to wonder why we wait so long between visits.  We vow to not let that happen again, and yet we know it probably will.  Life is busy and we all go in different directions, but it is such a blessing to know that when we do make time to renew old friendships, there is nothing more rewarding.
 Even the Hubbies enjoyed the visit.

We belatedly celebrated my precious and "oldest" friend's 70th birthday.  I know, who would ever know!
 Judy and I have been friends since we were preschoolers and reunited as adults 10 years ago.  It has been the sweetest friendship and one for which I am so grateful.

I prepared a delicious dinner for the four of us after which we enjoyed a game of Mexican Train.  We are really the Party Hardy Bunch!
Happy Birthday Judy!

I went to my monthly Sunday School Class Ladies Luncheon which is always held at the
Last year, I featured this wonderful place and it's owner, my friend Sharon here.
Our dining table.  Isn't it just lovely?
 I love the Victorian Soup, which is asparagus and other goodies, so I rarely change my order.
But, among the other things ordered was this beautiful tray of Tea Sandwiches.  And, oh the deserts!
I love the Glenwood Tea Room!

That evening, we met another group of friends for dinner at Monjuni's Italian Restaurant
 prior to going to the Emmett Hook Theater for a production of
We undoubted have some of the most amazingly talented people here in Shreveport.  The production was superb.  Good friends of ours, Horace English and Barry LeBlanc played their parts as Javert and Jean Valjean respectively, equal to any Broadway production you could see.

After Sunday School and Worship, Hubby and I took a new friend to lunch.  She is such a fine lady and one we really wanted to get to know better.  We so enjoyed our lunch with Mary today and look forward to doing that again.

It has been a great, busy, friend-filled, long weekend.  I am so grateful for friendships!

Now, for the lesson God is teaching me.
"Cast your burden on the Lord (releasing the weight of it) and He will sustain you."
Psalm 55:22

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Awe, what a sweet, sweet post Libby. I'm so glad that you had such a lovely, lovely weekend and glad that we were a part of it.

    And, I LOVE that ending quote!!!

    May you have a wonderful week ahead!

  2. Good morning! Wow it does sound like you had a FULL and wonderful week-end. Soo many good friends ~ I love it! Been following Lea for quite a while now. How nice that you know each other out of this blogsville. I often wish I knew more of you that way too. Enjoy your week!

  3. You two girls are so stylish. I'd like to meet y'all in person one day : ) We can go to the tearoom or eat the meatloaf. Either one would be fine by me : )

  4. What a special post! I hopped over from Lea's blog and so glad to have shared yours also. What a beautiful bunch of ladies you are. And the 2 girls at the top of your blog, are they your daughters? They are stunning!

    There are so many precious ladies in this blog world, and I'm happy to find one more today!



  5. I had no idea that you and Lea were friends! How 'bout that! Sure looks like y'all had such a wonderful time!

    Be sure to stop by my blog today, if you can. I'm having a giveaway for a FREE 8 x 10 Easy Canvas! Would sure love to have you join in! :)

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