Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wow, another week gone by

A brief recap of last weekend, 'cuz I'm succinct 

Where goes the time? I cannot keep up with anything any more. Between work and going for rehab for my somewhat swollen left arm the days are flying by.
I have lymphedema, but I'd say it's not a severe case of it. The swelling has been coming and going for the past year. The treatment feels sooo good.

Daughter Allegra and I did find time to have fun Sunday. We met up with Linda, her daughter Amanda, Linda's friend, Paula, and The Visitor from England, Claire.
Linda has already written about our get-together; I didn't even try to post before she did. ;-)

We traipsed over to Norwich where Linda lives then to Canterbury to get Paula, and headed in two cars to Mrs. Bridges' Pantry in South Woodstock, Ct.

The place was packed. It turns out it was featured on a local news broadcast earlier in the week.

That brought a lot of people to the tea room. The owner said Saturday was even busier.
We enjoyed a proper British tea time with scones, soup, sandwiches, and the like. Claire had beans on toast. 

Linda and Amanda pose

But I can't show you a photo of Claire. She doesn't let people take them, which is too bad. She is a lovely woman with a great smile.
And she's really young. I felt old. Oh well. Age is just a number, right?

On Saturday Allegra volunteered to be a docent at an open-hearth cooking demonstration at the David Humphreys House in our town.
I wrote the post below for my View from the Valley newspaper blog:

Derby Historical Society docents and junior docents demonstrated cooking the Colonial way Saturday at the David Humphreys House in Ansonia.

Junior docent Jacob Hokanson, 13, of Ansonia, above, works hard at whipping cream to serve with homemade pumpkin pie.
The menu also featured roast chicken, potatoes, a mix of carrots, turnips, and parsnips, cranberry sauce, Johnny cakes and freshly-churned butter. The food was traditional Thanksgiving dinner fare.

Jacob said he has been a junior docent for the past three years.
Below is a photo of our docent daughter, Allegra, gazing at the fire in the parlor after we finished our meal.

She loves the Humphreys House, as do I. She gave several tours of the house as others prepared the meal.

My mother and I enjoyed ourselves and the food we sampled! And it was good to see so many young people involved as junior docents. 


Here junior docents Lauren Fadiman, left, and Quentin Salgado, both 13 and from Shelton, wave to passing motorists Saturday in front of the David Humphreys House, 37 Elm St., Ansonia. 

That's about all I've got right now. I managed to mention some stuff about lymphedema, so I can say this is another of an occasional series on my breast cancer journey.   


Linda said...

Do not feel old. I don't feel old ... well, sometimes. Other times I feel as old as dirt!

So glad that you and Allegra were able to come up to the Quiet Corner and go to Mrs. Bridge's with us - it was a lovely afternoon though much too short! We need to have another proper wandering once I recover from Claire's visit!

Looks like a fine time was had at the Humphreys House again - very nice! And very nice that so many young people get involved with it, too. That is SO good to see!

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