You are cordially invited to a very informal gathering/open house at my home next Friday, August 31st from 9-12. My friend Helga will be here with her new loot of Premier Jewelry and I’ll be whipping up some good coffee and snackies and will be happy to show you around the ole homestead, especially if you’ve yet to see it all rebuilt!
I hope you’ll come. I really do. When you decide whether or not if it’ll work with your schedule, shoot me a quick email so I’ll have enough cherry chocolate chip cookies for your pretty self. If you live within driving distance to hang out with us, send me an email proving to me that you’re not an ax murderer and I’ll give you the top secret code. I’m kinda prejudice against ax murderers but otherwise, I’m a lover.
Pretty much, head towards Bean Station and turn left. But if you’re OCD and like exact directions, I’m here to serve.
If you email about this, (ediewadsworth at mac dot com) make sure and put ‘open house’ as the subject and hopefully I won’t lose it the great black abyss which is my inbox.
Two other things you should know:
1) Ruth is in the house!!!! She is a blogger extraordinaire and her cute little picture is this month’s Woman’s Day. I’m so excited she’s here for a visit and her girls are so completely adorable.
2)My friend, Michele wrote THE MOST AWESOME post on The Odyssey. You’ve gotta read it. And I’ve been wanting the bust of Odysseus for-like-ever and she has it! I may have to invite myself to her house and steal it. She was even darling enough to say yes when I asked for her help with our online classics book club. I don’t know of anyone who loves books more than Michele, she is a beautiful book-loving friend, with such a contagious zest for life!
Hope you are at least giving the book a start. I’m still working on posting some reading tips. Be patient and just keep turning the page!
If you could only read one classic book and learn nearly all of life’s important lessons, it would be The Odyssey. It’s just that good. Homecoming is just that good:)))
Ooooooohhhhhhhh Edie, how FUN! Mapquest says I’m 819.06 miles from me to you…hummmmm
Maybe the next one I can make it 🙂 Bean Station is on my trip list for sure…
Ruth E says
I would love to be there. Unfortunately, an 855 mile road trip is not in the budget right now. But it would be soooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you have a great time and I know you will have a great turn out.
I need to get started on the Odyssey. Can’t wait.
Going over to read Michele’s post.
Have fun with Ruth.
Wish I could be there but if there is a book club wrap up at the end of the year would definitely try to come. Have started on The Odyssey. So far so good. Have read Sailing The Wine Dark Sea. It is an enjoyable read!
Kim B. says
Ohhhhhh!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to come!! Do you know how much I would love to meet you & see your AMAZING house?! Unfortunately, I am 2216 miles away making that a VERY expensive jewelry party where no jewelry was even purchased 🙂
Southern Gal says
Well, doggone it. That weekend won’t work. I can’t drive the 283 miles there and 283 miles back all in the same day. Just enough time to say “Hey y’all” and “Bye y’all” and that’s all. 🙁
I’ve been on vacation, ran my first 5K three hours after returning from vacation Saturday, began homeschooling Monday, had a meeting Monday night and am in a fog! No wonder my brain won’t work. I think I saw the email for the book club in my inbox, but I have to go back and search for it so I can register. I’m excited to read it again with everyone.
Edie, you are the sweetest. What a contrast of Homer’s message vs what the media tells us and our children today. Maybe we could pass Odysseus around to inspire everyone to read about his journey. Check out your local Home Goods store. I must have been blessed by the Greek Gods (hee hee) the day I walked in, because there he was, staring at me, begging me to bring him home. I’m pretty sure I hugged his neck the entire way home. Yes, while driving.
I’m sorry I won’t be able to make your soiree on the 31st – but December is an absolute, swoony yes.
michelle@Life on the Funny Farm says
Edie, I would so love to come to your open house but I no longer live in East Tn. My family moved to the Nashville area about 2 1/2 weeks ago. But I hope you post pictures so that I can feel as if I did come. It sounds so fun.
Oh, I wish I could come! I would be there in a heartbeat! You are just the coolest to host this event! 🙂
Well now, Edie- just when I think you’ve done the most magnanimous thing yet, you top yourself. First the book club, then a broad hint at an open house for book club, and now this. What a wonderful way to live – freely offering hospitality and community. As for the invite, for you I’d even wear make up and thrift for cowboy boots in preparation for gathering together. However, I’ve already made wonderful plans to be together with one of my besties that day. And, for the record, I’ll wear make up, and in her case, toe shoes!
meg duerksen says
too bad kansas is so far away….
Carol S. says
Well, that was a ball. Thank you Edie for this fabulous event. I’m new to town and was BEYOND thrilled to get to be at your place today. The jewelry was beautiful and I’ll be glamming it up nicely this fall, and meeting you and seeing your beautiful home was fantastic. Just what this new kid in town needed. I’ve been telling all my family and hometown friends “I’m going to a friends house today” lol. The food was super (icing on a banana bread type cake, yummy!) and it just felt great being around a bunch of smiling ladies shooting the breeze. Sorry I had to sneak out so soon, but so appreciate the lovely morning. I loved your framed needlepoint about thanking God in your living room, I think even I could pull that off. Also loved your daughters’ flower prints in the craft room, wonder if I could copy that as well. Tons of inspiration and just what I needed this week. God bless you and your family!