I rarely drive to wherever I’m teaching, so this was sort of a treat, and I just headed up the interstates, guided by Thomas, the British guy who lives in my GPS, listening to a book, The Other Boleyn Girl. I’ve had it in my Audible file for awhile, and even though I saw the movie, and know how it all turns out, (she gets beheaded, duh…) it is a really good read.
I arrived at the Autumn Inn in Northhampton, MA, just in time for dinner, a lovely old inn, I have a beautiful room, private bath, and it is very quiet. I met up with the other fashion show judges, there are three of us, and the committee took all of us out to dinner at a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Smith College, called the Eastside Grill. For my dinner, I had the appetizer of Seared Tuna with Wontons, which was pan-seared spiced tuna on crispy wontons, with sesame carrots and creamy wasabi sauce. And I had a mesclun salad with Gorgonzola vinaigrette. What a great way to start the weekend! And of course there were lively conversations all around, weavers are so well read and informed and opinionated!
I have to share this photo, as I was packing the car, the red one parked on the lawn, we were having a new driveway put in, something that’s been on the list for years, we have lived in this house for almost 30 years and the driveway is way older than that. It was time. So the lovely smell of hot asphalt wafted through the house, I was glad to see it finished, with no cars parked on it, and leave.
I checked the schedule and room assignments for the weekend, and UGH! All five of my classes are not only in different rooms, they are in different buildings. So I don’t have a clue how I’m going to change classrooms/buildings every three hours, and my car will be in a parking garage down the street. Well, as it always does, it will work out…
Hi Daryl, Everyone enjoyed your up attitude and all your sharing of info at NEWS. Hope your trip home was uneventful. Thanks, Dixie
Thank you all for such glowing praise, I am humbled by your support. It was a privilege to be asked to teach at NEWS this year, and I hope you will all invite me back in the future. (I’d love to come in 2011 to help Leslie celebrate her 90th birthday!)