Monday, October 26, 2015

The Post that Got Away

Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, Virginia
When I posted about the giveaway for "The One that Got Away" I had a schedule all set for announcing the winner last Friday. I would do the post on Thursday night and press send on Friday morning, just before I left for the airport for Richmond and my class reunion.  Yes, I know I can preschedule, but when I do that I miss one of the links for my posts. It made sense when I wrote it on my calendar at the beginning of last week. What was I thinking! Even if I'm only going away for three days -- actually not more than 48 hours -- and packing not much more than three pairs of black pants, a couple of shirts and a toothbrush -- time ran away. I had the foggy notion of blogging during the reunion, but -- very happily -- I got so caught up spending time with classmates and enjoying the activities that blogging never happened. I did manage to take the picture of this wonderful bookstore that I thought would be the perfect photo for this post. 

Without further ado, I will be sending a copy of "The One that Got Away" to Sweepmom. Dear Sweepmom, I'll be emailing you to get your address. Thanks, all for your comments and book recommendations. There will be more Fiction (and Non-Fiction) Fridays and more giveaways, too. Thanks, too, to my Goddaughter, J, for graciously donating a copy of the book.   

I've got some photos of Richmond that I'll be posting later this week. I'm still in somewhat of a fog thinking about the weekend and seeing friends I've known since 1968, when we began college together. But it's a good fog and I know how fortunate I am to have spent the weekend with dear friends, including five women from my dorm freshman year. Now it's time to get back to grocery shopping, the gym, Weight Watchers and blogging. I know, too, how fortunate I am to have all of this to come home to. 

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great week!


From the Kitchen said...

I will be looking forward to your Richmond photos. I am a native Virginian (Roanoke).


Paula Kaye said...

Love this picture!!

Theresa said...

Congrats to the lucky winner:) Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Yes, things do get away from us, and plans don't always happen. However, most things can be postponed with little consequence. I am glad you had a great fall weekend which was meaningful for you.

September Violets said...

The entrance to the bookstore looks very enticing! I'm glad you had a wonderful time at your class reunion ... always nice to meet up with old friends :)

Melinda said...

Lot's of fun all around!

Speaking of giveaways--thank you for the sweet aprons and
purple and lace hanging decoration.

M : )

Nellie said...

Great picture for his blog, Buttercup! I've many friends in the Richmond area. Having spent a recent week-end at my college Homecoming, I know that it's great to be able to see friends from college days.

Congratulations to Sweepmom!

Susie said...

Buttercup, Hope your time with friends was lots of pleasant memories revisited. Now back to your routine of everyday life...but remember you are in the big much to see and do. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Annesphamily said...

Fun post and lots of great memories shared. Thank you and enjoy the week. We may get snow. Oh no!