Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
However, the manager above her was so sales-pushy, I finally had to tell him that I had to be at a store to sell my jams, salsas and sign my cookbooks and was late, as the presentation was supposed to take 90 minutes and it didn't- it took much longer. He said that she had not done a good job at selling to me and that all of my customers at the store entrance would say "No, No! He was talking about when I asked them if they wanted to buy my books or foods. I have never been treated this bad by a sales person; it made me cry. What is sad is that I NEVER buy the same day on purchases over $2,000- its a rule of my mine that I learned from The Dave Ramsey program, and I am sticking to it. And it is really sad because I would have bought from them, as the "Get Aways" program would save me a lot of money. I called Westgate to hear what they have to say about my review.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
It is raining here now with winter just around the corner. As I am head back to check on breads in the oven, I sure miss the wood-burning stove, such deeply comforting food! Winter in Amish communities is a time to slow down and rest- a time to get extra quilting done and catch up with family and friends through correspondence. I know very few people who actually write letters now. It is so different in English communities. I always get lots of wonderful cards from my Mennonite sisters and look forward to receiving them. I think this email trend will change as more and more people find the joy in getting penpals, at least I hope it does change. Thinking of someone special? Send a card out today. I am sure they will just love it!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Mark, at the Gaylord Hampton Inn, was wonderful in booking me two extra nights for the trip. I am presenting in Alcona on the 3rd, then Gaylord on the 4th, so I figured I would just stay the whole time in the same place. I am Hilton Gold, so like to get the points, too. I am almost to the Diamond level due to my traveling so much. I like Hampton Inn because of their Cloud Nine Beds. Winchester, Kentucky has a wonderful Hampton Inn if you are ever in the area. Darryl, the owner, has Christian meetings in the business room every week. I have attended several. I just adore Christian businesses! I used to be Breakfast Hostess at Lexington Airport's Hampton Inn years ago. I loved talking to the guests and trying to get them to visit the local horse farms and other attractions.
I will have pictures and videos of my trip to post when I return from my final show in Orlando. Andrew and Andrea and the baby are coming back with me for the holidays. I am very excited to get to have both grandbabies, Jason Rome Tinsley, and Gabriel Nathaniel, with me for Thanksgiving. You know, Thanksgiving is all about family and the gratitude that you share. The Amish and Mennonites have taught me that it is people that matter, not things, so lets remember that this holiday season...and swing by one of my simple, yet simply good shows!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I had the opportunity to lunch at The Glitz, a wonderfully unique spot nestled in Nonesuch, Kentucky. It isn't only the creatively fresh-made food that tempts my wallet, for their huge historic home is filled to the brims with the neatest antiques, couture gem-lined handbags and their own homemade Spiced Apple Cider and Poppy Seed Dressing. I had a bottle of the Cider when I left and must confess that I just had a large ice-rimmed glass to refresh me from the long day's chores of work and travel. The Glitz is operated by the Hannigan family, who has a strong tradition to keep guests coming back time and time again for there glittery mauve-black atmosphere and the unique shopping experience. A three-course meal, drinks included, will run you only $19.95 plus tax and tip, a very good deal for such a wonderful dining experience. And you get your own flute glass of their Spiced Apple Cider to start things off. The menus change seasonally and incorporates distinctive family recipes.
I had the Chilled Peach Soup as an appetizer, its creme-blend and burst of fresh peaches made it very refreshing on a hot summer day. A fresh slice of Blueberry Bread adored the plate. Since I am a huge fan of chicken salad, I had to try their Town and Country Chicken Salad, which had pulled chicken breast, finely diced cucumbers, a hint of dill, and cubes of fresh-boiled eggs. Blue Cheese Croutons sat atop the nice portion of salad, and local tomatoes, carrot curls, scallions and deeply green cucumbers circled the dish. A fresh muffin was served with the meal, having a sweet-crunchy texture to die for...then, as if I wasn't already enjoying the sweet creations, I had to have the Berry Trifle for dessert, moist layers of sponge cake with vanilla pudding, strawberry and blueberry sauces and fresh berries. Have I got you hungry for uniquely Glitz food? Go to http://www.irishacresgallery.com/ to make your lunch reservation now. They are open Tuesday through Saturday and reservations are required.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Don't forget about the Aquathon to raise money for new water wells for Africa. Got to: http://www.twitter.com/aquathon.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Went to The Cincinnati Zoo this week and saw some very interesting animals, from black, swinging apes to chubby, white panda bears, there was so much to see that I didn't get to tour the whole Zoo, the 86-degree melting heat being a factor. What I did find genuine was a 4-D Theater, one that not only amuses guests but also educates them into a new paradym shift. "Wild Earth Africa 4-D" covers the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Africa, and how they are tracking animals to keep them safe from poachers and educating tourists on Range Rover Safari rides through the open wild. And you feel the cool, crisp breeze as it guides through the brown-covered field, the startle of a lion and the splash of creek water as you ride through the creek..and believe me, it is real water, which is always welcomed in 86-degree exterior weather conditions. So don your 4-D specs and head to The Zoo.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
I am multitasking today, writing newsletters, revising a chapter in the first book of my, "Amish Nurses of Lancaster County", series, and answering email from Twitter and Myspace. Tomorrow I am going to Lincoln County to Uncle Arvin's sister church, which is in Crab Orchard. My friend Racheal moved there when she got married and has been there ever since, and I would sure like to see her and visit for awhile. I need to mend one of my dresses after I get done typing. I have a special Sunday Nap that I wear for Sunday services. I keep it in an oval plastic hat-like container. My everyday one gets much wear, especially during gardening time. I made some virgin Mint Juleps today, as it is Derby Day here in Kentucky. I also made Mini-hotbrowns with White Cheese Sauce-YUMMY!! Check out my website at www.freewebs.com/theamishgarden, and also my friends' websites at www.amishhearts.com.
Saturday, April 11, 2009