Sunday, August 30, 2015

I’ve Been MIA…

Hello, Ladies, hope all is well with you!  It is hard to believe I haven't posted in so long, but life had non blogging plans for me.

Several health issues for my dh and myself took precedence, and preoccupied my time.  I am working on them, but I am not ready to blog regularly at this time.

I did some party planning over the summer for my community.

The first was Fourth of July and I used those navy and white tablecloths I had shown you.


100% cotton, and a great deal at $6.60  The centerpiece was simple, hydrangeas, red geranium and baby’s breath with a flag and tinsel pic. Red basket for each table filled with chips, etc.


We had the Fire truck Pizza Guy, and the residents were served many varieties of wood fired pizza and salads.


140 attended, and many stayed till dark when the fireworks over the Peconic Bay lit the sky .  A perfect spot to celebrate July 4th!


The next party was to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our beach colony.




Five of the tables had the sailboats I have used before, filled with hydrangeas, mums, pachysandra and baby’s breath.

The other 5 had metal sand pails with the same flowers and shells, as well as the Happy Birthday sign.  They were placed on a mirror, surrounded by votives and each table had real shells filled with candy.

I did go shopping once with Alma over the summer.  I bought NOTHING!  I am trying to unload, not fill up, that time has come.  She bought a few several things, I am sure she will post about them eventually.  It was good to see her, and we went to a lovely place for lunch.  Forgot to take pictures! 

Many of the schools here on Long Island are opening this week, early, due to Labor Day falling the latest it can be.

For all those heading back to school, teachers and students, Happy School Year!  This year, all 5 of my dil and  son’s kids will be in school, from Nursery School up.  Good year to L, M, S, D, and E! 


I didn’t do a table for back to school this year, the way back machine provided this one.

Thanks to all who emailed to see if I was ok.  I am, and hope to see you again soon!

All the best,



  1. Nice to hear from you Kathleen! Your stripped clothes are fabulous! Hope you'll be back blogging soon, you are missed!

  2. Thanks, Jenna! I hope to be back.

  3. Just thought of you earlier today! Glad you are getting back to normal. Have missed you.

    1. Thanks, B! I don't know that I was ever "normal!" :)

  4. Hi Kathleen, I missed you and your wonderful blog posts. So happy you made time and enjoyed your tablescapes this summer, they are so festive. Love the patriotic blue and white cloths and that sailboat made an adorable centerpiece. Hope you and your dh are feeling better soon. Blessings........

  5. Kathleen it's so nice to hear from you. I will remember you and your husband in my prayers and I hope everything will be fine soon. You've been missed and I hope you're back to blogging soon. Take care of yourself and know that many of us are lifting you up in prayer.

    1. Thank you, Susan. We are doing ok, just taking time to get healthy! Thanks so much for your kind thoughts!

  6. Kathleen,
    Welcome Back!!!
    I've been checking my New Feed each week for a post from you, dear friend!!!
    Seeing this post filled me with joy!!!
    Sorry about your and hubby's health issues.
    Hope all is well in your part of The Land of Blog!!!

    1. Nothing horrendous, thank God! Thanks for your kind words!

  7. HI Kathleen - Blessings and prayers for good health for you and your family. Big hugs, Holly

  8. It's so good to hear from you, Kathleen! Wishing you and your DH better health as the season changes. It looks like your community celebrated in style. Zenda

    1. Zenda, I appreciate your thoughts. It was fun planning for the community, happy things!

  9. Wonderful post with all your celebrations. So nice to see you around blog land for a bit.
    I will pray for you and your husband Kathleen. I will also make my friends pray in our next Rosary prayers at home.
    Hugs and take care.

    1. Thanks, Fabby! We are doing ok, no worries!

  10. Glad to hear from you Kathleen. I figured you had stopped blogging and was sad, but good to hear you are still keepeing in touch now and then. Wishing you the best!

  11. So happy to see your post! Thanks for catching us up on your summer! Feel better! I hope you will be back to "Dishing" with us real soon!

  12. Great hearing from you...hope you will be able to get back to blogging more often, but know how it is with health issues being more important than blogging.
    Wishing the best to you and Mike.

  13. I know "nearly" isn't good enough..but I NEARLY emailed see how you were just about 1 week ago..

    Keep working hard on those issues..and get better soon.
    Take care.
    Love the sailboats on the tables..

  14. So nice to see you post Kathleen. You certainly have been missed. Sorry about the health issues, good thoughts are being sent your way. Take care.

  15. It was so nice to see a post from you pop up in my email and my side bar, Kathleen! I've missed you and wish you and your hubby well. You certainly have had a busy summer and your talents were put to good use. Enjoy the rest of your summer and prayers are with you.

  16. It is wonderful to see you back.
    Hey, one can never have too many prayers, so I will add mine to the others.

  17. Hi Kathleen! So happy to see you posting. It looks like you were quite busy organizing some fun events. I hope you are both feeling better, and that we will hear from you again when you feel up to it! Glad to hear that you had some shopping time with Alma. I hope she shares with us soon too. Take care and enjoy this last month of summer! Linda

  18. Hi Kathleen,
    Good to see a post from you and hear about what's been going on. Blessings!

  19. I'm glad you popped back in to show us amazing tables! Sorry about the health issues and hope things continue to improve.

  20. I was thinking about you recently. Good to see you do a post. I hope you and dear dh are much better. Looks like you've been a busy one despite these health set backs. The striped tablecloths make the perfect summery look off the coast there and the sailboats with the floral accents turned out cute. Take care and continue healing. Hugs, Liz

  21. What a delight to see you posting again, Kathleen!! I hope you & Mike are feeling better each day.
    Your neighbors don't know what a gem they have...those parties look like they were a HUGE success!
    Love the entire nautical theme throughout & the simple summer time florals were perfect. You sure did get your money's worth out of those striped tablecloths, huh? Great idea & great bargain!!
    I've been missing you & your tablescapes but I understand completely the lack of energy to create right now. {{{HUGS}}}

  22. I hope you and your DH are feeling better every day. Your tablescapes are beautiful! I would love to celebrate the 4th of July by the coast!!!

  23. So nice to see this post from you Kathleen. Your community must appreciate having you and your tablescaping talent for special events. Terrific 4th of July and beach tables! Wish I was closer to check out anything you might want to "unload" though for sure, I should be doing the same. Hope you and M are feeling better. Blog when you can, we'll be here waiting anytime you feel like it.

  24. Good to see your post and see your party projects these past months. Always good to visit with you on your blog!

  25. Wishing you all good health and a quick as possible recovery. Take care. Valerie

  26. Have missed you - hope you are 100% again soon! Love and Kisses!

  27. Hope you are doing better now. Life gets crazy and it sure takes precedence over other things. I just love the blue striped tablecloth and how fun to have the pizza truck. Looks like it was a wonderful party.

  28. Love the boats and striped table linen, beautiful. Feel better soon for all.


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