Thursday, August 6, 2009

W.O.W. - a special event

Last night I took a chance - sat in the parking lot of Tall Barney's Restaurant while the fog moved slowly in from the ocean, trying to find courage. I had been invited to W.O.W. - Women On Wednesday - an informal gathering of area women.

Everyone brings a bottle of wine, the entire back room of the restaurant is reserved and a spectacular buffet is presented.

For the first half hour, it is schmooooze time. I met so many people! Some artists, some not; older, younger; such a broad spectrum of women.
The noise level was beyond belief - 50 women all talking at once. For a while I talked to an art teacher from New Jersey; then I visited with a watercolorist/gardener from New Hampshire (we have lots of "summer people" here) who graciously shared a fabulous bottle of white wine, and ate much of my dinner with a local artist and a visitor from South Carolina.

Dinner was veggie bruschetta, toasted shrimp points, mexican layered dip, brie, fresh fruit platter, barbecued pork and fat crabmeat sandwiches.

For dessert - warm peach cobbler - I joined Etta at another table. I first met Etta last fall at a meeting of a local writers' group. I loved her from the first: bawdy, straightforward, funny. She is an incredible writer. She had two other women at her table, one visiting from Cambridge Mass and Nancy T of Great Wass Island - who I hope will become a new friend. We've already emailed back and forth and plan to meet for lunch next week. I have also signed up for Paint Jonesport Day and may end up at Nancy's house for the painting part (she has offered her bathroom as well!)

Etta and I have also made plans to take a creative writers' course this fall/winter at the University of Maine's Senior College. Just the kick in the pants I need to write more personal stuff!

As I left for home, an incredible sunset of red and orange and stripes of yellow accompanied me. It was easy to smile.
It was a good night, a very good night - lots of laughter, conversation, surrounded by the company of women.

P.S. No skunk yet.


Gladys said...

That sounds like a blast. Oh, tell me more about the class. I have been looking for a creative writing class to take but our little J.C. doesn't offer one this fall.

Libby's Library said...

I love that you're sounding more cheerful.
Make new friends, but keep the is silver and the other gold.

~Thought's By Dena~/ JDs Gift Shack said...

sounds like a simply wonderful night!!!! wine..women and laughter...yay!!!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

Sounds like you had an absolutely brilliant night. I wish we had things like that down here in my part of the Midcoast area!

Becky said...

You have the most fun of anyone I know!

Anonymous said...

Hеllo thегe! Quicκ quеstіon that's totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My web site looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone. I'm tryіng to fіnԁ a temрlate or plugіn
that mіght be able tο rеsolve this рroblеm.
Ӏf уou have any rеcommendаtions, ρlease shаre.
Wіth thanκs!

Ηeгe is my homepаgе Altec bucket truck
my site :: altec bucket trucks for sale online

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Yоu have donе аn incredible
job. I will certаinly digg it аnԁ
perѕonally rеcommend to my friendѕ.

I'm sure they will be benefited from this website.

My page - buy bucket trucks
Also see my website :: altec utility trucks

Anonymous said...

Heya ϳust wanted to give you a quіcκ heаds up anԁ let you knoω a fеw оf the pictures
arеn't loading properly. I'm not sure why but I thinκ
its a linking issue. I've tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.

Here is my website; tens therapy

Anonymous said...

Can I simply just sаy what a cоmfοгt to
finԁ someone that reаlly knοws whаt they're discussing on the web. You certainly realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people need to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you are not more popular because you certainly possess the gift.

Visit my weblog: