Springtime in Franklin – My Pink Dogwood

Pink Dogwood

Pink Dogwood in my front yard

We were having a lovely lunch on the porch this afternoon when a man pulled up to our front house and asked if he could take a picture of our pink dogwood tree. He had never seen one (he had some sort of a foreign accent) and I thought it was a great idea! For my friends in the cold north, here’s a little sunshine and springtime to send your way!

Murdery Mystery Dinner

Super Fun Murder Mystery Party

Super Fun Murder Mystery Party

When life feels like it is getting a little crazy (or too serious), it seems crazy not to have some fun!

On Valentine’s Day, our dear friends hosted a Napa Valley Murder Mystery Dinner. It was a hoot! We all were assigned characters — and characters we were!   Clockwise are Bonnie Lass, Ralph Rottinggrape, Papa Vito, Bud Wizer, Otto VonSchnappes, Marilyn Merlot, Heddy Shablee, and yours truly, Tiny Bubbles (I was supposed to be prim and proper; not sure I did that well!).

We laughed so much we cried. We had great food, wine, and fellowship. A few trips to the thrift store (or closet, in my case) and we were ready to party!

As the evening progressed, we read about our characters and at the end, none of us could figure out who did it!  The murderer turned out to be none other than…. well, I don’t want to give it away!

But when you’re stressed with life (like I sometimes get), it always helps to take time with friends and laugh a little — or in this case, a lot!