Going Out West…a top ten(ish) journal

September 29…Fly to Phoenix. Lunch at Joe’s Farm Grill. Dinner at Vincent on Camelback. September 30…Rehearsal with Red Mountain High School Band. Drive to Flagstaff. Dinner at Atria. October 1…Adjudication for Bands of America Arizona Regional Championships. October 2…Clinic for Regional Participants. Drive up to Snowbowl to find rain and sleet…Drive back. Lunch at Proper…

09.25.1959

Now, where were we? It seems it’s been birth month starting with a FABULOUS dinner by Kirk Whiteside in Helena, AR. Well, actually…I suppose it started 63 years ago with Quindel and Fay. So many people prefer to ignore birthdays but it’s my favorite time of year. You know, if we stop having birthdays…The End!…

Hushpuppies, Coleslaw and Cornbread

I was a week behind in listening to Deep South Dining, the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Think Radio program which brightened my life and gave me purpose during our Pandemic Quarantine. I listen to the podcast on Spotify as I seldom get to hear it live, Monday’s at 9 a.m. The show is hosted by Carol…

Birthday’s, Anniversaries and Love

Last evening we were feted with a Nine-Course Tasting Dinner in the Helena, Arkansas home of our sweet friend Kirk Whiteside. We celebrated Labor Day, two September birthdays and our(Tim & Brandt) September 5th wedding anniversary. Yes, seven years ago today we were lovingly and legally wed. While there is a large faction of our…

You Can’t Make Old Friends

When somebody knocks at the doorSomeone new walks inI will smile and shake their handsBut you can’t make old friends. This could be episodical if I tried to share all the stories told, yet again, this past weekend. Jimmy Edwards and Weir Kyle met at Ole Miss. They both had natural talent and loved the…

Dinner and a Show

I laid down and gave out a heavy sigh. Brandt asked why I was so tired. I explained I worked all day on menu planning and a grocery list for Kirk’s Private Dinner. I went on to explain I was doing a Thai menu and it took more research than I normal do for a…

Cooking + Caring

January 2019, I made a commitment to myself. I never said I was on “a diet” but I drastically changed my eating habits using Keto basics. Of course, I plateaued and many friends recommended exercise. The encouragement of our sweet Cousin Susan led me to join a Jazzercise Studio. It was a 35 minute drive…

Details on the Details

Warning you might want to grab a beverage and comfortable chair… The most important detail is how my relationship with the Babbage family began. A DC in 2017 for the youngest daughter of a long-time client…now chosen family led to me finally meeting the DC roommate; a bridesmaid. At our first meeting the roommate embraced…

Going to the Chapel

Out of the darkness of the Pandemic comes a lovely afternoon announcing the impending nuptials of Jenna Claire and Corbin.

My Favorite Decor…2021

2021 helped ease the discomfort of a year I won’t mention. Multiple opportunities and events occurred allowing a break from quarantine. The vaccine gave me the opportunity to cautiously meet clients and even hugged someone other than Brandt…tears of joy. I was honored to be called upon to bring TimMagic to clients…old and new. Thus……