Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

My December Birthday Month


My friend Brenda G. clued me into celebrating a birthday all month.   After age 60 one day is just not enough to celebrate all those years of life.    Here is what I get to do in December:

Fay and Bob go to Charleston Cooks in Greenville to participate in a meal.  I told him I want a gift of an experience, not more stuff.   Here is the menu.

Roasted Pear, Walnut, and Stilton Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette; Chestnut and Dried Apricot Stuffed Pork Loin with White Wine and Thyme Pan Sauce; Bacon and White Bean Puree; White Cheddar Potato Gratin; White Chocolate Silk Pie with Raspberry Coulis.

A special Newcomer presentation
Where—and how far– are you prepared to travel in your own imagination?
Have you ever heard about the baby born in a tree in Mozambique…?
Have you ever eavesdropped on a very tragic real-life father-son phone conversation?
Can you picture a young girl’s confusion—caused by her overactive imagination…?
Do you have any idea what forgotten treasures are hidden deep down and far away in your own memories…? Come join other Newcomers of Greater Greenville for a special, one-time-only free presentation on the subject of radio theater—by our very own Drama Queen, Madi Gericke on December 10, 2013, at the Mauldin Library.
Radio drama is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance custom-made for later broadcast on radio. With no visual component, radio drama depends on dialogue, music and sound effects, and sometimes even silences, to help the listeners imagine the characters and story.
For at least sixty magical minutes Madi will be your guide on a free and imaginary tour of a radio production studio to learn how drama recordings are made. Come learn surprising and interesting facts. Come discover some amazing details. Madi will accompany you on your journey to that other reality – your imagination..

Artist Alliance Event
Special program to teach artists about ways to use technology to improve their business.

Avenue Q live play at Warehouse Theater
2004 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book!

Imagine – what would happen if your favorite characters from Sesame Street grew up and moved to New York City – with bright eyes and big dreams? With songs like “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”, the musical comedy Avenue Q doesn’t quite answer that question – but it does have puppets, prostitutes, the search for our purpose in life, cussing, kissing, and (oh yes!) Gary Coleman.

Cocktails R Us with Newcomers
An extra special event in a beautiful home in Greenville.

Sunday Brunch at  High Cotton complete with live music

Dinner party with our friends – I don’t have to cook.

Irena’s Vow live play at Center Stage
Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. 19-year-old Irena Gut is promoted to housekeeper in the home of a highly respected Nazi officer when she finds out that the Jewish ghetto is about to be liquidated. Determined to help twelve Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest place she can think of: the basement of the German commander’s house.  Over the next two years, Irena uses her wit, humor, and courage to hide her friends until the end of the German occupation, concealing them in the midst of countless Nazi parties, a blackmail scheme, and even the birth of a child. Her story is one of the most inspiring of our time.  Based on a true story!

See the Christmas Lights at Hollywild

Massage with Lisa

In between I will do some painting, learn some new web site technology and put together some jewelry we are making.

Sounds like fun to me.     I haven’t made many posts lately and it’s not because I don’t have anything to tell you.   I just keep so busy it’s hard to find time to write!   Such a wonderful problem to have.   Don’t remember if I showed you these latest creations.

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Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

2 thoughts on “My December Birthday Month

  1. Happy Birthday Fay! Love your month long celebration and experience gift ideas.

  2. Great post! The menu at the class sounds yummy (except for the pork loin since I don’t eat pigs anymore).

    Have a wonderful birthmonth!


    Rosanne Bane, Creativity Coach, Teaching Artist and Speaker





    Author of Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance (Including Writer’s Block, Procrastination, Paralysis, Perfectionism, Postponing, Distractions, Self-Sabotage, Excessive Criticism, Overscheduling and Endlessly Delaying Your Writing) and Dancing in the Dragon’s Den

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