My Whirlwind Month So Far

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"Friendships double our joy and divide our grief." 

Generally I post a weekly round-up on Monday linking to my blog posts from the previous week.  But it's been a whirlwind in my world the last few weeks and I've had very little time to blog.

So, I'm taking this opportunity to share a short summary of my doings the last few weeks:

It all started with the launch of my golf website, SeniorWomenGolfers.com and it's Facebook companion page, Golf and Travel For Senior Women, on April 1st. I've been working on getting the word out on those, of course. 


Both golf leagues that I play in started the first week in April and then it was time to celebrate my birthday weekend.  The birthday celebration started on Saturday evening, the 6th, with one of my cousins and his wife coming over from the Seattle area to take me out to  Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery for a lovely dinner.  They have a very interesting menu and I can highly recommend the Seafood Risotto. 

On Sunday a few of my friends and I headed up to Chelan to pick up our latest wine releases at Lake Chelan Winery.  We also took the opportunity to do some wine tasting while there.  The Lake Chelan Winery is one of the few I have ever run across that does not charge a fee for their tastings.  They have enough confidence in their wines they don't feel the need to charge for tastings.

After the wine tasting at Lake Chelan Winery, we headed over to Karma Vineyards for the main event.  Unlike most wineries, Karma specializes in champagne.  My idea of a perfect birthday dinner is champagne paired with the amazing appetizer selection at Karma.  We each ordered the champagne taster and a different "shareable", which we all enjoyed.  I'm not a big clam fan but the juice from the Steamers was amazing for soaking bread.  No double dipping allowed, of course.  I kick myself for not taking pictures of the food. 


After another week of golf, I headed to Redmond, Oregon (near Bend) for the 80th birthday of one of my favorite people... my "other" mother.  Kathy unofficially adopted me as one of her kids about 48 years ago when I moved to Wenatchee and lived with them for about one year.  Her ex-husband was my first cousin so I really am part of the family, just not the biological daughter she treats me like.  There were 3 generations of my cousins there, along with other family and friends.  It's hard to think of Kathy as being 80.  She neither looks nor acts it.  The picture of her on the floor playing with her great-granddaughter is proof.  Her hair color is natural, not dyed.  And, by-the-way, she was able to get up off the floor by herself.



The day after I returned from Kathy's birthday celebration, I had company arrive from southern Alberta.  The company was a niece (and her husband) who drove down to visit my sister-in-law who just moved here from Arizona.  My house seems to have turned into the out-of town family 
hotel and gathering place.  Anyway, we had two days (and evenings) of family time. Pictured here are two of my step-daughters (on the left), sis-in-law Connie in the front middle and my niece-in-law Susan on the right. The bonus for providing the "hotel" is that the girls always make dinner. 

The rest of the month is shaping up to be busy but not quite such a whirlwind. 

Life is good!

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-Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting and marketing consultant by appt.

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"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."
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Sharon Lee
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What a fun time you have had. I am in Nevada for a couple of weeks before heading to Idaho. Hope you had a great Easter.

Apr 22, 2019 09:18 AM #20
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I think you just proved busy can be best with best friends. 

Apr 22, 2019 12:06 PM #21
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Carol WOW you're making my head spin with all you had going on last week! All good for sure!!

Apr 22, 2019 12:44 PM #22
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 I’m glad to hear you’re having such an awesome April Carol Williams 

Apr 22, 2019 10:05 PM #23
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Hi Brian England 
I guess I've found a way to replace "work".  LOL

Apr 23, 2019 07:02 AM #24
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Hi Alexandra,
Yes, Kathy is amazing for 80.  It was fun to see her enjoying all the family around her... celebrating her! 
Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Apr 23, 2019 07:03 AM #25
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Hi Will Hamm 
Golf and wine... life is good. 

Apr 23, 2019 07:04 AM #26
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Hi Sharon Lee 
Yes, I had a very nice Easter with friends.  What part of Nevada are you in now?

Apr 23, 2019 07:05 AM #27
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 
My friends do make my life fun and joyful. 

Apr 23, 2019 07:05 AM #28
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 
This is my first totally free day for quite some time and I'm loving it!

Apr 23, 2019 07:06 AM #29
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 
Might as well keep the celebration going, right?

Apr 23, 2019 07:07 AM #30
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Sharon Lee
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Overton

Apr 23, 2019 07:10 AM #31
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That is a beautiful area, Sharon Lee .  If you get an opportunity, I highly recommend driving through the Valley of Fire. 

Apr 23, 2019 07:15 AM #32
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Sharon Lee
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I did on the way here and did a post about it.

Apr 23, 2019 07:53 AM #33
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Great Sharon Lee !  I've missed a lot during my whirlwind month.  I'll go check it out! 

Apr 23, 2019 07:57 AM #34
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Hi Carol Williams, spending time with family and friends is priceless. Sounds like you've been having tons of fun. Life is good indeed!

Apr 24, 2019 01:23 PM #35
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Hi Beth Atalay 
Yes, it's been a fun month so far.  Today is our first golf Team event of the season so that'll be fun!

Apr 25, 2019 05:26 AM #36
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Sounds like the best kind of whirlwind to me. Great photos.

Apr 25, 2019 08:37 AM #37
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Hi Sharon Lee 
Yes, it's all been good... and the weather has been amazing too!

Apr 26, 2019 05:27 AM #38
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Hi Carol Williams - Love the quote "Friendships double our joy and divide our grief." So very true...

Apr 29, 2019 06:16 AM #39
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