Hi and howdy!
Just a nice brisk morning here in Northern California! I am showered, lotioned, legs are shaved, perfumed, teeth brused and hair combed. kitchen and bathrooms are clean. laundry is drying and spinning. ahhhhhh. all is right in the world, lol
Last night I went to my book club. I so enjoy those women! They make me laugh and giggle They make me think. They make me come outside my zone. Just love them. We were there for almost 3.5hours. Good thing we ate a lot and it wasn't busy.
We, of course, talked about the book. Then moved on to life, sex (raising eyebrows and wiggling them), kids, marriages today and how hard they are sometimes to keep healthy and perceptions...of people different from you...of family...of love.
The book we read (Digging to America by Anne Tyler) dealt with two families...one born and raised in the U.S and one from Iran. They become friends after meeting at the airport...they were both there to pick up their adopted korean daughters. It dealt with how americans are viewed, how other cultures are viewed...family dynamics...losing a spouse etc etc. And we have a lady from Britain in our club so she talked about how it was when she came here. How they couldn't believe how much of everything there was. How strange it was to go to an all you can eat restaurant etc etc. When her young niece came to visit she asked her...why are there so many pregnant people...since so many of the people she saw were overweight she figured they were pregnant, lol. So last night we had soooo much to talk about. I was amped when I got home,lol. I am still trying to absorb it all and file it away in my brain,lol. It is so so so nice to talk to people about things other than where something is, to stop taking your brothers toy or where you want to put the swingset.
Our next book we are reading is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. It comes highly recommended so I am looking forward to it. Here is some info on it if you are intersted in reading with us.
I also got another page scrapped. I used a template by me and my friend Audra Little's boys will be boys kit (it was her grab bag for my digital muse and now can be found here)
I am reallllly loving to scrap again! Just love it!!!!
I was asked if I would share my stitches again. I went and made them better...saw somethings I didn't like in the first batch. So even if you have these...grab them again and replace your old ones
Ok...off to finish folding laundry, putting away and then gather my monkies. We are meeting up with one of chase's old friends from preschool. going to go to the park while the weather is still good.
hugs and have a splendid day.