Monday, May 23, 2011


Hooray! Today was our first meeting of book club!
I was hosting so Gunnar and I spent the day preparing by taking a trip to Whole Foods...Gunnar sat in the cart for the first time and had a blast!

(Side Story: So on the way back from Whole Foods I notice a homeless woman walking up the median with a sign "Homeless, Hungry, Please Help" I saw her sort of at the last minute but I always keep granola bars and peanut butter crackers in the car because I see so many homeless people and I want to help but I don't like to give money in case it might be supporting an alcohol or drug addiction.  But I hurry to grab my last granola bar and role down my window to offer it to her just as the light turns green.  As I offer it I say "I'm sorry it isn't much" and I truly am sorry...I usually give 3-4 to every homeless person I see ...but this time I only have one.  She takes it and sneers at me and keeps walking. I feel bad...I should have had more. Then I look in the rear view mirror and I see her toss the granola bar into the garbage across the street...this totally ruined my day. I don't know why.  But here I am trying to be nice and I know I was the only person to offer her anything at this stoplight...and she just throws my offer away. I guess what really bothered me is knowing I could have given it to the sweet homeless man who I see on Lincoln every week...every time I give to him he says "Chocolatey Chip My favorite...God Bless you and your baby! Thank you! God Bless!" Ugh...Ruined my day. I guess she wanted money.)

ANyways...I digress...the book we read was "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. It was a great book and we had a fabulous discussion.  We're hoping to take a Book club fieldtrip to see the movie when it comes out in August! Our next book will be "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain...can't wait to start reading!

Our Club of 8 turned into a small group of 5 tonight but it was a good size for discussion.

I decided to do a "Tea"

Mini fruit pizza cookies, scones with clotted cream and preserves, Cucumber sandwiches (minus the bread), Strawberries and Cream and Champagne!!

Oh and of course TEA!!


  1. Oh my gosh! I want to be a member of your bookclub! That all sounds so fabulous!

    Also, I've had a similar thing happen... I gave a man on a corner an apple (it was all I had, I usually have granola bars like you) and he called me "Eve" and tossed it. So sad.