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!!|