Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Antonia and a Sunflower

I'm behind. I'm sorry. I get the feeling that no one is checking the blog. That no one is reading the rambling. That it is pointless to keep posting the goings-on. Then Betty will ask me about it...and I am accountable. Thanks Betty.

So, here we go. July's book club meeting was at Janice's home. Of course expectations went through the roof and we were not disappointed. Janice is the Queen of detail. It started with a little invite of chocolate covered sunflower seeds in a small clear plastic bag with a cardstock note attached telling date and time (oh, and by the way, she sewed the top of each card with a star cute!)...the invite was accompanied by a question about the book on cardstock that had a cute little fabric yo-yo flower attached to it.

When we arrived, there were sunflowers everywhere and good smells coming from the kitchen. (Little did we know what was coming!) Food was wonderful. We had fresh watermelon, mini cheese balls in baked Tostito cups and special Bohemian pastries (mentioned in the book....she had them overnighted from Texas! What?!) There was sunflower shaped sugar cookies and cold milk and refreshing water to drink.

Each person who had taken a question led a part of the discussion and Janice had a quiz for us with prizes for those who did well. She also had a drawing...for those of us who did not do so well on the quiz! She raffled off some potted sunflowers and sent each of us home with a special handmade bookmark. It was amazing and wonderful and I am so thankful to know Janice and to be a part of her greatness! Thank you Janice for being shockingly detailed and simply ASTONISHING! We love you!

Our next book will be a murder mystery. The Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss.

1 comment:

TM CLAN said...

For what it's worth, I read your blog and love it. I also's summer and busy! Way to go Betty. :)