Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Quilting and Reading

 So last year my friend Kelli and I decided that driving to Navasota for a book club meeting once a month wasn't very practical so she asked me about starting one in Gause.. Sure we can and we did. We invited neighbors and people we had met since living up here and those people had other people we could invite. In By November 2022 we had 10 members and had a meet and greet and chose our books for the year. One of our members, Jennifer offered to have a holiday gathering with food and laughter. It was a lot of fun. We did a white elephant gift exchange with books.  By January before our first book discussion we had 14 new members. We closed the membership at 14. Our first meeting on January 12th was a huge success with 11 ladies in attendance. There wasn't a silent moment. Our book was Chasing the Boogey Man by Richard Chizman. This author never let on through the whole book who the boogey man might have been. Everyone loved the book except for the person who suggested it. LOL.  It happens.  This is gonna be fun.

Thursday 1/19, David asked if I'd man the gate so he could take a bale of hay to the cows and I said sure.  After that was done I stayed in the pasture to have some Jerry time.  He was following me like a puppy so I had to love on him.  After he got his fair share he went to eat some hay before the cows ate it all. But first we took some selfies. He's very photogenic. Before heading inside I decided to take a quick walk down the road. Got a 1/2 mile in and then I caught the beautiful sunset. WOW. Do you see an angel or the phoenix?

Saturday (1/21) I drove to Houston to attend my last official book club meeting with friends of 26 years this month.  It's crazy to think we started off as co-workers and a majority of us shared the love of reading. Over the years we've slowly left the company in search of something new but we continued to read together. The company no longer exists but the club does and we added people from other places when others left the club. It was fun. We laughed and joked, shared good food and even took field trips. Like to Savanah Georgia and Galveston after reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Issac's Storm. Good Friends, Good Times and lots of memories. At the meeting I said my goodbyes to those folks who were in attendance (emailed the rest) and said I'd make a surprise visit every once in a while when I could.  I wish them many more happy years of reading and memories.
Thursday 1/26, David and I needed to go pick up our wine from Texas Legato so off we went. We stopped in Thrall at the Thrall Cafe for lunch. The staff was friendly, the food was good but I thought it a bit pricy.
At Texas Legato we were greeted by Bandit the little Yorkie and a new dog named Belle. She's an Aussie. Super sweet and well behaved. She kept me company while I had a glass of wine.
On Friday David had some errands to run so he took off while I packed to go to a slumber party at our friend Sheryl's house.  While he was out he picked up Pamela's dogs so she and Kaleb could go to Fredericksburg for the weekend. 
All the pups were friends while watching David and I go out to feed the cows and put out a bail of hay. Especially Sophie, she isn't impressed the our to big hounds and doesn't put up with any pawing at her but while watching us you would have thought her and Bruno were best buds. LOL

So while poor David put up with all 4 dogs I went to Sheryl's for a slumber party with her and our other sorority sister Kathy for the weekend.  Once we got together we never stopped talking. Sheryl tends to go to bed by 10 but it was 12:30 before she got to bed on Friday. And Saturday it was 11:30.  LOL  We kept her up past her bedtime but none of us complained. She was good to us. She made a Charcutier board for lunches, Taco soup for dinner one night and Chicken parmesan with some yummy air fried Brussel sprouts.  It was a great weekend. 

Monday 1/30 David and I ran Pamela's car to a shop near us to get some repairs done before the weather turned cold and rainy.  By mid afternoon it was raining so I sewed. Today, Tuesday we went no where since everything is covered in ice.  One of the overpasses near us was closed due to icing.  Tomorrow isn't supposed to be much better. And it's COLD! Back to sewing.

Until next blog post..."It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish." ~S.I. Hayakawa
Stay Warm and Safe everyone.


Unknown said...

I had the best weekend ever--Sheryl

donna said...

You have been a busy bee. I just love seeing Jerry. Sew happy you found a book club closer to you.
Love and Hugs

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog, great pictures and happy times! How awesome that you started a new book club and closed the chapter on another! I am happy to have been part of it for a few meetings! Love to you and yours, Carla!