Bookclub 11/18

Today was bookclub that was hosted an hour away, but, I had to work, so it was only a half hour away. It was being hosted at a public market. I had no idea what that was, other than what I’d been told – it was indoors.

I drove to work in the horrible smog. I couldn’t see much even about 100 yards in front of me. I thought it was fog at first, but it was slightly brown and my windows weren’t getting wet. Yuck. I worked, and that went smoothly. After I checked out, I checked into my cruise. Less than 90 days to go, and all is going well, other than the missing marriage certificate. I chose two of my three excursions. This is really happening!

After I left work, I took myself to Panera for lunch. Green goddess chicken salad with no tomatoes and French onion soup with no croutons. Yummy. I worked on my book for Vegas bookclub until it was just about time to leave. I was concerned because the drive to work was so difficult, and I didn’t know about the parking situation at the market.

I found parking easily and went into the closest building. I scoped out the bathroom, then looked at the message from the bookclub hostess and found I was in the wrong building. I found her easily and found that everyone was getting lunch. Oh well, I ate before. I behaved. I have two trips coming up and I need to lose weight before them.

We started a little late because of the 8 people who said they were coming, only 5 showed up, and one was late. No point in starting without her when there were so few of us. We discussed the book, Night. This book had several bookclub questions to go with it, since it was an older book and used for high school discussions.

It was a good discussion, and it ended up with us talking about other classic books, wondering if there were any that were happy and uplifting. Google was only mildly helpful. It gave a list of classics, but not many on the list had happy endings. We debated little women as one, but only two of us could remember how it ended. I see a reread in the group’s future.

After bookclub I went to the grocery store and pet store. My daughter and her friend cooked dinner while I read and acted as the cat bed. I watched a couple of episodes of God Friended Me from the DVR. I am loving the show so far.

I fell asleep and was woken up by my oldest daughter letting me know she was home. She fixed her dinner and went upstairs. I was just dozing off again when the dogs needed to go out. Not a problem until the 45 pound puppy decided to take a detour to jump on me and the bed. She’s afraid of the cats, but was too busy jumping on me to notice that the cats were in my room.

I am nice and wide awake now. I might get closer to finishing the book for Vegas bookclub. I have about an hour left in it. I might fall asleep to Mean Girls. Either option is just fine with me.

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