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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Finally! A fun weekend!

I've mentioned here before that I rarely get weekends off--sometimes I have a four or five month stretch without one. If I don't request them, I don't get them. Since tomorrow is my new book club's first meeting, and it's taking place at my house, I asked for this whole weekend off to get ready.

When I made the request, I didn't realize it was going to be Memorial Day weekend--what great luck! No one likes working holiday weekends, and I usually do more than my fair share of it. So, yay for me! I get to miss the craziness that be going on at the mall today and tomorrow!

For tomorrow's gathering, I only have a couple of last minute housework things left to do. I can knock those out in an hour or so. After lunch, Marla and I are going shopping for the food and drinks for the party, and I think we're going to scour the dollar stores for fun decorations, too. We're trying to have a themed gathering to fit the book we'll be discussing. * Now that the housework is done, the fun part of the preparation can begin!

Just as a sneak peek for you all, here's the menu we've come up with to fit the book's Polish fairy-tale theme:

Smoky Dragon Bites
Falcon's Pinwheels
Herbed Goat Cheese with crackers
Mixed Woodland Berries and Fruits
Haystacks
Agnieszka's Midsummer Punch
Iced Herbal Tea

I'll try to post pictures, a book review, and recipes at the beginning of next week! Have a good one!



*Naomi Novik's Uprooted

9 comments:

  1. Your menu looks tantalizing. Have fun being the book club hostess.

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    1. Thank you! My friend Marla is bringing an apple tart, so we'll be adding that to the menu, too. :)

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  2. I wish you luck. How many club members do you have?

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    1. There will only be 6 of us tomorrow. There are 3 more that can't make it this time, but hopefully they'll join us for future meetings!

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  3. Hope you have the greatest of times, wonderful menu.

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  4. Have a great time ! Look forward to hearing how it goes.
    From experience, having run a couple of groups in the past, I found that the numbers fall off, until you have nucleus of dedicated members.

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  5. Sounds like good fun, and I like the items on the menu, although I must admit I have never eaten dragon or falcon ;-)

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  6. By now, I guess the book club meeting has been and gone. I hope it went well and that there was no fighting as you argued about the novel's finer points.

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    1. It's only 8:30 am here right now!

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