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
Herbed Goat Cheese with crackers
Mixed Woodland Berries and Fruits
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