There is nothing as exciting as the first snow: the hustle and bustle of finding our gloves (where did we put them last spring?), getting our driveway shoveled quickly (or else it freezes and it's a slope), realizing we don't have any 'ice melt' or 'salt' for the walk-way, making a snow ball and throwing it at your husband as he shovels the driveway.
I'll be very tired of it come January 1st, but for now, it's beautiful.
The Lit Wits. This is my 'cooking' and reading club. We cook a meal, that is sometimes themed around our book, sometimes not. After the excitement of the snow, it was fun to go to a book club brunch, where we discussed "Half Broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls.
(mini book review: we all enjoyed the book. It explained a lot about The Glass Castle, as to why Walls mother was the way she was. I guess explained is the wrong word--it brought to light reasons why her mother might have been the way she was.
Walls' Grandma Casey was a bit eccentric, but really an amazing woman. As one reviewer put it, " Walls has packaged Lily as a gumption-packin’ ranch gal whose pluck never quits."
It did, in a strange way, remind us of "Little House on the Prairie" all grown up and twisted.
Walls wrote the novel, (and she calls it a novel, rather than a biography, because she did have to fill in some blanks from old family stories) in first-person, in her grandmother's voice to give the oral history more passion. Walls says that these stories of her grandmother's life are among her favorite childhood stories.
We read it. We liked it. We had a good time discussing it. The end. )
We are intelligent, well-read women, who also like to cook. Apparently, Renee can't find her apron, but she can really make a great feast in the morning. We had: bacon, sausage, eggs, fruit, muffins, mimosas, coffee.
We look normal, right?
But at night, when the sun goes down, my mild-mannered, meek Lit Wit friends turn into:
Crazy Disco Babes!
(we went to a 70's dance last night)