I love going to book club every month. I have to admit, I haven't even been a very good reader these past 2 or 3 months, I'm having a hard time getting the books read. I really had good intentions in December. I knew it would be an especially busy month so I got the book on audio so I could listen to it as I was out and about, and still failed to get it finished. (well, I confess, I hardly got it started). Nevertheless, that is not really the point. The point is - I still love going to book club. We had our holiday meeting last week at Chris and Mason's house. Besides the book discussion, we all brought mouth-watering appetizers and desserts and we had a white elephant book exchange. Look at these amazing little penguins - olives, cream cheese and carrots. Have you ever seen anything cuter? Melanie and I tried to copy this idea for our Christmas eve dinner. We copied them, they were pretty cute, but not cute enough to post the pictures of the ones we made, so I'll post Mason's.
We also enjoyed the decorations all over this house. Perfect centerpiece, amazing Christmas village (hand-made, not purchased!) and a Christmas tree in the fish bowl.
Our book club is coming up on it's 22nd anniversary in February (although I've only been attending about 17 years). Suzanne was one of the original members and was late arriving this week. Suzanne, it's just not the same without you. I think if I ran 30 minutes late, the event would proceed as normal, but without you . . . well, it was a little weird. You are our glue.