In the beginning -- we'd pick a book, then get together once-a-month to discuss the book. We'd take turns having our meetings in our homes -- occasionally in a restaurant. After we read the Kite Runner -- I made the food for a real Afghani dinner and we ate at Jackie's house. (I still have two boxes of spices I bought for that dinner). We loved getting together -- but it could be a lot of work...
Then, one by one, we kinda retired...and the ironic thing is -- as we had MORE time on our hands -- we had LESS desire to do anything that felt like work.
So -- YEARS ago -- we made two important changes. First -- we decided we needed our girl-time ONCE A WEEK instead of once a month. Secondly -- so it would be ABSOLUTELY NO WORK for anybody (and very little expense) -- we made it a breakfast meeting at the local grocery store.
To keep it very, very simple -- we decided to make it the same day, at the same time, at the same place every week. Tuesday. 9:00. Hy-Vee.
|We sometimes do day trips or events...this was after the play, Les Miz...|
|Sandy has become Lillian's special Pen Pal...she loves making cards AND sewing things...|
|Just about every week, somebody brings a Sew N Tell...This was Sandy's t-shirt quilt...|
|Her son, Matt, graduated from Iowa State -- these are t-shirts from special events during his college years...|
But the four of us are about a lot more than just reading. We enjoy sharing our mutual love of reading, eating, cooking, sewing -- well, family. And the best thing about our weekly breakfast is that there is no expectation, no pressure, no guilt... You don't HAVE to read a book or sew a project....but if that's what you feel like doing this week -- WE WILL BE YOUR AUDIENCE...