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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cleaning for Pizza

Busy, busy day ahead of me... Not too busy to watch, just for a few minutes, the sun create steam as it dries the roof outside my office window.  Nice.
Tonight I'm hosting book club.  I'll make three different kinds of pizza:  sausage and peppers; carmelized onion, feta and mozzarella; and pizza Marguerite (crushed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil), and a salad.  I couldn't host the night we discussed my pick, John Grisham's Playing for Pizza and we met at a restaurant,  so I offered to host tonight for my friend, Donna who chose  Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.  I must confess I didn't read it.  I tried, I really tried, but it was like swallowing glass shards.  I'll try to get to Spark Notes this afternoon.  (Yes, an English teacher using Spark Notes :)  SAY NOTHING!!) 
I have a lot of cleaning to do before I start cooking.  Daughter, baby and nanny are not here today so I can do this unimpeded.


Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Mmmm, you pizza sounds delicious. Hubbie will not eat pizza, so I haven't had any in two or three years. I'll have to get one just for me.
Have fun at your meeting tonight!

Linda Reeder said...

Your pizzas sound wonderful!
I have to confess, I tried to read a Jane Austin novel, Emma, last year and I couldn't do it either. And I'm an English major! I tried to decide why they were so hard to read, because I know they are so well loved. I have "seen" all of them as movies or on Masterpiece and love them. But as I read I tried to "see" the story and realized there was no description of what anything looked like. I need a mind movie when I read. I found myself trying to remember what the characters and clothing and setting looked like in the movie! I finally gave up!

Purple Flowers said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE pizza! Enjoy your book club tonight. Don't worry, I won't tell your former students about your cheating. ;)

Linda said...

I'm coming to your house for pizza! Sounds wonderful.

I don't do well in book clubs because I never read the kind of books others read.

Also, I have to be in the right mood to read a book. The book assignments never hit the mood I'm in. Later I may be interested in that book but not at the time I need to be.

Have a good eventing.

Jay said...

Got any regular old everyday pepperoni pizza?

Uh, and beer? Gotta have beer, right?

And, you're hosting a book club meeting on the night of the NFL draft? That's just crazy right there! haha ;-)

TAG said...

Oooo... oooo...ooooo (waiving hand franticly).

I read Playing for Pizza.

Well... sorta.

Actually I listened to the Audio Book version while I traveled to Indiana to teach.

Really enjoyed it. Hope you did as well.


Cheryl said...

I'm so jealous that I'm not eating your pizza. I mean that in all seriousness! I had cereal for dinner and used the last of the milk, meaning, no cereal for breakfast. Wah. I'm sure your meeting will be great. Your guests are in for a treat!

I just couldn't read Pride and Prejudice for my bookclub. Like shards of glass too.

Anonymous said...

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