To my friend at Vanilla Bean Baker -- yes "Harry Bauld" IS an oxymoron. The kids always loved that!
And to all -- never, ever, ever, ever do I or would I judge or 'grade' anyone else's writing (unless they're paying me to do so). That part of my life is gone--thankfully. I'm thrilled to read your blogs and comments all.
Well, tonight I did it. All day I'd been preparing for book club, but since we have a cat, we had to have the meeting elsewhere (a couple of our members are allergic). Since it was my turn to lead the discussion, I spent the day re-reading Kristin Hannah's Winter Garden, making notes, and since the main characters owned an apple orchard, I made an apple cake.
At six, I changed, gathered the book, the cake, and some decaf green tea I thought we could serve, and set out. I knocked on the door, my friend answered and informed me that we were meeting tomorrow night. I had copied the date down wrong on all six of the calendars in this house...Sheesh.