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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.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Some Extra Time to Blog...

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.

13 comments:

Lena said...

Oh my, that is funny! Well, you are all set for tomorrow now!

Retired English Teacher said...

At least they know you will be prepared when you come tomorrow!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Funny, Kathy.... I forgot my haircut appointment last week... Didn't even write it on the calendar at all. Duh!!!!!!

Guess we call those "Senior Moments"...
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I thought I was the only one who did things like that. But at least you're well-prepared for tomorrow.

Kimberly said...

HAHAHA!! Too funny! This is taking the "be prepared" Scout motto just a tad far. But, you can relax today!

vanillabeanbaker said...

To quote the Black Eyed Peas...*Tonight's the Night* and no doubt your book club will begin with your story of showing up a day early! Too funny. Hope they all enjoy that apple cake and tea. I know I would.

Maggie said...

Oh, goodie, I am not alone. LOL

Thanks for your comments. I love my new and smaller writing workshop. If you get a chance to read more often than once a month, you learn faster. I'm really grateful that the workshop is a mile away from the house too.

And how was the Book Club meeting? :)

Happyone :-) said...

Oh that is funny!!! You should be all set to try again tonight.

Jay said...

Ha! That's pretty hilarious. At least you didn't show up a day late. ;-)

Linda Reeder said...

Six calendars? I'm always getting those moments of panic where I wonder if I wrote something down, or got the wrong date. It happens.

Deb said...

Funny! I kept MISSING meetings before I realized I was running three calendars on my iPhone....I wondered what the little different colored dots were for! At least you didn't miss anything. :D

Kay said...

Hoo boy! I guess we've all done that at one time or other. I know I have. I have a calendar in my purse, on my wall in the kitchen and on my desk.

Cheryl said...

I think apple cake gets better when it's had time to meld the flavors. My bookclub is tomorrow. I'm bringing tea!