I started my own little Book Club here with Mom's I met at school. I dont know why I say "Moms" instead of just "Women", but they are indeed all Moms. Skyler asked "Who is coming to Book Club?". I started saying "Tom's Mom, Cory's Mom, ..." and he says "Wait, are only Moms invited?" I guess I only know Moms right now.
In case you dont have a Book Club, its not all about the Book actually. It is an excuse to get together, chat, drink wine and have a common topic of conversation, in case there are any lulls. Sounds like a bunch of Stay at Home Moms sitting around eating Bon Bons, right? Wrong! As a Mom you hardly ever have activity that is about you or make time for yourself.
When it is your turn, you pick the book that everyone reads and you host everyone at your house one evening. Most libraries have Book Club Kits where you can reserve a bag that consists of 12 of the same books and a book club Q&A with the author and additional information about the book and author. I choose the Book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. It was a great book!
I made Tiramisu (yes me, not Fred), chocolate covered strawberries and had lots of cheeses. (If you've been to a party at my house, its my standard party fare!) Fred took the kids and Grandma out to dinner and the mall and brought them home right before bedtime, so we had the house to ourselves. I knew it was a successful when I went to kiss the boys goodnight and Archer said "Why is everyone laughing so loud, Book Club is supposed to be serious!" That's a good sign!
Of course El Goog is doing something special for Halloween. And of course its called Googleween. They have a whole party just for kids and family, so Ill have photos and a blog dedicated to that next week. Right now the boys are going to be Batman and Robin for Halloween, but there is still time for them to change their minds and they 3 parties, plus actual Halloween to wear the costumes too! So wish me luck!