Just Three Little Things
Monday night was our book group gathering and it was just a great evening and I wanted to say thank you in a public way.
After a full month of extremely small amounts of adult time and good conversation, I was hungry to be in the company of such great women and to share an evening of good conversation and find out what’s happening.
Not everyone could attend, and I am sorry for that for the evening became a “feast” for me and the missing members were very much missed and all three were stuck at work, because we had changed nights for our gathering. Our hostess MF had prepared a literal feast of yummy foods for a rainy night’s event.
Homemade chicken noodle soup, tossed green salad, homemade crescent rolls, humus, veggies and dip, and to top it off homemade pie with her own garden apples – it was so nurturing to experience – I ate too much of such a good thing – my “fat Tuesday” a day early. I was so appreciative of the care MF had endeavored on our behalf.
Then to add good updates and conversation – and a cute and happy teenage daughter, who could add to the conversation – what a delightful, warm, cozy experience; something worth writing home about!
Our book for the evening was Liza Mundy’s Michelle, A Biography – Michelle Obama that is.
It is a journalist writing about Michelle’s background and her life experiences from reference material, newspaper articles and interviews with friends, other students and co-workers. There was only one interview with Ms. Obama for the book and that was a bit disappointing to our group of readers.
Ms. Mundy’s frame for the book was how affirmative action enabled Michelle to experience a different learning path than what would have been available without this plan. Without affirmative action her premise assumes that the Obama’s would not have been able to accomplish all that they did and not been able to attend all the enabling schools where they excelled.
Our group did not appreciate all the highlighted references to Michelle Obama’s explanations of the black experience and thought those could apply to any woman’s experience or any human’s experience and did not see the need for so much emphasis to be placed on her “blackness” as though it was an entitlement.
Our group also really enjoyed the discussions about how this couple became a team and worked well together to enhance their relationship and their endeavors. Everyone had experienced those times of being a single parent and could identify with the demands and pressures that that entails.
I am not sure that I would have chosen to read this book but we were all glad that we had read it and discovered more about the person and the life she was manifesting. We all agreed it was good to learn something new. One person in the group did not like the book but was glad to read MF’s choice and experience something new.
The book is an easy read and is not extremely long. It is definitely written by a journalist and not full of side stories or amusing anecdotes. I would still recommend it to someone who would like to know more about Michelle Obama.
I ordered a Berry antioxidant formula and a cleansing formula off of a FACEBOOK advertisement.
It is supposed to be promoted by Oprah and Rachel Ray and a number of Bloggers. I received the trial offer, which had to be cancelled within 10 days of the shipping date (I was in the hospital that particular day) and I cancelled the next day when I discovered the capsules could be purchased at my local store for about $1 a month. Because I was a day late I am required to pay a $78.84 re-shelving fee…which they took off of my account right away. When I went to my credit card representative, I now must get a new credit card number to stop the mysterious $23.35 charges that appear nearly daily. When I spoke to my credit union they advised me there is a class action suit in process against this company, as my statewide credit union has nearly 1,000 complaints against this company pending.
On my walk yesterday, I met two other folks who are being charged erratically, and also have received only the free sample and both were going to be changing their card numbers and joining the class action suit.
I then noticed that this ad was on one of my posts last week.
You must be very careful about your internet orders.
Are you reading something fun you would like to share with others right now?
How was your Fat Tuesday? Or shrove Tuesday? Do You celebrate?
Any Warnings or Shout Outs of gratitude you would like to extend?