Indeed, I am feeling very thankful right about now. Because Nathan and I are arguably on the mend, and we WEREN'T in an accident, and Casey eventually made it home safely. Also, because a longtime friend/piano student offered to prepay for her and her daughters' piano lessons for the months of August through December, meaning I will have the cash to pay my bills in the month of July, despite my jury summons.
Yes, things are looking up.
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After reading my Amazing Life List, a longtime friend of mine suggested we start a Jane Austen Book Club in response to Item #30. Two other friends eagerly jumped on board, and we were on our way. We kicked things off June 11th at Jennifer's house with Mexican food and a viewing of the movie The Jane Austen Book Club.
Our first official meeting was this morning at Denise's house. We discussed Pride & Prejudice, which I finished reading about 10:30 last night. I LOVED IT. Having never even seen a film version of the story, it took me a few chapters to get all the names straight and to immerse myself into the language, but once I got started, I had a hard time putting the book down. I was especially surprised at how FUNNY it was.
"What are men to rocks and mountains?"
I think that's a brilliant question.
My friends are intelligent, witty, and insightful; our conversation was entertaining and thought-provoking. As a matter of fact, we enjoyed ourselves so much that we made the spontaneous decision to resume our meeting this evening with quiche, a salad, and a marathon viewing of the BBC version of the novel. Our next book is Sense & Sensibility; I plan to start reading it tomorrow.
And now I must take my brownies out of the oven and head back over to Jennifer's.
I am having SO much fun.