So, I made it to book club. Unfortunately I didn't finish the book* but I was prepared with some info about the author and I even did some research on the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. I went 15 minutes early (I know, very impressive!) and met one of the ladies in book club in the lobby. She asked if I read the book and I admitted to not quite finishing. She said it had been a while since she read it so she hoped she would remember enough to present it well. Freeze that frame! She's presenting? Oh, what great relief. I can't even express how good I felt. I really thought my mind was not to be trusted. While I still think that, I feel like I'd been pardoned to attend to the normal routines of life for a while longer.
*This month's selection was Bel Canto. A book I am thoroughly enjoying, but haven't had enough time to read. School starts tomorrow and I had to move classrooms today! And you may remember that my house is torn apart and our washer and dryer are being stored in the carport. I really must get in some time at the laundromat. On that note let me share a quote from the priest in Bel Canto:
"In fate there was reward, in turning over one's heart to God there was a magnificence that lay beyond description. At the moment one is sure that all is lost, look at what is gained."