to take a picture of my bookclubbers, but at the last moment with only 8 of us left, I remembered. Sorry for the poor quality photo and sorry to all you bookies who left too soon! We had a marvelous time discussing Pride and Predjudice (which we actually did discuss) and we enjoyed some good food and coffee and fun fellowship. This is phase one of my “Keeping My Sanity” strategy while I’m homeschooling. I am one of those types of people who is energized by the company of others, by cooking and seeing lots of people enter my home. Next months’ read is Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I’m on chapter 3 and love it already. I’ll leave you with this quote from the book about Aunt Chloe that seems to be my mantra in life, ”The arrival of company at the house, the arranging of dinners and suppers “in style,” awoke all the energies of her soul; and no sight was more welcome to her than a pile of travelling trunks launched on the verandah, for then she foresaw fresh efforts and fresh triumphs”.