Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Week

Last week was full of a variety of things - appointments, meetings, preparation for our family gathering/Easter supper at our house, and so forth.

The appointment with my 'new' doctor was less than inspiring after a 2-hour wait, which he explained when I finally saw him. His partner was not there that day and 'emergencies happen'. But the apology did not make the wait any shorter. AND I don't look forward to changing all my meds because he 'didn't like my BP numbers'.

I actually made two buttermilk pies from a recipe one day, to be shared at our Easter supper. I enjoyed the process even if it was a bit tiring. But the pies were not as tedious to put together as the chocolate chip cookies later in the week. The cookies are for the club meeting today, and I cautioned hubby not to eat a single one...but wait for leftovers, if any.

Easter service at our 'old' Church on the Square was well attended, and we were joined by our daughter and one granddaughter - always a delight. I was surprised and pleased by a mid-afternoon phone call from Paris, France. Jessica and I had a nice Easter Visit by phone. She'll be returning home in mid-July! Our supper that evening was a lot of fun, with 15 members (out of 28) of our family present. Lots of laughter and lively conversations around the table that was loaded with good food. The buttermilk pies didn't get the attention I'd hoped for since others brought three kinds of cakes and goodies for dessert, too.

In the meantime, I have enjoyed reading "Rhett Butler's People" by Donald McCaig. The cover says that this is "The authorized novel based on Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind". Depending on your personal point of view and background, this can be a 'good' read or a boring one. It gets mixed reactions. Starting before the "War Between the States" (aka the Civil War or The War of Northern Agression") the author chronicles the events that formed Rhett Butler into the man we first met in GWTW.
I enjoyed the book, except for the parts that were exceeding tedious reading. I kept relating to "Scarlett" and the original "Gone With the Wind" and the movie version.
Ironically, I turned on the TV looking for a program that hubby had mentioned and found that the Cecil B. DeMille classic was playing in its entirely on one channel. I had to force myself away from the TV, or be hooked for the rest of the evening.
Now i'll be watching for a copy of "Scarlett" to surface at the Book Store so I can reread it and remember why I did not like it very much.

The Friends of the Burch Library's big Spring Book Sale starts tomorrow at the Library, and I'll be serving as cashier for the members-only presale from 5 to 7 p.m. This is always a fun time for me to meet new friends and visit with old ones while helping with the sale.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I saw two copies of Scarlet in the fiction room...I will pull one for you this morning!