Today was already a very busy day. I had my class this morning. I planned to spend the “lunch” hour baking cookies and running errands in preparation for this evening’s writers’ group meeting. Instead, Walter brought a guest for lunch—a friend from college days whom we hadn’t seen for at least a couple of decades. What a big surprise!
The first batch of cookies were already in the oven when he arrived, so I was able to finish baking the cookies while still getting to visit. It was so good to catch up with him!
But after he left, I had some other catching up to do—errands to run, critiquing to do, and getting ready for the meeting.
I made it to our critique meeting sort of on time. We are down to just three of us at the moment, though we are still hoping that others will rejoin us before long.
Our speaker for the regular meeting was Tex Thompson, whose enthusiasm and expertise I have enjoyed on several occasions. She came all the way from Dallas to speak to our group and I was hoping for a great turnout. I advertised tonight’s meeting to the other two local groups I belong to as well.
*sigh* Six people showed up—seven, if you count Tex, and of course I do count her. That didn’t detract from the quality of the material at all, of course—I was just sorry more people weren’t there to learn along with us. The cookies were also a hit, but I brought plenty home. Six people cannot polish off a whole batch of my molasses spice cookies without help!
After the meeting, Tex and I splurged on some sparkling water at Jack-in-the-Box before she headed home to Dallas. She has been such an encouragement to me and I am so glad she made the effort to come. Now I’ve got to figure out what to say at next month’s meeting!
When I got home, I had plenty of stuff waiting for me—like grading papers and preparing for tomorrow’s class, getting a bunch of materials together for a tutoring session to bring a kid “up to speed” before he joins Story Quest, and planning for tomorrow’s two knitting classes.