Apology Forthcoming

I have really really let you all down on the book club.  Maybe it wasnt such a great idea for me to add something to my already completely ridiculous list of things to do.  Maybe, just maybe you all have enjoyed the books and won’t be too upset that I have been, at best, absent.

I would like to encourage you all to finish Persuasion.  Discuss it at will over on the book club page.  Take advantage of the questions if they make you think a bit more about Jane Austen’s point of the writing.

Maybe when I return from my trip I will be in a bit of a better place to play hostess to all of you who have been so eager to join and share with each other and me.  Right now I just cannot seem to even squeeze the reading into my day (or night).

In 3 short weeks my bags should be packed and sitting by the back door waiting for me to finish last minute cleaning and bill paying and tidying up lose ends.   I honestly thought 6 or 8 weeks ago that I had myself all organized and quite frankly I did.  At least compared to what seemed to be a year of disarray and confusion.

As you might can tell from my writing this morning, the magnitude of what is before me for the next three weeks has slapped me in the face.  Not having second thoughts, not dreading it in anyway but the fact is I have to focus on getting all of us ready and my home in order.

So I hope you can all accept my sincere apology.  If anything maybe my efforts here has caused some of us to read something (and enjoy it) we might never have read.

Now your picture of the day.  This is kinda how I feel – wound a little tight! Rachel, of course, took the photo.


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That’s ok Susan, as much as we’d all like to, the truth is we just CAN’T do it all. I have a habit of over-extending myself too. I am so bad . . . I bought the book, but still haven’t been able to start reading it!

Oh Marie you made me smile! So happy to hear it’s not just me!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


Susan you just have fun getting read for your trip!!! U just couldn’t get into Mr & Mrs Cugat & had just finished reading Sense & sensibility so was having a hard time getting into Persuasion. But Ms. Austen has been around a LONG time & she’ll still be here when you get back from Paris!!

Paris, I have always wanted to go!!! My mother had always wanted to go as well, ever since her older brother sent her a post card when he was fighting in WWII – maybe someday I’ll get there for the both of us.

Happy Spring to you & yours!!


I think you’re being a little hard on yourself…don’t worry about us-we’ve all been where you are (and truth be told, probably still are there!) so we understand.
Get ready for your trip and have fun!

Have a wonderful trip. Try not to sweat the small stuff.

well I cannot comment on the bookclub but I wanted to say I so sympathise with you on the over-extended bit! And – what a marvellous photo – that’s amazing how the vine has dug into the tree trunk and the tree is folding over the vine’s edges. Rachel has a great eye for photography! warm regards and have a lovely time on your holiday, lily boot