Last night was the monthly book club meeting - its held in the local pub so that we can have a meal, a discussion and then enter the weekly quiz. The book under discussion was "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and, I must confess, this was the first book to defeat me since we started the club over a year ago. I just couldn't get into it - persevered until about half way through and then gave up. It was therefore refreshing to find out the ending and, I must also confess, sounds that the advice was right - it gets so much better towards the end and suddenly everything makes sense! Ah well - roll on the March Book - "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier. Its a book that I have seen the dvd / film of many times but don't think that I've actually read. I must admit, however, knowing the story makes it difficult to be enthusiastic about reading the book! In terms of the quiz, modesty prevents me from saying how we did - but we will be spending the winners voucher next time!
So, onto today and, as the title of today's blog suggests, it has been rather unfocussed. I'm not sure that I can handle late nights any more! I managed to complete the next block in The Splendid Sampler - the next one is out tomorrow afternoon and I am trying to keep up. I have now done 6 - only 94 to go!
Then I made a start on the Tuesday Night blocks - these are a series of 6 1/2 inch blocks that we have to both follow the pattern and use the colour required. As you can see we are on Navy at the moment. I have another Navy block to complete tomorrow, and then cut out / sew an orange version of each block.
Dinner tonight was supposed to be a slimming world "campfire stew" - a slow cooker dish involving gammon joints which should result in a shredded gammom "stew". I say should since I have rarely found that it cooks in the 6 hours suggested and therefore always have a standby meal available ( M & S Chunky Chicken in white sauce with a jacket potato and veg since you ask). However it will be lovely tomorrow and makes enough to freeze several portions.
I have to admit that the variable and cold weather saw some afternoon tv watching but I did shock myself and went out into the garden for some weeding before a timely phone call interrupted me. I have also managed to fill one charity bag for collection on Monday and may well try to fill another from upstairs.
You know maybe I did achieve something today after all!