Vietnamese spring rolls
Lots going on! Last night, we went to the Aleutian Arts Council's annual membership meeting at the hotel. Rich and crew prepared lots of great food, as always. We enjoyed mingling with friends and bidding on auction items to help the Arts Council raise some money--even came home with a couple of things (though we didn't get in on the bidding for the $500 and $600 Ray Hudson art!) We also received some very cool long sleeved Tshirts to go with our membership renewal. I will have to see if I can post a photo. I think there are some left if anyone wants one--I can probably hook you up.
Our itinerant dentist is in town so I planned to meet his assistant and hygienist for brunch this morning. Fellow blogger Cookie Dough and her two adorable younger kids joined us (while her older son, aka "Junior," was cooking, though he did come and sit with us for a little bit). She has photos on her blog, so go see! www.unalaskamom.blogspot.com.
I've been working on a grant for my job a lot of the weekend. It was nice to take a couple of time-outs to have some fun! Tonight was book club at Anne's house (who also did a fabulously enthusiastic job as auctioneer last night). Steve, another local blogger (we are getting quite a little blogging community in town....but his has been around the longest) came to book club for the first time. Funny that we've never met, but felt like we knew each other somewhat from reading each other's blogs and commenting back and forth for a while now. (Thanks for coming, Steve--great to meet you!) Hopefully all of the strongly opinionated women did not scare him off from returning next month. :) We discussed Out Stealing Horses by Per Pettersen. Book club members don't always agree, but this time we all loved the book and thought it was very well written, even more striking because it had to be translated from Norwegian (bravo to the translator, too). I'm going to look for some of Pettersen's other books which were highly recommended by those who have already read them. Then, as always, the discussion turns to other subjects--history and culture and politics and addictions and kids and whatever else pops up. It's always an intellectually stimulating evening.
Hope everyone has a good week ahead!