Monday, January 26, 2009

Busy Weekend!

Sushi/sashimi platter
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!

9 comments:

blue said...

You should check out Adventurebox. They are great for Kids aged 6-9 and have a Wierd Noises competition on this month!

Suzassippi said...

The spring rolls look delicious! I must admit the sushi and sashimi looks delicious, too, but I have much greater caution there. LOL I can do vegetable sushi or cooked sushi, but I have to pass on the sashimi, though J would woof it down for you.

Alena! said...

That sushi looks good. I'm sad that I missed the AAC's annual meeting this year, but I visited the dentist you mentioned and he took my wisdom tooth out...ouch...spent all weekend hopped up on vicodin...so I didn't miss ALL the fun.

cookie dough said...

It was a busy weekend, I couldn't do everything, my husband is gone and I just get too tired. From now until the end of May it'll be non-stop...then we rest until SEP. And start all over again until the break for 3 weeks in JAN...we are a busy group :)
night..
Think I'd get away with calling in sick tomorrow?? I think I have SOMETHING, I'll find some symptoms by morning

Gigi said...

Yes, Alena, I was wondering where you were but definitely sounds like no fun getting your wisdom tooth out. I spent my hours in the chair as well, getting a crown...

CD, yeah, it is tempting to call in sick but we will see how it all goes! Whew, your activity level makes me exhausted but I guess I did the same thing when my kids were young. :)

Alaska Steve said...

I had a great time at Book Club! What a great group of interesting, talented folks I met - and it was nice to finally meet you! I'm looking forward to next month.

Betty said...

Pictures are great - you do a good job! Do you think I would like the book? I'll check it out. I should join a book club too.

Gigi said...

I think you would like the book, Mom. Yeah, you should look for a book club. We do enjoy ours!

Bubbe said...

Yeah, book clubs are great! I was in two, but one (that was a lot of fun) is no longer meeting as a couple of our members moved away, and it fell apart. I'm in another, but the so far the books that have been chosen have not been very good. I DO love my writers' group, though! All of that food looks delicious even to this vegetarian...:) HEY, the "word verification" at the bottom of this post is "bershit"!! :)