Sunday, January 3, 2010

Java with Jo


Well the Christmas season is over and it certainly was a whirlwind!  I certainly did not get a chance to get nearly as much reading done during my 10 day holiday break as I had intended, since I am still reading the same book before the vacation!  That's ok, I'm hoping to finish that one up today.

Many of you have asked how my Grandma is doing, and I am pleased to share that she is doing quite well.  They were able to put a pacemaker in last week, so hopefully with that she will be able to get the rest of her bodily functions back to where they should be.  My kids and I went to visit her at the hospital yesterday and she sure was spunky!  It's good to see that she is getting back to herself again.  Since I go back to work tomorrow my husband will be going to pick her up to take her to the nursing home for the rest of her rehabiliation before she can come back home again.  But so far things appear to being going well.

My daughter left after church today to go back to school, so it will be a little quieter in our home.  My son will be here for a couple more weeks and then it will be super quiet when he is gone!  It's always an adjustment again after everyone leaves, isn't it?

A couple of months ago I had the honor of having my book club featured on the Book Club Exchange over at Booking Mama.  Ever since then I have wanted to post an updated picture that shows more of our book club members.  So here is a picture that we took just a couple of months ago when I hosted the book club night in my home.


We were missing only one gal this evening so I figured that was a good night to get a photo.  In the front row starting from the left we have Deb, Hillary, and Terri.  Back row from the left is Donna, Bonnie, Pat, Alice, and Joanne (otherwise known as Jo-Jo).  Hillary has been gracious enough to bring baby Adam to book club a couple of times so he is our first Book Club Baby!  I can't wait to get together with these ladies Wednesday evening!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!  I am going to go and enjoy the rest of my Sunday before I have to head back to the grind of work tomorrow.

16 comments:

Esme said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of your book club-I am so glad to hear that your grandmother is doing well-send her my prayers.

bermudaonion said...

I'm so glad to hear your grandmother is doing better. Our son should leave next weekend, and yes, it will be quiet around here. Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

I am so glad your Grandma is doing better! And what a great pic of your book club. Looks like a lovely bunch of ladies!

:0)

Book Dilettante said...

I am still reading the same book that I had before the holidays too. Glad to say I have only one chapter left to go. Nice to see that you are all well and that things will be getting back to a routine for the new year. Hope you stop by my Sunday Salon.

Julie P. said...

What a sweet picture. You are always welcome back to Book Club Exchange!

Lisa said...

Happy New Year Jo! I've been absent for awhile from the blogs, but I wanted to stop by and say hello and wish you a wonderful new year ahead!

Toni said...

What a great photo. I am glad to hear your grandmother is doing better. Always quiet when everyone leaves. Sometimes it is good...and sometimes ... ? Have a great week.

Susan said...

What a fantastic-looking book club! I'd love to have a group of ladies like this to discuss books with.

Hope y'all all have a happy 2010!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I'm glad Grandma is doing better. The quiet after everyone leaves can be deafening can't it? It's a good time to curl up with a good book. Great photo of your book club! I can just imagine the fun you all have!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

It's good to hear that your grandmother is recovering. I loved the book club pic. It made me smile because all of you looked so happy, like a family, touchwood.

Have a great year ahead.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Thousand pieces of Gold looks amazing! So glad to hear your Grandma is doing better!

Diane said...

Great photo of your group. I wish I was in a little home centered f group like yours.

The Lawver's said...

I loved the picture - very nice! Sounds like you are enjoying your time with your kids and that makes me happy! Glad to hear Grams is healing nicely and should be home soon...there's truly no place like home!

avisannschild said...

Glad to hear your grandma is doing better. What a great pic of your book club!

Serena said...

I love the photo of you and your book club! I'm glad your grandma is doing well.

Anna said...

Glad to hear your gram is doing better. Wishing her a speedy recovery!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric