The Little Things #61

It isn’t easy to met people who aren’t students in a small college town. I wrote once, nearly two years ago, about my struggles to make friends in Ithaca.  I’ve come a long way since then.

Last week, my book club had our first “official” meeting. We met at Megan’s to talk about Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder over homemade pizza, wine and Dancing Deer Fruit & Nut Squares.

Our words tumbled over each other like a river over rapids. For five hours, we jumped from one topic to the next.  A discussion of the book turned into what we should read next turned into relationship talk turned into family tales.  Suddenly, we were through three bottles of wine and were stifling yawns.

“How did we all find each other?” someone wondered as we racked our brains to remember the last time any of us had had a girls’ night. We set a date for our next book club meeting, with promises to meet for crafting dates and dinners in between.

Here’s to girls’ nights!

What little things are making you happy today?

Reading List

Bag Stuffing

Photo: Stuffing swag bags at the Healthy Living Summit.  For more photos, check out my Facebook album.

There have been some great posts catching my eye in the blogosphere as of late. Time to share the link love!

1. The Twin Cities have used federal funding to increase and strengthen their bike and pedestrian infrastructure, to great results.  This needs to happen in all cities!

2. Speaking of cycling, this invisible bike helmet is crazy!

3. Postcards from the Healthy Living Summit— thank you all for coming!

4. I’m so excited about Elise’s Project Life kit!  Now I just need to get going on my own album.

5. These foodie baseball cards are adorable.

6. How to make perfect pesto, every time.

7. These freezer labels are super cute. 

8. I love The Ink Nest.

What are you reading this week? Share the links below!