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Thursday, May 20, 2010

PVCC Book Club and Other Nonsense

Matt's dreams have all come true! Besides marrying me of course, Matt's dream in life has been to be a member of a country club mainly for the purpose of playing as much golf as possible. His dreams came true in April when we joined Pleasant Valley Country Club.

I've played golf probably 4 times in my life. Each of those times were during our college years (4 years ago) and hadn't picked up a club since. Anyhoo, we picked up a set of starter clubs for me and I've been learning how to use them from him. It's really fun! I am starting to make contact with the ball MOST of the time which is obviously a good thing. No one likes to swing and miss, you know.

They have a wonderful gym too. That's what I have used the most. My previous gym in Maumelle was a bunch of meat head men who would stare at me while I trained for the half marathon on the treadmill. (The previous sentence is no statement about the way I look or anything, but I imagine in a room full of men, staring at the one woman who is running on a treadmill is a natural reaction.) Anyhoo I say all this to say that I was completely embarrassed in there every day and I probably lifted weights 10 times in the year that I was a member because it was so STINKING embarrassing to go over there with them all. I LOVE my new gym. They built it last year and it is clean and no one cares what you're doing and I can lift weights and do squats and abs and stretch and life is good. On another note, why can I not make a muscle appear on my left arm? I should flex for you sometime, 3 Summitt Family blog followers. It's pretty amusing.

But, my FAVORITE part about the club is the book club. It's a group of women who meet once a month and talk about the book they read the previous month and have cosmos and eat dinner. Everyone is in their 50's and up so it was really neat to get their perspective on the book we read. Last month was A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway about his time in Paris from 1921-1926. It was really good. This month is To Kill A Mockingbird which I still need to pick up. But the month BEFORE was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It is an AMAZING BOOK. In fact, tonight, I am going to watch the Swedish version with subtitles and I am super excited. I am going to attempt to make my way through the list of books they have already read- minus An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Had I been a member of the group that month, I would have read it- borrowed from the library of course. But no way am I reading that bologna.
Anyhoo, I hope to catch up with them on this...

AN AMAZON KINDLE!!! I am pleading with my husband to purchase for me this precious (think Gollum from Lord of the Rings when reading "precious". Ew! Maybe I could read those books on my new Kindle!) for our anniversary so that I can download books and read from it. Favorite feature? That it can read to you- while getting ready in the morning or driving or whatever I may need to do. We threw around the idea of getting the ipad, but I really just want to read from it. I don't need another computer. The laptop I have had for 4 years that doesn't close and the screen is breaking and the wireless has to be disabled and reactivated just to get on the Internet works perfectly fine. :)
Ok, to sum it up, love PVCC- especially book club- love Matt -especially if he buys me a Kindle- and can't wait to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Swedish tonight.
That is all.


  1. AGH! I want the Kindle. I actually have an app on my iPod, so I guess I really should just settle for that. It's just sooo small ;) I will say this: You think you would use it now? Just wait until you have those little red headed love childs and you are nursing them (if you nurse?? not sure if we have ever talked about that? Getting a little private on the blog comments? Probably, but I miss you) I read I will Carry You by Angie Smith (non fiction.. SO GOOD!) on my iPod during night feedings and it was AWESOME to have that available! Oh, and I want the iPad too. If we lived close we could have joint custody and do every other week! Well we could do that and a lot of other normal things too. ha. Love you friend!

  2. That is so cool! I'm jealous you're in a book club! You have me wanting to read that book now too. Did you buy the tattoo book (so I could maybe borrow it?) or did you get it from the library? Good luck w/ the Kindle! I hope he gets it for you. Good post!

  3. You SO have more than 3 followers. :) I love when you update. Also, add some push-ups to your gym routine and watch the arm muscles abound.


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