Thanks, Bonnie, for bringing us all together!! It will be so much fun to read with you all, can't wait to get started. My internet reading groups have migrated to yahoo groups since the Oprah days, and I do belong to 3 groups that are really fun. All 3 groups are slowly reading the complete works of their authors, and the members are diverse and funny and quite reasonable human beings, LOL! The authors are Shakespeare, Balzac, and Trollope, so if any of you are interested in these authors, let me know, would love you have you join any of these groups, always room for one more.
I've been reading some history and always some classics too, and spending time playing bluegrass in my husband's bluesgrass band - I play the standup bass, it's great fun. We play as the opening band every Friday night in a local amateur venue in an old converted furniture store, LOL! The rest of my time has been spent getting healthier - I've been on the South Beach diet online for 2.5 years and have been exercising about 12 hours a week, doing the elliptical and weight training. It seems as certified by my endocrinologist I am officially a VERY slow metabolism (as if I didn't know that already) and I have had to cut down to one small meal and less than 1,000 calories a day plus all this exercise to keep losing. But I'm proud to say that over this time I've lost 83 pounds and still going. I still have some to lose, but honestly don't know how much more I will be able to lose with my slow metabolism. I really can't eat less or exercise more, so we will just have to see how it goes. I'm an air fern!! But I feel good and have recently finally gotten out of plus sizes, yea!!
Can't wait to see what we decide to read, what fun!! And to see what you all have been up to lately!! I'm going to post this unchecked, because when I previewed my first post somehow I lost it!!