Every month I help coordinate a potluck dinner at our community league, followed by some activity that is usually physical. I'm not sure why this monthly event is attended by so few people, but those who come always have a good time. We may just have to move it into rotating homes for the three regular families. It's much cosier in our houses.
However, we soldier on.
Last night we had four families there and it was tough to get some of us to leave the hall at 8:00 to get the kids to bed.
The food is always fabulous, but I go for the people. The kids all play with each other, and it's one of my only interactions with little kids. The one girl so proudly can now pronounce my name that she comes to talk with me all the time. It's really cute.
And the activities vary a lot. Last night wasn't so "active" and I wasn't even that thrilled with the idea. Making cards? I really don't like scrapbooking and stamping.
Or maybe I think I don't like it, because I was far from done by 8:00 and we planned a Saturday to get together and continue where we left off.
Here's my work.
I wasn't allowed to look at what the girls did but I should see a couple of cards on my birthday this year!
If you want to read an article about our event, last month an interviewer from a student newsite came to eat with us and report on the evening. I thought some of my comments were taken a bit out of context, but it's not terrible. Read it here: West Edmonton Local
Next month we are making Psanky (Ukranian Easter Eggs). After that I hope we can get outside for a bike ride or playing badminton on the tennis court. The idea is to do something active, but we're a crafty group of attendees.