I was going to make some Elderberry/Apple Mini-Muffins Sunday night for herb club this evening. I had run out of eggs this week-end and my husband was going to be in town on Sunday so I asked him to bring home a dozen eggs. Guess what? He forgot!! It’s really unusual for him to forget. He’s always so dependable. When he got home I said, you did get my eggs didn’t you and the look on his face told the entire story. He sighed and started to put his boots back on. I felt so badly for him. It’s not like that’s something I haven’t done myself - so I told him not to worry about it. Consequently, my herb club is getting Dessert Crackers tonight.
I’m really excited about our herb club meeting tonight. We meet the 4th Monday evening, February through October each year and November through January are like a desert spell because there’s no one to talk to about herbs who really cares. I have no doubt everyone gets bored out of their gourd listening to my tales so I try not to talk too much about herbs. My husband, poor guy, is immune. He gets that deer in the headlights look and somehow or the other manages to survive it all!! By the time February gets here I’m about to bust. I have never, ever been a big club person but mercy! who am I going to talk to about herbs if this club ever goes belly-up? I really have to watch myself when I go. I try to be really still but oh my, if someone asks for any information I just explode into intense banter about this and that herb, what you can use it for, how to use it, how to grow it . . . I’m sure there’s been many a time the person I’m talking to has had this secret desire to slowly slink away out of my sight. I try to be normal. I really do, but herbs just excite me and I cannot contain myself - but I do try!! So tonight is herb club and I’m breathing deep, telling myself to speak only when spoken to and to be cool!! Oooooh, I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!