Tonight was the July/August meeting of the Chicago Leather Club, which angie and I are full members. We had a chance to share our treats, candies and liquor from the UK and host people at our house. It was nice to have our CLC family with us, we’ve missed them a lot in our travels. Although we take them in our hearts, it doesn’t match up to having that face to face and sharing time.
Angie and I both worked on cleaning up the house. Angie prepared snacks and simple hors d’ oeuvres, which one of our club sisters helped with. I had a chance to share the 16 year old Glen Moray single malt scotch and my homebrew beer with guests. We held the business meeting and then shared our UK travel stories and got caught up in the doings of the Chicago community. It was a wonderful evening.
Angie did have a hard day though – with still recovering from the trip and the checks she wrote in spoons, and her coming down with a cold. She’s sitting on the couch telling me she feels bad for not being able to do as much preparation so that we could get all the things done and have been ready sooner for the weekend. It’s OK, even if we’re not going to be able to do our R&R get-away to the Dells this weekend. That might not be such a bad thing, we can help out with some family members who are moving and get to a brunch with a club brother on Sunday. The day caught up with both of us fast and sometimes something has to give. Tonight with our club was worth it, it’s hard to explain how much of an anchor they are, how much we know they have given so that we could do these things this year, and how much we are going to return the favor once March 2015 rolls around and we pass on the sash to someone else.