Almost a week later, on the Saturday following the discovery of Walter (the dog we found almost drowning in the water), we found that we STILL had him. Despite my pleading, we were not the ones to keep him on our boat. He was staying on Dorothy Rose with Tanner, Kim, and Topher. Instead, we got to keep my friend, Grace.
Grace stayed the night on Friday so on Saturday we woke up with a fourth person on the boat. The only real difference between her staying on our boat overnight and a normal day is that she was at our boat all day instead of half of it. Eventually, she and I were kicked out of the boat because we were doing absolutely nothing productive. We stayed in our pajamas until noon. We were happily being our inner grannies. I say that we were being our inner grannies because we did absolutely nothing but embroidering and reading. Sometimes we have to wonder if we really are teenagers. My mom says we are old souls.
After being kicked out we found ourselves jumping from boat to boat trying to find people to hang out with. We ended up at Tanner’s and snuggling with Walter was an added bonus. We all got a little bored and decided to join some kids we saw passing on the dock at the pool.
This is where we met the members of what would be our new book club: Zoe, Gulia, and Ariana. What started off as an awkward encounter between the Port Louis Posse and the newbies soon turned into all of the kids getting to know each other and hanging out. This left Grace and I with the newbies and Addie who joined us at the pool. The ice was broken after a few games and the conversation of books were brought up. Nothing opens me up like a discussion about reading!
I opted out of going to a Club Rush at my school to hang out with everyone and this is how the Book Club was created. Grace thought of the idea after I expressed my interest to join my school’s Book Club and how I would not be able to join since I missed the Rush. Everyone in the pool decided they would like to join if we put together a club. So, we did. Grace and I were nominated as co-presidents and the book club began.
We decided to meet at the pool the following Saturday at 3:00 to discuss what our first book would be. Before that I had everyone over to my boat: Zoe, Addie, Gulia, Ariana, and Grace. This wasn’t our first club meeting so we spent the time getting to know each other. We played a few games including charades and then we separated with plans for the following weekend.
Grace and I spent the rest of the day flipping between being grannies and trying to find book options for our first book club book.