of artists and book clubs

i belong to a small book club that has 4 members.  The four of us have never managed to actually be together,  It started with two then we invited 4 more people to join us, two immediately accepted, one is undecided.   The four who are actually making an attempt to get together have so far managed to have only three attend at each gathering.   I would say meeting but it is so loosey goosey that it makes me giggle when i think of the intensity on selecting a date and then having one person at the last minute say oh no….

At the rate we are going it will take us a year to get through one book because each gathering starts with catching up, then breaking bread with some wonderful meal, then starting to talk about the book which leads us to endless other topics which brings back to our shared commonality — painting.  I love this group and I hope we never change.