Bert is doing very well and so far he remains cancer free.
I’m still blending his food up to a pea soup texture and I’ve started him on cans of kitten food to help him gain back some of the weight he lost. He really loves the kitten smoothies I blend for him every day and I think he’s already gained a little weight back.
The Epilogue Book Club is now reading the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. We will be reading and commenting on “The Road” until July 1, 2018.
Here are some links about this book that you might find of interest:
- Book Review: Left Behind – written by James Kennedy with The New York Times, Oct 8, 2006.
- Article: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road May Have the Scariest Passage in All of Literature – written by Joe Fassler with the Atlantic, May 14, 2013.
- Book Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy – written by Alan Warner with the Guardian, Nov 4, 2006.
- Cormac McCarthy Comments on Passages from The Road
When? June 9, 2018 at NOON
Where? The Farmer’s Table, 3670 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA
Sandra E., a NeedleNerd who is a proficient and accomplished tatter, has agreed to conduct a tatting workshop:
When: Saturday, June 16th, at 2:00 pm
Where: Coffee Fever Roasters, 7475 Douglas Boulevard, Douglasville, GA.
Sandra shared these PDF files for you to download and review before the workshop:
If you’d like to learn how to tat, please come to the workshop and be sure to bring a tatting shuttle (Sandra recommends Clover shuttles) and some size 20 thread (Sandra recommends Lisbeth no. 20) (see photos below). You can find these things at JoAnns, Michaels or Hobby Lobby or online.
This Sunday is Mothers Day and for the last 30 years, I have been without my mother. For several years after my Mother died, I could barely go near a card store in the month before Mothers Day. If I walked by the card section of a store, my throat would start to close up, my heart would start beating hard as I felt my eyes welling up with tears. I would often have to run out of the store, experiencing some kind of panic attack.
Now, I just avoid card stores and the card aisles of stores most of the time, but the other day, while at Walmart, I cut through the card aisle to get across to the grocery section of the store. I wasn’t thinking about Mothers Day, and there they were….rows of Mothers Day cards. I felt a tug at my heart and an overwhelming flood of grief. Yes, it’s been 30 years, but I’ve never stopped missing her, and I hope I never do, for if I stopped feeling that grief, then I will feel like I have lost her forever.
A few years ago, I participated in a writers’ workshop. Every day, I would receive an email that laid out the topic of the day’s writing. One of the assignments was to write about a day in time I would like to return to and I wrote an essay about my last trip to Jekyll Island with my Mother. The details of the essay are correct. I was pleased with how the essay turned out and I’d like to share it with you in memory of my Mom this Mothers Day. You can read it here (entitled, “A Room With a View”).
When? Thursday, May 24th, at 2:30 pm
Where? Coffee Fever Roasters coffee shop, 7475 Douglas Boulevard, Douglasville.
I hope you can make it!