Showing posts from February 20, 2011

One year ago today

One year.  Sometimes the passing of a year can feel like an eternity.  Sometimes times it feels as if it took only moments to pass by. For me this past year was a mixture of both.  You see, it was one year ago today that my son learned he had a brain tumor. I'm sure he'll never forget the moment he was told the news. I know I'll never forget the moment he called me. He had gone to the doctor because he was having headaches. They couldn't find anything wrong and suggested an MRI. As I settled in for a relaxing evening my cell phone rang.  When I answered I heard him say "Mom. It's bad. It's really bad. I have a brain tumor. They put me on anti-seizure medication and are taking me to the hospital. " Thus began his year long journey. Not one I would wish on anyone. A frantic trip to the hospital (me, not him as they had given him something to keep him calm).  Learning he had a baseball sized tumor behind his right eye. Being told it was a miracle

A local mid-winter escape

This is for you local ladies (and guys...) Lookie what just showed up in my email from Treadle Yard Goods (a fabulous local independently owned fabric store).  A little mid-winter escape to the islands - sewing style.  All of us at Treadle are having a little difficulty coping with this long, frigid winter.  It's time to fight back.  Our weapon of choice?  DENIAL!  Join us this Saturday, February 26, for a day dedicated to the power of imagination.  We will be serving tropical punch and cookies, playing calypso and reggae music and dressing in our summer finery.  All fabric and patterns will be discounted 20% and you may take an additional 20% off all sale fabrics.  Join us dressed in your best tropical duds ( long underwear optional, but encouraged ) and we will enter your name in a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate.  There will also be a prize for the most outrageous getup (extra points for creative use of coconut shells).  Judging will be purely subjective and photos wil