Book clubs aren’t just for wine drinkers anymore. The Tellurian Brewing Co., in partnership with Prologue Books and Wine in Charles City, Iowa, hosts a monthly book club meeting on the first of each month. February’s book pick (to be discussed March 1st) is HER DYING DAY. I’m so flattered and delighted. I’m curious to see if there’s a beer pairing. Given June’s attitude and choices I recommend something with a splash of cayenne.
I’ve been invited to participate in the March 1st meeting, and I’m going to see what I can do. The timing is tricky since I’m going to Iowa in a couple days to be with my mom during a TAVR procedure at the Mayo Clinic. This would make two flights to the Midwest in a month, which is way above my normal quota.
Now, when people say “The Mayo Clinic” there’s an implication that this is Major and Concerning. While, yes, it is concerning and major to us since this involves replacing a valve in Mom’s heart, Mayo is only 90 minutes from my parents’ house. We go there for almost every procedure. Our family health care motto is “We’re not f*cking around, we’re going to Mayo.”
It’s worked out pretty well so far.
In other, and yet quasi-related news, finished the mate to my first sock (yay!)
But that leaves my hands with nothing to do while I wait at the hospital so I’m starting a whole new project. Something I never thought I’d ever in a million years attempt. A SWEATER.
I must be out of my mind. But the yarn is gorgeous (you can find it at The Woolly Thistle), and my friend Kimberley just finished one in pink that looks amazing. I’m excited to try.
In other exciting travel news, I’ll be headed to the Left Coast Crime Conference in Tucson, AZ in March. It’s going to 70 degrees maybe even 80! I’ll be escaping the doldrums of a slushy March for sun and heat! WooHoo!
Then in April we’re off to Boston to watch the boys compete in the Junior Curling National Championships. They are one of eight teams who have qualified through playdown tournaments from all over the country. (I have no idea why they’re called playdowns.) We’re thrilled for them and their team. This will be my eldest’s second trip to Nationals and my youngest’s first trip. I’m so excited and so proud.
And maybe somewhere in there I’ll have more book news. Who knows?
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