Archives in Category: Dining/Food

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Next Chunk

Seven weeks from now, my son Kevin and I shall be in Boston; he to run the oldest marathon in the world, me to offer support. Seven weeks is also the length that my radiation sessions took.

Between

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Smoothies

My husband fixes a smoothie for himself every day. It’s filled with some milk and water to help liquify the spinach, apples, banana, blueberries, cinnamon, turmeric, and protein powder he adds. He believes they help him maintain his thirty-pound weight

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Get Back to Work

I must confess my energy level is no longer what I’d describe as “perky.” It’s true I haven’t experienced the harsher side effects that were described in all the literature about radiation for breast cancer. But I feel

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Personal Chef

I thought I would be feeling the side effects of radiation by Week Three, which started today. So planning ahead, I hired a personal chef to prepare meals for this week. It seemed like a good idea to

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Christmas Dinner

The number of guests at my Christmas Day table continues to change as my sons and their partners struggle with relationship issues, travel issues, weather issues, and cat care issues.I can’t really solve any of that for them, but whoever

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The Best, So Far

As evening waned, I told Earl this was the best day so far since we came home from the hospital five weeks ago tomorrow. My cleaning lady came, which always makes me feel good. But on top of

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Surprises

The several inches of snow we received in the last 24 hours wasn’t a surprise, since I’d checked online to see what the weather would hold. But the rest of the day was filled with pleasant, unexpected delights.

S and

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Christmas Dinner

Christmas Eve is two weeks from tonight, and so far I haven’t done a thing regarding decorations, the tree, or dinner. It’s not like me, but then I haven’t been myself lately.

That is, in the physical sense. In the

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Bob’s Place

In the end we ate Thanksgiving dinner at Bob Evan’s yesterday. It was easy, which counted for a lot under the circumstances.

We didn’t have to make conversation with other guests; we didn’t have to dress and bring a hostess

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Staying Connected

Today I took the local commuter train to Chicago to have lunch with the professor who was my advisor when I was working on my Master’s thesis.  I graduated from Lake Forest College’s M/LS program almost twenty years ago, so

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