We did pick up a New York Yankee ball cap for Brenda and she intends to wear it to her next appointment to see Dr. Hong. He's a huge fan. We spent about an hour in the mall and then went over to the Sports Authority to get some extra t-shirts and sweatpants for our girl. Lounge clothes are the best.
Then we went to discover new food items that Brenda could tolerate. We thought back on all the things we've learned thus far and decided that a Classic Italian Sub, hold the onions, with pickles and vinegar dressing at Quizno's might just work. We've also decided that I am the garbage woman...here's how that goes. Brenda takes inventory of what she thinks she can eat so we either go there or I make it for her...just one serving. She tries it and if she hates it, then that's what I'm eating. If she can tolerate it, she usually can't eat the whole thing so I eat what's left...we don't share, because we're trying to teach ourselves to be very germ and cross-contamination conscious. Thank heaven I'm not a picky eater! It just puts new meaning into the term "leftovers."
So by the time lunch was over, we got a few things from the grocery store and it was time for B to hit the couch...she was pooped. During our jaunt we also learned that Toni would not be able to come to Houston on Tuesday to spell me...she had picked up a little sore throat. She was heartbroken that she couldn't come. Toni...I know that you wanted to help soooo very much and we sooo appreciate that you just didn't want to take any chances with B's health. We know that this is the last thing you wanted to have happen.
It does look like one of our dear buddies in Phoenix, Becky, might be able to come. She is trying to get the time off from work. This is just another example of everyones willingness to drop what they're doing and try and help. Man! We are sooooo blessed to have you all in our lives. Becky, Julie and Ryder...thanks for letting us mess up your lives so you can help us.
So Brenda actually thought of an old food favorite that I make at home that she wanted to try for dinner soooooooooo...back to the store (thank heaven it's in walking distance...I have a feeling I'll be doing this a lot.) I also stopped at Blockbuster and got a movie. So I made a chicken, grapes, apples and sliced pecan salad. You mix up the ingredients with mayo and then put it over lettuce. Brenda drowned it in balsamic vinegarette...It worked like a charm and I got my own helping!!!
Then I popped in the movie "DOUBT." It's a fantastic movie and what I thought would happen did...Brenda fell asleep during the best parts. We'll probably have to watch movies about 10 times so she can see the entire thing! Ha! Have any of you seen "Doubt?" It's really a thought provoking movie...the question is: "Did he do it?" What an acting range Meryl Streep has. You see her in "Mama Mia" and then see her in "Doubt"...the roles couldn't be more different. She's such a fabulous actress.
So that should bring the blog up to date for our happy band...keep those comments coming...we LOVE them. The pictures that will come in the days ahead should be sensational.