Friday, August 25, 2006

That's what friends are for

Attention Houston Shoppers:

Get out of their way. They're loud, they're proud, and they're headed for SuperTarget. And they've got wheels. Here's my vision: Sahara will be driving. Shannon will be asleep in the backseat. And Amy? Well, she'll be flossing.

Hard to believe, but there will come a point when flossing will become one of life's great pleasures. Trust me on this. I only wish they'd invented Glide 30 years ago.

I'll be flossing diligently tomorrow, as we are headed into the city (that's Manhattan for those of you outside the five boroughs). We're picking up a treat for Sahara, and then we'll have brunch on the upper west side. If we are still functional, we'll head downtown to get a little carrot cake. That's one of New York's best secrets: the carrot cake is even BETTER than the cheesecake.

I just hope it doesn't rain. Today we actually had tornado warnings in the city, can you imagine? At 10:30 this morning, it was pitch black, darker than late night. The cityfolk were terrified.

What scares you?

The Friday Night Sahara Extravaganza Report

Today has been a good day. She had an MRI this morning, then we came back to the RMDH for lunch. She's able to eat better today, without so much pain.

We went to the grocery store this afternoon, and she went to the adjacent Petsmart with another family and their little boy, Aaron. He is SUCH a cutie. He had a liver transplant - but he looks healthy as a horse. He has such a great personality, and he and S have really hit it off. He's 5 years old, he sticks to her like glue, and she thinks he's really funny. :)

S is starting to talk more with the other kids, which I'm so glad about. There's a beautiful girl named Stephanie from Puerto Rico who is 15, and also has cancer. I think it is bone cancer in her legs. She is so sweet and quiet, and has the most beautiful, sad, brown eyes. She speaks some English, but her mom and grandma don't speak much at all. We're trying to learn from each other! She and S are starting to hang out a little bit, and I'm soooooo glad. Stephanie is a tiny little thing; she doesn't have much of an appetite and actually has a feeding tube in her stomach. But once I looked across the great room and they were sitting together munching on potato chips. YEAH!!!!

Shannon got here right on time at 7 pm. Sahara was bouncing off the walls! They had a good time catching up and are really enjoying each other.

Unfortunately, she got sick a few minutes ago, so that kinda put a damper on the fun. :( She hasn't had a nap all day long and has really worn herself that's probably part of it. Poor kid.

She LOVED the blanket from her wonderful girlfriends in Cape...thanks so much, you guys. You ROCK!!!!! I love you all. :)

Gotta run...Shannon's beat and she isn't feeling well. Hope for a good Saturday!!