Friday, August 18, 2006

You deserve a break today

Okay, I have a question for all of you. If you go to McDonalds in the United States, do you expect a hamburger to be a hamburger--with the same toppings and the same itty bitty meat patty? Now, I'm not talking about you mates downunder with your thing for beets on burgers, or those of you in India who enjoy lamburgers because the cow is sacred in your culture.

Here in New York, the McDonalds hamburgers are missing something: mustard! Though I rarely dine with Ronald anymore, I can't tell you how comforting it is to visit an out-of-state Mickey D's and get the whole burger, just as Ray Kroc planned.

Sahara had some comfort food of her own today. While she's on chemo weekend, let's comfort her with a silly story or two. This picture makes me laugh every time I see it--I always want to tell those cops "No, no, not the CLOWN. You were supposed to bust the Hamburglar!"

This has been a day of sitting, waiting, watching and resting.

Sahara's second bag of chemo will be finished about 10 pm tonight, then we wait for two days for it to run through her system. With luck, her levels will be good enough Sunday evening for us to be able to go back to the RMDH.

She was sick once this morning, but has since started feeling better. We discovered a McDonald's across the street in St. Luke's Hospital, so she was excited to get a burger and fries a little while ago!

Neither of us could remember the last time we had such a simple thing as a McD's burger. Funny how something so common became such a treat today! We are so easily entertained!!!

We want to say a special thank you to Terry Young and Bobby "Hucks" Pace for driving Shannon back and forth to the St. Louis airport. And to Ginger - thanks so much for your rides in Houston!!! You are all so very much appreciated.The support we have from our family, friends and people we've never met continues to amaze and humble us. We love you all. In hopes of a peaceful night...