Sunday, October 22, 2006

Souper Sunday

Happy Sunday... there's pea soup on the stove (first of the season!) and roses in full bloom, 10 days before November. Mother Nature seems confused. But I'll take it.

I haven't been lucky enough to see the CNN story on Rick's benefit for Sahara. Did anyone tape it? If someone records it digitally and loads it on Youtube or Google videos, I'll add the link--or if anyone sees the story on, let me know.

For those of you just joining us, welcome. I'm pamela, a writer from NY who helps Sahara and her mom Amy, tell their story. Sahara writes in orange, Amy writes in green, and I write in black. Shannon is Amy's husband and Sahara's dad, and he has yet to blog. Must be a chick thing.

Hello, everybody!

So, it's official, Rick is coming to Cape Girardeau!! We are so honored that he is doing a show here for Sahara. She's bouncing off the walls, because she has always wanted him to play the Show Me Center. It is going to be such a great time! Rick and his management apparently have a lot of goodies in the works, and it sounds like we are going to have one heck of a party. If you haven't seen a Rick show before, then you are in for a treat. If you are a veteran like we are, you already know what a blast you will have. Come on out to Cape on December 8th - we will do our best to show you a fantastic time in our town! (I really think we need to get Gramma Dooley up on stage, don't y'all? SHE ROCKS!!!)

Sahara has had a very nice, relaxing week, getting stronger each day. That last round of chemo was a tough one, but she is recovering well. Her blood counts still looked good when she got checked on Monday. It is so wonderful to be able to get her lab work done at St. Francis, and to see those MD Anderson logos on the walls showing that they are affiliated. What a blessing to be able to get this done at home!

She's spent most of her time resting, playing with her cats and dog, and catching up on some movies. Tonight, her girlfriend Madison is sleeping over. I made chocolate chip cookies, and they are in the basement snacking, watching tv, and laughing. It sounds so good to hear them having fun!

It was a gorgeous day here - bright sun, a million colors in the trees, the sights and sounds of a great fall weekend. I love this time of year. I'll say it one more time...there is NO place like home!!!

Have a blessed Sunday and enjoy some good times with your family!