I just got an email from my cousin, with pictures of Greg and his family. He’s the one with cancer again. This is Greg, his wife, Leslie and their 3 kids: Noah, Christian and Alexis. The kids are miracles. The doctors did not think he would be able to have children after the chemo and radiation for his first cancer. Greg has trouble with the nerves and muscles in his face, since a nerve was damaged when doctors removed a tumor from his brain stem. The news I got this morning is that he has an egg-sized tumor in one kidney, a few scattered cancer cells in the other kidney, and 2 tumors in his neck and throat. He will have one kidney removed on Thursday.
We will be having a New Year’s Eve party at church. The men are having a cook-off. They’ve been playing this up for weeks now, about how they are such great cooks. But I happen to know that mostly they’ve gotten…ummm….let’s just say a little heavier….on their wives’ cooking. Well, except for Dave. They eat out all the time. Brandon is going to make chicken parmesan. Steve joked with everybody that he can fix a mean plate of crackers and “squirt” cheese, and that’s exactly what he’s going to do. He doesn’t cook. It will be dressed up some….cracker with a slice of sausage and then a decorative squirt of cheese on top. Some of the other men are making things like stew and chili.
So the men brag that they can cook….but not a one of them can really plan a get-together at the church. That still takes a woman….me. I’ve got to go shopping shortly, and get stuff for desserts, and make sure we have enough side dishes. I’ve seen one of the men try to plan a breakfast down there several years ago. It was a disaster. We ran out of food, eventhough I told him how much food he needed to buy (I cooked breakfast down there all the time, but would he listen to me?? Noooo……) Who in the world buys ONE package of bacon for 20 people? He thought just because it was a 3 lb package, that would be enough. Nooooo…..it was thick sliced bacon. There wasn’t even 20 slices in the package! *Sigh*
Anyway…..I’ll take lots of good pics tonight. You guys have a happy new year!
There have been many, many times in 2007 when I may have
But today I just want to tell you that in 2008……
I TOTALLY PLAN TO CONTINUE!!!!!!!!