Friday, December 27, 2013
And Why Not?
Well, we didn't do a lot of decorating, but we did some and the place looks Christmas-y. v has been up and down. He was so happy to have his daughter here for the holiday, that was lovely.
It does seem that as we slay one dragon, another will rise up to take its place. He's lost a dramatic amount of weight and has been complaining of the taste and texture of food. He's been dealing with a sore throat for several weeks (he recently admitted). He was afraid that his throat cancer had come back. We were so overjoyed to find that he had an infection (which could have been treated all along!). Just as that was beginning to clear, and food was becoming enjoyable again, he now is suffering stomach pain from the antibiotic. It's just a vicious cycle. We just move forward.
Every year, for the past several, we've been having a few friends over on New Year's Day to share black-eyed-peas and rice for a prosperous New Year. We debated over having the gathering this year, but then we found ourselves mentioning it to one friend, and then suggesting another join us as well, and...well...It looks like a few people may indeed be coming by for that bowl of peas. And why not?
In bocca al lupo. m & v