Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Birdies, Bogeys and Bunnies

Today marks the halfway point of The Cowboy’s treatments so we celebrated with breakfast at Denny’s.

Yes I know! More food pictures . . . but right now nutrition is a top priority for The Cowboy.

Something I’ve noticed this last week that maybe will help others. A typical ‘bread and milk’ stop at Kroger’s last week that helped relieve us of about $67 . . . we discovered lettuce wedge salads(Cowboy’s favorite) all prepared and ready to add any toppings of your choice.

This was at a time when The Cowboy’s appetite was waning – partly a side effect of the medication but also his daily protein drinks are very filling. I encouraged him to take anything he thought he would enjoy. I remember being confused at the time because everything he added to his take-out salad bowl were all items that we had at home – tomatoes, mushrooms, cottage cheese, etc.  I think because he could see it all laid out it was actually stimulating his appetite. I guess this seems more appealing to him than me thumping my fingers on the kitchen counter saying “Okay so whaddaya wanna eat?”  Who me?

Granted now, his appetite has improved the last couple of days but the same thing happened at Golden Corral the other night. First of all the food aromas, but the visual played a big part too. Just an observation but it makes sense.

This was our weekly visit with Dr. P and he is extremely pleased with The Cowboy’s progress. He told him that he was a model patient! We asked him to speed up the visit - we had a tee time that we didn’t want to miss and he was really pleased with his physical activity too! The weekly ‘weigh in’ showed a loss of one pound. No biggie there.

The best part of our golf game was discovering this Easter Bunny protecting The Cowboy’s golf ball.


He thought he was being invisible and The Cowboy didn’t have the heart to disturb him so he just grabbed another ball and continued on with our game.

Tomorrow will mark exactly 3 weeks yet to go. 15 more radiation treatments and 3 more chemo sessions.

Anyone out there relate to this poem?

Cleaning Poem

I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'putering',
And I had to answer 'yes.'

He told me to get off my fanny,
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.

I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick....
I was just admiring my good work
I didn't mean to 'click.'

But click, I did, and oops - I found
A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into it -
I was into it all night.

Nothing's changed except my mouse.
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess....
While I sit here on my hiney.

Thanks for stopping by . . .


  1. Love your little poem. I do spend a lot of time on here, but my house is in order and I go to bed when the news is over. So glad to hear the Cowboy is doing so well. I like your thoughts on seeing and smelling helps the eating........

  2. Well, good progress, Cowboy! The picture of the Denny's breakfast made me hungry. I could eat breakfast for all three meals.

    I used to drive the golf cart around the course with Rich, and keep score. Sometimes, he was amazed at the low numbers. (smile)

    I don't have enough range with my neck to swing a golf club, but a more legitimate excuse is that the ball would have to be a basket ball for me to hit it with a golf club, and I most likely would still miss!

    Keep up the good progress. You're on the other side of the "hill".

  3. Great poem - my house is a mess but still I linger on the computer!! Always glad to hear that Cowboy is making progress. I think you are right about having the food presented for his perusal. Whatever gets the old appetite in gear...

  4. Glad to hear that Cowboy is doing well. Enjoyed the poem and nice to see you got to enjoy a little golf.