Thursday, October 16, 2008


Why is it that something so cheap and easy to produce tastes so fan-fricking-tastic? I'm just talking about plain ol add some cream and sugar if you want coffee. For the last several months I've been trying to cut down on my coffee consumption and switched to herbal teas. But I felt like there was something missing in my life. Sad but true. So one of the first things I did when getting down here to Denver was buying some coffee since my sister hates the stuff. I know I know... talk about blasphemy. I've been enjoying my black brew ever since. Dad has been drinking about half a cup with me every morning when he gets up. We just sit in Brenda's family room and chit chat about a little bit of everything. I think its one of the few times during the day that he feels halfway normal. Mornings were my time with dad. Having breakfast together and talking about what was going on in our lives. So the coffee drinking is pretty significant, especially since he is actually able to drink coffee again after 13 months of not having a drop of the liquid life force.

I have to say that yesterday was one of the best days my dad has had since I've been down here. Eating was still an issue when it came to plain foods but he was more his normal self. Joking around, giving my nieces a hard time about boys, and even sitting on the front porch and bsing with the mail man who was walking his route. We sat out there together talking and enjoying the fall evening with me slipping dad a chocolate chip cookie every once in a while. When Brenda came home from work we were still out there and she contributed to the fun by breaking out a bag of candy corn. Even after all that sugar in the afternoon his blood sugar levels were good and he kept it all down. Thankfully he only has another 8 more radiation treatments to go and then he'll have to wait a few weeks to find out when they will do surgery. Hopefully that will mark the end of this whole cancer thing for him.

Hope everyone's week is going well. Love and miss you all.

1 comment:

Kati said...

That was a really nice glimpse into your trip, Tuhpuhbuh. Thank you for sharing. :)

My mom and dad wake up together over coffee every morning, staring out at the Rockies. And I don't think it's any secret that if I could have 3 wishes, 1 would be an unending caramel macchiato.

Here's to your dad's health! *clink*