Monthly Archives: January 2018

Anxiety Afghan

Stitched by nervous energy during the past three weeks of Daisy’s illness. Peaks of hope and valleys of despair woven into stitches and rows. More tests. More waiting for results. And the afghan continues to increase in size.

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Thai Inspired Noodles

Grateful to Ruth Reichl for this recipe. Actually for her whole book, My Kitchen Year, 136 Recipes that Saved My Life. It has been inspiring me to keep busy cooking as we struggle through this rough patch with Daisy’s health. … Continue reading

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Sweet Girl

Our sweet Daisy is still sick. Refusing all food except for the occasional bite of chicken or fish. This aversion to food is compounded by bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. We’ve been back and forth to the critical care center … Continue reading

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And Then There’s Sam

And then there’s Sam. His buddy, Daisy, somewhere other than home where she belongs. The word “hospital” not part of his vocabulary. Recognizing signs of our tension and concern, he howls in frustration as he circles on Daisy’s bed. Picking … Continue reading

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Cooking as Therapy

We took Daisy back to the critical care center yesterday. She was still refusing all food and continuing to have episodes of vomiting and diarrhea. A CT scan was added to her growing list of tests. The good news is … Continue reading

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If Only She Could Talk

Our world does revolve around Daisy in general. Plans tend to be based on availability of dog care. But this past week has been (and continues to be) way beyond our normal level of concern. Those of you who know … Continue reading

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Easy Pad Thai at Home

    I’ve been on an Oriental food kick lately. During the past couple of weeks, I’ve made Hot and Sour Soup, egg rolls, Kung Pao Chicken, and Chicken Chow Mein. Continuing on that theme, I went on a search … Continue reading

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