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This is NOT what I ordered for dinner

Peter and I got the opportunity for a date night tonight.

I know….stop the presses!…DATE NIGHT.

Thanks to Pete's mom, we got to go out to dinner and a performance of the "Lord of the Dance". If you've never had the chance to see it, it really is as cool in person as it looks on tv….but looking at all those people clogging faster than the human eye can comprehend makes my weak little ankles just ache.

As for dinner….that was a questionable event. Lets just say that I have a reputation with restaurants and bugs. The last time involved finding a bean in my soup at Olive Garden…and then finding out my bean had a face and legs…ugggg. Tonight, I'm about to bite into an aromatic, beautifully presented plate of pasta….and a spider crawls into my food. Yes, a spider. Can you believe that? A nice tasty bowl of spider alfredo! It was just creepy to even think of trying to eat it.

Ahhhh, the perfect Date Night kickoff…..if you set the bar low enough, the rest of the night is going to rock!

Regardless of an 8-legged kink in our dinner, we had so much fun and it was spectacular just to have some time to talk and not have to break up any squabbling.

Tomorrow Peyton and I are heading of to the clinic bright and early in the morning for a fingerpoke and CBC check. We are also getting the photo session done after that. Then we run back so we can hangout in Rachael's class while the teacher's have a special luncheon. The list just goes on and on, but while she feels good we have to squeeze in a lot of stuff.

I now have a new concern to go over with the doc tomorrow. Luckily, it's a simple matter of scheduling conflict. Our next chemo phase involves us going to the clinic for 3 weeks, then taking a week off…then we go back on week 5 and start chemo that's 4 days a week, but we are also supposed to start her radiation treatment on week 5. That means that we'll have to be at the clinic in north Tampa each morning, then hike it down to St. Joe's for her radiation and hpoe we can get it all in. It's even going to involve one day that will involve her having to get a spinal AND radiation in the same day….how much does that stink? Unfortunately, I'm not sure we can do it….i''m going to have to figure out how we'll juggle it all. The idea was tossed out that if we did radiation we could stay at the Ronald McDonald house so that we wouldn't have to drive back and forth every day. Because we can get her chemo in St. Pete as well, it might be a better option than dragging her all over town all day long when she's feeling her absolute worst. My poor baby, the things we do to her.

Please pray that gets organized in a way that won't send us all to special padded rooms.

f.r.o.G…fully relying on God

ps. Some very special friends are planning a community yard sale to help with expenses during Peyton's treatment….if anyone wants to be a part of it, just shoot me an email at [url=mailto:anissa.mayhew@verizon.net]anissa.mayhew@verizon.net[/url] and i'll let you know when and where we're meeting to brainstorm. Otherwise, please just keep it in prayers, we are forever amazed at God's wonderful ability reach out to us through those around us.

2 Comments on “This is NOT what I ordered for dinner”

  1. #1 Angela
    on May 2nd, 2007 at 8:25 am

    Time to find a different Olive Garden.
    Praying for a schedule that works,and a huge, well attended, spending galore community yard sale.

    Love Ya

  2. #2 Penny Hawkins
    on May 3rd, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Okay – I tried to email you – one last time – I accept DEFEAT! Call me 813-264-4393 – Penny!