Daily Archives: 10.06.2017

Fundraising for Brain Tumor Research

No, friends, I have not been hacked.  However, as we are still adjusting to Glitter’s arrival into our family this will lack the narrative flair I am usually given to but please read on. 

Very long story short: my friend M (since this is getting blasted across the internet, I’m trying to give him some privacy) discovered he had a brain tumor in 2013. I remember visiting him that weekend in the hospital and as I wheeled him up and dowm some of the halls, to the cafeteria and back, I remember thinking This Shit Makes Absolutely No Sense, We Are 26 Years Old. 

His cancer went into remission. 

In January of this year they discovered tumor regrowth during a scan.  Four months before his wedding day.  Currently he is undergoing chemotherapy. 

I have known M for more than half of my life. He is one of the best people I know, he is one of my oldest friends.  So if somehow, at 30 we now need to walk for brain tumor research and awareness, I am there. If we need to fundraise for that (and I will be honest, I made a vow a long time ago as a runner to not fundraise on my own, but to give generously to my many friends who do), I will ask you all to give. 

The page is HERE. (I’ll be honest, I didn’t jazz it up because the whole story is here).

Some items: when the walk happens, I will not even be three weeks post-partum. Physically I cannot walk a 5k right now. If I can walk a mile with Glitter that will be great. With that in mind, since I have a newborn, all walking is weather dependent. However, our whole family is registered as are my parents. At a minimum some combination of us will be walking. 

Anyway, if you have it in you to give $5 or even $10, I know we’ll all appreciate it. 

Friday Food Round-Up!

This week our meal train started and I wheeled more food out of the freezer.  It is such a blessing not to cook right now. 

Sunday – Borscht, Caesar Salad

Mom dropped off some borscht on Thursday and it was more than enough for two meals. I had some extra salad kits in the fridge so it was perfect. 

Sunday – Shrimp Creole over Rice, Salad, Bread

Billy was home so we had family dinner at Mom and Dad’s house.

Monday – Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef, Rice, Steamed Broccoli

I can definitively say there was nothing about the beef that was “Mongolian” but it was good. Honestly the most complicated part of the meal was washing the two dishes we used to cook. 

Tuesday – Greek Salad, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Breadsticks 

I call this fusion cuisine: my Auntie Kim gave us a batch of homemade spaghetti sauce when we moved, Paula sent a meal over as a First Day Alone With Two Children Honorarium (THANK YOU). Since the entree was already taken care of, I froze THAT lasagna for later and we ate the sides. And then I boiled some noodles!  Teamwork!

Wednesday – Pizza and Salad


Thursday – Chicken Tacos