“Mom, I’m a meat eater. So where’s the meat?”
You sorta’ had to be there, but Keith blurted this out as he was perusing the toppings for our home made pizzas tonight. Now, in our defense pepperoni was a choice but Keith had a hankering for more, like some emaciated T-Rex who wasn’t satisfied with a simple Apatosaurus dinner. In addition he requested chicken, ham and bacon to augment the vast spread of toppings that Josie had already arrayed neatly in small white bowls on the counter including black olives, capers, corn, scallions, fresh parsley, home made tomato sauce, two types of cheese, and spinach. After some negotiation, Josie relented (caved) and agreed to add bacon and Keith seemed to be happy with that.
The main reason for sharing this is that finally Keith seems to be interested in food again after what seems like a couple of weeks of picking at his plate. He’s been gobbling up lots of caloric food (aka, chocolate shakes & s'mores) as well as showing a renewed interest in the usual eclectic and ethnic foods that he enjoys when he is feeling good. He even had sushi for the first time a few days back after some pleading with the doctors. All in all, a fine development indeed… He’s also been enjoying having several of his friends come over to the house and test their video gaming skills against his well-honed hand-eye reflexes.
Annie and Don are now safely back in Charlevoix where they belong after taking the red-eye Wednesday night. We really enjoyed their visit and only wish we could reciprocate with a visit to northern