June 15th, 2005.

Possibly the worst day of my life. Standing in the driveway @ 2pm and the awful doctor called that the biopsy showed multiple myeloma and he’d refer me to an oncologist.

I was referred quickly and by 4th of July week I was slated for radiation. 17 rounds of radiation. You went 5 days a week, so it was a little over 3 weeks.

What can I say except, it was what it was and it is what it is.

So 16 years later, I’m finishing up 6 months of Velcade tomorrow.

It is what it is.

Cooking thru my cookbooks or else…

Here’s two more that I will keep.

Dutch Oven Cooking is one I use with the Lodge.

I’ve made the Dutch oven potatoes , yumm. Also the Stuffed peppers but not with ham just rice.

I haven’t made any desserts yet simply because we don’t eat dessert as such.

So this one is a keeper.

Next is Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. This is also a keeper as I’ve made numerous things from it like the lentil soup and also the split pea soup. I don’t usually make any salads from cookbooks because we eat simple salads. but soup I like to make and casseroles. She has a good selection of soups and lots of southwestern dishes as she is in Santa Fe( well, or used to be).

This one makes the mark.