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Forum: Moving Beyond Cancer —

Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2011 06:28PM

Laurie08 wrote:

I thought it might be fun to start a thread on what we are having, making or had for dinner.  Sometimes it is the best tuna steak you ever had, sometimes it's a can of soup.  But we all do it every night in some form or another.  Maybe we can give each other ideas on what to make, or bitch about what we had, or the fact that we did enjoy that grilled cheese with tomato soup. 

Every night my husband comes home and says "whats for dinner?"  no matter what I say he always says "sounds good!"  even if I say it's a 'fend for yourself night'. :)

Bilateral Mastectomy on 6/30/10 Exchange surgery 1/10/11 Dx 4/22/2010, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jun 29, 2020 02:55PM eric95us wrote:

Sharon and I are (slowly) getting back into the normal routine....although DD is hoping we'll put the normal routine off for awhile longer to help her finish off her move from one apartment (essentially a privately owned college dorm) to a new (more family oriented) apartment, as well as help clean the old place where she lived for 3 years.

Hopefully the water getting into the light fixture was the cause of the problem.


It's been hot here, but today and tomorrow will be "delightfully" (for us, anyway) cool, with temperatures in the low 100F/40C range. After that, it heats up again.

Last night we were kind of lazy and used jarred marinara sauce with a lot of bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, basil, a couple of Serrano peppers, and some oregano added to it. This went onto some spaghetti


Three more eggplant fruit (I guess it's a fruit) are ready to be picked and it seems like I'm swimming in Serrano peppers. Sliced, peppers packed in vinegar and boiling water canned is on the list of things to do. I think we are going to go over to help DD finish up the apartment cleaning, so the eggplant experiments will have to wait until tomorrow.

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Jun 29, 2020 10:25PM MinusTwo wrote:

Eric - do you really have a choice about helping the move/cleaning? I quit helping with the actual furniture moving and bathroom scrubbing for my son by the time he was 30. But I'd still probably get talked into something like shelf-paper.

Seconding the call - Nance, is your move going OK?

Dinner 1/2 a cup of radishes, 1/2 a cup of wheat thins, 3/4 of a cup of Jarlsberg cheese 'sticks'.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jun 30, 2020 12:06AM ChiSandy wrote:

Picked my first black raspberries of the season, about 1/2 cup (left enough ripe ones on the canes for Bob to nibble on his way to & from the garage). Not a bumper crop in the offing this summer, but at least a quart. The last of the farm-fresh strawberries are about to be finished, more than a week after I bought them. Nary a moldy one in the bunch (unlike supermarket berries). Alas, my grapevines did not hold up well over the winter (but nobody in our house likes Concords anyway).

Dinner tonight was fridge-foraging: insalata Caprese and a choucroute garnie (seasoned with a slice of bacon, caraway seeds, juniper berries & a splash of white wine) with grass-fed beef hot dogs and organic chicken bratwurst.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 30, 2020 06:35PM CeliaC wrote:

Dinner tonight was take away from Bonefish Grill (nothing but chains here) to celebrate 30th anniversary. Broke out the Wedgewood, Waterford & candles to set a pretty table. Crab cakes w/remoulade sauce for the appetizer. Warm, crusty bread w/butter, caesar salad (ho, hum but was nice & fresh), grilled shrimp with lime/tomato/garlic sauce, brocolli w/herbs and chocolate chip cookies. Everything but the crab cakes was part of a family bundle. It all tasted good to me. This is the first meal since early March that we did not cook. Plenty of leftover shrimp & broccoli & 1 loaf of the crusty bread for tomorrow. DH will polish off the salad. Will work my way through the 6 chocolate chip cookies as slowly as possible.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 30, 2020 07:30PM SpecialK wrote:

celia - Happy Anniverary!

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Jun 30, 2020 08:19PM Beaverntx wrote:

Celia, happy anniversary and enjoy the cookies!

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 30, 2020 10:41PM MinusTwo wrote:

Found a delicious new snack that is ridiculously expensive. Stacey's Cheese Petites - made with real cheese. Bite size, crisp, baked crackers. I had White Cheddar with Jalapenos. Cheese is the first ingredients so there's 6 grams of protein per serving. Unfortunately I ate the entire 4 oz bag. oops..... supposed to be 4 servings. $3.99 for this small bag - but worth it for a splurge. That and two hard boiled eggs was my dinner.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jul 1, 2020 01:31AM eric95us wrote:

Happy Anniversary Celia!

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Jul 1, 2020 01:11PM ChiSandy wrote:

Happy 30th, Celia! I like Bonefish--the closest one is up in Skokie, so no delivery; we'd have to pick up or hope we can snag an outdoor table (of which they have very, very few).

Last night, since Bob had to make rounds after Union Health, I went freezer-foraging, Pulled out a foil-wrapped frozen length of mystery meat I assumed was a leftover sparerib, so I reheated it in the toaster oven at 225F for 35 min. To my surprise, it turned out to have been a leftover half of a grass-fed bone-in strip steak--shouldn't have heated it that long, since it came out medium-well. Delish nonetheless--had it with the remainder of the asparagus in the crisper, pan-seared in EVOO and balsamic.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 1, 2020 08:29PM MinusTwo wrote:

Nance - hope your packing & moving is going OK. We're all thinking of you.

Dinner was more cleaning the freezer. I had a good sized chunk of leftover eye-of-the-round in the freezer, previously roasted rare. I cut some of that in bite sized pieces, added a small can of sliced mushrooms & warmed in butter. Then I nuked a package of "Seeds of Change - Mushroom Simmer Sauce". That is a really good sauce. Cooked a big batch of rice again for the week and served my beef & mushroom simmer on a scoop of rice with frozen broccoli on the side. I never got around to opening a bottle of wine.

Desert was a slice of lemon pudding/pound cake, topped off by 1/2 a cup of Spanish Peanuts. Not together - separate dishes sequential times.

Made it to early voting today. I was pleasantly surprised that the polling location was very clean and the people were all masked & behind plexiglass. Lots of sanitizer sitting around.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jul 1, 2020 11:15PM eric95us wrote:

I helped with the moving of the larger stuff that wouldn't fit into her car. She took care of the cleaning and moving the small stuff herself.

I did have one "old normal" return. The Blue Bird brand flour, milled by Cortez Milling, is back on the store shelves (but only in 20 pound bags) and my sourdough has returned to normal. During the flour shortage, the flour most commonly available was from a company that used a spring wheat with a fairly low gluten content...which isn't so good for making bread. I could have fixed it by adding bread flour or wheat gluten, but neither were available so the bread was very dense.

Even though I will go through 20 pounds of flour in about 6 weeks, I don't like buying that much flour at time because I have to keep it on the pantry floor. Gypsy, our yellow lab dog, loves flour and if we're not careful about keeping the pantry door closed, we'll end up with a white faced yellow lab.

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Jul 2, 2020 03:06PM CeliaC wrote:

Thanks for the anniversary wishes.

Dinner last night was a stir fry of leftover anniversary dinner shrimp & broccoli & some of the crusty bread. Still have more shrimps leftover after DH made a curry dish for his lunch today. Will mix up remaining shrimps/sauce into a cold shrimp salad & have this with diced avocado, plus polish off the remaining crusty bread. I rarely eat bread, but am unable to resist warm crusty bread w/butter. Still have 3 choc chip cookies leftover, so dessert will be one of those.

Wow, Eric - that is a lot of flour. I can just picture your white faced yellow lab!

Minus - Glad you were able to vote safely. Lemon cake sounds delish. ALDI carries "crisps" similar to the Stacy's you mentioned. I love the Parmesan ones - made from 100% parmesan cheese, oven baked & 9 grams protein per serving. They also have a Cheddar/Jalapeno one. $2.89 for a 2.11 oz package, so $3.99 for 4 oz sounds like a good price to me.

Sandy - What a find on the black raspberries. One of the talks at my local Cancer Support Center advised they are a good cancer preventative. but hard to find. Is the organic chicken bratwurst the one that Whole Foods carries?

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 2, 2020 06:59PM ChiSandy wrote:

I've been growing black raspberries every summer since we moved into our house in 1987! Yes, the chicken brats are the Gilbert's brand from Whole Foods. Last night after my inner ear & brain MRI--and a very harrowing drive home, having had to detour around the scene of a drive-by shooting & crash--I had instant cauliflower rice with curry sauce for dinner because Bob had already eaten. I'm dining home alone again tonight, since Bob will be down at the hotel near Advocate Christ Hosp. because he has a 7am echo-reading start; will likely nuke some frozen wings and accompany them with celery & carrot sticks and blue cheese dressing.

Tomorrow night is the MRA (brain arteries) and MRV (brain veins). I will take a (hopefully) safer route home. Hope Bob will bring food, either from his office or from Cellars.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 3, 2020 08:26PM MinusTwo wrote:

Wow - over 24 hours. I don't ever remember a time when NOBODY was cooking - or at least eating. Maybe everyone is getting ready for a big holiday?? FINALLY the Texas governor has made masks mandatory, closed the bars again and most of the beaches are closed for the weekend. But supposedly 200 police have the virus, so who will make the macho dudes wear masks? I'm staying home.

Tonight was a big salad with lots of extras & avocado/ranch dressing. Not wild about the dressing. I think it has Cilantro. Tomorrow will be another fried rice concoction with all the dark meat from a smallish rotisserie chicken. Don't know yet what else I'll toss in. Sunday will be ham hock & beans, but made with the yellow split peas that a neighbor gave me instead of navy beans + carrots & celery & onions.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jul 3, 2020 08:51PM SpecialK wrote:

minus - the last two nights have been assembled salads - not really cooking, just combining, lol! Last night was thinly sliced cabbage and romaine with previously grilled chicken, toasted crumbled ramen noodles, sliced almonds, sesame seeds, scallions, and a sweet and sour type dressing. Tonight was romaine, more chicken, halved red grapes, pecans, goat cheese, balsamic dressing. No big holiday plans, we are having a fence and gates built at the downtown house, so supervising that. DH just left to go up to our community center to watch the big fireworks in the golf cart, I am home with the dog - who is not a fan. Not going out and doing anything over the holiday weekend - too many positive cases here in FL. This is the first night I have really just not wanted to cook, can’t put my finger on why, other than I have cooked, or assembled (lol!), every bite of food I’ve eaten since March. Bleh

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Jul 3, 2020 11:47PM ChiSandy wrote:

Because I was getting home from my MRIs too late to dine out with Bob (and would have been too tired to cook for myself), he went to Cellars and brought me home bourbon salmon with broccoli & julienne carrots/peppers/red onions. This morning I had guacamole toast and a small egg. Tomorrow morning I will make us frisee salads with Dijon-lemon vinaigrette, lardons (from thick-cut bacon) and sunny-side up duck eggs. (Bob will also get croutons). Tomorrow night Gordy is coming over to dine with us on the deck (Leslie is staying home with their dog) and I will grill--probably steak or pork chops. Haven't figured out the sides yet.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 4, 2020 01:15AM Lacey12 wrote:

I keep wondering how Nance is faring with her move. Hoping it is going well and that she is defying Mercury Retrograde! I don't really pay much attention to that (It rules my sister’s life), but was not happy to see that it started the day before DS2 closed on the new house...and was felt mightily! It even went through yesterday when the closing for his condo was delayed a day due to a screw up by the new buyer and his bank.

Last weekend we were very busy with Amelia who was happily exploring every nook and cranny of our house. A danger to herself and others! When she was last here, she wasn’t walking yet. Anyway, other than old folks exhaustion, it went well. Minus, I can so appreciate how hard the distancing must be for your great niece. I feel so badly for the little ones...as well as you! Our little one went back to day care on Monday, which means that we may be again distancing from her for a long time now. :( But she is a happy camper being back in that social setting...tho with only four other kids now. And her parents are so busy, it’s great for them that she has a good social caretaking option.

As far as dinners, I’ve been cooking a lot (again!) this week. Special, I totally agree with taking aN occasional night off from the task! Imagine if we didn’t know how to cook!? Tho I guess those folks keep the restaurants sort of solvent. I finally got to making my turkey/kale meatballs with light red sauce which we enjoyed over whole wheat spaghetti, along with my tossed salad. Last night we were going to have chicken marsala, but we got home too late from a neighborhood “Pandemic Porch Party” (a socially distanced performance by a twenty something gal who just spent the year entertaining on a cruise ship before landing home, along with her musical theatre brother and her Not musical sister). It was a riot! And all the neighbors sat on the medial strip grass or their driveways as audience.
Anyway, I wasn’t going to start making chicken marsala at 6:45 last night, so DH grilled the chicken and I made salad and farro. Tonight, we had leftover chicken and I used the fresh mushrooms which were needing to be cooked to make a mushroom/onion white wine sauce that I used to dress a bowl of delicious herb pasta that I found in the pantry....a leftover holiday gift from DDIL1 who buys specialty pasta in the town where she practices. I had no idea how it would turn out, but It was delicious! We had a baby spinach salad with pear, carrot and red onion. And I have lots of leftovers from a few meals now, so I hope not to cook much for several days after tomorrow when we plan to grill steaks, here at home...all by ourselves.

I have no strong desire to get back into circulation even tho MA is doing great statistically with Covid. We are even passing on our P-town week which starts This Sunday. We may make it up to the lake at some point. But I really do not feel cavalier about this virus, and even here, some folks are acting that way. For the most part up to this point, most people have been compliant with the Gov’s orders, but now that we are starting Phase Three, I can see people letting down their guard. Worrisome....
Hope you folks in the surging states can stay home and safe!


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Jul 4, 2020 08:21AM auntienance wrote:

Greetings all and happy Independence Day! We have survived the move which proved to be a nightmare, beginning with the movers showing up three hours late In a truck way to small for the job. There were many other misadventures but eventually it got done. I am now faced with the stress inducing task of trying to fit the even winnowed down contents of a large house into an apartment half its size. The kitchen and its storage Is totally inadequate. I am having to ruthlessly discard that which cannot be stored (I’m looking at you spice cabinet.) Pepcid and aleve are my current best friends

We only yesterday found the flatware and cooking utensils so meals other than breakfast and lunch have been via door dash. We were fortunate that my old neighbor provided us with a lovely meal complete with disposable utensils the day of the move. We have been using those utensils until yesterday. Today I’ll be cooking for the first time in the tiny kitchen - grilled hamburgers and brats, local sweet corn, a smashed cucumber salad and a fruit salad

We’ve had to venture out for some supplies a couple of times and I’ve been quite gratified to see how many are wearing masks here - even kids it makes me feel a bit better about being in close proximity to people

Living in the country, we haven’t seen fireworks displays for many years. Last night we were treated to several all around us without having to leave our balcony deck. The apartment complex is filled with dogs. I’m sure it was not enjoyable for them.

Have a safe and happy fourth everyone

Nancy: Oncotype score 26 Dx 6/9/2011, DCIS/IDC: Tubular/IDC: Cribriform, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/22/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/25/2011 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 10/3/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 4, 2020 08:26AM auntienance wrote:

OMG Lacey - Mercury retrograde! That explains everything!

Nancy: Oncotype score 26 Dx 6/9/2011, DCIS/IDC: Tubular/IDC: Cribriform, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/22/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/25/2011 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 10/3/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 4, 2020 03:37PM ChiSandy wrote:

Gordy is coming over tonight to eat grilled steaks & veggie skewers. WF was completely out of corn of any kind! May forage through the freezer & pantry to see if I can find any Niblets to turn into elotes. Leslie doesn't like being out in the heat too long, and wants to be able to comfort their pooch in the inevitable event there are pyrotechnics.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 4, 2020 03:52PM MinusTwo wrote:

Sandy - isn't Leslie from Houston? I would have thought she'd be used to the heat. We're having our 2nd day of 98 degrees before 3pm. Ugh. I did walk early (at 85 degrees), then like a fool stayed out in the yard (full disclosure - full sun) digging weeds while I moved the water around until after noon. I see a nap in my immediate future.

Nance - soooo glad you at least have a place to sleep. You can always stack the boxes in the corner and drape a table cloth over them. The "new" house my son recently moved to (think 1959) has a 4 burner electric stove but only one burner works - and they both cook. One of many projects to come once a new gas line is laid under the house. And they had to leave the spice rack he custom built on the wall for her - over 75 different spices.

Lacey - good to hear from you. We've had 'sit & sip' in neighbor's front yards, but wow - a musical production sounds great. Love the sound of the herb pasta.

Special - I'm with you about not cooking. I think I'll have popcorn for dinner, instead of the fried rice I'd planned.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jul 4, 2020 04:20PM ChiSandy wrote:

Leslie is most recently from Houston but has lived all over, even in Indonesia. There could be another factor for her not feeling up to socializing this weekend, given her youth (TMI, but we've all had it to some degree or another).

Gonna give the cats their 3:30 feeding, then nap for a bit, shower, dress and get cookin' (at least cleaning the grill and speeding up defrosting the steaks). Should be down below 80F by dinner time.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 4, 2020 06:25PM Lacey12 wrote:

Yes, Nance!!! That’s why I was so concerned about you and your move!
I sort of wish I’d never checked to see when “mercury retrograde” was happening next, and almost died when it indicated that It started exactly when three people I knew were undertaking significant moves.

As you have experienced, DS2 has had his excitement bubble burst with Sooo many issues in their “new“ home (1942 vintage), including a really moldy looking basement that we have been bugging him to deal with FIRST, with a good wall scrubbing and applications of a special epoxy finish that will prevent moisture entering. I hoped he’d get to this before putting ANYTHING in that space. Tho there are so many other needs that have surfaced that I’m not sure if he is following our advice, and I decided to let it be. Not our house (which fortunately has an amazingly dry basement....a top priority for me since I grew up with parents always listening for the sump pump when it rained!). They were on a tight time schedule and there are soooo many things that needed doing before moving in. And the movers were also a problem as was the Moving day full of serious, work stopping thunderstorms.
And more surprises will ensue as they live there... they had been living in condos that had been newly renovated, so this is a shock to their systems. I honestly do not recall either of the houses we have purchased, or the lake house, having so many issues, (Electric, plumbing updates, total painting needs, new refrig, bathroom changes, etc. etc. but maybe we were less demanding life-style wise. The young ‘ens are heavily influenced by HGTV! Am guessing that in two years their house will approximate something like that, but what stress! Hopefully they will both stay employed so they can afford to accomplish their plans. And I have come to appreciate how well built our 100 year old house is!

So all that said, Nance, I hope you can find space to keep some of your cherished kitchen “stuff”!
And Minus, how sad indeed, to have to leave a custom made spice rack!

We are spending a very quiet day at home, and are about to grill steaks to have with salad and some of that leftover pasta we enjoyed last evening...a very unusual 4th for us! But also kind of pleasant actually enjoying our house and screened porch in the summer for a change.

Hope everyone has a good 4th and the pups are spared too many fireworks! What is with the firework craze I keep hearing aboutin every city since the quarantine ?

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Jul 4, 2020 11:44PM eric95us wrote:

Our dogs are busy barking at the fireworks.

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Jul 5, 2020 02:53AM ChiSandy wrote:

Gordy came over for dinner (his girlfriend was home doing website maintenance for her new job). He brought along flowers from her and a wicked good fudge cake for dessert (I take the 5th as to whether I indulged). We grilled ribeyes and veggie skewers. Our conversation was punctuated all evening by neighbors setting off fireworks (and dogs voicing their objectiona)--in fact, the city actually closed our block to traffic so that the fireworks could be set off in the middle of the street rather than in front of people's homes or in the alleys, risking fire damage. Seems to have begun to quiet down about midnight, with the occasional pyromaniac insomniac (in fact, just now, at 1:45) setting off the exploders rather than the stuff you can actually look at.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 5, 2020 10:06AM CeliaC wrote:

Nance - Glad the move is over. Good luck on the organizing. There seem to be a lot of helpful organizer items for kitchen cabinets that might help you as you conquer the storage challenges. We use "risers" that allow us to store items under & on top so as to stabilize & take advantage of vertical storage. We find these particularly useful for glasses, mugs, dishes.

Lacey - Herb pasta sounds delish.

Sandy - Glad you had a nice dinner with your son and that your house made it through the "explosive" 4th unscathed. Agree that the exploders are the most bothersome.

We had fewer fireworks in our neighborhood than anticipated. Someone in a neighboring street put on a lovely show of professional looking fireworks. DH and I stepped outside to watch them through the trees. By midnight, all was quiet.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 5, 2020 11:17AM Beaverntx wrote:

Dinner last evening was grilled salmon, air fryer baked sweet potatoes and skillet browned brussels sprouts with a dash of balsamic. Followed by an evening with a dog on my lap covered by a lap quilt. The fireworks were finally done about 1am, not certain how long the neighbor's noisy party went on. We watched fireworks on tv, the safe and sane way!

Happy Day after the 4th!

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 5, 2020 01:16PM CeliaC wrote:

Beaverntx - Your dinner sounds like something I would really like. Alas, no grill or air fryer.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 5, 2020 05:55PM ChiSandy wrote:

Tonight will be my leftover salmon, plus a frisee salad with lardons, heirloom tomato, Dijon vinaigrette and sunny-side-up duck eggs. If Bob is really hungry, maybe pan-sear a halibut filet too. Not sure what to do with that fudge cake--I had a sliver last night, the guys had a bit more, but most of it is still sitting in the fridge. My HK is a health-conscious eater, and her DH is diabetic, so maybe I'll just have to try and freeze it.

Brunch at Cellars today was broccoli-cheddar quiche and mesclun salad. I left all the crust over this time--got a weigh-in coming up on 7/22.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 5, 2020 06:54PM MinusTwo wrote:

Made a delicious fried rice for dinner w/the bits & pieces from the legs & wings & thighs of a rotisserie chicken. My son hates peas, so in his honor (even though he's in another state) I used the leftover broccoli. Also sauteed 1015 onions since I didn't have green onions, and added a can of mushrooms since I didn't have fresh of those either. It was really good and I have at least two more full meals with this as the main dish & no sides. Good thing I like cold fried rice for breakfast. This rice with chicken was better than the rice with frozen baby cocktail shrimp two weeks ago. Probably the quality of the shrimp.

Celia - I have one of those stainless, smokeless grills for the kitchen counter. You put water in a pan under the grill. No charcoal taste, but I never have smoke or spatters on the wall or counter or anywhere. That's how I grill my salmon - and for that matter my occasional steaks too. But I just as often poach my salmon with dill. Oh my- I can see that I'll have to pull some salmon steaks out of the freezer.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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