Vegetables & Chocolate

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Vegetables & Chocolate

I feel like a child experiencing things for the first time. We had family and friends over for my son’s birthday recently and I realized it was the first time in eight months that we’d had people over for dinner. I didn’t feel sick. I had a bit of hair on my head and yes those eye brows and eye lashes are coming back too! I wasn’t queasy. We didn’t really talk about this pathology or that chemo schedule. We just ate and laughed and it was simply wonderful.

And speaking of eating, vegetables are still my big love but chocolate is a close second. The beautiful bars of dark chocolate, friends kindly dropped by, piled up for months while my taste buds were playing tricks on me. But no more tricks like that! Now my lunch trick is this: eat a lovely bowl of whatever vegetable, herb, bean, grain, sauce concoction I happen to have and then casually sort through said pile of chocolate and pick one and eat some, maybe lots of it! Life is good!

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  1. Debbie says:

    What a joyful post! And what a great reason to be joyful. I’ll think of you as I enjoy some good chocolate after dinner tonight.

  2. Jeanne Quan says:

    As much as I love chocolate it’s that gorgeous squash that seduces me. What wonderful words to hear from you .

  3. Karen Farmer says:

    Such joy! I love the “chocolate-after-every-meal” plan. What? You didn’t actually say to eat it three times a day?! Surely, you meant to, right?

  4. candace says:

    I remember the hair regenerating after treatment. It seemed like it felt like rabbit fur, strangely soft. Disappointing tho in that I expected it to come back curly but it ended up the same old hair. Best wishes in your continued good health.

  5. Mi Ae says:

    A lovely post, Katherine. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. No doubt the chocolate is helping.

  6. Renee Niquette says:

    So good to hear you are regaining your normal.
    Now for spring and our lovely local early crops not that winter produce
    Isn’t fabulous. Best wishes Renée

  7. Louise says:

    I am so glad to hear this awesome news! You are an inspiration to all of us.

  8. Loon says:

    What a happy image!

  9. Peggy says:

    The absolute joy at the simplest of pleasures made me smile – as a fan/blog follower, I (like so many others – have you felt it?) have been reading and waiting and hoping for all best. This was a wonderful post to read.

  10. Susan Myers says:

    That is quite an array of chocolate! So happy you get to finally enjoy it. 🙂

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