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NOLA Boy Needs Your Good Thoughts

NOLA Boy needs your best wishes.  He took a sudden turn for the worse on Saturday, and has been in the hospital since then. We like to think like his blood type – B positive! The house is so empty … Continue reading

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NOLA BOY – Magician

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Modern Day Chuckwagon

Believe it or not, this bakery on the outskirts of town was a going concern at the time. Whilst set up to take these photos, several people emerged from the building. I did not investigate the contents of the bakery, … Continue reading

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Chubby Cheekers

It’s been a long, hard, uphill slog, but NOLA Boy is now eating everything in sight – just like old times. He has gained back at least 15 pounds from the nadir a few weeks ago. Now that his mouth … Continue reading

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Mildred Pierce – Chicken and Waffles

There are two movies called “Mildred Pierce”. The original one in 1945 starred Joan Crawford, and the later one in 2011 starred Kate Winslet. We saw the Winslet 2011 version as a mini-series, and so tracked down and watched the … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Wins Another Round

After six weeks of daily weekday sessions on the table with all of those screws holding him in place, NOLA Boy has come through another round smelling like a rose. Well, if he could smell, that is. His sense of … Continue reading

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Four Tenths and Eight Tenths

After an incredible “pound a day” weight loss for three weeks, NOLA Boy, upon weigh-in yesterday, had actually GAINED four tenths of a pound! Doesn’t sound like much, but the down slide was becoming a very serious thing. This morning … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Goes Liquid

He is supposed to get a feeding tube, but is giving Mama Judie’s Real Life Food another chance.

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Here we go again

Two down and 28 to go.

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Lookin’ Gooooood !!!

It’s been a bit over a month since the surgery, and NOLA Boy has had his ups and downs. The tumor was not benign, so there will be 33 sessions of radiation coming up. Meanwhile there are a lot of … Continue reading

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Celebration Breakfast

It’s been a whole week since the surgery, and NOLA Boy is doing well.  That week has been spent eating and sleeping, but that’s what a body needs to heal. His appetite has improved daily.  The above repast, and a … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time

General anesthesia is always worrisome, but he sailed through it – once again – with only minor problems.  The nurses told me that he wanted to get up to sweep the floor as soon as he came the slightest bit … Continue reading

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A Quick Bread Post

  Taking a bit of a break this week to talk briefly about bread.  Small note at the end about NOLA Boy. I’m still having no luck in getting my sourdough bread mojo back, but I did manage this more … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Goes for a “Hike”

The beautiful Arizona blue sky made going for a walk practically mandatory, so off we toddled. First half was downhill, but then . . . getting home required going uphill.  This bench was in just the right place to rest … Continue reading

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Down by the River

It was in the mid-70’s here today, and the sunshine was glorious – AND – the moon was coming up.  Time to grab the cameras and trundle down to the river to do some shutter snapping in that gorgeous late-afternoon … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy is Eating Us Out of House and Home

Just a quick update to celebrate NOLA Boy’s gain of two pounds in only ten days. Here we have a typical lunch these days.  He actually consumed this bowl of home made soup sprinkled with pizza topping cheese, a salad … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Meets Ciabatta Bread

French Toast is always welcomed by NOLA Boy.  It’s in his DNA, I think.   To that end, when we went up to Tucson last week for a medical appointment, we got a take-out lunch from Beyond Bread, our favorite … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Gets a Day Job

His job?  To stay alive and to thrive!!! And he’s doing an admirable job of both!

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NOLA Boy and the Owl

Just before Christmas the helicopter was flying NOLA Boy to the hospital in Tucson.  In two weeks, I got him back.  Another two and a half weeks, and the miracle boy is fresh out of the shower that he managed … Continue reading

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NOLA Boy Eats Everything in Sight

Can you believe this guy?  Where does he get the inner strength? This is some Green Chile Stew that I had frozen a while ago.  I made a supplemental sauce with sour cream, half and half and some  Red Thai … Continue reading

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