I have been busy and I have been lazy. But more busy than lazy. From Monday to Friday, my days are filled with Art Center, Rotary Club, Mentoring students at a school , Picking my grandsons from their schools on different days, painting, etc. etc. Honestly I don’t know where the day goes.
I had bought tickets for Chicago this Thursday, to go back up and see Eunice. Then Saadi informed me that Dave is starting his immunotherapy regimen tomorrow. They will go to Barnes/ Jewish Hospital in St. Louis tomorrow morning to start the treatment. I thought that would be okay, and I could still go up to Chicago on Thursday and return on Saturday, spending three full days with Eunice. On Wednesday of last week Saadi told me that I shouldn’t do anything for her birthday (on the 13th), because on Friday, Dave will be transfused with the harvested cells, and that is supposed to make him nauseous and very tired. She said that her birthday was the last thing she was thinking about. My soul sobbed! While I really wanted to go to see Eunice, I couldn’t ignore my child. So I cancelled my tickets and will stay here, just to support her. I am praying the whole time that this regimen of Immunotherapy will be beneficial for Dave and he will come out of it with good results. If you dear friends, are the praying type, please say a prayer for Dave and for my daughter who is bearing all this ache with such grace and positive outlook. God love her.
As you know I have been painting a lot. It has been very therapeutic for me. So Saadi decided to surprise me and arranged with a Bistro in town to have my paintings displayed there for the month of March. She and a friend took about twenty paintings there on Tuesday, and hung them all up. I am humbled and feel so at loss for words. I am by no means presumptuous at all, and would never have done anything like that by myself. I have been giving my paintings to friends and relatives for their special days etc. But she insisted that I needed to come out of my shy closet and show the town some of my work. So here are some paintings that are displayed at The Park Bench. She has invited a few friends for a luncheon on Wednesday at this place.
You be the judge. For me, the biggest prize and happiness would be to see Dave come out of this treatment with good results.
Talk to you all later. Just be patient with me. Don’t give up on me please. Love you all.