Snowy weather in Knoxville, prepping for Thanksgiving and round 3 of xelod

Hello my friends!

It is lighly snowing here in Knoxville. The snow is tiny, fluffy flakes slowly drifting down from the sky. Truly beautiful. But not bitter cold, and physically uncomfortable. In fact, I'm not experiencing any arm, hip, or lung pain! Yay!!!The family and I are cooking a bit of food in prep for tomorrow. Earlier, I made the cranberries, and my very first home made-ish apple pie. Pre-made pie crust are the key to my secret recipe. Haha. Anna has had the turkey set in a brine for the past four days. Tonight Anna and Mo (with a little help from Sadie) are making yeast dinner rolls. Yum!! I won't be eating Turkey, because I am a vegetarian, but I am totally looking forward to the smell of it cooking. It isn't a huge family holiday with all the extended family. Yet I am really looking forward to a peaceful, intimate, small family gathering. We will totally miss our son who is living in Oklahoma. (Miss you son)

here are a few photos of the food we have made so far:

This apple pie is not the most beautiful one I've ever seen, but I am proud of it nonetheless. The cranberries are super easy. The dinner rolls are going to be great tomorrow. Mo and Anna got them all rolled out and rising. Best Thanksgiving meal evahhhh!

Now on with the chemo related stuff. My oncologist reduced my xeloda dose reduced to two pills in the morning and two in the evening. I'm looking forward to the reduced dose. My hope is that it reduces or removes my side effects. It is no fun spending most of your time in the bathroom. But I will let you know how it all goes when I have been on this dose for a few days. I start this the day after turkey day.

Thank you all so much for stopping by this blog. I can not even tell you how thankful I am for all of you. You guys are simply the best! Happy thanksgiving. Take great care of yourself and have a great Black Friday as well..


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