I’m a bit overwhelmed right now . . . head’s in a tither. Since my diagnosis last week of serious pancreatic cancer, my emotions and thoughts have me a bit . . . as I said, overwhelmed. It’s hard to hear Mayo Clinic doctors tell you to go home, enjoy life one day at a time while you can. Well, I tried to enjoy today. Spent three hours learning about chemotherapy and three more getting a port put in my shoulder. Great day! Tomorrow will be another great day – first day of chemo. Well . . . . what can I say!
I do choose to enjoy life! I’m saddened by all the sadness around me. This has been hard on family and friends, especially the grandkids. Cathy Jo is trying her best to help me get past some of this, along with what seems like a thousand friends and family. Thank you all for your kind words, your prayers and your encouragement. It means so much to us.
I don’t want to get preachy, but I need to tell you, a person could do a lot worse than we are at this point – leaning back into the arms of Jesus! He’s the only One who can help, anyway. Great doctors and nurses in St. Cloud, Melrose, and yes, even Rochester do their best, but in the end, it’s just me and the Great Physician. So, we are believing for a miracle. My new word is REMISSION BY CHRISTMAS! Well, that’s three words, but you know where I’m going with this.
Hey, here’s a little shout out to my awesome daughter and son, Donna and Bob, and their spouses, Josh and Rachelle. They’ve taken so much of the detailed work on their shoulders to help me concentrate on the moment at hand. Awesome kids – all four of them. And they’ve taken over my Grillin’ Magic! This new website is part of their techy creativity. I can’t believe all the calls coming in for three or four bottles . . . just to help me with some the new expenses.
Here’s a quickie recipe for you deer hunters. Take a back strap and cut it in thin 3/8” slices, dip it in egg and butter, then shake it up in a baggie with Grillin’ Magic (what else!) and flour. Fry them up on low heat until they’re tender. Awesome!
One more for the other white meat, pork. Pork roast is made to be seasoned. Marco Polo went all the way to India to bring salt back to Europe. But when you merely season the outside of a pork roast, it flavors only the top layer. Try this. Cut a slit long ways in the top of the roast, about half way through. Put some GM in this long incision (hum . . . I’m thinking surgery!). Then rub some more seasoning on the outside of the roast and let it sit for an hour. Bake it slowly, and keep it moist while you’re baking it. Oh my, good! Let me know how you like it!
Well, I’ll try to get back to you all, my wonderful friends, family, and Grillin’ Magic customers to keep you up to date.
Keep us in your prayers!
You'll see articles from all of the Bernard family here. Maybe even a grandson will post now and then!