Here's a link to the recipe I mentioned last week for fabulous Coconut Banana Bread. With rum!!(Because I am a vegan-baking wannabe fool, I used: Stonyfield soy yogurt, vegan 'butter' and 1/2 carton of lite firm mori nu tofu, blended smooth with a couple of tablespoons of water instead of the eggs.)
I also wanted to turn your attention to a little local girl named Charlotte with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. (Her older sister attends preschool with my nephew.)
I remember seeing Tottie - isn't that a great nickname? - at the pool this summer, before I read her mom's blog, before she was diagnosed. She was playing with her dolly, giving me a shy grin. (Her blog is now private.)
She started a IV steroid treatment at a nearby children's hospital today; it can't be fun.
I wish it wasn't necessary.
So, if you have a chance, between the baking and rum chugging (yes, I can see you), stop by and wish them well. I have to believe kind words, even from strangers, help. Heal, even.