Dominic John Manzo
August 11, 1945 – January 15, 2020
Rest in Peace, my Love
Dom’s daughter Christine and his stepson Michael flew in last Tuesday for 4 nights. They were a great help.
On Wednesday, Michael went up into the attic to retrieve some things. He also threw away our old microwave and lifted up our new one.
Meanwhile, Christine and I picked up a huge pizza in Picayune and stopped for a couple of cold beers at Fatty’s.
Thursday the kids and I took Dom’s truck and went to the dump. The 3 of us had lunch at Fatty’s.
When we got home, Michael bush-hogged our driveway.
We were going to return a lot of beer cans on Friday, but Tropical Storm Olga hit us. Serious wind and rain on Friday and Saturday.
So, we stayed home on Friday. The kids left Saturday morning after removing some fallen trees in our driveway.
NOLA Airport’s power was knocked out for much of the day. After a change in flights the kids finally got home.
It was a good productive and pleasant visit! (And our Sexy Sadie was in heaven the entire time that they were here!)
My brother Rick flew in for 3 nights.
On the way home from the airport we went for a late lunch at The Chimes in Covington. Lovely place. Great food.
On Friday morning the two of us went to a local Nissan Dealer. Hours later, drove home with my new Nissan Rogue Sport!
Stopped at Fatty’s in Picayune for another late lunch. I love that place!
Saturday we talked about old times and had a pleasant day. Lunch at Crossroads Seafood near our house.
Sexy Sadie LOVES her Uncle Ricky!
Check out these delicious coffee cocktails, courtesy of Sparkling Ice! These are a great way to plus up your usual cup of coffee and give it a little more of a kick!
The Coffee’s Cherry
We’re looking forward to experimenting with these ciders as well as beer cocktails!
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Beer Cocktails from Sparkling Ice
1 can of pale lager
1.5 oz of bourbon
Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
In a pint glass, pour beer at an angle to eliminate head. Add 1.5 oz of bourbon. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime. Garnish with lemon wedge.
3 oz light beer (like a pale ale)
6 oz Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine
Strawberry, for garnish
In an ice filled glass, combine light beer and Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine. Garnish with a strawberry slice and serve.
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Wow. Where did the summer go?
We’re looking forward to a long weekend without any doctor appts. As much as we adore our doctors, we’re getting tired of the constant visits.
Looking forward to making some fun drinks with Sparkling Ice!
These caught my eye in particular:
1½ ounces vanilla vodka
1 tsp. simple syrup
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry
Raspberry ice cubes, for garnish
Place raspberry ice cubes in glass and set to the side. In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice- shake. Strain over ice and add Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry.
1 peach, sliced
½ orange, sliced
¾ cup peach brandy
1 bottle white wine, chilled
4 cups Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
Place peaches, oranges, cranberries and brandy in a pitcher then lightly muddle. Add wine and Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade and stir. Serve over ice and garnish with a peach slice.
These are yummy! I love the Mocha, especially!
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We went to the Tulane Cancer Center yesterday to visit Dr. Safah. She recommends that we continue with Darzalex, but add Pomalyst and Dex to the treatment.
We just had a phone call from Celgene’s liaison, Kroger. They’re delivering the chemo (pill form) on Friday afternoon.
Daily for 21 days, then 7 days off.
Meeting with Dr. Calabresi in Slidell on Tuesday, and will probably start the Pomalyst on Wed.
As usual, we’re extremely hopeful.
Thanks for the kind words and prayers!
Nan and Dom
Dom came home from about a week in the hospital on Thursday afternoon.
He basically stayed in bed on Friday and Saturday.
I was certain that he needed another blood transfusion, or his creatine levels were out of wack, so took him to the ER on Sunday morning.
Over 8 hours later, he was sent home.
His blood was good, and his creatine levels were good.
His attending physician, Dr. Mercadel said that the Samonella and the hospital stay last week wiped him out.
Heading to the Tulane Cancer Center in the morning.