Thursday, February 11, 2010

A good night, sneak peek, and food. 02.11.10

Grant: I'm in a good mood tonight. Natalie is reading a 2nd book and she has already finished one. (I'd tell you which one, but she might get mad at me. Natalie likes her secrets.)

A few days ago, Borders donated a bunch of books. I picked up Newbery award winning book, the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I started it when I got it and finished it tonight. A great read and I am happy to have been able to finish it. I saw a movie adaptation of the book when I was a kid, but I didn't realize it until I was halfway through it. It was a good flick.

I've been thinking about the blog for a while, but things have been pretty crazy.

Sneak peek:
Jackie Chan An appeal from Jackie: "I recently found out about an 8 year-old girl who has leukemia and needs a bone marrow translplant. I recorded a public service announcement to appeal for your help and now I am asking all my Facebook fans to do what they can. Please help!" Click here for information:

Yes, that Jackie Chan. A friend of ours got him to record a short video. They're editting the video now and it will be coming soon to a website near you! We're touched that he is helping Natalie.

A number of people brought us food and we enjoyed it all. Special thanks to Mrs. Lutz for her homemade mac and cheese and divine chocolate chip cookies! Natalie is not a chocolate chip fan, but she ate at least 2 servings of the mac and cheese. My parents and I love Mary's chicken soup. Susie's roasted chicken, carrots, garlic, onion, and potatoes was another favorite. I could go on, but I just wanted to let you know that the Nakatanis are eating well.

Natalie's fierce appetite at the hospital is surprising all of us. We're really glad she is eating. We eat the hospital food and she orders different dishes from home or takeout. I feel like there is always plenty of food around, especially now that Tammy's mom is back.

(Natalie just finished the 2nd book.) Natalie also just sold 2 bracelets.


Gina said...

SO COOL about Jackie Chan! We're down here in Chula Vista, Grant -- just for the weekend -- so we've been thinking of you guys a lot. I've been a registered donor since the early 90's. Howard's waiting for his kit, and we're hoping that his Okinawan blood (which is pretty much a chinese/japanese mix) -- will be the match for Natalie!

If Natalie wants more good book recommendations tell her I (former 3rd grade teacher, current 4th grade teacher) can send some in!

Much love and prayers to you guys.
The Kiyunas

The Bushore Family said...

Tammy! It's me! Chi (aka Christie Bushore) from Hoover High! I'm so sorry to hear about Natalie. What a terrible thing for her to go through! My friend, Trinh Pham, forwarded me an email to "help save Natalie" and I am just in tears! I can't imagine what you and Grant are going through. Please let me know how I can reach you since I've lost your phone number years ago. I will be praying for her to get a donor soon! God bless you and your family!

Love to you and family,

Christie (Chi)