Well Eric (I’m tired of writing hubby and I think using his name won’t affect his privacy too much!) and I walked down the street to Jilly’s Cupcake Bar for lunch. I love living “in the city” close enough to walk to places!!
Eric had the three-cheese quesadilla and I had a spinach salad with shredded chicken, pickled onions, feta, walnuts, and blueberries with the dressing on the side (mango sesame seed). Yum!! The first thing we noticed was on a sign on the register. “We don’t accept tips, however we do accept donations to Siteman Cancer Center.” Eric visited Siteman with the entire family, mom, dad, his parents, and me to discuss a bone marrow transplant with the doctor that helped create Gleevec the drug he is taking. It was a nice facility, but a major-emotional visit. At that time they told us point blank, you won’t be able to have children. Since then research has shown it can be possible, so we may be able to. We’re not quite ready to start a family, but at least that is now in the realm of possibility.
Back to Jilly’s. Of course we tipped (donated) generously. Then out came the story that Eric’s 2 year cancer-versary is today as well as my birthday. They said we could both have cupcakes. Eric chose Bee Sting-vanilla, with honey curd, and lemon–delish!! I chose S’murtle– chocolate with chocolate and a bit of marshmellow cream–delish!! We’ll be back for sure. If you’re in St. Louis, please try it out–you won’t be disappointed!! Unless you go on Mondays–they are closed then! So maybe after all I’ll keep October 14th as my b-day.


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  1. Cupcakes! How perfect! There is a cupcake place that just opened up next to our office. Their buttercream icing is the best I’ve ever had, partly because they add sugar crystals on top. So incredibly yummy! Sounds like you had a great birthday!

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