Friday Night is the Chickenhawk's night off. She works really hard all week taking care of me and the kids. She makes a million decisions and answers to a billion calls of ...mommy! On Friday night she is done, cooked, and ready to just be out of the house and away from her burdens.
Tonight there is a girls night party and neighbor Noey's house. The ladies will be drinking cosmos and margaritas. I imagine the party will migrate to the Coloma Club. Aunt Judy and Uncle Peter are coming in to town today and will hang out with me and the kids tonight.
Friday night trips to the Coloma Club have become ritual with the chickenhawk. She does not drink all week. She hasn't picked up any bad coping habits in dealing with this family crisis so far. She says that she is eating too many cookies but I cant tell. Every week there are some girlfriends that have joined her; Tormaline, Tracy, Jen, Heather and others. It is time for them to drink a little and do some dancing.
The Coloma Club is a pretty classic place. It is a combination bar and cafe. When you walk in the door you turn left to go to the saloon or right to get some biscuits and gravy with rot-gut coffee. The bar is a favorite among Harley riders that cruise the open rolling highways of the foothills but they are typically there only during the day. By night the bar is a collision of the cultures of the Coloma Lotus valley.
There are some distinct populations types in the Coloma Lotus valley and some of those populations run together at the Coloma Club. There are the long-term multi-generational residents of El Dorado County that can remember when living in Coloma, on the river meant that you lived in a bad neighborhood. Then there are the people (like myself) that those folks would probably call "rafters." Rafters is an appropriate name I suppose. Rafting is what brought many of us to the Coloma Lotus Valley. That trend started somewhere in the 1970's and has lasted through to today. Rafters are people that see the valley and even El Dorado County as an excellent place to make a home. We are close to a major metropolitan center. There is tons of open space. The river and the mountains provide excellent recreational opportunities. Living on or near the river is a great lifestyle. Those populations don't come together too often except at the Coloma Club on a Friday night.
I started this post on Friday bust just got to posting it tonight, Sunday Night. I am doing well. I have been having some great days and am feeling a lot better than I have been. I have the second round of IV Chemo on Thursday, we are switching to a new drug so hopefully I will not get as hammered as I did last time. I start my 12th week of the oral chemo tomorrow night! Hopefully I am feeling better because the cancer's ass is getting kicked. I am pretty sure that is what is happening. I also started on a phosphorus supplement that I think is making me fell good as well.