These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

One of my favorite things about being a blog follower is how the experience goes from just following along to eventually feeling like you are taking advice from a friend. As a result of my love for blogs, I have purchased clothes, tried hair styles, decorated mantles, read books, organized my office, discovered health tricks, and become inspired in countless ways! Reading about a solution that an everyday person, just like me, finds enriching to their lives has been really helpful – so here on HALF I thought I would get in on the info sharing action and include a weekly favorites post!  Each week I will share one of my favorites things! The topic areas will range from favorite clothes to organizing solutions to health tricks. Really anything that I feel we just can’t live without – or would really not want to – at the Bessette home and maybe you can find something you love too!


This week Dan is wrapping up his IVs – you can only have them in so long before the risk of infection increases and the meds potency decreases. Unfortunately, we are not seeing the expected results after an intensive course of meds, so to really kick it up a notch, Danny has returned to Hopkins for this week. We hope the hospital will provide a place for optimum rest, intensive PT therapy, and a chance to give the lungs’ infections one last hard punch! So this means we are back to using our newest hospital favorite tool – Order Up App . This awesome piece of technology allows you to login, review a HUGE list of restaurants, select a spot, order food through your phone, track it as your driver travels, and it will be brought right to the hospital! Game – CHANGED.


Order Up
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When Danny is living out of Fairfax we are familiar with the area. We can easily come and go as we please, and there is just about anything you can want to eat in a close driving distance with suburb size parking lots, but Baltimore is a different story. We are not as familiar with the area, leaving in the middle of the night is not plausible, and you are in the middle of a major city, so parking is impossible. This means we are pretty much living off the hospital food court and cafeteria. Which – as far as hospitals go is not the worst…. but you can only eat Einstein bagels for so long. We had tried a few delivery places, but it was hard to direct them to the proper entrance, or we were eating dinner at 4pm to assure we were in the clear of not having to be out and about in the evenings. Lucky for us, a fellow CF family who has also working with Hopkins shared this “life-saver” with us and it has been awesome.


When hanging around the hospital, I have found that you are either overwhelmed with the surrealness of life and death, or you are clinging to the silver lining and what makes you feel normal. In the whole scheme of life, food is food- breakfast, lunch, dinner – these are just moments in time that will come back around at some point. They are not the end all, be all – but on the same hand, they can also be the thing that gives you a break, that helps you enjoy a treat… sometimes it is the little things. And since this app can provide a lot of relief around all sorts of little things (like Starbucks and Chick-Fila delivery – yup they are on the list), we are grateful for the help!


Order Up: Watching Our Food Travel to Us
Here is the good news – you don’t have to be in the hospital to enjoy Order Up! Maybe you are on a business trip and too worn out to explore the new city, but want to get a taste of the city from your hotel. Maybe you are on vacation and need something brought to you beach side… no matter where you find yourself, if Order Up App is an option, you can login, look through the menus (again from Starbucks to some of the most hot spot and desirable places in the city) and find your perfect meal. If you want to try it out, use this link to save $5 dollars on your order and we will save $5 on any of our orders too! Happy Ordering!


Thank you so much for reading and remember to make it a great day!

3 thoughts on “These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. Good to know! Hospital food is the worst. My morning walks down to get tea kept me sane during my son’s last stay. The little things definitely help get you through. I hope this hospitalization helps Danny. Sending prayers and well wishes.


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