wings and things

Millionaire’s coffee

on April 14, 2013

A few years ago, before Anthony became so incapacitated with Parkinson’s disease, we used to go to a restaurant on the beachfront after every doctor’s appointment.

We went to this restaurant after his diabetes diagnosis and we ate apple pie with cream and icecream defiantly.

We went to this restaurant after his liver disease diagnosis and drank a bottle of wine defiantly.

We went to this restaurant after his prostate cancer diagnosis and ordered the banquet deal defiantly.

We went to this restaurant after his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis and decided to try the millionaire’s coffee.

Today I decided to take Ants to this restaurant (which now has new owners). It’s only a few blocks from the nursing lodge, so very convenient, but I was still really nervous because of the unpredictability of PD.

I became even more nervous when Ants had difficulty walking, with his walker thingy, to the car and getting in. But, once his uncooperative feet were in, and his seatbelt was on, I started to feel more optimistic.

And it was a success! Ants was able to use the walker to get into the restaurant and we had an ocean view, a half bottle of wine, some fantastic prawns and scallops, and some bits of conversation. His PDD kept making the conversation weird but every time he said something crazy, I just laughed and squeezed his hand and he squeezed back.

After we’d finished eating, I decided to order his favourite coffee, but the new owners of the restaurant had never heard of a millionaire’s coffee so I had to tell them how! The only trouble is that I couldn’t remember which three liqueurs went into it so I just asked them to use their imaginations.

They did a good job! Well I think they did – my head is still spinning – haha.

64 responses to “Millionaire’s coffee

  1. Good for you, Julie! Sounds like a lovely afternoon!

  2. How wonderful to have such a lovely outing. I haven’t heard of millionaire’s coffee – but it sounds great. πŸ™‚

  3. how lovely Jules πŸ™‚

  4. Well done you and thank goodness Anthony was up for it!

  5. Colline says:

    I think that it is lovely you still take him out to places – I am sure he appreciates it.

  6. I love yor attitude and how you are dealing with all of this. It reminds me of our last few years with our Mom. Your love shines through in every post. x

  7. I love your and Ant’s defiance!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I googled it and it sounds delish! a Millionaire’s coffee, I want to try me one of those too!

  9. cecilia says:

    You are awesome!! now I shall go to that googly site above and find me some!

  10. I think that you had a genius idea taking Anthony out to your favorite restaurant, just the two of you. I am so glad that you both had a wonderful time!!

  11. victoriaaphotography says:

    Sounds like a wonderful outing and I’m so pleased Anthony was able to enjoy it too.

  12. Fantastic, Julie. It is worth taking risks now and then, isn’t it?

  13. What a great afternoon you had …I like your ‘defiantly’…. We all have a little of that in us…BTW your ‘millionaire’s’ coffee sounds yummy…whatever it was ….Diane

  14. bulldog says:

    Oh how wonderful….

  15. That’s wonderful, Julie!

  16. Glad you had a lovely time

  17. Funny! So glad you have another golden moment to file away!

  18. tersiaburger says:

    You are such a precious person. Anthony is blessed to have you as his wife. xx

  19. So happy for you with this gift of a great day. πŸ™‚

  20. Trisha says:

    I’m so glad you had a good outing! It sounds like a wonderful place.

  21. Kozo says:

    What a moment of magic, Julie, worth a million dollars. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  22. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Each time you share an Ants adventure, my heart soars, it is so wonderfully endearing, so passionate, and truly shows the love you two share. Thank you for sharing it with me. Take care Bill

  23. terry1954 says:

    sounds like a lovely time plus great memories

  24. Maybe the millionaire’s coffee refers to the priceless memories you have made there instead of the ingredients in the beverage!

  25. dcwisdom says:

    Kudos to your defiance! Hang in there, friend.

  26. Robyn Lee says:

    This sounds soooo nice Julie ~ I want to try this yummy coffee treat now!! – So happy it worked !

  27. Lynda says:

    Julie, I am so glad you had a nice outing! I had never heard of Millionaire’s Coffee before, so I looked it up.
    Most of them were this:
    Although a few of them added 3/4 oz. Grand Marnier. Interesting, and I can see why your head would be spinning! πŸ˜‰

  28. Hope you didn’t drive until you’d sobered up πŸ™‚

  29. niasunset says:

    You are amazing lady, Love you, nia

  30. mrs fringe says:

    A perfect afternoon, love seeing this πŸ™‚

  31. Precious moments of joy are all the more potent for seeming to defy time. Hugs to you both.

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