Sometimes the most run of the mill event will remind us that life has changed. Sometimes the changes seem monumental and sometimes they are seemingly small yet still significant. Samantha was craving a noodle dish that she had over the summer so I found the recipe, went to the store to get the ingredients and spent some time tonight putting it together. The recipe called for red pepper flakes so I used them very sparingly since Dave has a sensitivity to spicy food these days. Half a bite in and he knew there was no way that he could eat it. So he cobbled together some leftovers and a bowl of Lucky Charms for dinner. If you have gone out to eat with Dave then you know he LOVES spicy food. He has been known to douse an already spicy meal with a generous serving of sriracha sauce to give it a little extra kick. So, he was a little bummed out tonight to be reminded that those days are gone – at least for now. A small thing to give up in the whole scheme of things but still a cruddy reminder of a how things “used to be”.