Ray is doing better each day. He's able to be by himself for short periods. I got out to the store and for a quick coffee break yesterday. He's getting around our little house without the walker and we're still maintaining his blood sugar levels with just one insulin dose in the morning. He washed his own couple of breakfast and lunch dishes before I could gather them up. Good for him!!
He's done so well I surprised him with a scoop of ice cream for his evening snack on Friday. Been saving it until I was a little more sure of what I was doing with diet.
I'm noticing that many of the mysterious symptoms that kept sending him back to the hospital seem to have left. Of course it's too soon for anything except cautious optimism but not too soon to tell you how encouraged I am.
I've taken advantage of the calm to catch up with most of you. His LDS Conference has been on t.v. yesterday and today so he's been engrossed with that. I wander in and listen to the music and wander back out.
I have a few minutes before starting dinner. I'd thought about clam chowder but the weather turned back warm. Plus I'm a little low on milk and don't want to make a trip out just for that. I have some very lean pork chops and I'll cook them with some au gratin potatoes and some kind of vegetable. A little high in sodium (the cheese in the potatoes) but other than that, not bad. His blood pressure is fine so I'm careful but not obsessive. I have plans for a small peach cobbler; maybe later in the week. Another surprise I won't tell him about.
It's been a couple of days since I've heard from the girls. Maybe tonight.
Hope all my Canadian friends are enjoying their 3 day holiday. They tell me that the actual feast is any day they want it to be so some have already feasted; others are holding off until tomorrow.
Our turn will come on the 4th Thursday of November and I still haven't decided what we're going to do this year. I'm so used to cooking for a mob but with Jim probably on the border, Melissa (Jim's wife) with a brand new baby (due November 10) in addition to Jonathan (around 18 months old now) and her teenage girls, and my girls not here, it may be just me, Ray, and possibly Tim. Maybe we'll splurge and go out but then I wouldn't have all those great leftovers; the turkey soup and the white beans and ham. I'll think about it later.
And then Christmas of course. I have room for a tiny tree (maybe) and I'll swap the knick knacks on my corner shelf for Christmas decorations and my small creche. Perhaps a wreath on the door. It will be different from Christmas past, that's for sure.
Wow, I get sidetracked easily, don't I. Already thinking two months ahead. Whatever happened to one day at a time?
It's almost 5 in the afternoon so I should go start dinner. As always, thanks for the kind words, welcome to my new visitors, and take care everyone.