Monday, December 1, 2008
Sorry to be gone so long. Thanksgiving was lovely and we are going to eat the last of the delicious free range, organic bird tonight. There is a cute Irish Pub in Coronado CA where the Trolley Tour stops ( do you know it, Susie Q?) that serves a sandwich called the Irish Dip. In reality it is a turkey sandwich with a little cup of gravy for dipping. Tonight we will have my version along with Mama Janet Fries (oven baked Russets). We sent all the desserts home with the kids. I made Apple Crisp and also a Pumpkin Gooey Cake from Paula Deen. Let me tell you, you Southerners sure like your sweets...a pound of confectioners sugar...wow...cloying hardly begins to describe it, but the kids seemed to like it.
In other news, Bob's Mom is in the hospital. She has had cancer for almost a year , but she wouldn't admit it or let anyone talk about it. Less than a month ago I was thinking I would get her a wheelchair ( she "slips" a lot) and try to get her out for a brief shopping and lunch trip, but she decided that was "too much". We have been walking a fine line between carrying out her wishes and worrying about her safety. I have been trying to go over and heat up some food and make sure she eats at least once a day. The final straw was when she told me on Wednesday that she wouldn't be coming over for the T'giving meal, could we please bring it to her? On Friday she went to the hospital. Apparently the cancer is much further along than we knew and she won't be coming home. We should be having a family meeting with her caregivers within a couple of days and we will see where she goes from here. She is on some morphine ( because Tylenol is bad for her liver, doncha know?) and is already having the "drug dreams". She has accused Bob of selling her house already..if only it were that easy in this market.
So, if I am sporadic about posting and not leaving you comments on your posts this is why. Hopefully it will be quick and without pain.