This week as been a
long, hard, tiring, not fun week full of "life's moments". Larry had a cataract surgery last week and this Wednesday, a week later, had a total knee replacement. There was a lot of pre-op testing, appointments and waiting. We were both thrilled when the cataract removal gave him such much better sight! Before he left the operating room, he looked up at the clock and said "I can see that!" This eye has had retinal problems and they did not promise him better sight, rather a maintaining of what was there. As the week progressed, he could see better and better and when he went in to be checked, his sight was 20/25!
This week, Wednesday, he had his knee done and that was a little harder. All went well, but post-op, he was soon tired of all things hospital! Let's just say....he was not a happy camper! He had a fabulous surgeon and we had talked for a long time about home vs nursing home care with physical therapy (the best choice). He has been through this before on the other knee and is a motivated patient because he wants to go immediately back to work. We vacillated even in the hospital and when push came to crunch on Saturday morning when they released him, -he just wanted to go home. So,....we rented a hospital bed, put it in the family room on the first floor....and this is his new room for the next couple of weeks.
My mother had a philosophy about life that I loved..."always look for the next party, -look for the fun in things even when they really aren't" and it makes life go so much better. So,...meals are now served on trays and there is something fun about that
at first. It stretches my imagination on preparing something visually, "cute" and appealing too.
Then it's delivered, downstairs and appreciated more than the average meal at the table...ha! I guess that once in a while it's good to have "life's moment's" because it helps you appreciate the ordinary everyday in a new way. BOY, do I appreciate the ordinary everyday!!!
For a good, new recipe go to this link from the blog ."Seventh Smith" I'm needing new ideas!!