December 10, 2013

Time to Say Good-bye...

Hello everyone. I hate to be Debbie Downer, especially at this magical time of year, but there are some pretty serious events happening here at the ol' homestead. Primarily, my mom had a massive stroke, which has disabled her greatly. When she first went to the ER last Sunday, she couldn't speak, couldn't stay awake, and couldn't physically do anything except turn her head from side to side on occasion and look to see who was in her room. A little over a week later, I am happy to report that she has added at least two dozen new words and phrases to her vocabulary, such as "what's happenin'," "cool" and "good," as well as a couple of colorful cuss words when she gets frustrated. She can also move around without help, go to the restroom and feed herself. She's at a fantastic live-in rehab facility in Central Texas and she's making wonderful progress every day. But until she's better, which the doctors estimate will take at least a full year if not longer, I've got my hands too full to experiment with recipes. I'm just going with dishes that are both easy and warm. That's really all I care about right now. In addition, I've got my fabulous job at the church to keep me busy. So, I'm thinking it's time to put this blog to bed. I will leave it up, of course, so you can reference the recipes anytime you like. Thanks for reading my blog, thanks for your support and words of encouragement, and thanks for just being your awesome selves! I've had so much fun doing this. Happy holidays to all of you! 

Please pray for my mom, and keep on cookin'!

4 comments:

M said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I'm glad for you both (as well as for the rest of your family) that she's showing improvement. Much strength and peace to you over the next while.

M said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I'm glad for you both (as well as for the rest of your family) that she's showing improvement. Much strength and peace to you over the next while.

Serge said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom having a stroke and all. I hope she gets better soon. Hopefully you can get her to eat more healthy foods when your with her so that she can get healthier quicker.

andthisisthirty.com said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.