10 December 2016
come sit some more.
to the left of my sink and on an otherwise forgotten cake pedestal .. sits a vintage vase of roses from our garden. the last of the year before my hubs clipped back all our bushes. the bushes sleep until the first sign of spring .. but the last roses remain surprisingly intact 2 weeks later.
mom is having challenges post surgery.. while we know that's "normal" for older folks, it's nonetheless challenging. for her - certainly. but also for her daughters. especially the two who will be caring for her in the immediate future when she gets out of the hospital. the anesthesia then percocet Rx has produced severe confusion and a combative nature. while its effects are slowly dissipating (they stopped administering that Rx), concern arises and takes center stage. we all feel helpless. and then there's getting the one sisters home ready to welcome mom .. changes and additions. please .. pray for my mom's recovery. and pray for the obvious strength and empathy and wisdom and discernment my two sisters closest in proximity require. and for my washington state sister and myself - that we would be able to somehow provide support before we can make our way south. very concerned for my mom just now..
i made a quiche this morning. we each enjoyed a slice along with orange sections and coffee. and i made chocolate mint bark which is now in the freezer. i have butter on the counter - softening to be added to russian tea cake cookie dough. will be getting out and about for some necessary ingredients for other recipes on my list. every year i say i'll only bake 3 things. eye roll. will i ever learn? i think not. my plan was set in place to make 2 or 3 things. then i heard that a man at my hubs work asked if i was making a Christmas dessert platter again. and there went my plan...... wink.
hoping your day is lovely in every way.
thank you in advance for praying.