Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Apple Crisp with Pecans & Orange

Wanna knock your friends and families socks off? Make this. It is TO DIE FOR! Want the recipe send me a email or post in the comment section....you will NOT be disappointed.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

On the mend!

So I am officially "on the mend" and doing great! The only draw back to my surgery was a few days of no cooking and my first Soup Night at my house was postponed untill later this month. On an occasional Saturday, during the Fall/Winter, I like to make a huge pot of soup, make some bread and invite friends over to eat and visit. It is a huge amount of fun!

We have been thrust into the Holidays with high 70's weather and I feel like I am in Phoenix. This past Friday night, me and some other Heart mom's had a Mom's Night Out at Piatti's, with lots of wine, food and dessert (you should have seen our bill!). But we had such an awesome time!

Winter school stuff is upon us and we will be busy with so many celebrations. But this is stuff I absolutely love. Stay tuned.

PS: Many people have asked where I got this beautiful header (the Hummingbird) at the top of my blog...well, tis' a painting my husband has done.

Aden's Fort Building

Alexia's cool new ride!

Mom's Night Out

Chicken Stew!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A little better

She is feeling a little better,but she is still sleeping a lot and dealing with the side effects of the Darvocet,which are basically headaches and extreme nausea.Has drunk some broth again and a little apple juice so she is drinking some fluids and she is able to keep them down.

A few Hours later...

Well she is up brushing her teeth right now and she has eaten a bowl of applesauce and she says that it tasted good.She discovered that Benedryl works very well for her nausea and the headache is not as severe as it was earlier.

Hopefully she will feel even better tomorow.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Getting Rest

At about 6:45pm she managed to wake up and eat some broth from the soup that she made yesterday.She was also able to hold a conversation with myself,Aden and Dad for about a half an hour.She was feeling some pain so she took a perscription painkiller that her primary doctor had perscribed for her and was sound asleep pretty soon after that.Hopefully she will be in less pain tomorrow and hopefully she won't try and do too much(But we all know that she tends to push herself.)

Thank you to Andrea for bringing us dinner tonight it was very much appreciated.

Coming Home

She is finally coming home as I write this.She had an episode of nausea right before they were about to release her,so they kept her in recovery until it was gone.She is pretty sleepy right now,but that is of course a result of the anesthesia.

I will keep you updated on her progress and how she is doing because I doubt she will be on the computer today.

And the Surprises Keep Coming

She is done!!!

Everything went very well and she is now in the recovery room.She will only be in there for about 30 minutes and then she will be on her way home.This procedure went off perfectly.


My mom was just wheeled into the OR two hours ahead of schedule.Now I see why they wanted her in early just in case this happened.Being ahead of schedule is good.

Will let you know how it goes once I find out.

Today's The Day

This is Valerie's daughter updating her blog while she goes in for the procedure.I asked her if she wanted me to keep people updated and she said yes so whenever I hear something from my dad I will definitely update all of you.They left for the Surgery Center about fifteen minutes ago.The doctor wanted my mother there at 1:00pm even though the procedure isn't scheduled to begin until 3:30.Anyone else find this even slightly odd considering this is an outpatient procedure?

More updates later as I hear them.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More stuff

So, it turns out, that my surgery is this Friday. Fun, fun, fun. At least I was able to fully enjoy the Presidential Election. Know what my biggest worry is about Friday? Nothing to eat or drink after Midnight, which means NO AM COFFEE!! Ughhh.

Well, untill I return, last night's dinner in honor of our new President and a group photo from Lorraine's Halloween bash.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Such business...

We have had such full days, I haven't had a chance to post anything!

Let's get to the important health stuff first. Alexia had her 6 month appointment with her Cardiologist. She had a EKG and a Echo and both were great! We will go back in April. I had my appointment and am having surgery in the next couple weeks. It is out-patient and fairly simple although they will use general anesthesia. I will update with a date when I know.

We have done several things with my friend Lorraine and her children. Apple Hill, Protected Path and of course her Halloween Bash, that is "the party to be at". Did I ever tell you how much I love this school?

Our house has been painted and now on to a kitchen and bathroom remodel, hmmmm wonder why we are doing this......

I recently was nominated into the Sutter Children's Center Advisory Board. I decided to go ahead and take a seat because it truley is an honor to be asked. We had our first Board Meeting this past Friday and I was surrounded by some high powered people. I am tickled! We are focusing on the new Women and Children's hospital being built as we speak.

Yesterday, Carl and I had a date. We went to see Religulous and had dinner at the 33rd Street Bistro. We loved both and I highly recommend seeing the movie.

Below are some random photos from the past month...enjoy and I love you all!