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Much Gratitude

October 29, 2012

I have gone AWOL for a few weeks on my postings.  Kurt ( my brother in Law) has been gone for 3 weeks now and my friend Ann just left after a 2 week stay.  So far word has not gotten out to my guests that this isn’t the ‘Best Toronto Hotel for those who like solitude and relaxation”.

For me it brings me much solitude to have each of them here and they all bring something special that I could never find in anyone else.

Everyone knows what the Physio routine is and what needs to happen to prepare to go and what to do upon our return.

Kurt’s specialty is having the house Oxygen ready when I make my way up the stairs from the car.  Those steps are my nemesis now, as we put in a lift for the 13 stairs that go up to the bed and bathroom.  He also has the dogs trained to follow him and not me for their dinner when we return home.

With Kurt here it was like Two Bachelors and a Lady.  I did nothing and Scott and Kurt split up the duties.  I didn’t realize Kurt cooked as much as he does;  and he mentioned that he picked up a lot of tips from my father when they lived with him years ago when their house was being built and Ian was a baby.  He said that he’d never met a man of that generation that cooked until he met our dad.

My Dad always cooked with my mother and after she passed he continued to feed the last four of the seven in our family who were still in grade school.  He still makes the best pea soup from the Easter Ham bone and tomato soup from his garden tomatoes.  Not to mention Turkey Chow Mein after Thanksgiving.  the first person  to dad’s house after the holidays usually reaps the benefits.

Kurt picked up those tips and knows how to make leftovers taste good and always has potatoes on hand for dinner and then use them for breakfast.  Perfect for someone who needs to maintain her weight (me)

His special touch is that he puts a paper towel over the plate while he patiently waits for me to come to the table so the meal doesn’t get cold.  He said to say a special thanks to all the ladies who have brought us dishes of food to share.  Yum!

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2 Comments
  1. Alexa Murphy permalink

    Pam, Welcome back to the blog! Glad that you are able to continue your writing about your journey. XOXO Alexa

  2. ronmarydav@charter.net permalink

    Dear Pam: I had lunch with Sue last week. We need to get together more often, it takes too long to catch up. She was leaving to visit you the next day. I am sorry that things have gotten so hard for you but thankful that you are on the list for a transplant. Keep your hope firm and your eye on the prize. I do know how hard it is ,but I also know the benefit afterwards. I will continue to pray for you. If you have any questions or just feel like talking about this please do not hesitate to contact me. God Bless Mary Davis, Willmar, MN (lung transplant survivor since 2003)!

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