Friday, January 11, 2019

Ten Days Later

Taken with the iPhone
This is the first photo I've taken this year. I took it on Thursday, the first sunny day in a week, the second day we didn't have to drive to the hospital. Roger's daughter was in for ten days. We visited with her everyday and brought her organic homemade food. The first four days was a clear liquid diet, so we made chicken and veggie broth, strained and perfect. Then we brought stir-fry veggies and rice; pasta and chicken; coconut basmati rice with tofu, a veggie frittata. We cooked and cooked. We made sure she had the best stuff to eat while she was recovering from what... we don't know yet. She is home and feeling better. We are relieved.

We drove up the coast to run a few errands. Stopped at the scenic overlook to breathe in the ocean air and bask in the sunlight. The river was as brightly lit as we've ever seen it. Crepuscular rays all the way down to the water. We listened as the waves came and went. We were renewed.

The new year had really begun.

24 comments:

  1. Healthy food prepared with love is good medicine and certainly helped your dear one feel better. So good to hear that she is home again.

    Your photos of the ocean and sky are a lifeline for me. I'm renewed, too. Thank you so much!

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    1. am-- Yes, good food and love are good medicine. So glad you liked the ocean pic.

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  2. Crepuscular sunshine has always intrigued me...and just think of all the artists through the years who also liked it. What a word. What a good looking thing to have in our lives.

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    1. Barbara-- Crepuscular rays are really interesting, anti-crepuscular rays as well. Makes me wonder who ever came up with such a word.

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  3. I am sure your loved one was helped immeasurably by your care and constancy. It is good to hear she is home now and healing.

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    1. 37paddington-- Yes, she's home and her mom has been with her giving her lots of support. She is surrounded by love.

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  4. Whoa! I thought they knew what was going on with E? I'm glad she's finally out. Recovery moves more quickly once the patient is at home. As for the meals, take away the chicken and I'd almost be willing to be hospitalized to be fed like that!
    Yes, nature is so healing. We would be better off is people all spent part of every day in quiet contemplation of nature, preferably while outside in it, weather permitting. After all, we have a president who hates the outdoors, except for the unnatural, sculpted, pesticide-infused sites known as golf courses, and look at what he's like!

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    1. CCorax-- We never heard a definitive diagnosis. The last word was that they couldn't see the appendix with ultrasound. She was definitely feeling better, so she was released. She did a lot of walking while she was in the hospital. I told her she was a free-range patient.

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  5. That does not sound like a good start to the year, I hope his daughter recovers fully and your year gets better. At least the skys brightened up.

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    1. Billy-- It was not a good start to the year. We are hoping things will return to the normal status quo soon.

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  6. Wow! I'm glad she's out of the hospital now, but that must have been scary! Beautiful photo. Glad you were able to renew after such a stressful time!

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    1. Steve-- It was crazy scary. We are so glad she is home. It makes a huge difference in every way.

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  7. So glad she is out and I am sure your great care had a lot to do with it but a lack of diagnosis is unsettling. Hopefully there will be no repeats and she can just enjoy good health.

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    1. Patti-- We were so glad that we could bring her good nutritious food that was cooked with love everyday. She's taking it slowly and healing.

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  8. I'm sure your nutritious food made a big difference. You get five stars once again.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  9. It's gruesome when there is no diagnosis but medical science has its limits. Whereas good food is always an excellent medicine.
    How good of you to cook all this!

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    1. Sabine-- Yes, medical science has its limits. It's always such a bummer when we hit that wall. But good food is good medicine.

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  10. I'm a little surprised that the hospital would let you bring the food in but good for you for doing it. I like your photo.

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    1. Catalyst-- I was surprised they let us bring food as well. We asked on the first day, and they said yes. Glad you liked the photo.

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  11. I'm happy for you all that she is out of the hospital and recovering. Very pretty photo.

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  12. Good to hear she is out of the hospital. Also good that you brought home made food to her. It's so important. Most hospital food rather pitiful and doesn't help one become well.

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    1. bev-- It's true about hospital food. I'm so glad we could help in a way to get her on her path to wellness.

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