Saturday, November 26, 2011

Getting ready for Larry to have Surgery

Well, all three of us are getting ready for Larry's surgery. First the house will be in order I hope we are trying to do that this weekend. Larry & Nikita are cleaning the living room, this is where all of their messes are. My kitchen is clean. The family room/dinning room needs a little picking up and both rooms need to be vacuumed. Tonight we are having remainders of Thanksgiving.
Tonight I will be learning all about the bills again, when we were waiting for Larry's liver transplant I had to figure everything out without him, he was to ill & or a coma to ask questions. I don't want to go through that again. I don't think anything bad will happen when they do the hernia operation but the doctor was very frank with us that he is at a very high risk for infection but the surgery is an absolutely necessary it is interfering with daily life. Larry has two hernia's and they will decided when they get in if they do both or just one.
I have stocked my pantry and freezer to last for two weeks. If I had more room I would do more. Larry's last pay check will be in two weeks, then we wait for disability check to start. Larry does have retirement from him being am Iron worker that we will get on the first of the month. Larry says not to worry but I still will I remember how tough it was for us when we were waiting for the transplant. I do not wish the stress of that on anyone. I am probably concerned over nothing. Well we begin the count down to surgery it is this week on Dec.1, 2011. We will find out the day before what time surgery is. Got to remember just breathe and one day at a time and if that doesn't help one minute at a time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Update on day before Thanksgiving

Well baking is done, dinner is done. Nikita helped w/baking & she cleaned up most of the downstairs bathroom. I have hopes of doing what I can do tomorrow, if not that is ok. We are only having one guest. I guess I just wanted to make everything perfect. Here I am telling Nikita it is ok to not be perfect and what am I doing. I guess I should take my own advice. I have plans on going to bed early tonight, I need the rest plus I will need energy and hopefully not pain which I am currently in.

Day before Thanksgiving are you ready?

It is the day before Thanksgiving and are you ready? Well I am not yet, currently I am cooking veggies for stuffing/dressing. Still have to bake pecan pie & praline pumpkin dessert & prep veggies for roasting. I need to finish cleaning kitchen & make sure bathroom downstairs is clean. I hope Nikita will still help with baking today. Had to go out to Costco today needed a necessity and was it ever crowded. Got in and got out in about 40 min. The veggies for cooked now I just have to let them cool down & put in fridge to add to dried cornbread tomorrow. I still have to hand wash some dishes, it sucks that not everything can go into a dishwasher. I also have remainders (leftovers) for dinner, which is my version of osso bucco. Which I just tell Larry & Nikita it is pot roast so I don't have to explain it to them. I will let you know later if I get done or not.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Overwhelmed by Thanksgiving

I don't know about anyone but this year I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by Thanksgiving. I am usually very organized but this year not so much. I finally made a list of what I need to do. I have way too much on my mind and things to do. I have to realize that I am not perfect and I will try my best and if something doesn't get done I will be fine, dinner will be fine. It isn't like we are having a lot of people over it will just be me , Larry, Nikita and Larry's best friend Dan. We haven't had a crowd over for the Holiday's in about a year, because I can't do what I used to do. I still try and it sets me back a day or two. I need to remember Nikita is old enough and she can help with somethings and it is a good lesson for me to have more patience with her and with myself. Let's see now if I can accomplish this today.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My count down for Thanksgiving

Well first I already ordered my smoked turkey, which we will already be carved, when Larry picks it up on Thanksgiving morning.
I need to make a list of what I need for both Thanksgiving & for us too. My menu for Thanksgiving is Smoked Turkey, corn bread stuffing, gravy, either mashed or baked potatoes, roasted veggies & steamed veggies, fruit salad & cranberry sauce. For dessert we will have Larry's favorite pecan pie, praline pumpkin dessert and Larry's friend Dan is bringing something chocolate. We will also have sparkling cider to celebrate.
Today we also need to do shopping at Whole Foods. Monday shopping at Sprouts, they have nuts, eggs, butter, mushrooms, maple syrup, cranberry sauce.
Wednesday do prep of stuffing and bake pecan pie & praline pumpkin dessert. pick up cheap dinner or make easy dinner.
Thanksgiving Day arrives. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Are you ready for Thanskgiving?

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? 
I am working on getting ready for Thanksgiving. I ordered a smoked turkey, like I did last year. It was so good and easy for me. I am not sure how many people will be coming until a day or two before. Larry's friend comes unless he has made plans with his adult kids. Dan, Larry's friend has brought his youngest over before for the Holidays, we shall see if it will just be Larry, Nikita & me. Either way it is fine with me.