December 2010

Souper Simple

December 31, 2010

Guess who is home and well enough to enjoy a dinner in the dining room!? Karen says cheers! She is feeling [and looking and seeming] MUCH better tonight. We went to the hospital and brought her home around 5PM, tucked her into her bed (after a hot shower!) and I got started on dinner while […]

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December 31, 2010

One heckofa lunch!!! Bursting with flavor, color, nutrients, volume & texture –   I made a big salad with a foundation of: Spinach Green pepper Carrot Cucumber Dressed in: Olive oil (~1 tsp) Honey (~1 tsp) Sea salt Black pepper Topped with: Cranberry BBQ chicken from last night’s dinner Rice dollops from last night’s dinner […]

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Spring Is Just Around The Corner

December 31, 2010

Someone is hopeful… Frog & Toad: The Corner "I went back home. When I got there," said Frog, "I found another corner. It was the corner of my house." "Did you go around it?" asked Toad. "I went around that corner, too," said Frog. "What did you see?" asked Toad. "I saw the sun coming […]

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Chart Notes

December 30, 2010

The patient is doing well! The surgery went well, and we just returned from the hospital after spending a few hours with her. She was her usual joking self [although she’s definitely been through a rough 48 hours], and enjoyed the lovely meal of saltines and ginger ale I fed her. Karen wanted me to […]

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Matchy Match

December 30, 2010

I’ve been a ball of nervous energy all morning – no news on Karen yet. But we did take out the tree! These guys are much happier now that they don’t have to be angels! I burned off some more energy on a conference call and then I biked to the gym and back while […]

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Real Life Resumes

December 30, 2010

Here in begins real life again. Breakfast at home. Pretty dishes. Writing projects. Recipe projects. Laundry. Cleaning. My fast + furious desktop computer. Conference calls. Charlottesville! And the surgery waiting room. Matt just took Karen to the hospital and we will be waiting for a call around 3PM to signify we can go see her. […]

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The Journey Back To Hobbiton

December 29, 2010

Part I: From Bald Head To Fayetteville Our first destination on our way home was Fayetteville to have lunch with the Gipsons! Aunt Becky is Karen’s younger sister, who is married to Uncle Corey. The cousin bunch are Patrick (who is in NYC), Megan and Ryan – plus doggie Sadie! We joined them for a […]

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