Wednesday, January 28, 2009

....still around ......

I thought it would be easy.
Before hubby was released from the hospital, the dietician/nutritionist gave me a list of food items that he can eat. Easy, or so I thought. I can combine anything within the list as long as I limit the amount and be creative in apportioning items. On the first week, I used all the colors in the rainbow to guide me - red and yellow and green peppers, mustard and broccoli, aubergine and carrots, beets and sweet potato, yellow and green squashes, zucchini - did I miss any color? And one other good thing is that I can serve hubby all the proteins in the hemisphere! (As long as I remove every speck of fat from each)!
On the second week, I almost ran out of ideas as to what herbs and spices I could combine. Because he eats almost without salt, the herbs and spices can camouflage its absence. I've also used all non-fat methods of cooking - steamed fish, roasted vegggies, baked no-fat pork chop (is there such a thing?), boiled eggs, pan fried etc., etc., etc.
Third week, a repeat of most from the first and second weeks.

So that hubby will not feel so bad about his food, I've also started eating what he eats, with extra sauce or condiments here and there. (I am starting to miss my potatoes and tomatoes)
Fourth week: HELP !!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I Am Back .....

It had been a roller coaster year for me.
High and low, up-around-down-up-around-down, high and low! I feel like a baton being thrown up in the air not knowing if I would land on someone's hand safely or hit the ground broken. I even lost my inertia to write.
Then suddenly I awoke from my stupor and realized I have plenty to be thankful for.
The past year blessed us with a brand new healthy, handsome bouncing grandson, and our three others each celebrated their own birthdays reminding hubby and me that life goes on, no matter what. Our sons and their families are doing fine in their own unique ways. Norma, one of my sisters, visited and we had a great bonding time, Kirby, one of my nephews and in a sense has become our youngest son, saves us from being empty nesters. And there are our friends and relatives who make us feel loved, cared and thought of all the time.
Then there were the doctors who put their minds together so hubby could have the best treatment and the nurses who gave their all so that for a whole week, hubby and I would feel like we are in a hotel instead of a hospital room.
And of course, my blogging friends, who had been always in my thoughts.