Hi all! It's been a while since I have written a word as so much has happened to consume my life over the last couple of months; and the saga is not one I would care to repeat.
The condensed version is that as it became evident that my almost 96-year-old mother was no longer able to live on her own, my life was consumed with hospital visits, a rehab facility and finally placement of my mother into a long-term care center. The period of adjusting to my mother's new life was a journey for both of us. But the most arduous task of all was getting my mother's home ready for sale. There were storage places in her small house that I never knew existed. And who knew my father had squirreled away every fan and air conditioner they had ever owned as well as every broken toaster?
I worked for two plus weeks straight getting everything cleared out. Without the help of my friends and my husband I know that I could not have done it. We sold the house quickly and closed last week.
But as crazy as those two months were, every day I would come home and cook dinner. I guess there was something comforting in performing that task. So here is a glimpse at some of the things that went on around here.
|A birthday bouquet|
|Salmon packets with spinach and oranges|
At one point during the craziness our son and his girlfriend
blew flew in for a wedding.
|A giant salted caramel macaron from Laduree on Madison Avenue|
|And a gigantic bowl of pork belly ramen noodles at Ippudo in NYC|
|A bowl of mussels|
|Grilled chicken thighs with lemon, garlic and rosemary|
|Cinnamon breakfast toasts cooling|
|Memorial Day Weekend|