Hi Ann & Louise & anyone else who drops in,
I'm just getting on here. My days are different as we are adjusting to helping DH. He is doing well. His back is almost totally on the mend. Right after lunch we all went down to the riverwalk and got a nice walk in. We went to a new area they just paved and there's a great view. We watched a big ship come in and saw how it turns into the channel. One of my biggest challenges is cooking low sodium. DH's challenge is getting a doctor's appointment.
Well, in the "old days" kids lived at home. Mom told me Dad's family was unhappy because he got married before his brother returned from WWII when Dad was around 40. Lol. In many different nationalities one of the kids was supposed to stay with the old parents. In Dad's family it was my youngest uncle (who did come back from WWII) and in Mom's family it was my Mom. Grandma lived with us from the time my grandfather died until she needed nursing home care. It sure wasn't "the Andersons" (Father Knows Best). Grandma was very stern and critical of Mom & thought her son was next to the king, lol. Of course, he rarely visited and he took Grandma to visit his home once and his wife was so mean to her, she never went back for another visit.
So nowadays with this economy there are a lot of us with kids back at home. It's a challenge for sure. Depending on what happens with my other son's job or getting into a new job, we could have two here. Yikes! He really doesn't want to do that - he wants to stay in the big city where his friends are and more jobs (maybe). The plus side is if we want to go somewhere there is someone to "cat sit" and we get help with various things. I'd say the down side is it would be nice to just have the house to ourselves. Our youngest son is far more organized and I think as we get older he would be the one we would rely on for help.
Tonight I made DH a meal of yellow peppers, onion, golden potatoes sliced thin, slices of chicken and fresh spinach from our garden sauted in olive oil. He really liked it. Oh, I sprinkled low fat shredded cheese on top.
Tonight I'm going to try rearranging the livingroom. I hope it works. I'll let you know.
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