Mom made it to the New Year. She is an amazingly strong woman. Still not any complaints or signs of discomfort, however she is now sleeping through her changes and has stopped asking for water. When I changed her this morning, she awoke long enough to ask me to scratch her back, which I did. When she was done being changed I went to get her fresh water and when I returned she was sleeping and wouldn't wake up enough to drink.
I am so grateful that she is in no pain. I pray she just slips off in her sleep, nobody can ask for better than that. I have spent this morning reflecting on all the good times that Mom and I have had through the years. All the lunches out, the dinners in and the vacations......oh the vacations, that were so much fun. Mom and Pops loved sharing our family vacations with us and as the kids grew and left, they continued to accompany Frank and I each time, except for diving trips.
I think this is a time of reflection for everyone and for planning what you hope the New Year holds. I am looking forward to Frank's retirement and the new chapters it will add to our life together. I am excited about spending time with my family and friends. I hope to continue to visit with all of you daily or at least several times a week. I want to eat healthier and move more. I envision daily walks or hikes with Frank once he is retired.
First, though, I am going to start with easy planning.....it is time for the Weekly Menu. Today we are invited to Dan and Rebecca's for her traditional spaghetti dinner she serves each New Year day. Mom Klik is feeling up to going out so Fraink is taking her over and Amy is coming to stay with Mom so I can join them there.
Yesterday, I made a spaghetti squash in the slow cooker, using this technique from Angel's Home Sweet Homestead. This will be my dinner tomorrow night.
Sunday, Frank is holding a CPL class. I am serving chocolate croissants in the morning and soup and sandwiches for lunch with a Bundt Cake for dessert. We will order in dinner.
The rest of the week is really going to depend on Mom. I will be hanging out with her and not going much of anywhere until she decides it is time to go join my Pops and brother.
So here is my Weekly Menu. I will be sharing recipes and photos with you all through the month so please stop by often and visit.
Dinner at Dan and Rebecca's
Beef Vegetable Soup
BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Lemon Rosemary Bundt
Creamy Crockpot Mac and Cheese
Pasta with Marinara
Roasted Chicken with Asparagus