On the downhill slide so to speak. Feeling good. Things are moving right along.
Today is my mom’s knee replacement surgery so I’m a little off.
Was in a huge hurry this morning but wanted to make sure I ate something prior to leaving. Made two scrambled eggs in the microwave. I know, weird. It was a throw back to a jr cookbook I had as a kid- I used to make microwave eggs all of them time. ?
Meal 1: (no picture). Microwave Scrambled Eggs with Basil Mayo. (Don’t judge)
Meal 2: Salad at hospital cafe: mixed greens, beets, artichoke hearts, celery, tomatoes, roasted Rosemary chicken, roasted butternut squash. Balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Meal 3: My dad and I stopped at a restaurant on the way home. It’s a mom and pop type of place, but figured it was better than an Italian joint or Mexican food. Had the Salmon, plain Baked Potato and Green Beans. It also came with a side salad, which they put croutons on, but I just lifted them off. Oil and vinegar dressing I think can canola oil, so I passed on that but used the Balsamic Vinegar. The meal actually was very satisfying. I probably could have done without the salad.
The best part about this meal? We were greeted by friendly staff when we entered. This was a restaurant close to their home and a place my parents frequent often. They all asked where my mom was, I reminded them she had the knee surgery that day and they were all so caring and wishing her well.
My dad suffers from dementia, very similar to Alzheimer’s. He is very forgetful. When he came back from using the restroom, he was very confused as to where our table was and the waitresses informed me he might need a little guidance. I quietly whispered, “He has dementia.” so that they knew why he was so confused. I didn’t know if she knew.
Apparently a patron overheard this. When it came time for a bill, our waitress informed us that the bill had been taken care of by an anonymous dinner. She didn’t want us to know who she was but said that she recently lost her husband and wanted to tell me to enjoy my time with my dad. I think that was one of the kindest things that anyone has ever done for me. Yes, there are still kind and good people in this world, despite what the media is telling us.