Tom had hernia surgery on Friday and all is well. He came home from the hospital on Saturday after lunch. He is doing a good job of sitting and healing and is doing fine with very little pain. Saturday afternoon we were lucky enough to have some "in home" caregivers. It was a great help to me.
Kev sat with Grandpa and they quizzed each other on baseball trivia.
Then he helped me in the kitchen by stirring up a batch of pancakes for our dinner. We decided to mix things up a bit and have breakfast food instead of regular dinner food. We had family company for the meal...pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. Yum! The patient had a bowl of tasty soup instead of the heavier food we ate.
Then we had a shift change in the nursing care and Amiya took over for the night shift.
After a breakfast of oatmeal for the patient she mixed up a batch of bread for toast and sandwiches.
Did you notice the canister that Kev is standing on? I have two of them. I bought them forty three years ago for fifty cents a piece. I use one for flour and one for sugar and love them because they keep the staples fresh and seal tight so no bugs can get in. Each holds twenty five pounds and that was very handy in the days we were raising our family. They also serve as sturdy and stable standing platforms for little cooks. I can remember all of my children standing on them and helping me. In fact I have a great photo of our oldest son cooking with me. That initial dollar investment has repaid me many, many times.