Friday, October 24, 2008

At Ilene & Stu's in Salem

My trip to Salem went so fast. I enjoyed the time spent with Ilene & Stu. Ilene is recovering well from her heart surgery.
It was my duty as resident nurse-friend & wife of a Respiratory Therapist to encourage her to take deep breaths. She did quite well, even though she stuck her tongue out at me afterwards.
We walked outside in the mild Salem autumn, & met neighbor Sandy. Sandy had to check out the incision line. I found a kindred spirit in Sandy. She's an artist. She took me on a little shopping spree at a neat store that I'll tell you about tomorrow.
Ilene & I spent some time outside on the neighborhood bench, in the evening sun.
Stu showed me his culinary skills in the kitchen with turkey. It was SO GOOD!
He rubbed it with spices & baked it in a paper bag.There were still flowers blooming here &
there. It was tough to say good bye to my friends & the warm place, to come back to winter, but it was good to see Warren & Broccoli, & sleep in my own bed. today we spent the whole day running errands. It always feels like such a waist. We ate at Pizza Plaza, & enjoyed a quiet evening.
More to follow later.....Oh, my bread recipe is here.

9 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

The break was good for you-glad you could assist a friend.

Melodie said...

She's looking good.....a little pale maybe.
Looks like Jeanne's son-in-law was right about going first. He's in renal failure. Hospice has moved him in there. I'll be going to his funeral soon. He's only in his 30's......colon cancer. It's a family thing.
Love you!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Glad your friend pulled through so well...
Turkey cooked in a paper bag? Please tell us more....

Steph said...

Glad you had a good trip.

MargaretR said...

Your friend looks very young to have had heart surgery? she's lucky to have such good friends who can help. Love your rose!

Jane said...

Best wishes to your friends journey towards health! I'm sure the flowers were lovely to see after the snow you had north. Thanks for the point to the bread recipe... and now turkey in a bag?? We're all at the season of tending our hearths and pantrys... have a safe trip homeward!

Gaia Quilter said...

Your flower pictures are wonderful, you really know how to use your camera. Glad your friend is doing well.

BLP said...

Send Ilene my best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!

Anonymous said...

My goodness Deb ! I never expected to see John and me here, plus some of our work. We had such a fun time with you and I felt bonded to you almost from the start. We are so glad you had a good time, filled with color and caring.
I worked with wax painting and some of the colorful leaves today. It was play time. Most of my stuff these days are experiments.
Ilene seems to be doing better each day. I am so glad! She is a great friend, which I don't have to tell you.
We hope you come back to Salem again. Sandi