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Sunday October 24th 2010, 11:29 pm
Filed under: Family,Life,My Garden,Wildlife

It’s interesting watching the birds really flock at the feeders just a little before it starts to rain. They know it’s coming and they want nourishment against the cold and the water in a safe, dry place.

Thank you all, meantime, for the support, and I knitted a few rows today. Decided it wasn’t worth pushing it too soon, but at the same time I was delighted that I could. Another day or two and it’ll all be back to normal.


Me: “I don’t WANT to do a liquid diet! I’m hungry and I want some real food!”

Hubby, looking at me steadily: “Nasal gastric tube.”

He had me and he knew it.  Four days that felt ever increasingly like having surgery without anesthesia. Never again.

Well, at least you can pack a lot of nourishment into soup.  So now the blockage, too, which had been ignoring my protests of I so did not earn it, is starting to improve. And Don is right: Stones into Schools, written by Mortenson himself, is the better book, but Three Cups of Tea, the one that made the man’s name and cause known, is vastly important in its own write.

Remember my dying tomato plant of a month ago? Its main branches are just straws now, bent in half from birds landing on it and going Whoa! as the stems collapsed under them–I saw them.

I discovered a new tomato on a small, still-green branch yesterday. It cheered me greatly, and all the more today.

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Liquid so beats the alternative. Storm here all night.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.25.10 @ 4:17 am

Enjoy that little tomato!

Comment by Channon 10.25.10 @ 7:53 am

Soup is good. Soup with stuff is awesome.

I well remember living on protein drinks and juice after my surgery. Nonfat plain yogurt was SUCH an improvement. 🙂

Comment by Patricia Day 10.25.10 @ 8:38 am

Hubby is right! A very good friend of mine is recovering from surgery for a bowel obstruction. They tried the NG tube, treating it medically, for three days but in the end she required surgery – she was very, very ill. Take good care! That’s an order. 🙂

Comment by Julie 10.25.10 @ 9:02 am

Ah, soup!
you probably can’t have this one right now, but we bought some minestrone soup from Frankie, Johnny, and Luigi, Too the other night. More like tasty wet vegetables.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.25.10 @ 10:32 am

I didn’t know you were fighting a blockage – I’m so sorry you’re dealing with that too. Are you feeling any better from the fall yet? Around our house with both of us disabled we have a fair number of falls or feeling really bad experiences. We have discovered that after a fall or taxing physical movement pain is the worst on the second day for some reason. We call it “second day syndrome” because we can always count on being miserable the 2nd day after an “event”. I hope you are over the worst of the treadmill excitement! And I hope the blockage improves. Sometimes our spouses know what’s good for us before we’ll admit it… LOL

Comment by Mary 10.25.10 @ 3:13 pm

Yeah, Nasal Tubes of any type are sure necessary sometimes, but they really are painful.
Sending ‘Unblocking’ energies!

Squash soup is pretty good, I have a recipe on my blog that can be adjusted to taste. I love it with peanut butter in it.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 10.25.10 @ 4:35 pm

Excellent pun – and thanks for the recommendation, I haven’t gotten his new book now, but will have to do so at some point sooner rather than later.

Also? Your husband is a wise man, and I’m glad things are looking up 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 10.25.10 @ 7:53 pm

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