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Hi guys.

I want to say thank you for all the kindness and good wishes sent while I was in the hosp. I am taking a variety of pills now, here at home, and am feeling increaingly better.

Husband has left the house, just now with a shopping list. It will be interesting to see what he actually comes home with. He and the kids have been fairly awesome in the last two weeks.

I have not gotten any writing done, or any Spanish either in ages now. I have not even had the sort of crisp thoughts that can be written down. I have had slow, wandering, feverish thoughts that are totally useless.  But today, maybe. I can imagine Marlowe looking at me with his eyebrows up, making a 'ppfft' noise at my inconstancy.

So, I will write. I will. But first I am going to clean my kitchen and make some food that I would actually like to eat. I am going to make a babka.

We had a babka in the house when I left, a week ago now. I had not had any, but I was planning to. I thought of it all week, while I ate the nasty hospital food, (or more often did not eat it.) Well, you can see this coming, right? Came home. It was gone. Daughter and her friends ate the whole thing. (She said that they had never had one, and they liked it, so that is something at least.) But anyway, gone.

They are not that hard to make. I have made them before, so that is the answer. Obviously.

Other than that, very quiet here today. Yodel has been loving the air conditioner. We have a chair right in front of it. He likes to climb up in the chair and stand with his ears back and mouth open, right in front of it. Silly cat. Then he lies down on his back and lets the cold air ruffle his stomach fur. Maybe I can get a picture later.

Hope you are all out having fun.


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Jun. 22nd, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to know you are home and feeling better. Hope you keep improving, too!! Yes, hubbies have an interesting way of shopping!LOL! If he's like mine, he'll come home with half what you asked for and half stuff that "caught his eye"!! (No, I've never had borscht. Why did you think I would want it??)

Who could resist a homemade babka for a whole week!??! I would have given in to temptation, too!! LOL!
Jun. 22nd, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
Well-- I guess you have a point about the power of babka. It was too much to ask of them.

My father once bought a case of babmboo shoots and a case of light-bulbs home from the store. The lightbulbs, fine. But we were eating those bamboo shoots for years!

Mike is pretty good at shopping though. I am the one more likely to throw interesting things into the cart. He likes a list. I do not...
Jun. 22nd, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
A CASE of bamboo shoots?? crazy.
Jun. 22nd, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
He was so pleased with his bargain. My mom just found somewhere to store them.

This was years before the rise of Costco and places like that. A case of anything was pretty unheard of. Also my mom was a plain cook. She had never put bamboo shoots in anything. But they were not permitted to go to waste.
Jun. 23rd, 2013 10:20 am (UTC)
So glad you're getting better and getting back into the the normal routine. It's amazing how good normal life feels after being ill.

So how did hubby do with the shopping? I have to confess that in our house partner does pretty much all the shopping, primarily because he has transport. He is vegan and I am carnivorous though, so if I want to eat dead things I have to buy them myself :}

I had to google babka, I've never come across it before. It sounds delicious though. I'm not surprised it didn't last the week!
Jun. 23rd, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
He did well with the shopping. He also got himself some new shorts. He needed them, when he went with me to the ER the ones he had on were terribly ragged. He has favorite clothes that he saves way too long, just because they make him happy. (He usually does not leave the house in them, but he was obv preoccupied.)

Babka turned out fine. Filling was a little scant though. Next time I will use more. Son said it was better than the store kind. (Well, fresh bread usually is.) Almost all gone now.

And yes, normal life feels ridiculously good. I have been napping a lot though. Did some writing last night. I am waiting eagerly for the next half of your current Archie thing...
Jun. 23rd, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better! Now I'm off to google "babka" so I too will know what it is.

As a totally non-related aside: Our local paper (The Spokesman-Review) had a recipe for Maple-Bacon cookies in the food section a couple of weeks ago. Saved it to try sometime. They sound totally delicious and totally unhealthy!
Jun. 25th, 2013 03:25 am (UTC)
I am glad you are home and feeling better. I am glad the family has been helpful too. If I get sick, my hb gives me a day to rest, and if I am still sick, well.. I am sool..shit out of luck! Just relax and get better, we will all be patiently waiting for the patient to get well again!

Ha ha! Did you smoke it?

take care!!
Jul. 2nd, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
cat with ruffled tum =Win

do hope you manage a picture
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