Today Is The Day

“Today is the day we worried about yesterday”  The day if finally here.  Tonight we will have a good idea if this operation will restore enough sight for Norman to pass the state eye exam, say a small prayer for him.

We stayed up late last night so we could sleep in this morning.  Norman can not eat or drink anything before our 10;30 appointment.  He has started every day for the last 70 years with at least 2 cups of strong coffee so it is quite a hardship to pass that up so he figured it would be easiest if he could sleep later in the morning.  He made it last night to 11 p.m. and just could not stay awake so we were in bed by 11:30.  We both slept well all night.  Worry never does bother his sleep and even I did well getting up only once to go to the bathroom and change sides to relieve my down side hip.  That I do every night anyways.  We slept in until 7:30 which was a new record for us.  We got up then and went right to work on the broccoli.  I had to bag the tray full we put in the freezer last night before bed and then cut up some more.  8:30 and we have the last tray full of chopped broccoli in the freezer.  That will fill the freezer so we will not be getting a box of anything next week.  This box had 42 nice big stocks or heads of broccoli.  I sent 6 home with Becca to eat fresh and we have kept out 4.  All the rest have gone into the freezer.  Regina ate the tops off one stock and I cut the tops off four more for salads, those stocks were chopped up and added to the other stocks on the tray for freezing.  I have frozen most of the chopped broccoli in quart bags but some I had to put into gallon bags, we should now have enough broccoli to last about 6 weeks.  When Patty comes over to pick up Regina from tutoring she  takes some frozen vegetable home so that helps me empty my freezer.  It is so much cheaper getting the vegetables by the box and they are just as good frozen as they are the day we get them from the stand.  These broccoli stocks I just got cost me $1.50 a bunch, which is 3 stocks and the same things bought by the bunch is $2.75 so it is well worth the little extra work of chopping it up and freezing it.

All for now, I’ll write again tonight when we are back home, the operation done and we have had something to eat.  I look forward to that the most but Norman looks forward to the operation to be done most, who can blame him.  We have done every thing together for so long I just can’t eat until he does, not hungry I guess.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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