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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Weekend without Pictures!

How was your weekend?  Valentine's Day was just another Friday.  We ate at home, nothing special.  Hubby did buy me a bouquet of flowers and a card.  He has to work nights so we were going to go out Saturday night.  Well, we almost ended up at McDonald's!  Our goal was Red Lobster but they had  nearly a 2 hour wait!  NOT going to happen.  Drove past other restaurants and the lots were full!
I remembered a place north of Green Bay near Dykesville.  It is call The Club Chalet.  It is a bit off the beaten path (highway).  Thank God for the smart phone.  "Chalet, Dykesville WI"  "Do you want directions?"  "Yes!"  "Can we have your location?"  "Yes!"  Wa la!  We "found" our way.
We didn't wait long and we had a seat at a party bar.  We had a couple of drinks and decided what we were going to have.  Jim said, "Have the lobster!"  (Don't have to twist my arm!).  Delicious meal by the window (and a heater).  Our meal included assorted spreads and veggies, salad, soup, the whole works.  Did I take a picture?  No....my lobster was here!
When we left it was snowing heavily.  I was nervous going home although I KNOW my husband is an excellent driver in the snow (what about the other drivers?).  I was glad to get home.
Yesterday we went to get my Mom.  She has been feeling so cooped up this winter.  Jim had ice to remove from the garage (the driveway was a rink), but he managed (although he grumbled about it).
Mom was so glad to be over!  We had joined Sam's Club and for joining got a certificate for a rotisserie chicken, scalloped potatoes and apple pie.  We picked that up Saturday night so guess what I served on Sunday!  (It still beat the nursing home dinner!)  The best way to heat up a chicken?  Cut it apart, pour about 1/4 cup of chicken broth on top and put on low.  Chicken was hot and moist!


BadPenny said...

Glad you got out for dinner 7 home again safely. I've never had lobster !
Your chicken meal sounds a welcome change from nursing home food x

Blackberry Lane said...

My husband loves lobster and rarely gets it, so this would have been a real treat for him.