Mmmmmm...look all the cookiesand goodies my sister, Suzanne, has been baking at work (Casey's at South Campbell and James River Freeway). AND she even brought us doughnuts the morning before my gall bladder surgery. One of her husband's, Charles, white-iced, cake doughnuts was the very first thing I ate on the morning after my surgery, that would be TODAY. No nause, no puking, no discomfort (except for my incicions, of course). I will always remember that dughnut with great pleasure!
By the way, the butterfly is in honor of Suzanne's youngest daughter's, Sydney, favorite and the lady bug is honor of her oldest daughter's, Jordan, favorite. They've loved butterflies and ladybugs since they were little girls. So cute.
My first post-gallbladder dinner is not quite decided yet and I intend to keep off the 20 lbs I lost, but tonight I feel like celebrating--no chicken and rice soup, no dry toast, no plain baked potato. I won't go crazy but I can't wai to eat a real meal again, and cook again! I've actually missed cooking (even the smell of food made me nauseated for weeks) more than eating so the next couple of weeks should be great for Gene. In a couple of days I'll be able to take over the kitchen again. Not that he's a bad cook, but I'm sure, even though he doesn't complain, that he's tired of cooking and taking care of me. I'm so thrilled to see a light at the end of the pain and nausea tunnel!
Huge thanks to everyone who's helped me: Gene, my sister, my niece Jordan, Auntie Miranda, Ann: thank you thank you thank you!
Love the heart cookie!
Mmmmmm...turnovers! Someday soon....