Greetings to all. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and prayers. I just got a call that she will be released today. Tests showed no change in her heart and all other results were good. She put out over 3 liters of fluid in 24 hours! They feel that danger is over and will check into her aortic valve problems with follow ups. Whew. Thank you all again so much. She's 75 and every scare adds another gray hair which will be quickly covered with dark brown #28.
She was fine at dinner here on Christmas Eve. We had our traditional meal of smelts, pierogis, nalesniki filled with cottage cheese, cole slaw, spinach salad. Christmas day was the turkey breast that was frozen twice and transferred from Thanksgiving. We hadn't planned on hosting another dinner but the breast was thawed (second time) and a real monster so we ran over to Carole's house and picked it up along with the preparations, cooked all afternoon and had a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
I made an extra recipe of the nalesniki (crepes) for Mark's friend and they filled some with the cheese filling and the rest with jam. The right temperature and pan and you can crank these beauties out in no time. They freeze very well and can be filled and rolled with a variety of goodies. So thin you can see through them.
I only made three cookies and this one used to take hours. Now, I use Pepperidge Farms frozen puff pastry. Slice into strips, roll to twice its length, wrap around the form, bake. Easy! The filling is only three ingredients, piped from a plastic bag with a tiny corner cut. Did you ever have Barry's Bakery's French twists? Frozen puff pastry, egg white wash, load with cinnamon sugar, cut, twist, bake, eat.
This is the wrap I prefer, found at Walmart, because it stretches and clings great. Their regular stuff doesn't but this "professional strength" works well. And there's an added bonus. I save the empty roll for wrapping linen pieces. No folds. These tubes are so sturdy and strong - no bending or caving ever. I've never come across a tube this sturdy from other products.
So there you have it. Waiting for the call that she is discharged and ready for pick up, relaxing the rest of the day. That includes some stitching on Random Thoughts.
Squeaky hasn't been here in a few days, and the others were afraid to come in for their evening snooze with company here. Last night they did after everyone left, and as I picked up Missy at midnight to put her out, she drew blood again. This time from my chin but it's minor and not noticeable. It was not intentional, her legs were flailing trying to get away from me. None of them have ever hissed at me to stay away, or deliberately grabbed me. It's always been from an attempt to tame their wild little ways. Except for Bud, not sure that will ever happen.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. For those suffering through a loss and experiencing great sadness, I hope there was a little glimmer of joy in memories.
Thank you again so so much for your prayers. They were appreciated and answered.
Thank you for visiting!