I looked through several pictures on my computer to find one to post (a recent one) and found this one from this summer. Pictured are Gramps and myself, our good friends, Mark, Allie, and Jennifer.
The location is, of course, our front porch.
Our day began today with having to get up early to go to the local hospital so Gramps could have another MRI of his head so that the doctor could do a follow-up on the accident that he had in August when the shower curtain rod fell on him. Of course, he had to have the MRI with no breakfast. She had ordered a CT Scan, but the radiologists told us that if he has any blood clots or bleeding inside his head, the contrast would hide them.
Well, after we were finished at the hospital, we decided to go to Shoney's for breakfast. Yum! It was great, of course, and we enjoyed it tremendously. We decided to stop at the County Farmer's Co-op to see if they had any strong liniment. Why did we want liniment? Because, the doctor suggested we get some and use it on Gramps' neck and shoulders to loosen up the muscles and help him feel better.
We found some Watkins' White Liniment which has the active ingredients of menthol and turpentine. I put some on his upper and lower neck (in back) and will apply more tonight.
This afternoon, Gramps' speech therapist, Carol, came for her visit and, as usual, we had a really fun time, talking and playing a game. She will only be here one more time to finish up her time with us. We are really going to miss seeing her. Maybe she will stop by sometime just for a visit and to let us see her.
If you will remember, I told you about cooking a pork tenderloin in the crock pot, adding diet root beer to cook it in, and adding a few spices and some garlic. It was delicious, but after a few sandwiches with it, I decided to use the rest of it in a casserole. I cut up the remainder, added diced tomatoes that had jalapenos in them, cooked a half box of macaroni and added that, then put in a small can of tomato sauce (no salt added), a partial package of grated 4 cheese mixture, a can of low sodium cream of celery soup, a cup of milk, and stirred it all together, put it into a baking dish, and topped it with sliced american cheese and baked in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Yum, it was really good. Oh yes, when we dished it up, we added black pepper to the top of it. Toasted some sliced bread to serve with it, and that was our supper tonight.
Well, that is about it for today. More tomorrow. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for tonight. Love to all of you, and may God's blessings touch your heart and may you feel as blessed as we do. Bye for now.