Married to the Empire

Monday, November 26, 2007

A much-needed break

Thanksgiving was like a vacation, and it was wonderful. I haven't cooked in a week. I cooked a turkey last Monday because the low prices were too much to resist, and I now have enough cooked, deboned turkey in my freezer for 5 more meals! And I haven't cooked since. (A frozen pizza doesn't count.)

We were invited for dinner by family and friends on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We feel loved and well fed. And I didn't have to cook, which is like a vacation for me. That's a good thing, as we can't afford a real vacation right now. Too many house repairs will do that to you! Ruf was off work 4 consecutive days, and it was so nice to have him home.

The only bad thing was that we had to go to the ER on Saturday. Ruf had been having some pain that he didn't even tell me about until Friday night. And he didn't tell me how bad it actually was. It was one of his stormtrooper buddies who convinced him to go to the ER. (In my defense, I would have, too, if he'd just told me how bad it was! But he didn't because he said I'd freak out, which I would have. But my freaking out would have gotten him treatment earlier!) So we spent a very boring afternoon in the ER on Saturday, where they were blasting the AC, even though it was 39 degrees outside. I guess they figure sitting in a thin hospital gown isn't enough, so they have to add insult to injury by making sure their patients feel like popsicles.

Thankfully, Ruf has nothing more than an infection. He has antibiotics and narcotics to make him feel better. But we have to follow up with a specialist later this week.

In other news, I'm attempting to sew. I'm making a fleece kitty for my youngest niece for Christmas. I can say that here because she's too young to read my blog. I haven't sewn it up yet (and I'm praying that I'll do a decent job because my sewing skills are practically non-existent), but I did manage to sew a couple of catnip fish. I gave one to our friends' 4 cats, who promptly got high and had to have their fishy taken away because they have no self control. I gave the other one to our boys, who lost it within a day. (That's why there's no picture to share.) Well, at least they enjoyed it for a while.


AnneK said...

When I don't have to cook, I think it is a vacation too. :D Hope your husband is feeling better now. When they don't tell us how they feel, it IS difficult to figure out what exactly is going on. Hope you had a great time of rest during the holidays.

Cathy VanPatten said...

Hope Ruf is feeling better now. No fun to be sick over the holidays!

Ann said...

Poor Ruf! I'm glad it was treatable!!