Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Birthdays & other stuff

So yesterday was my hubby's birthday, and what a day it was... but more about that later!  He got his requested dinner:  "shake & bake" (the homemade kind) pork chops, rice, peas & carrots + German chocolate cake with Coconut Pecan frosting, yum yum!!  It's been a while since I made a German chocolate cake, but it turned out marvelously delicious (even with my sweetened chocolate substitutes) and it's even better today, though I think that I should have cooked the frosting a bit longer.

Now today is my Mom's birthday, she would have been 78.  I find that I really really miss her today, and well much more so over the past few weeks than I have in the last couple of years.  For those who didn't already know, Mom died over 5 years ago (Thanksgiving-time 2004).
Today is also the day Dh's nephew got married, so Happy Anniversary to Jon & Heather MacLee!

So for the other stuff:  well yesterday morning, Dh got a call from one of his siblings telling him that his Mom 'had one of her spells' and was being taken to the hospital in Baker City (MIL & Dh's 3 Db's live in eastern OR).  There were various other phone calls throughout the day but the news we received late last night is that the doctors think that Ila must have had a stroke but they are puzzled because she is blind and quite aggressive (she keeps ripping out her IV's and won't let the nurses help her); also that she kept asking where her Mom and sister were (both of whom are many years ago dead), and she didn't recognize any of her children.  There was a MRI scheduled for today to see if they could figure out what is going on. My theory is that she had a stroke.
*I just got off the phone with Dh, he said that he called his brother about an hour ago, she was having the MRI right then, and had earlier recognized [her daughter] Pam, so that is a bit of good news.
I would ask any of you who are LDS and have a temple near, would you please call to put "Ila Jackson and family" on the prayer roll? Thanks.

Now it's well past time for me to get some lunch, and feed Taw as well.  Cole has gone off to school an hour ago (his first day back since he became sick), and there's so much I need to do thi afternoon.

=) Gayle


Andrea said...

I was just telling Dustin about Grandma this morning. :) I'm glad that she was such a wonderful example to us all. She really was a special lady. We'll keep you guys in our prayers! Love you!

Amelia said...

Hope everything turns out with Dh's mom. I love you sis and I miss mother tons too.