Monday, July 04, 2005

happy 4th

So I'm sitting out on the deck loooking at the woods behind my condo, trying not to spill my gin & tonic on the keyboard as I unwind. This has been a week I would not wish on anyone (well, at least anyone I like). Never again will I laugh at the phrase "it's not brain surgery." It was. Twice in 36 hours. And today, miraculously, my mother is sitting up in a chair looking at the boats on the Hudson from her hotel - uh - hospital -- room, and complaining about the food. I don't blame her. Disgusting. Get this: the doctors and nurses encourage the families to bring in food from outside so that the patients will want to eat. But enough about this: I imagine there will be enough fodder for some interesting artwork one of these days. But not yet. I found an eggplant that had not yet completely rotted (see an earlier post) in the week I've been pretty much living at Columbia Presbyterian hospital in NYc. Put it on the grill and will hope to make baba ganouj tonight. I found this great recipe for syrian thingies made from ground beef, allspice, cinnamon, hot pepper, lemon, etc. and they are in the fridge on the skewers my ex-husband brought home from Turkey 35 or 40 years ago. But I digress... Time to take the eggplant off the grill and put the syrian thingies on. I will return at some point when I come up for air. Love to all of you. R.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

My best wishes for your Mom's full, speedy recovery and peace of mind; for you, just (piece of)mind :-)
Hugs all around,
Fulvia

Karoda said...

It sounds like your mom has great bouce back-ability...I wish that she continue toward a full recovery very soon and you hangeth in and take care of yourself, too.

Gerrie said...

Best wishes to your mom for a speedy and full recovery. Hey, I have some of those kabob skewers that my husband brought back fro Turkey - exactly 39 years ago. He was a grad student at Penn State and had a summer conference there. I was at home sufering from morning and all day sickness - pregnant with my son! You have stirred up quite a memory for me. Look forward to seeing you create again!

lizzieb said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for both your mom and you...it really is draining.

teri springer said...

Glad your mom is doing so well. It's always such a relief.

Ironically, we had the memorial "Celebration of Life" for my life-long best friend's mom last night. She used to make baba ghanouj, koosa, and yubrak, and gave me my copy of *The Art of Syrian Cookery" many years ago. Rose was Polish but learned to cook family favorites from her late husband's mother (born in Lebanon). WHat I wouldn't give for one more day sitting around the kitchen with Rose and Tara rolling grapeleaves....

teri

Elle said...

Here's to a speedy recovery for your mom! You know she's on her way already if she's talking about the food! Take care!