Good Sunday morning everyone…welcome to Sunday Mornings at Home!
Sunday Mornings at Home has become a weekly lifestyle post…where I discuss a little of this and a little of that.
We may talk health, or cooking, or grandparenting, or books, or fashion…or just about anything relevant to our over 50 lifestyles.
Now, let me be clear, I do not serve Mickey Mouse coffee at home…but it was served on the Disney Cruise family members took last week.
I thought it would be fun to begin our day with a little Mickey-joy! Can you hear his distinctive laughter in your head?
So, whether your morning beverage has Mickey on it or not, let’s get cozy and gather together over Sunday mornings at home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: STEPPING OUT
Yes…these are my feet today! While my doctor’s appointment last week was progress…it was also a reality check.
I wanted a green light to normal life, but instead received a caution flag and ticket to the Physical Therapy World.
He was very pleased with my progress after looking at an Xray and the foot.
In my head, I would leave with approval to walk, lift weights, shop for shoes, go easily up and down stairs…but that is still to come…and I must persevere and remain patient.
The patience is difficult as I struggle with activity and watch my hips spread.
The doctor said it would actually be the PT doctor who gives me the green light back to normal life.
“You need to learn how to walk,” he said. Something I thought I knew how to do, but I guess, I don’t.
For now, he prefers I only wear athletic shoes…I can make myself do that.
But, he also said to absolutely behave and only follow the PT doctor’s instructions.
First PT appointment is Thursday. Hopefully, my next appointment with the surgeon will be my last and it is in late March.
So, the fun continues for awhile longer.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: ANOTHER TRENCH COAT STORY
After my recent trench coat purchase at Nordstrom Rack, I did hear from a couple of you with your favorite trench coats.
Last Sunday Mornings at Home, we met Sandra in her favorite London Fog trench.
Today, we are meeting Tracy.
Tracy has been reading the blog for about seven years and is 65…of course, I love that…you look great, Tracy…love the hat as well.
I have a ‘thing’ for trench coats, too. I found this Marks and Spencer 100% wool trench coat for $35 at a high end consignment store. It still had the original price tag on it! I live in Vancouver Canada and we just had a -14C good snap so it was the perfect weight to wear.
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SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: IN THE KITCHEN
My favorite meals right now are simple ones with fresh ingredients.
I do love cooking, however, I simple means that I don’t stand as long in the kitchen.
This one is very simple with tomatoes and eggplants…for me this is a meal, for Mr. B it needs meat.
I sliced one eggplant, one red pepper, and two tomatoes.
In a bowl, I whisked together 1/4 cup of cooking olive oil, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp. Italian seasonings, and dash of pepper.
I put parchment paper in a baking dish. Laid the eggplant slices on the bottom with tomato slices on top of each, and the red pepper slices on the side.
Then I poured the seasonings over the veggies (ok, I know tomatoes are fruits)
Baked for 15 minutes at 350.
Took them out and put fresh mozzarella on top of each and placed under the broiler until melted.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: THE CRUISE
At the time my children and grandchildren signed up for the Disney Cruise, we had just returned from our Alaskan cruise and I also knew the foot surgery was imminent.
But, looking at all of their pictures…I so wish we could have joined them. My daughter said I would have loved it. And being a fan of traditional Disney, I am sure I would have.
However, I sent a lovely family of six children out on a cruise and got back PIRATES! What is up with that?
Well, the pirates were joined by Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbelle. Soooo cute.
I was told that I would have loved the Broadway-calibre productions presented each night…and, again, I am sure I would.
We just may have to go back for Gigi….as soon as they say yes…I will shop for a pirate costume!
The cruise that sails out of Galveston, TX is so easy for us.
But,for now, all of their pictures bring me one joyful moment to the next.
Have any of you been on the Disney cruise? Did you dress up?
This week, Leigh Ann and I go out for some fun. I hope to enjoy time with her often before her next adventure takes her away.
Any thoughts on anything today from Sunday Mornings at Home?
I want to thank everyone for your prayers, comments and concerns over my foot surgeries. You guys are so, so thoughtful and mean the world. Now go out on this lovely Sunday and…..
STAY STRONG & KEEP SMILING!!
By Pamela Lutrell
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