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It was good to get back to Texas last night. We spent most of today with my parents. In one sense their house will always be home.
My Dad's leg is much better. His doctor released him on Friday. My Mom still has to change his bandage once a day, but he is no longer using antibiotic creams on the wound. A week ago I took him some flax oil and some bioflavonoids. These seemed to be the two things most likely to help his bruising and fragile skin problems. I told him that the bioflavonoids would work with the vitamin C he already took. This morning he sheepishly showed me a new bottle of vitamin C and admitted that he hadn't been taking any extra C for quite some time. He has taken all three supplements for a week. He didn't have any big bruises on his arms today. I really hope this will help.
I assembled the Norwalk juicer and made almond butter. It is much creamier than the almond butter I make in the food processor, and I didn't have to add nearly as much oil. The machine hasn't been used in more than 20 years, but it leaped to life as if it were brand new. I brought it home and made room for it on my counter. I can't wait to try carrot/celery/beet juice.
My mom made a delicious stir fry for lunch with turkey, broccoli, snow peas, and red peppers. I hope I am still a creative cook when I am 90 years old!
This afternoon my husband and I drove the rest of the way home. The kids have taken good care of the house. I'm really proud of them for handling the responsibility so well. They cooked at home more than they ate out.
It's good to be home, and it will really be good to sleep in my own bed tonight.
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