At long last today we reached the Western edge of Europe in Geography class, which meant that one of the places we covered was the British Isles, so for our meal we had a rather sumptuous tea. My student chef brought gluten-free scones and meringues, and I spent the morning working on sausage rolls (regular and gluten free), Scotch eggs, egg salad sandwiches, gluten-free brownies, poppyseed pound cake with lemon icing, and gluten-free Scottish shortbread. Jasper helped me as he was able but he is struggling with a respiratory infection. To these goodies we added purchased cookies, macaroons, digestive biscuits, licorice allsorts, and fresh strawberries.
Then, of course, I made a big pot of tea and got out some proper teacups and saucers for the boys to use. When they arrived, we watched a video about England while enjoying our goodies. The food was a big hit! I had to race through the material though as there was so much to cover.
After class, my husband showed me his incision, which definitely has developed a little infected area near the bottom end. Tomorrow he will need to call the surgeon’s office. I told him he didn’t need to be such a copycat! It was exactly a year ago today that I had my big surgery, and I also developed an infection afterward.
Oh, and guess what? It finally stopped raining this morning. So far this month we have already had twice the normal amount of rain for February.
My mother is still in the hospital and from what my dad says is really struggling. The fluid levels are still high and she is confused and “foggy.” Her thyroid is not functioning. So, plenty to pray for and also for my dad as he works to make sure she is getting good care.