Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lighten up!

You remember what John Lennon sang about life is what happens when you're busy doing other things?

Our Easter weekend plans - such as they were but mainly relaxing - changed suddenly yesterday morning when we had a phone call from Sister-in-law in Derby saying Mother-in-law was back in hospital - she only came out on Wednesday - and that S-i-l had visitors for the weekend so could we go up.

After hanging around long enough to get a photo of Younger Son who was Best Man at a wedding (he's on the left as you look at it) ...
we drove up there.

Three hours later on arrival Father-in-law said M-i-l was on her way home.

She's supposed to be on a high dose of oxygen 24 hours a day and she'd turned the machine off and then panicked when she couldn't breathe. The hospital had pumped her with oxygen and, as there was nothing else to do, sent her home.

Father-in-law had eaten his dinner at lunchtime, M-i-l didn't want anything and there was no food in the house so Husband and I popped to the local Harvester pub restaurant. It was really good: they had a special Lighten Up menu with meals all guaranteed to be below 500 calories. There was even a poster on the wall advertising this just behind the table we sat at.

I turned my back on the poster and ordered fish and chips and rhubarb crumble and custard, which, strangely enough, weren't Lighten Up options. But very nice they were.


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, what a worrying time you've had. Younger Son is very like you, isn't he? Your lunch sounds wonderful.

CherryPie said...

It must be quite stressful having to rush backwards and forwards like that.

Your evening meal sounds good though :-)