My first week at home was a bit of a blur, the second week, was kind of a repeat of that. I've gotten a lot of rest. And I have to mention that I've been the recipient of some very thoughtful friends who've brought amazing and delicious meals, sent cards, texted, took me to lunch, and last week a good friend and I went to the movies one afternoon. Each new day brings a little more healing – for which I am beyond grateful.
While at home by myself, there's really not a lot going on. The dogs have the routine that they are used to, and I'm trying to continue with that. This routine is mostly sleeping, and wanting to go outside midday, when our dog-walker typically comes.
But back to the cooking shows. I've been watching Julia Child's cooking show from the 1960's. For those of you who don't know or remember who Julia Child is, you may remember the 2009 movie about her, Julie and Julia - And if you didn't see the movie, I'll tell you that she is a famous chef, author, and television personality, who made French cuisine accessible to American audiences. She was one of the first women to host her own cooking show on television, providing tips and lessons on how to prepare French food simply and easily.
|~Foster Girl, Jaycee~|
I've really enjoyed watching "The French Chef" a couple of mornings a week, and I am even learning a few things along the way. In these old episodes, I've been taking Julia's simple advice and for fun, I've been posting her advice on Facebook and adding my thoughts to a specific day that I'm home recovering. So, I'll share a couple of my favorites with you.
**On DAY THREE of my at home recovery, Julia Child's advice for the day was:
**If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?**
This is really true, who would know, right? However in my world, it will only work if you can beat that 2 or 3 second dog who always sees whatever you drop at that moment it's dropped. (photo below is Jake and Ree).
**On DAY NINE of my home recovery and Julia Child's advice for the day was:
I've never met an egg I was afraid of, and our girl Ree, on the left, certainly isn't afraid of them, and I've no doubt that very, very soon, Jaycee won't be leery of eggs and will love to eat them as much as we all do.*to not be afraid of eggs.*
And finally, **on DAY TWELVE of my home recovery and Julia Child's advice for the day was to
**BE FEARLESS and have fun.**
Todd is of course the most fearless in our house, not even afraid of his shadow, and I think he has fun too!