Oddly for me I let many photo ops pass me by this weekend. I will be accompanying my dear husband to the hospital tomorrow and waiting for him while they operate and put in a new knee. Some background on this.. he was in the Army and flew a helicopter in Vietnam in 1968 where he was shot while flying. The shot shattered his left thigh bone and it was a miracle that he was able to put the copter down, but he did. He was medivac-ed out to a hospital ship off the coast, where they managed to save his leg. He then spent 5 months in traction and spent nearly a year in and out of the hospital. He lost 1.6 inches in that leg and over the last 46 years, it had become very painful to walk. So.. tomorrow he will become a bionic man. The grandsons think that's pretty cool.
Yesterday our older son and his family came to visit and see Dayle before his surgery. Dayle made Chinese Noodle Casserole for us. Tonight I thought it would do us all good to get out of the house and go out to dinner to take Dayle's mind off tomorrow. I think it worked. We went to a little independent Italian restaurant in Troutdale. Ristorante Pompello. Both of us couples had a coupon special - an appetizer, salad, pasta and dessert. What you see here is the Spumoni ice cream the boys had and they LOVED it.
Dayle and I shared the cheesecake that had pureed strawberries on top.
The restaurant looks out over Troutdale and the railroad, the boys were fascinated by the train when it rumbled by. I asked the boys what state the blue mountains were out the windows and they learned that it was Washington State and we were in Oregon. It's fun to teach them things.
I had mentioned in my last post being interested in trying a crochet pattern with little flowers.. I actually found this image while surfing the internet.. and grabbed it to use as a guide for using my new cotton. I'm sorry to say I'm not sure where I found this image and if it's yours please let me know so I can give you credit for this. Isn't it pretty?
And so.. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow. If you want to keep Dayle in your good thoughts, that would be very kind of you. I hope for you a wonderful week.
((hugs)), Teresa :-) (NOTE: This is my 600th post! Wow! I just noticed that!)