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Celery and ranch dressing

January 30th, 2008 at 06:45 pm

What a strange title for a savings blog. This is more of a what is really important entry. My darling mom is trying to recover from a stroke which will be one week tomorrow. She had moved from her home of 54 years to an apartment the end of November in order to be closer to my 100 year old grandmother and so I could check in on her more. She was doing great and very content in her new place when the stroke occurred. While in the hospital and eating only pureed foods, I was sitting by her bed and was eating my lunch of carrots, celery and ranch dressing when she looked me in the eye and said "I want some celery and ranch dressing". The way she said it, made me realize that to her at that moment that was all that was important in her life. Wouldn't that be nice if we could be content with simple vegetables. Would I give up my large home, big screen TV and other expensive treats for a more simple life? That is what my Dh and I are working on now. Will have to wait for home sales to change to put our home on the market but our future is going to be a simple one. I guess I could call it the celery plan.

God Bless my dear momma.

Lola
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2 Responses to “Celery and ranch dressing”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Goodness! I remember being sick at age ten and unable to swallow food. When finally I was able to choke down something (bean soup!) it was the a triumphant, marvelous moment. Celery& ranch dressing/Mom's great northern bean soup --same thing! I like your name, "celery plan." Poetic.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    That's quite an entry, and puts things into perspective.

    Thank you for sharing.

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