Over my past few visits to see mom in the hospital she had a specific request.
Mom wanted bacon.
The hospital sometimes serves eggs for breakfast but they do not serve bacon. Perfectly understandable, bacon is not exactly healthy, and she was in a hospital. Mom wanted me to get bacon for her and her roommate. I checked with the nursing station on my visit a week ago and there were no dietary restrictions, they both could have bacon. Therefore I agreed to supply bacon.
Yesterday morning I stopped for breakfast in Drayton Valley and when I finished I ordered four slices of bacon to go. Straight to the hospital to deliver two slices of bacon each to mom and her roommate. I would have got them more except that is all they wanted. It was a big hit. When I left the hospital there were two deer on the front lawn of a house across the street.
Other than that I got nothing accomplished. Mom was the most confused of any visit so far. The person who was supposed to pick up the couch and love seat from mom's condo canceled on me, her kids were sick. My sister who was to meet me never came as her, her husband, and her son all have some nasty illness like the flu and they sound like they are on the verge of death.
I drove home in the dark and did not encounter any suicidal deer. They are a menace. I will run out for another visit after work sometime this week and then for mom's birthday on Friday.
It does seem like the flu is going around. My grandson gave me a sign that stated "I love you more than bacon". This was quite a concession for him! I display it proudly.ReplyDelete
Hang in there!
Bacon is always welcome. It's good you were able to just walk in with the bacon for your mom and her friend. GIs had to smuggle delicacies and booze in for their buddies in the hospital.ReplyDelete
Enjoy visiting your mom even if the story is the same story every time you stop by.
The bacon at the White Bull Restaurant is excellent. When you order bacon and eggs you get five strips of bacon. I can feel my arteries hardening after eating breakfast there.Delete
Forget booze 'n drugs -- BACON is where it's at, man!ReplyDelete
Not sure if I wanna forget about booze entirely even if bacon is on the table. But for your mom it was a real treat!ReplyDelete
I checked with my mom and her roommate at "the home". Neither wanted me to bring bacon but both were dazzled by my thoughtfulness.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the idea.
Everything is better with bacon. I am bringing mom a chocolate cake later this week.Delete
What a good son! If you want to smuggle things in keep in mind that a thermos will help keep things hot (we once smuggled corn on the cob in to my brother-in-law which turned out to be one of his last meals)ReplyDelete