So, how to go about finding things to include in my "I Like Thursday" post? What about things I like at the hospital, in spite of the reason for being there?
I definitely like and appreciate the sweet nurses who have been caring for my MIL. They speak to her gently, look her right in the eyes, call her by name, and tell her what they are doing. They do their best to figure out how to help her when something not so great is happening, and they answer our questions, too.
When you spend hours upon hours, and days upon days, in the hospital, it's hard to eat right. But we discovered that this hospital has a nice cafeteria with a great salad bar. And inexpensive, too! My husband and I both got a salad, and I bought a bottle of water, and it came to under $5!
Hospitals these days, seem to have all kinds of interesting art work! I found this on the wall of one of the waiting rooms we spent time in the other day.
I wonder if I could make a quilt that looks like this. I've never done any curved piecing, but it is on my list to try this year. I should probably start a bit simpler than this - but it is definitely some fun inspiration!
When we get home from a long day at the hospital, strangely enough, in spite having done nothing much more than sit, we are exhausted. Although there is lots to be done around the house, we mostly veg out with something on Netflix.
We just joined Netflix in October, so we're still discovering what we can watch on it, but a few of the things we like - No Commercials, and a respite from this crazy political season! (Although I have to admit, I am living in "The West Wing" fantasy world as I enjoy rewatching all the episodes of my favorite show. I wish Martin Sheen could be the president! LOL!)
And one last thing I have found to change up our dinners a bit - veggie noodles! Have you tried them yet?
My husband is diabetic, and carbs are not his friend, so we've been looking for ways to eat more veggies in place of carbs. These zucchini noodles are perfect! I have been sauteing them in a little olive oil, grinding some pepper in, and then finishing them up with a bit of water until they are the right consistency for noodles. Then we top them with homemade spaghetti sauce and parmesan cheese, and yum! I know there is a little gadget you can get that will take a zucchini and make noodles out of it, but I haven't purchased one yet. It was fun to find that you can buy these already shredded zucchinis at our local grocery store!
Happy Thursday! Hope you are all having a wonderful week! Please be sure to check out my friend LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for more "I Like Thursday" inspiration!