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Old 11-17-2015, 06:40 AM   #24601
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Glad you had a great time, Cheryl - except for that last part Also glad you're all home safely.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:45 AM   #24602
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I wanted to let you know that my MIL is improving. Yesterday they moved her to a regular room and today the plan is to release her to a rehab facility. She will probably be there for a couple of weeks, so my FIL will need some meals and a little education on how to assemble meals from supermarket cooked foods.

We're also going to make some springerles and pfeffernüsse - traditional German Christmas cookies my MIL used to make when DH was growing up
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:28 AM   #24603
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That's good news, GG.
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:05 AM   #24604
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I wanted to let you know that my MIL is improving. Yesterday they moved her to a regular room and today the plan is to release her to a rehab facility. She will probably be there for a couple of weeks, so my FIL will need some meals and a little education on how to assemble meals from supermarket cooked foods.

We're also going to make some springerles and pfeffernüsse - traditional German Christmas cookies my MIL used to make when DH was growing up
Great News GG! Any chance MIL will be home in time for Christmas? So glad you had good news to report.
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:06 AM   #24605
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Cheryl, sounds like one fantastic weekend. Happy Birthday.
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GG, phew! You're a sweety for helping take care of your FIL and for making German Xmas cookies.
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:02 PM   #24607
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Good to hear your MIL is recovering, GG!
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What a great sounding trip Cheryl! Those desert sand storms can be terrifying and I'm so glad you're home safe and sound!

GG, things are sounding better, and thanks for the update.
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:59 PM   #24609
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Taxy, we're driving so we're going to take my KitchenAid stand mixer

The recipes are from my MIL. They call for things whipping eggs for 20 minutes, then later mixing in the flour for half an hour! I never made them till DH gave me the mixer and I still need him to help me roll out the dough. Springerles have one very stiff dough! The ladies who made these by hand back in the day have my utmost respect.
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Taxy, we're driving so we're going to take my KitchenAid stand mixer

The recipes are from my MIL. They call for things whipping eggs for 20 minutes, then later mixing in the flour for half an hour! I never made them till DH gave me the mixer and I still need him to help me roll out the dough. Springerles have one very stiff dough! The ladies who made these by hand back in the day have my utmost respect.
GG I was telling Pirate about your journey to help your in-laws and he thinks you are just awesome. He has friends who absolutely hate their in-laws and refuse to do anything for them. Even in their advanced years. One refuses to allow his wife to use the car to drive to her mother's home. "I am not going to let her waste my gas on her family." When Pirate heard those words out of his mouth, he decked him right there on the spot. His friend is now divorced and rightly so.

And BTW I think Pirate is right.
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