Tonight's dinner was a departure from the week's menu. My day didn't go as planned (see below) but this morning I realized that was happening and threw some black eyed peas in the slow cooker. I chopped some smoked turkey sausage and turkey ham and added those, garlic, dried onion and freshly ground black pepper. I'd hoped to bake some cabbage to go with it but that didn't happen. That's okay, though. Tomorrow we'll have more peas and baked cabbage for lunch or dinner.
Now, as to why my day didn't go as planned. I received a phone call this morning from my mother letting me know she was about to take my stepfather to the hospital because she thought he was having a stroke. Hours later he was released and sent home and she was cautioned to keep a very close eye on him and take him back if he exhibited any behaviors like this morning or anything out of the ordinary. Apparently the medical professionals think he had a small stroke but test results were good.
Please pray for my mother and stepfather. They're getting up there in age and he was recently diagnosed with dementia. Today's experience really has my mother understandably upset. She needs peace and Pop needs healing.
She's going to call me in the morning and let me know if she needs me to go over there to help. I'm off again so the plans for the day depend on her. I have a lot to do that didn't get done today but will be there for her if she needs me. Always.