First, an update from Soonergrunt:
Chest hurts a little bit, but the pain drugs are working very well. They took the drain out earlier this morning, and I passed right out and slept until a few minutes ago. I’m in a regular ward and I hope to go home on Saturday morning.
I read the posting about the 12 Soldiers in the 2-2 Stryker Brigade. I don’t have anything to say about that right now. I’m reading the article in the Army Times in another window. I fade in and out a bit so it may take a while. I guess I was pretty loopy last night.
Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, and hug your loved ones for me.
And then to our regularly scheduled TaMara posting:
The week has been a bit emotional. As you may know, there is a large wildfire burning in Colorado, near my community, and it has affected several people I know. 170 homes are lost, 6500 acres burned. I spent the morning on the phone offering assistance to those I know whose homes were lost. Yesterday I stopped at the Humane Society to drop off much needed food and supplies. I was heartened when I added my meager offerings to a mountain of donations they’d received in just 24 hours to help take care of displaced animals – I may be the only one who included people treats with the puppy and kitty treats. The staff is working hard to take care of everyone and I thought they could use some chocolate. High winds are predicted tonight, so we are all holding our breath and hoping the area will soon be contained.
Tonight’s menu was a request I was glad to fill. These little sandwiches are called runzas in the Midwest, but I’m sure if you’ve made them before they’ve gone by different names. Whatever you call them, they’re tasty little sandwiches. And who couldn’t use a little strudel? Put your lederhosen on and enjoy.
On the board tonight:
German Pocket Burgers
Cucumber Tomato Salad
As ever, recipes and shopping list at the link.