Our daughter was hospitalized on Easter. Long story short, she became dehydrated after a bout of stomach upset, so we spent some long anxious hours with her in the ER and then overnight in a room. All it took, really, was 24 hours of IV fluids and some oxygen and she was back to normal. And: she was STARVING.
After actually reading BOTH fish AND macaroni and cheese on the hospital menu for lunch, she scarfed both down, completely, scarily, today. We’re home now and the only person I am trying to keep out of the Easter candy is myself; even in extremis she’s not a sweets-eater. She of course gets anything she wants for dinner tonight, and she called in another seafood order. Okay, I thought; large carbon footprint on tonight’s dinner, but there has to be something to offset it.
It’s been hot here for the past week. I thought I might check one particular patch of the garden and indeed I was rewarded. Asparagus is probably her favorite vegetable. It was a tiny harvest (the first ones always are), but it was more than enough for the small person.