Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Perfect Pantry

Lydia at the Perfect Pantry features pictures of other people's pantries every Saturday and today it is MINE , or at least the one I used to have. Check it out and leave a comment. It's been so much fun seeing what other people keep on hand and how they organize it.

Tom's cataract surgery on Thursday went great and he is seeing blue and green for the first time in about 15 years. He has been pulling out various quilts to look at as if they were just made.

It was very cool being able to watch the surgery on a closed circuit TV in a nearby room. When I recall taking care of a cataract patient as a nursing student 39 years ago, the advances in medicine are just mind boggling. Back then the patient had to lie on her back with sandbags on either side of her head for hours.

If you aren't squeamish I found this video on You Tube. It isn't as clear as what I watched, but still pretty good and has the added bonus of titles at the various stages and shows things like how the new lens is loaded, etc. Modern medicine is amazing!

Tom will have his right eye done next month and I'll start the process in March to have both mine done.


karenfae said...

wow - that was a lot of food!! I have never had that much, but then I have never really had a pantry either and only had 2 kids to begin with.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Thanks for sharing your pantry photos!

Anonymous said...

Mary that was a great peek into your pantry and that time in your life :)
I am so very glad thaat Toms surgery went so well. He must be re-discovering so many things :)