1. MOM UPDATE: Mom checks in at the hospital in Post Falls for surgery on Tuesday, March 24th at 11:15. The surgery will happen some time later. Carol will be with her. Carol has been getting help being with Mom from her daughters, Cosette and Zoe, and from our friend Francie. It's a little bit of an unknown as to whether Mom will come home after the surgery or come back to Kellogg.
2. I stayed in and got things done at home: preparing for tax day tomorrow, setting up the Deke's laptop with our printer, unpacking some IKEA shelving, starting to scan transplant letters and records for electronic storage, and more. I made myself stay in and it was worth it.
3. In the midst of taking care of home stuff, I put together a very tasty lentil stew, a simple combo of onions, carrots, garlic, lentils, vegetable broth, water, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. It was quick to make and both the Deke and I found it very satisfying.