No Easter Dinner
No Easter Dinner
Easter morning starting out with hubby and I watching the beautiful sunrise. We then watched Easter Mass at the Vatican with the Pope, another glorious sight. I had made a cake the day before and I made brownies before I but the ham in the oven. But that was as far as I go, we had no Easter dinner.
I made a very easy Easter cake. It was just a package cake mix but I took out about a cup of batter before spreading the rest in a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake pan.
I then divided the cup of batter in half and added blue food color to half and pink to the other. I then swirled that on top of the white batter. After if cooled I frosted it with fluffy meringue frosting, topped with coconut colored with green food coloring to look like grass.
As I prepared the potatoes for the oven, I was checking the ham when I got light-headed. I thought maybe the heat from the oven hit me the wrong way so I splashed some water on my face. But that didn’t do the trick so I went to sit down. I told hubby I was dizzy and next thing I know, I had passed out. When I came to, hubby had a cold cloth on my head and asked me how I was. It was the strangest feeling, I could hear him talking, but I couldn’t answer. I was answering in my mind but no words were coming out. I had no pain but it felt like my head was being blown up with a tire pump, so full of pressure. By now hubby was scared since both my arms were numb and my hands were pins and needles. He gave me an aspirin and hauled me off to the emergency room. Once there, they took me immediately to a room and did an EKG, took my vitals and drew blood. My blood pressure had spiked to 297 and they were worried about a heart attack or stoke. Off I went to get a brain CT and chest xray. I had a similar episode like this back in 2000, but it was even more scary. This is a blog I wrote about that experience and Visiting With The Angels
All tests and scans came back normal, it was even determined I had a brain and a heart! LOL (Okay I always have to add a bit of humor) I was hooked up to an IV with fluids and finally started to relax. I received my instructions which included taking Monday off from work. As my hubby was wheeling me out to the lobby, I noticed our friends at the sign-up counter. I was worried when I saw them, thinking they had an emergency also. I asked what they were doing there and they said when they heard I was at the ER, they came up to see if we needed anything. Now it’s one thing to have friends call or come up to see if they can help, but it was Easter Sunday and they had dinner and other plans of their own.
By the time hubby and I returned home, I was sleepy from the meds that I received at the ER to relax and went to sleep early. The delicious ham dinner will have to wait for another day.
So how was your Sunday?
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