In my last post, I expressed a desire to get back to 'normal'. I am beginning to feel that today. The last month has been both a trial and a blessing as we watched my dad pass away, and at the same time experience tremendous support from friends and family.
Just before my dad took a turn for the worse, busylizzy and I took an impromptu trip to the interior. The above photo was one I took on the Old Hedley Road as we detoured of off the # 3 Highway eastbound.
We may be heading that way again in the next few days as we resurrect an old family tradition, that of taking a day trip to Keromeos for cherries in early July. It is not only a great little distraction from the everyday routine, but this time there are health reasons.
I mentioned a while back that I, for the first time in my life, was having an attack of gout. To mitigate the symptoms and their accompanying pain, I doubled my efforts to keep well hydrated and I began to eat cherries, twice a day. Since I have been doing that, I have not had any further attacks and the gout has completely disappeared. We will bring home enough cherries to eat fresh for many days, but also to can, in order to keep healthy during the winter months when cherries are not in fresh supply.
I feel so fortunate that cherries are one of my favourite fruits, so in this case, taking the medicine will be all pleasure. And did I mention, it is a great opportunity to indulge in cherry pie!