So, loooooong week here at the house. We had a trip to the ER and then an overnight stay in the hospital for Papa. All is okay now, but the hospital experience and the ER craziness was pretty lame—lamer than normal, I'd say. It made for a very long day. This is the understatement of the year.
I have that horrible mind game I play when this kind of stuff happens—the thinking that yes, it could be so much worse. And yet, it still really does suck. I've come to believe, for me, denying (or minimizing) that something is really hard actually makes dealing with it even harder. So, I will say this, it was really hard to see him in so much pain and so frustrating being denied help right away. Oh, the ER insanity!
Okay then. Now we eating Get Better Papa Cupcakes. They are helping a ton. I used my chocolate cake recipe from the previously mentioned cheat sheet and a chocolate ganache for the glaze. The glaze recipe is in this post.