Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Full of Grace

1.  My stitches are out.  I have to admit that this surgery was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated.  The first week was painful, I couldn't sleep, and was very frustrated, uncomfortable and rundown.  But now that the stitches are out, I can move without pain.  I can’t sleep on my stomach yet, but I can move in my sleep without waking myself up.  Huge improvement both physically and mentally.

2.  I’m allowed back in the sauna.  Finally!   

3.  A lovely double date with Beaner and her beau.  I do miss the days when she would tell me that she would never have children because sex was gross.   But I have learned to accept and appreciate, that she has grown up.   And grown up quite well.  

4.  Planning new projects for our home and camp.  I have to keep reining Martha in on the finances, but doing improvements projects together is one of our favorite things and it’s nice to have some interesting things to sink our teeth into this year.

5.  That my daughter told me that these actually exist in the world.


  1. Step away from the oreos . . .

  2. Shhh...don't tell my daughter about those Oreos. :-)

  3. My brother is thrilled about those Oreos. ;) I'm in a place of avoidance. Bad enough that I've totally fallen for Nutella.

    And I hear you about sleeping. Sleeping is hugely challenging for me ... I miss being able to just flop down anywhere comfortably! I'm really happy you're doing better.

    Grown up daughter ... still a lovely thing. :)

  4. I was very interested in all you had to say, and then COOKIE DOUGH OREOS and I can't think of anything else.

  5. So pleased to read you are feeling better and healing quickly! Are Oreos your secret medicine?

    Daughters are indeed a blessing and your pride does shine through!

  6. Uh oh. I see Oreo trouble in many people's futures! Fortunately, I'm immune. They've never been my favorite cookie and I've always been grossed out by cookie dough. Ha! Can't catch me, Oreos!

    So glad that you are feeling better and, especially, sleeping better. Nothing helps a body heal like sleep.

    Yay for daughters and Yay for mutually agreed upon projects! Sounds like things are good. And Yay for the sauna! Saunaaahhh....


    1. I actually don't like oreos either. And while I like cookie dough, Jamie Oliver ruined it for me.

  7. I shiver at the thought of any home improvement projects. Bing is great at tearing everything apart, not so great at putting it back together. And yes, those cookies do exist and I have yet to taste them, but some day.

  8. Cookie dough Oreos? I'm on it

    So glad you 're better. You'll be ready for spring!

    JB and I love to renovate and decorate. It's one of my favorite things. We improbably bought a house in Ptown last year and step by step we are making it our own. We'll rent it out for part of the summer and that motivates me even more to make it sweet :-)