Welcome to the Daybook. A weekly post here at The Littlest Way where I gather all the ordinary things that happen or are happening in my day to day. Things like what I’m reading or listening to, eating, cleaning, and learning. These are the small moments that make up my blessed daily life and I want to remember them. My prompts may change depending on season and circumstance.
Thanking God for…
::successful surgery–I think? Follow up is this week
::my extremely patient doctor–if he was doubting retirement, he’s not now
::friends who you can ask to pray for bodily functions to resume as normal after surgery
::I cannot even be thankful enough for Chris
::our friends Laurie and Terry staying with Chris during surgery and then Laurie staying with me after surgery–even when I yelled, “I think I might throw up!” We laugh, because we both know I would have knocked her nurse over to get out of that room if the tables would have been turned.
::Anna staying the night with me
::the lovely nurses
::Orlando, the nurse anesthetist who asked if he could pray for me before I went into surgery
::I couldn’t find a pajama set I liked so I bought myself a “Blessed Girl” t-shirt and some sweat pant shorts
My friend Laurie spent the day at the hospital yesterday–first with Chris while I was in surgery and then with me once I got into my room. My girl Anna spent the night up here with me. I appreciate their gift of companionship. Surgery went well, a little more of this and that than expected but all is well. I appreciate your continued prayers for a quick recovery. As we try to stay ahead of the pain, let me know how I can offer it up and pray for you.
I have lots of time on my hands right now and the prayers just seem to keep coming. Sometimes they feel so big and overwhelming…Oh, and Luke broke his wrist in a soccer game on Saturday, so there’s that.
Why we always feel we owe people an explanation. I don’t have a huge problem with this, but I know many do. Even just something as simple as, no is a complete sentence. I can tell someone no without having to explain myself.
Leo talk my ear off!
Shout out to @pioprints for their lovely #catholic tank…so lovely in fact, this was supposed to be for Veronica until Anna beat her to it. These tanks have a racer back with the pretty gathered details that make it a little flowy. But the greatest detail is the bold quote from the saints on the front. #catholic #catholicmom #mommaofmany #largefamilyliving #momofgirls #momofteens #soccermom
I really thought I’d have done more reading by now in my recovery time. But due to surgery and pain medication, I pretty much lost most of last week. So there’s this week right.
I just started back to some simple Bible journaling yesterday. Have you heard of The Loved Bible Project? I came across it on Instagram and LOVE the idea. I picked up a Catholic Women’s Devotional Bible at Goodwill recently and have decided to “love” this Bible for 30 days and then give it away to one of my nieces.
I’m using a Mini Happy Planner right now. I started my planning journey last year in a Happy Planner so I’ve come full circle–only smaller. I struggle between which I like better–Happy Planner (mini, classic or big) or Carpe Diem–I love this Marigold color. Do you have a favorite planner?
Just started using the #minihappyplanner Here's my week before the pen… And since I'm still recovering from surgery this might closely resemble my week after the pen. This is my first time to use an #etsykit I chose this succulent kit from @xoxoprints their prices are the best I've found on weekly kits. #adayinthelife #nowisnow #nowisgood #planner #plannergirl #plannernerd #mambi #happyplanner #thehappynow #thehappyplanner #create365 #plannercommunity #plannerstickers #meandmybigideas #plannerlife #planahappylife #livecreatively #plannerlove #iamahappyplanner #prettyplanner #minimaniamonday
Around the House…
The kids have stepped up to help me, and now also had to step in to cover some of Luke’s chores. Grace upon grace right now; it will all be there once I’m fully recovered.
In the Kitchen…
Chris cannot grocery shop on his own! We now have 8lbs of salsa, 5lbs of ranch dressing and the largest jar of pickles I’ve ever seen!
I had a bad headache today so I diffused Lavender and Peppermint. (You can read here why I purchase my essential oils from Amazon instead of a distributor.)
A Great Blog Post
“Wear black cotton gloves the next time you receive Jesus on the hand. You will see tiny specks and large specks depending on what comes when the host is given.”
–Scientific Evidence Of Host Particles Walked On In Catholic Churches
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Having Anna go to the grocery store with Chris, lol! Once the medical bills start coming in I’ll start making calls and seeing if there is a discount for cash or paying in full that day.
I’m so happy I painted my toenails right before surgery. They still look pretty and make me happy.