Saturday, November 26, 2022

Turning Towards Christmas 🎄

I am so happy to be beginning Christmas 🎄 decorating. 

May God bless and protect us 🙏 

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving 2022

We had Indian food for lunch (at a restaurant) with a new friend from church! It was a really nice day! ❤️

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Much Better

The 🔥SPICY 🔥 soup + everything else helped tremendously my Husband is much better not even sneezing!

I am so HAPPY to report that I no longer have to tape my toes, I can flex them now (bones are set), can walk as much as possible and need to do little "toe crunches/curls" each day. 

So so relieved. And as I take on my normal tasks of food prep and dishes life is much busier!

God bless us each and every one 🙏 ❤️ 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


Chocolate covered Turkish Delight from Istanbul via my traveling tea friend. It was the best I have ever tasted. I felt it would have rivaled the addictive box Edmund, in Lewis Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, was given by the white witch.

Special blessed incense from my local church. My Husband has a bit of a cold so wanted extra special things.

I also culled my cookbook shelves to make room for new ones that I was given (all vintage except the one I got last week in the mystery package)!

Tons of chicken soup for my Husband ❤️

Excellent delicious Chinese food, spicy to clean our sinuses.  I felt GREAT eating this food!

I got to use pretty dishes and was able to wash them. 

I go to doctor tomorrow  .... hopefully will not need my toes taped any longer. 

Boy am I glad to be doing better as my Husband really needed extra support today. I made him at least a gallon of tea today 🤣🫖🫖🫖🫖 I am so proud of him for doing so much to recover quickly.

We are hoping to take out a lady with no nearby family out for lunch at a restaurant on Thanksgiving so VERY much hoping this can still happen. [BTW my Husband did test for ~the virus~ and it was negative].

Well thank God for all things and especially for such great food and tea! Tomorrow we will rest up!!

God bless protect and console 🙏 

Another Step Up

Happy update!☝️🥰

Just like I could tell when I didn't need crutches yesterday I felt more and more that I didn't need my cane.... 

So that is really great!

I have a lot of people on my heart who are suffering. Lord have mercy on us and help us 🙏 ❤️

I am going to need rest today but I am so happy to be doing better. 

Praying for God's help 🙏

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Such Deep Beauty

The early afternoon vigil was deeply beautiful ☦️🕯❤️🙏❤️🕯☦️

It really encouraged my heart. 

My toes were swollen and sore today on and off. 

My Husband spoiled me with green fish curry from our favourite Thai restaurant 🥰

My tea traveling friend gave me some amazing teas to try! And some special treats!

I got to see some dear friends at church ny heart was so glad ❤️

I know that I am so blessed. 

May God have mercy on us and save us!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Saturday, Simply Saturday

Vespers tonight + Instagram fun 📚

My "office" on the couch.  I am nearing the end of the second book of L'Engle "Genesis Trilogy" which is a lot more than the stories of Genesis! It is a crash course in L'Engle's thoughts, concerns, struggles, reading and pondering. I am taking a lot of notes so I can track the different strands of her thought. Some of it takes some real careful thought to make sense of it as she has a lot of nuance + lots of strands of thought/themes.  L'Engle is trying to synthesize current science with theology in philosophical ways that don't always come together neatly.  But I love getting to think about it all. I love thinking about science and culture and how it all comes together.  But it is worth being careful about, understanding the turns in her thought, seeing how it works or does not work for the reader. 

My closest friends all know that I have a long standing love of this author. It is because I love and loved her first that I can disagree or question something she writes about. 

Soon I hope to switch gears and do some reading on St Silouan and Sophrony. The Nativity Fast begins for us soon. 

Meanwhile may God bless protect and save us 🙏 🕯❤️

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Still Here

Time it's passing. I am so ready to be able to walk without discomfort, hindrance or cane. 

I have ordered some books lately that are basically for the new year. Given how busy December is. 

I am plugging away at Madeleine L'Engle books. Book 2 of 3 of her "Genesis Trilogy"  lots to think about. Some things I don't agree with her on but I always learn from her irregardless.  I am reading and taking copious notes so the reading takes a while.  She sure returns to her main themes a lot, a bit relentless in a way.  Some great lines and quotations and stories though.  

My taped toes are really bothering me 🥺 just a few more days I hope 🙏 I find nights are the hardest. Ice helps. Reading too.

Really hoping that I will not need anything on my toes after I see the doctor next Wednesday. 

Meanwhile I have lots to read...

May God help us, forgive us and save us 🙏 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A Happy Moment

My neighbour's Mother asked me to get the garage door for her. She was off to the hospital as her daughter was about "to push" ☺️

I lit a candle for this baby 👶 🕯

Within a half hour the Mother was back. I heard her happiness as she phoned a friend: "we have a girl!" ☺️

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A Surprise Gift 🎁 & A Mystery Giver

I must admit that at times I was wishing for an unexpected gift 🎁 during my convalescence but didn't expect to get one!! 

It's such a sweet gift 🎁 perfectly tailored to me! I still don't know who sent it!

Well today was a good day. I took Advil Cold and Sinus this morning. My cold seems much better. It came out of nowhere... as in one minute I was fine then next minute emptying a Kleenex box! 🤧

I didn't get a lot of reading done but did finish some letters! 📮💌✒️

The cookbook is a treasure! I want to read lots more novels after reading the quotations!!!☺️📚

I am currently icing my foot. It was getting to the unhappy stage of discomfort when it feels tight from swelling and I get to my limit of endurance and needed ice ASAP!

So my Instagram is back! I remembered backup codes found them and got back in! Am happy to be back. 

Well. Tomorrow is 5 weeks since surgery. I am glad I canceled my appointments. I am getting eager to get out again...and to my library! 

But I have also gotten a lot done in studying for my writing project. 

And I have done some writing on it as well. 

So it goes. I hope each of you are doing well! Or that you are making it through each day... I know so many are in difficult situations. .... 🙏❤️

May God have mercy on us!!!🙏❤️

Monday, November 14, 2022

I'll Take It

It's getting easier for me to walk! 

This afternoon, suddenly, I needed Kleenex 🤧 and I have a full blown cold at present. 

My foot is not a 100% yet but the improvement is noticeable. 

I'll take it. 

May God have mercy on us! 🙏

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Beauty on a Sunday

I went to my far-away church today! Was such a relief and great to see friends!! 

My Husband made these 2 dried flower arrangements 🥰😍🙃👏 and surprised me with them tonight 😍❤️💞

I walked/stood/rode in car (2 pillows in car under my feet) so hopefully I will be OK tomorrow.... I want to get better!!

Well that's all for now. 

May God bless us 🙏 and have mercy on us ❤️