Monday, September 28, 2009

A Thankful Woman's Daybook

For today ~ Monday, September 28, 2009

Outside my window ~ Fall is in the air :) I enjoyed a morning cup of coffee out on the deck. Definietly a step in the right direction!

From the sofa ~ Life goes on. Dad's back in the office today. The House Cat and Snuggle Bug are keeping things going around here. So far today HC has vacuumed, switched the laundry, and is now making lunch for Honeybee (mac n cheese her favorite). She's also very kind to be sharing her new laptop with me. It's definitely helping me to pass the time today. SB has also been busy picking up, sweeping and helping out with lunch. She's going to read to me about St. Bernadette later. Homeschooling at its best!

I'm listening to ~ Cars on the tv and Buck and Honeybee playing cars on the floor. If Mater doesn't make you smile, nothing will!

I'm wearing ~ One of the new nightgowns my sweet mama got for me, new comfy grey slippers, and grey cotton capri's. She took me shopping a few days before the surgery and spoiled me with lots of new comfy recovery clothes :) My hair's up in a clip, and I'm wearing my new reading glasses and my mama's pink and white checked robe. We couldn't find a robe for me on our outing so she lent me one of hers. There's a special comfort in having it wrapped around me. Kinda like she's giving me a big hug right now :)

Looking forward to ~ Can't wait to get back on the treadmill. I'm feeling a new surge to really work on a healthy body. Let's hope this is still the case when I actually can get back to exercising!

So many things to be thankful for ~

I am getting better - SLOWLY - but surely.

My sweet husband is such a gift from above. He has been working so hard taking care of us, and, as if that's not enough, he's still there to dry my tears.

The House Cat is a wonderful little mama around here. She cooks, she cleans, and she bathes her baby sister. She is learning so many wonderful skills that I never had.

Snuggle Bug is a wonderful companion for Buck and Honeybee. She's such a fun playmate and is teaching them so many things in return. She has so much love to give - just like a little snuggle bug :)

Buck is a thriving little man - wanting to be just like his daddy. He still loves his lullaby before bed. The sweetest thing is hearing him sing me the lullaby when I'm not feeling well.

Honeybee has been my little Florence Nightengale. She's always looking for a way to make me feel better. As I've said, I move from couch to bed. She's quick to grab my pillows and head to my destination, making me as comfortable as possible.

From the kitchen ~ Lots of food coming from so many beautiful people wanting to help. I'm so grateful for this. It's a huge help to my honey. An added blessing is we have been able to share with our neighbor who is also recovering from surgery. I must admit that I can't wait to be back on the "giving" end.

My plans this week ~ Rest, rest, rest and more rest :)
Also, have my two week follow - up on Thursday.

I hope to start this soon ~

State By State Scrapbook

I'm also looking into this for Snuggle Bug's future use ~

Literature For the Young Lady

I'm enjoying hearing ~

The House Cat play guitar and Snuggle Bug reading aloud to Honeybee. She's also started reading
Bernadette: Our Lady's Little Servant aloud to me. She was sharing with me yesterday about St. Bernadette and her prayer to be a faithful and cheerful sufferer for Our Lord. I asked her if she would read to me about her. She light up and was happy to oblige :)

My motto today and for a while I expect:

"Give me an occupation or I'll shall run mad!" (Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility)

Doing laundry never sounded so fun!


Donna said...

Oh Lori it's so good to "hear" your voice and see you are doing well. I have been told to get in touch with Mrs. Pepe to get in line to bring a meal- so I'm calling her soon! I, too, LOVE LOVE LOVE all those Jane Austen movies- and knew exactly where you got that quote! Stay comfy and rest- there's a time for everything.

Linda said...

Thanks for all the special updates!
I'll be glad when these allergies(head cold) or whatever are gone and I can come over and give you help and hugs! Just don't want to give you a cough or sneeze:)
Love you Lots!

jenmack said...

Don't you just love Colonel Brandon?!!!

I'm so grateful to read your daybook today, Lori. I'm a bit behind in reading, but it's good to hear of you recovering in comfy pj's on the couch. Here's to sweet moms, soft pj's, amazing husbands, and children that make us smile!

You've been in my prayers! I'm asking St. Therese especially to intercede for you! Hugs to you from a few miles up the road!

Praying the Rosary keeps us close to Jesus