Sunday, March 10
Saturday, March 9
I just don't know why it has taken me nearly thirteen years to introduce our children to the simple joy that is silver dollar pancakes! They are so simple to make (especially with a minute ladle) and bring such happiness to the breakfast table. It is too bad that I remembered them on the last day to breakfast on such things before Pascha.
Friday, March 8
We took a trip to my favorite grocery store today and saw some wonderful things on the way there. There were hundreds of snow geese dipping and soaring over some of the fields. The photo simply doesn't do justice to their beauty. It was also amazing to see a few pigs at one of the farms nearby! They were adorable!
Wednesday, March 6
We enjoyed an afternoon viewing of the movie Christopher Robin today! It was just added to Netflix and we've wanted to see it for a long time. I kept tearing my eyes away to gaze at the gorgeous flowers my sister and brother-in-law sent for my birthday yesterday. Aren't they wonderful?!
Tuesday, March 5
Monday, March 4
Saturday, March 2
Friday, March 1
Thursday, February 28
Tuesday, February 26
Monday, February 25
Saturday, February 23
Friday, February 22
Thursday, February 21
Today was my first day out of bed. I thoroughly cleaned our bedroom and bathroom (washing linens and towel, dusting, vacuuming, and disinfecting everything in sight). I will sleep well tonight. My husband kept everyone well and happy! Thank God! It was good to leave my room and spy my beautiful paperwhites in full bloom!
Wednesday, February 20
Tuesday, February 19
I saw Pollyanna (2016) for the first time a year or so ago (I think Auntie Leila recommended it!) and loved the beautiful suncatcher Pollyanna plays with at Mr. Pendleton's house. After searching for months, I finally found some beautiful chandelier prisms at an antique store. We bought five with the intention of going back for more, but they sold out before we could! To make this long string of suncatchers, I found the tiny prisms and beads at Michael's and Sugar Plum strung them all on some stretchy bead string we already had. I love how it turned out!!
Monday, February 18
Oh, dear. I started to get worse this afternoon, so my husband and I took a trip to the doctor. It was confirmed that I have the 'flu... despite getting a jab in October. The nurse says that having had the inoculation will help make the time I am sick shorter. I'm also taking Tamiflu, as well.
Of course being sick is unpleasant, but I am most worried about our daughter contracting it. She is on a drug that suppresses her immune system, so she's very likely to catch whatever germs come her way. If she does, it could mean (and most likely will) that she will have a Crohn's flare. We just got her last one under control a few days ago.
Anyway, please pray for her if you think of it!
Sunday, February 17
My visits to the ER, multiple doctors' offices, and the infusion center this week has caught up to me. I woke up today with a cough, froggy voice, and runny nose. It really helped my mood to take a long, hot bath and drink copious amounts of tea with honey. My darling husband suggested pizza for an early dinner and it really hit the spot, too.
Saturday, February 16
Friday, February 15
Thursday, February 14
Wednesday, February 13
We headed out to see our girl's GI doctor very early this morning and ended up being squeezed in for an infusion in the mid-afternoon. This was the best case scenario. Our doctor has an office that's nearly three hours away and I was very nervous that we would have an appointment with her today and then have to come back later in the week for an infusion. I knew that the only thing that would help our daughter feel better was the Remicade, and I am very thankful that her doctor agreed. She felt well enough to have some salmon, mashed potatoes, and broccoli for dinner tonight and I hope to see even more improvement tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 12
Our girl has been struggling with a Crhon's flair for too many days now. We ended up in our local ER after the school nurse suggested that an emergency room visit was in order. Thankfully, there was no wait and she was given immediate attention. We only had to stay a couple of hours... enough time for some iv fluids, blood work, and a steroid. I'm hoping that we can keep her hydrated until tomorrow when we see her GI doc.
Monday, February 11
The paperwhite bulbs that I bought a few weeks ago have started blooming and are filling the house with their heady scent. I especially love the ones that are in the playroom window... they beautify from the inside and the outside.