Friday Favs: Dog in a Dress

  Confession: I don’t really like these friday favs posts. They take a lot of work and there’s not much payoff.. and I don’t just mean for me – according to analytics these links only get clicked by <10% of people who view the posts (which means that less than ten percent of you are…

Recovering

Last week’s goals: 1. Don’t freak out: A I’ve had my moments of anxiety, but honestly I was expecting to be worse. I attribute this peace to all the kind people who have been praying for me. Knowing that so many people have got my back is such a comforting feeling. 2. Rest & Recover:…

FAQ Update on Kelli by Josh

Hi, everyone! It’s Currently Josh, Kelli’s husband. She had all the posts this past week pre-scheduled, but today she asked if I would mind writing something up about how she’s doing. So here are some answers to questions we’ve been getting about what’s been going on this week. FAQs *I’m new here, what is going on?…

Post-Surgery Foods

I’m writing this on Tuesday, so I don’t actually know how these foods are working for me as you read this. But I’ve done my best to prepare so I’m hoping that things are running smoothly and I’m getting enough sustenance to maintain my weight and help my body heal! (If you’re looking for post-surgery health…

3 Helpful Items for Post-Surgery Recovery

So, yesterday I had surgery for a Crohn’s-related issue that was causing me a lot of pain. I hope this surgery will help fix it! Since I’m probably currently knocked out from the pain and/or pain-pills, this post and the next few days’ posts will be pre-scheduled. I might add quick updates to the ends of what…

Pre-Surgery Thoughts

Today I’m having a small Crohn’s-related surgery at 1:00. Please keep me and Josh in your prayers the next few days as I recover! The daily blog project will keep running becayse I have posts scheduled for the next few days (I know I could’ve taken a break but I didn’t really want to).. I’ll…

Rest & Recovery Week

Last week’s goals: 1. Keep Christmassing: A+ I know I keep talking about squeezing in as much “Christmas cheer” before my surgery, and this week I think I got just what I was hoping for. The house is decorated, the gifts are all wrapped, and over the weekend I got to celebrate early with my…

5 Golden Days

Currently, I’m.. Sipping ..hot mulled apple cider, yum! Sometimes I’ll steep a bag of chamomile in my apple cider, too. It’s a nice evening treat. Celebrating ..having so many good energy days in a row! Today is my 5th! I’m not 100% sure what started this run of good days after feeling so crappy for so long…

Just Keep Christmassing

Last week’s goals: 1. REALLY finish Christmas shopping: A- I’ve got all gifts for Josh, each member of our families, and almost all our close friends.. there is one couple for whom I am still searching. The problem has been that I FOUND the perfect gift for them but it’s too expensive so I’m trying to…

Good Energy

Yesterday’s good energy levels spilled over into today, yay! I had a lovely time with my family for lunch. We ate some of Dad’s delicious venison chili, took Christmas photos, and decorated the tree. It’s been a while since everyone was able to come and hang out at the house together. I also wrapped all…