Happy Friday!! I hope you have all had a wonderful week. My FIL had to have another surgery this morning, but it went well. He’s just in a lot of pain right now.
My mom hurt her back while helping her brother, and then fell down her porch steps yesterday to add insult to injury. Needless to say, she’s in a lot of pain right now, too. As is my brother who’s still recovering from his accident.
On a positive note, I am really loving our fall weather right now, and the fact that I’m getting some free time to relax and do a little blogging.
Happy Tuesday! It’s been over two weeks since I’ve last posted, and for those of you that usually follow me, you know that’s a long time for me! I’m not even sure where to start. A lot of you know that I have been taking care of my FIL since his cancer diagnosis. Since my last update we have done chemo, CTs, MRIs, lab work, and doctors visits, and he’s on his second hospital stay (yes both have been in the last two weeks). They think they found another tumor that’s creating a blockage in his bowels. We’re waiting now to hear more on what they’ll do. This alone has been more than a full-time job and one that’s extremely stressful.
Happy Monday! I hope all of y’alls weeks are off to a good start. I know it’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I’ve been super busy, but it hasn’t all been bad. Tomorrow I take my FIL to get a port put in. I’ll take him to get his first round of chemo on Wednesday. Prayers are definitely appreciated!
This weekend I’m going camping with my family. We already had this planned, but it’ll definitely be a nice way to destress a little. My oldest son is participating in a disc golf tournament at the park we’re staying at. Right now it looks like the weather will be perfect for the weekend, so I’m praying it stays that way!
Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! Today’s Top Ten topic is Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me. I decided to look at my Friday Finds posts for this prompt. So, all of these are books I read this year due to someone’s review that I featured. There is one exception. I included one book that my bestie Anna personally recommended to me.
Happy Monday! I hope all of y’alls weeks are off to a good start. Things have been hectic here, but moving along. My uncle and my FIL were both released from the hospital this week. After seeing how my uncle has struggled to heal because of his diabetes, my mom has been motivated to start eating better as she is borderline diabetic. So, I spent a lot of the weekend educating her on different foods and making recipes for us to share. I already eat whole foods/gluten free/sugar free, and the rest of my family doesn’t. That means instead of me making a couple meals for myself and making them last through the week, I’m now getting double the options. We’re just dividing all our food between each other. Plus we’re preparing the foods together, so less work. I’m also making bigger quantities, so I can start sharing with my FIL, who is also diabetic and has been eating horribly. We made some cranberry cheesecake bars (5 carbs) and some chocolate bark with pecans & almonds (1 carb), so she’ll have something sweet to nibble on here and there. She was thrilled that she can still indulge in something like that – in moderation of course. Now onto books ~
Happy Wednesday! I hope it’s a happy Wednesday for you anyways. I thought I’d start out with an update today. My migraines are gone! Yay for that!! And we got my husband’s truck out of the shop. Bonus ~ the fix was cheaper than anticipated. Another win was that the last hurricane just dumped some rain on us here – no damage. We went all day yesterday without any water, but it was back on when we woke up this morning. Praise God!! I NEEDED a shower!!
Now the not so pretty stuff. My FIL had the tumor removed from his head a couple days ago. Now to make decisions on how to deal with the rest of the cancer.
Title: Jingle All the Way Series: N/A Author: Debbie Macomber Release Date: October 13, 2020 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Books Genres: Christmas Contemporary Romance Blurb:Love can transform even the best-laid plans in this heartfelt Christmas novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.
Trapped in the middle of five siblings, Everly Lancaster always had big dreams. Now a top real-estate executive, Everly finds her work is her life, leaving no space for anything (or anyone) else. Sensing her stress, Everly’s boss insists she take December off. At first, a month away seems crazy–how will the company survive without her? But Everly’s mother convinces her otherwise. She deserves a vacation–plus, when she returns, she’ll have no excuse to skip family Christmas like she did last year.
But after her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected, Everly is horrified to realize that she’s about to spend the next two weeks trapped–with no Wi-Fi!–in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship’s charming naturalist, can convince Everly that the trip will be unforgettable. Slowly but surely, she realizes he is right: the sights are spectacular. And with each passing day, Everly’s relationship with Asher deepens, forcing her to take a long, hard look at her priorities.
Everly and Asher begin to see magic in the possibility of a life together. But as the cruise nears its end, and Everly’s family Christmas approaches, both must decide if love is worth the risk. A merry surprise may be in store in Debbie Macomber’s newest holiday delight.