12 February 2012

Quiet day.

My body feels a bit like a mess today; my throat feels like it has needles in it, my lymph nodes are swollen, my hip burns, and my arms are doing what they've been doing for the past 8 months now with the stinging and tingling and what have you. (Numerous tests, lots of medical bills, and still no answers on that mystery!) I laugh and plow forward and wonder aloud if God is driving the nail of patience into my heart?

Oh! And earlier today I jumped up to run into the bathroom to throw up and slammed my foot against Sookie's play kitchen. Her fun, colorful, quirky play kitchen that daddy and I gave her for her birthday, where she shuts the microwave door and cheerily imitates the bleep boop beep of pressing the buttons.

Gross, huh? I'm obsessed with instagram! If you would like to follow the feed, I am ahappygirl.

I'm 98% sure I broke my little toe. I've been icing it and having a low key day. I'm blessed I have such a loving man by my side to bring me ice packs, hot green tea and ice lemon water! Have I mentioned he is the best?

I had fun with Miss S's plate o food again today. This was before the toe smashing incident. Ha!

Raspberry and blueberry flowers on organic garbanzo and black bean stems in a field of tillamook (um, best cheese EVER!) grass.

I'm going to post photos from Sook's birthday bash soon. I still have so much to learn editing wise. But life is for endless learning, right?! My grandpa (her great grandpa, she calls him "utter poppa" (other poppa) made me cry with his gift.

My grandma Kay passed on very unexpectedly in 2003. She was so many relationships bundled into one person; she was like a second mother to me, an aunt, a much older sister, a best friend and one of my biggest cheerleaders. She took care of me in the weeks and months after my kidney transplant so that my mom (who donated to me) could recuperate at her house. The surgery on the kidney donor is much more involved and painful than on the recipient.

Obviously she and Sookie have not met in this life, but to see the words on the front of this envelope reduced me to tears, then I opened it and inside was one of her fancy handkerchiefs. Holy tears batman! I hope I instill the preciousness of gifts such as this in Sookie's mind and soul. So special! A part of me knows she already "gets it".

Rory and I might be able to go out of town later this week on a little adventure. For Valentine's, for our sanity, for love, for us, for life! I didn't want to jinx it by mentioning it, but I'm too excited! It would be the first time in two and a half years that we will go somewhere and it won't have anything to do with my health!

Happy Sunday!


  1. glad Great Grandma Kay was represented, you know she was one of many flittering about

  2. ouch!! that toes looks like it is in a lot of pain.

  3. I hope you guys get out of town on a little romantic vacay. God knows you guys deserve it.. I am always rooting for you...xox,afton

  4. Ouch! The smashed toe looks painful. :( I hope it heals soon, ice sounds like the right thing to do.

    I love the present for Sookie from your grandmother, that's awesome. :)

    I hope you do get to go on a little break for Valentines, fingers and (so far unsquashed on my part) toes crossed for you. :)

  5. reading this I have a big ol knot in my throat.. your grandpa is a very sweet and loving man. The fact that he even thought of doing that for Sookie, for you, just shows he "gets it" life is about the lil things like that.

  6. Ahhhh, sweet loving post.
    Your toe looks awful. Try taping it to the next one. I hope it won't be too painful. (((((HUGS))))

  7. UGH (for the possibly broken toe).

    Awesome (for the plate for Sookie).

    Aaaaw (for the hankie from Grandma Kay).

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