I’m almost 2 weeks out from back surgery and comfort is the name of the game around here.
That and loads of gratefulness for an amazing support system.
My husband and I will hopefully leave this adventure with him still finding me desirable AT ALL!
He is taking good care of me, and yummy food has been brought by lovely friends and neighbors.
I did, however, make some comfort foods to have in the freezer for easy prep. Being mom, dad, and nurse is a lot on anyone’s plate. Even Super Man.
One of our favorite recipes is Pioneer Woman’s Sloppy Joes. They are tasty and we freeze them in little rubbermaid cups just perfect for a couple of servings. Make sure to crisp up the buns with a little butter on the griddle. It makes all the difference.
My sweet friend sews for Love Woolies and she brought me some deliciously cozy socks made from up cycled wool sweaters. It’s a local company (love), employees ladies who work from home (double love), and gives beautiful wool sweaters a new life (triple love). They also make hats, wool mittens, and cashmere baby beanies. All perfect for the upcoming cold and wouldn’t they be lovely as a friend gift or in a stocking for Christmas?! Yes would be the answer to that question. 🙂
I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Bella Grace magazine. I LOVE this little dose of happiness SO MUCH. Each one is beautifully curated and it feels like a special gift to myself. They are more like a book than a magazine. That will definitely add to the cozy comfort category of my recovery.
This is the time of year that my nesting instincts kick in to full gear. I have wanted linen bedding for a long time. I’ve researched and pinned pictures just waiting for my chance. We sold our little trailer last summer and I was able to use part of the money for my bedding…oh my gosh I love it so much. I bought everything on an ETSY shop called Mooshop because I really like to shop small shops if I can. I found a lovely woman in Latvia (how cool is it that my bedding is from all the way across the world?!) who hand makes linen bedding and ordered everything from her. It took a little while to get here but I really was so pleased. It is just what I have wanted. It is an extravagant purchase for me, pushing the buy button was really hard, but it will last for a long time and it is beautiful. My husband wears through bottom sheets at an alarming rate because he is always running in his sleep; these seem strong enough to withstand the nighttime sprints. It has made our bed a big pile of cozy and comfy.
Sometimes it takes these kind of times to make you slow down and appreciate the really small things in life. Going through this twice in one year has been trying. I am not someone who likes to be down and dependent on others. I’ve had to rely on my husband for virtually everything at times and wow is that a lesson in humility. He is amazing and wonderful and just a real peach. I have never felt so lucky to be his wife. Gush gush gush. We have both had to allow others to serve us and that is not easy for either of us. I feel like I have learned some pretty big lessons this year about service and humility and patience. We are always learning how to be a better version of ourselves, aren’t we? I thought I would know everything at 40, I was a little mad when I didn’t, but now I realize it’s a good thing that we get to constantly learn more and get better with age.
Fall has barely begun here in Utah but it has been chilly and stormy and beautiful. Snow is already on the top of our beautiful mountain and being warm and cozy in our little house is something I am so very grateful for. I wish that for you as well! Comfort, coziness, and love…wherever you are.