Thoughtful care delivery

Recovery from surgery is bumpy as I’ve been violently ill all day. But something wonderful did happen despite my misery—my extraordinary friend Sarica arranged to have lunch delivered to us. Though I wasn’t able to eat today, this was a godsend because it meant fresh meals for Mama! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was Sarica’s thoughtful…

The day after

I had surgery to remove my gallbladder yesterday and I’d be lying if I said I was anything but miserable. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve also got my 9th bladder infection in 6 months—a fact we learned today just in time for our beloved More Diane to pick up my antibiotics before returning home.…

Pre-surgery fun

I’m having surgery in the morning, and I’ve been consumed with getting everything ready before I’m out of commission. But I decided it was also important to have a bit of fun before it all. So yesterday, my dear friend Mark visited and drove us out to the coast for a calming breath of salty,…

Marbled and mermaid nails

As part of our pre-surgery weekend of self-care, I did home manicures for Mama and myself tonight. I used nail polish strips, which is how we have these super cool marbled and mermaid patterns! We’ve only used this type of polish once before, and I struggled with them more this time. I think it’ll get…

Preparing for surgery

I’m having surgery this Wednesday; my gallbladder is being evicted due to troublesome stones. In preparation, Mama and I are doing an entire weekend of self-care—today that ranged from a visit to our wonderful chiropractor to a home facial plus brow tint. I even got in a little work on a gardening project and picked…