Today was an awesome day!
First of all, I have finally turned a corner with the medical issues I’ve been dealing with. In actuality, recovering from the surgery itself hasn’t been too bad. What I didn’t expect is to have an allergic reaction to the sterilization solution they used which resulted in a horrible rash over much of my upper body. I have been so itchy that I have wanted to crawl right out of my skin. I have tried every non-itch cream and lotion on the market and while a few of them will temporarily soothe the itchiness, it does not last long and I have been going crazy. I am grateful to say that the rash seems to finally be going away.
Second, I got to sleep in today. This may not seem like a luxury considering our current work status, but we have literally had appointments every single day for weeks. With some confusion over the time change last night, I managed to oversleep and miss church today. I felt bad that I missed church, but it was so nice to sleep as late as I wanted to and then basically be lazy all day long. So I surfed the internet and did some artwork. It was wonderful!
Third, we received some letters from friends this weekend and read through them today. We loved the thoughtful notes and the sweet picture. We feel very blessed to have good friends who think of us and keep us in their prayers. And by the way, I had a doctor tell me this week that they have done research that shows that prayers actually do work (not that I am surprised by that, but I think it’s interesting that the medical community acknowledges it.) So, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
And to top off our day, we had a special dessert. You see, we have had to eliminate milk completely from my daughter’s diet. That means milk and butter substitutes and NO chocolate (because of the milk in it). But I found a great recipe for Devil’s Food cake with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache and it was entirely dairy free. This was a great recipe that I would use again even if I didn’t need it to be dairy free. The recipe was also egg free but I used a real egg since I didn’t have any of the egg substitute on hand. You can find the recipe here:
So I’m hoping that this is just the first day of a really great week. The weather is supposed to be warming up and we’re even supposed to see 50 degrees on Wednesday! I hope everyone else has a great week as well.
YUM! That looks amazing. Also, I am so glad to hear that things are going so well for you!! It’s great to hear good news from you.
Julie, you sound so good(well over writing). I have been thinking about you so much and I am so glad that you are feeling better. So sorry that you guys had to cut out milk BUT that dessert looks FABULOUS!!
Wish I was coming up this weekend too! Hugs