After the craziness that was last week, I was hoping for a really normal week this week. So far, that’s just what it has been! I can’t begin explain how thankful I am for that.
There have been visits to the park and the library, family walks around the block, snacks on the couch before bed, meals cooked, loaves of bread baked, hugs from church family, and piles of laundry folded. The everyday tasks of life have felt especially comforting this week.
I have some good news to share. Jimmy doesn’t have H. pylori! He had a followup appointment after his hospital stay and it sounds like his gastritis is due to stress. We’re praying the medication he’s taking can heal his stomach, and that he can take the stress down a notch or
two ten so he doesn’t end up in the same situation! He’ll probably have another endoscopy in late February or early March to check on things, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
Other normal things around the Zottola house include: reading and reading and reading. Sadie is slightly obsessed with books, and I love it! I picked up this adorable book below from the library and we have read it about ten billion times.
I’ve also began what I’ve dubbed as “Operation Winter Feet,” which is just me making an effort to put cream on my dry, cracked heels. I’ve been using Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme, and it seems to be doing the trick!
Bread baking has been happening, as always.
I want to bake some cookies, too. Maybe tonight if I get a chance. I’m thinking of making hamantaschen even though I’m not Jewish, nor is it Purim. They just sound really tasty and I have this cookbook (<–affiliate link), so that’s that!
Sadie seems to be healing from her double ear infection and hasn’t had any fevers since Friday! Just lots of ear tugging and crankiness. I’d be cranky if my ears hurt, so I can’t blame her one bit. She’s slowly getting back to her normal, silly self and I’m so thankful!