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Caught and Cake Pops

I caught Jimmy and Niva snuggling in Sadie’s rocking chair. They look adorably guilty, don’t they?

Guy holding husky in rocking chair

I’m happy to report that Sadie’s fever went down! 

You know what I think helped? Cake pops. It’s good medicine to go on a car + coffee and cake pop date 😉 Oh, and we can’t forget milk. That helps too, right? 

Toddler drinking milk and eating a cake pop at Starbucks

We went on a family walk the other night and the fresh air felt fantastic. We kept it short because it was pretty cold, but Sadie thought it was neat to be in her stroller in her footie pajamas. 

Family on a walk with toddler in stroller and husky

I think I’m battling a sinus infection, but I’ll survive. I always seem to get them when I get sick so I know the drill and what to expect 🤷🏼‍♀️

I was so out of it the other morning that I just sipped coffee and stared off into space instead of reading my Bible like I usually do. So, my daily Bible study time happened on the couch during Sadie’s nap.

Hebrews Bible study book on couch with Bible, notebook, and colored pencils

Here’s what I’m learning from Hebrews 4:12:

  • The Word of God is living. The enduring nature of it is great proof of its reliability.
  • Only 0.5% of books are in demand seven years after their publication and books are rarely reprinted after 25 years. The Bible? It’s the best selling book of all time!
  • The Word of God is living because it’s timeless, tested, and true. It’s relevant, applicable to people in the past, and those in the present. It transcends culture, race, gender, occupation, and social and economic status. 
  • We can always learn something new from The Word, no matter how many times we read it. 
  • The Word is powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword; it can cut in both ways by encouraging or condemning. It’s also a weapon against the devil. 
  • God’s Word is unchanging. We may try to dance around difficult scriptures, but the Lord stands firm on what He has proclaimed. It is up to us to accept the Bible, not change it. 

Okay, I better get going. Sadie is waking up and it’s time to start our day! 

Have you ever had a cake pop?

Sunday Coffee Date

Good morning and welcome to the first Sunday of 2021. I thought it would be fun to go on a little (virtual) coffee date with you and just share what’s on my mind this morning.

–> If we were having coffee right now… I’d be sipping a blonde roast with cream. In fact, that was what I was sipping when I began this post. My sweet husband ran to Starbucks and got it for me! What is your drink of choice?

Starbucks holiday cup 2020

–> If we were having coffee right now… I’d tell you that Sadie had a scary high fever last night. We gave her Tylenol and she still felt warm an hour or two later, so I took her temperature on her forehead and it was 105 😳

Thankfully my sister (a registered nurse!) told me to take her temperature in her ear and it was between 102 and 103 in her ear. Still high, but much less scary than 105. I am so thankful for my caring sister who took the time to call us, give advice, and say she was praying for Sader Tot ❤

What we’ve been doing to treat her:

  • Rotating Tylenol + Ibuprofen when she has a fever
  • Using this chest rub to help with stuffiness 
  • Diffusing and applying essential oils
  • Giving her elderberry gummies
  • Offering her food and fluids as much as possible
  • Giving her homeopathic cough and cold medicine
  • Snuggling and watching movies together 🙂

Thankfully Jimmy is still holding strong with no signs of sickness! Do you have any remedies for the common cold?

–> If we were having coffee right now… I would mention that Niva is blowing her coat again. 

Guy holding Siberian husky like a baby

Huskies shed their undercoats twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Niva was kind of late and blew her coat in July to cool off, so it makes sense that she’s just now shedding her summer coat to make way for her winter coat.

Our poor couches… and black clothing, haha. I wore a black t-shirt yesterday and by the end of the day it was covered in a combination of Sadie’s dried snot and Niva’s fur. Keepin’ it real over here 🤪 Needless to say, an undercoat rake has been helping a lot with the fur situation!

–> If we were having coffee right now… I would ask about your favorite natural products. I mentioned that I was trying to switch to non-toxic options for our cleaning supplies/medicine/etc. and now I’m adding makeup to the list. Sadie got into my eyeshadow, put it all over her face, and promptly got a rash that has lasted a few days.

I ordered this eyeshadow to replace it, and I’m now working on slowly replacing everything. Send recommendations my way, please!

–> If we were having coffee right now... I’d offer you a bar of chocolate. I found these for $1 each at the grocery store yesterday!

Lilys chocolate

I’m thinking I need to do some baking with these if I don’t eat them before I get a chance to look up some recipes, lol.

–> If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you what I read about in my morning devotional this morning.

I’m studying the book of Hebrews with a study guide and the author was discussing Hebrews 3:2 and how Moses and Jesus were both faithful to their calling and said “We are never called to be successful, but we are called to be faithful.” I just loved that and thought it was worth sharing. 

–> If we were having coffee right now… I would admit that I’m counting down the months until I can garden again. At the same time, I’m enjoying this season. I love cozy evenings on the couch with Sadie, Jimmy, Niva, and Malcolm. I love looking at the forecast to see if we’re going to get snow. Not much beats a warm bowl of soup, either! 

If we were having coffee right now, what would you want to talk about?