Wonderful things happening in February include Abbey finishing up her eight chemo treatments, thank the Lord. It has been so very difficult for her, and she still will have radiation to go through, but just knowing that the biggest hurdle is over is a relief for her. I consider it the biggest privilege to take care of her and she has been the easiest patient ever. She is always kind and grateful and we can always find something to laugh about. I am beyond proud of her and so grateful every day that I get to call her my daughter. It is a privilege.
It snowed like crazy, and I loved it! The storm was exciting and added a little energy into our lives. Yes, I am on a quest to love and appreciate all four seasons. Sunshine helps and although I think it showed itself for about 2 hours in January, February has been bright so far. Although I can’t walk outside yet-I will not brave any snow or ice because my ankle is still healing (I actually have two hurt ankles that is another story) but soon I hope to be walking again when the roads are completely clear.
For me for the winter months:
These two things, recommended by mother who has gorgeous skin at 82, are what is saving my winter face. They are economical, effective but also gentle.
These are two additional products I love:
For the kids, a few of our favorite things:
Patrick and Janey both asked for slippers for around the house and I was more than happy to purchase them as they go barefoot and it freezes me just looking at them:
Three really good wholesome historical fiction books I read in January, couldn’t put down until they were finished, and absolutely loved:
“Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.” (Amazon)
“An emotional, heart-wrenching story of love and family set across Ireland and America during the Second World War.” (Amazon)
‘Sandy Taylor has proven herself to be a very talented and gifted storyteller with an immense insight into family, friendship, love, and forgiveness…This is one of the most endearing, yet heart-breaking, novels that I have encountered in quite some time and will certainly not soon forget…Witty and humorous dialogue written with such ease truly brought this story to life and swept me away between the pages. Filled with unexpected twists and turns, you’ll want to keep the box of tissues nearby!’ Kimberly’s Bookshelf