Hi friends! Thanks for letting me pop into your Saturday. What are you up to this weekend? If I were to guess the goodness of your life, I’d say you’re putting an elf on a shelf, drying oranges slices into ornaments, and going for an epic no-budget Trader Joe’s run.
Since I have a habit of sharing my life in addition to recipes for nearly 15 years running, and since life is undeniably Everything All At Once™, I thought you could accept a bit of personal news into your heart. I’m recovering from surgery this weekend and likely, for the next few weeks. In my never ending saga of living with a uterus… well, it needed some maintenance of the laparoscopic variety. If you ever want to talk about fibroids and endometriosis instead of cookies, lemme know.
I’ll need some recovery time as we close up this year but I can’t leave you high and dry this holiday season. In addition to the incredible team of Abby, Kim, and Toby, you’ll hear some new voices here over the next few weeks. We’re all friends here and I hope you welcome a few new folks and new recipes with open arms and preheated ovens. I’ll still be here, and we’ll bake a few cookies and close out the year together with those plastic 2023 glasses.
If I could submit one humble offering this season, it’s that you make a batch of Homemade Spiked Eggnog. That’s eggnog from scratch which – essentially drinks like melted ice cream.
If you’re in the market for lil holiday gifts, I love these thoughts on Stocking Stuffers and these thoughts on White Elephant Gifts.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends! I appreciate that you’re here and I’ll brb. xo
Oh my! I’ve been behind in my blog reading because as ya know … life gets in the way. I’m late to the info and want to send my healthy recovery vibes and well wishes to you. Dealing with Endo-stuff isn’t fun or comfortable.
Blessed that you’re surrounded by friends to assist with the blog. Take the time you need and have a lovely holiday!
Somehow I missed this as well and hope you have recovered nicely and that you have a great holiday season and all the very best wishes for the New Year. I simply love you and your blog.
Goodness, Joy. All the drama of the uterus. I’ve been there
with the fibroids, I’m there now. Wishing you the very best recovery and all the rest you need,
Hope everything went as well that there were no complications, laparoscopic surgery is no joke.. Wishing you a swift and hopefully painfree recovery, dear Joy ?
I somehow missed this when it was posted. I hope this procedure makes your life better going forward. I know you are a tough woman, but please take care.
Reflecting all the warm cookie love you’ve shared with us over the years right back at you. Best wishes for an uncomplicated surgery and a quick recovery.
Sending lots of love! As a fellow chronically ill gal, it can get exhausting. sending all of the healing vibes your way!!
Been through this surgery and sending you solidarity and good feelings! SO glad you have the space to rest. Take the time you need – we’ll be here when you get back!
I DO hope you recover quickly and well! Wishing you and yours a meaningful holiday season.
Lots of love. I’m one year post-hysterectomy, which was the last option after attempting and failing all medical options for my endo. May you sleep all the sleeps and avoid all coughing and sneezing. Muah.