Wednesday, April 20, 2022


Hello, friends!  Hope you are all having a wonderful day!  I will do another post telling you about my surgery but just to let you know that things are moving along.  It was a week ago yesterday.  Swallowing and eating has been rough.  But each day it gets a little better.  I am still on soft food for a few more days, but soon I will be able to eat anything.  Within reason of course.  Thank you so much for all your prayers and well wishes.  That means a lot to me.

But let me tell you about Easter.  We had a breakfast at church before our morning service.  My friend, Donna, came.  I haven't seen her in awhile so it was good to get a chance to catch up.


There was scrambled eggs with cheese, hash brown potatoes with cheese, bacon, sausage, bagels with cream cheese and fruit salad.  Orange juice too.  I couldn't eat any of it.  I brought my own baby oatmeal which Joe had bought for me and ate that instead along with a cup of tea.

The service was great.  We always have Pastor Dan Allen as our guest speaker on Easter.  He is so good.  The singing was good too.

I took Donna home and then Joe and I got ready to go out for lunch/dinner.  Our good friend Carole was going too and she picked us up.  We went to a diner we all like and met up with the rest of my family and a couple of friends.  Joe's stepmother went too.  Sorry I can't show you any pictures, but I never pulled out my camera.  We were just enjoying ourselves.  Sometimes that is more important than getting the shot.

I ordered a tuna salad thinking it would be something I could eat.  But what I got was not what was on the menu.  The tuna was dry and there were lots of veggies that I'm not up to eating yet.  I ended up eating most of Joe's mashed potatoes, some of his stuffing (he got a turkey dinner) and took the rest of my salad home.  Joe ate it for lunch today.

I had a great time talking with my brother and sister.  I almost never see them and it was good to just be able to sit together and gab.

When we took my mother-in-law home, she gave me a gift bag.  I was not expecting that.  Let me show you what was inside.

She gave me hand sanitizer, hand cream, a pretty candle that smells of oranges and lemons, a package of fudge, a box of Peeps (my family know me so well), and a pair of Peeps socks.

My sister gave me an Easter gift too.  She put it in the cutest furry bunny basket.

A little bag of chocolate eggs and two packages of Peeps.  One was chocolate dipped and one was party cake.  There was one other surprise gift.  It was something I had been wanting.

She found a pair of sunglasses to replace the ones that had broken.  I am so happy.  It even came with a little cloth bag.

Joe gave me two boxes of Peeps and two packages of peanut butter cups.  (I am in Peeps heaven right now.)  He also bought me a dozen red roses.

I am one fortunate girl to have all of these things given to me.  I certainly didn't expect it.  The best part though, was spending the time with my family and friends.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter also.  I will be back soon.



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  3. Hi Kathy. So sorry for the deleted comments. I need to proofread better. ;-) So glad that you had a nice Easter. It's great news that your surgery went well and that you are healing up. It is always good to hear from you. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.

  4. I haven't commented before, but I wanted to introduce myself and let you know I LOVE your blog and VLOG :) You share your life and it's so enjoyable to get to know you and Joe. I am sending out prayers that you recover soon.

  5. I just commented and my name is not showing up. It's Jill from Boca Raton, FL :)

  6. I am happy to hear you are improving! You have certainly been put through the wringer lately!! Your Joe is so special!! Love the roses!

  7. So glad you were able to enjoy Easter with so many friends and family! So sorry you couldn't eat the food though. Hope that changes soon for you. Love the gifts, especially the sunglasses...they are so cool!!

  8. Thanks for the update, Kathy, and hopefully you are healing and will be able to eat foods you enjoy again, like those Easter treats! You are right that when you are enjoying the company of family and friends, photo taking gets put aside. Sounds like you had a wonderful time even if you could not enjoy the food as much.

  9. Hi Kathy, Happy Easter to you and Joe! You received lots of nice gifts from people who love you:)

  10. I'm glad you and Joe were with family on Easter Sunday. I enjoy seeing your smiling faces. We were able to be with family as well. I wrote it on my latest blog post. I hope you continue to heal well from your surgery. My comment didn't go thru last night via my laptop 🙃 I'm on my phone on my break at work. Have a good day and God bless you and Joe .

  11. Happy to hear you are healing. The roses are gorgeous! You truly are in Peep heaven! So many varieties. Hopefully you'll be eating normally very soon. Hugs!

  12. Hi Kathy,
    I couldn't comment on 'Kathy's Happy Home' so I thought I'd leave my comment here....couldn't even leave a thumbs up. Loved the music! It reminded me of the Maranatha music we use to sing in church. Now the music is all so different and very 'breathy'. I guess it's what younger people want to hear. Also, it was nice to see green fields. It's spring in southern California and our green open fields are turning yellow already. That's what no rain gives us but the weather is great right now. Thank you for the video.


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