Monday, November 21, 2011

My Get-Well Strategy

I like some strange things . . . like cleaning my house, packing and moving and recovering from surgery. I know, weird.

Friday I had oral surgery (again) and while I do not enjoy the actual process, I do enjoy the recovery. I plan for it and I look forward to it.

 Here is my get-well strategy:

1. Spruce my house up.

2. Put clean sheets on our bed.

3. Launder my favorite comfy pajamas.

4. Stock up on snacks and favorite beverages. (in this case, easy to chew and lots of protein)

5. Borrow good movies from Jenny. (The Holiday, Julie and Julia, Dan in Real Life and No Reservations) 

6. Save a stack of great magazines to read. (December issue of Life:Beautiful, Country Living and Better Homes and Garden)

7. Enjoy resting.

8. Make sure you marry a guy that takes good care of you. (Thanks, Dave)

PS. Do take your Christmas card picture . . . before oral surgery.

image credit: cozy bedroom


  1. Love your list Glenda ~ looks like you are all set ~ wishing you a speedy recovery!

  2. Glenda, I LOVE stopping by here! I always feel like I am visiting a friend. How I wish I were close enough to visit! I'll be praying for you. You know how at the bottom of posts it suggests posts you might like? I just saw the one from March where you posted a recipe for chicken fajita chowder...I am MAKING THAT!!! It sounds delicious!


  3. Hi lovely,

    Well, my Ann Hibbard book arrived...and I realised I orfered the wrong one! Doh!! I ordered the *right* one this time...but the wrong one does look good so all's well that ends well, right?!!

    Thank you so much for the recommendation.


  4. You have all the ingredients for a comfortable and speedy (well, if you want it to be speedy) recovery!! I do hope you are able to enjoy some turkey this week and that you and the family have a lovely Thanksgiving!


  5. I'm having oral surgery on the 30th and all I had thought of so far was excusing myself from leading Awana that night and gathering yummy purreed soup recipes. White bean soup, curried cauliflower soup, gingered carrot and pumpkin soup, and then there's an easy curried butternut squash soup, tomato basil, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and cinnamon apples... I won't actually have time to make all these, but it's fun to have options. I'll make a couple things the day before.

  6. Glenda I hope that you are doing much better!

    Thank you so much for your get well wishes. I have followed some of you tips above (with my sweet friends and families help)

    Every day I do my rehab therapy sessions!

    Love and Hugs,

    Art by Karena

  7. Dear Friend,

    I hope today you are looking less and less like a chipmunk...

    I love your list, particularly the Julie and Julia part and the life:beautiful part. Didn't you adore that cookie nativity set in the front cover?? (I am making an embroidered one using that pattern because I want to keep it!!! I'll put up pictures on my blog when I am finished!!)

    Praying for a speedy recovery!

    ~ Laura

  8. Laura,
    Yes, I did love the gingerbread nativity. I agree that I would put the energy into something that would last from year to year. But it would be a fun project.

    Enjoying my wee darling book.


  9. An encouraging reminder, friend. Thank you!

  10. Glenda: Quick recovery to you, dear. Or, don't you want quick, since you are enjoying yourself?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. It really is the best coming to your blog home...I always feel like I can never get enough! So, so fun and just like you to have this get well preparation and to enjoy the getting ready much wisdom and joy with you here!

    And I loved the Vietnam post...made me think of several friends in East Asia and of course, how much there is to embrace about life in a new culture:}

  12. Wishing you a quick recovery - loved reading your tips to prepare for this time!

  13. There's something comforting in that routine, isn't there? Hope you are on the mend and feeling much better. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving,

  14. So how are you doing now? I hope you're feeling better and starting to eat a bit.

    And by the way, those movies? All of my favorites. No big surprise there. :)

  15. You're not wierd! If you are, I'm right there with you. Spinal surgery coming up in three weeks, and I'll go through many of the same steps you've listed. They do provide a healing quality, esecially the last two! :)

  16. hope you feel better fast! love that you're such a planner...we could get on real well :)

  17. I'm visiting from lovely Suzanne at Privet and Holly. I love your list. I recently had knee surgery so I know exactly what you are talking about. It really is a fun and great list.
    I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  18. I love your list and the movies
    praying you are feeling SO much better..Thanksgiving is two days away. Surgery in my mouth' makes me feel squeamish. I am afraid of dentist so you are a hero:)
    yes..marry someone who takes good care of you. Good advice:) and sending you Thanksgiving hugs

  19. Wishing you a speedy recovery Glenda! Lovely post!

  20. Thanks for
    linking up these
    great tips on Monday
    Moments! Hope
    you are fully recovered
    and ready for Thanksgiving.
    Sending you hugs from
    the Amtrak train between
    NYC and D.C. !

    xx Suzane

  21. I hope you are not too uncomfortable and are moving slowly through that list. I hope you are able to salvage the holiday. I'll be thinking of you. Hugs and blessings...Mary

  22. Oh, Glenda! I love how you seize every moment and use it for pure goodness!

    Just this morning, I awoke to realize that I hadn't seen you at SDG last week and then this week. What a good morning surprise when I saw you here today.

    Much love.

  23. What a fun post! I hope I don't have surgery again any time soon. But, if I do, I am going to prepare like you!

  24. Wise words, all, Glenda; hope you recover quickly!

  25. Hope you are feeling better and had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  26. hope you are feeling better by now! beautiful photo, btw... i wouldn't mind getting well there!


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