Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year…I hope!


I thought it was time to check in since I haven’t posted anything in quite a while. Life has thrown me a few curve balls this past month that kept me on my toes but out of the kitchen. I didn't even make any of my traditional holiday treats. Hardly seemed like Christmas at all. (This cute flower arrangement was from The Picky Eater for our second wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve.)

My dad is doing okay. He had surgery to remove a tumor and part of his lung the week before Christmas. (Yes, it seems his cancer has spread.) He made it home before Christmas, but he’s still recovering. The family got together on the 29th to celebrate and it was wonderful to spend some time together. (My sister took this photo of our parents in front of a beautiful tree at the University of Missouri Hospital.)

I've also been dealing with my husband’s heart issues this past month. The Picky Eater is going through some tests in preparation for bypass surgery. Right now the doctors are trying to determine just how strong his heart is…four heart attacks have taken a toll on the poor thing. Hopefully we will know more by the end of this month.

I’m having kitchen withdrawal! I have stacks of new cookbooks just waiting for me to explore. Hopefully I’ll have some new posts for you very soon. Cooking has always brought me relaxation and comfort, both of which I could use right now. So stay tuned! (This set of nesting dolls was a gift from my sister-in-law after a trip to Ukraine!)


  1. Hi Linda,

    I'm so sorry to hear you have been having such a trying month. It is good to hear your Dad is doing better. They look so cute together:)

    The time after Christmas always confuses me. I feel like I should be doing something but at times I feel like doing nothing at all! Must be that body clock, lol...

    Looking forward to this year's blog posts. I'm sure they will be inspiring! Happy New Year!!!

  2. Hi Linda, I am so sorry to hear about all that you have been going through.

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I wish your dad a speedy recovery.

    May the New Year bring your peace, happiness, health and prosperity.

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and checking out my story. It means so much.

    Take care dear.


  3. Dear Linda, I pray for you. I pray that your days will become brighter and you will be able to feel the joy of simple pleasures without worry.
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Thank you for sharing so that your friends may pray for you and yours.
    Catherine xo

  4. Hi Linda, I am so sorry to hear about all the issues going on for you right now. Your father and husband will be in my prayers. Here’s wishing you and your family a Healthy and Happy New Year!