Monday, November 30, 2015

Eager Anticipation (Blogging Through the Alphabet - E)

This is the time of year for much excitement and many additional activities. We've tried to limit ourselves this year in the hopes of keeping Amber healthy. Still, this coming week alone we are  eagerly anticipating a wide array of events:
I am eager for my gallbladder surgery tomorrow that might make it possible for me to eat like a normal person again, without constant pain. I'm also dreading the recovery. 

My mother's birthday on Wednesday. Amber will be spending the day with her while I have surgery on Tuesday and they will have an early birthday celebration for Grandma. Amber admits to eagerly looking forward to my surgery day because of the Grandma time.

Amber is eager for her homeschool co-op classes to resume this week after a week off for Thanksgiving. I'll be missing classes this week due to surgery recovery, so Amber gets to go solo for the first time. She's excited and a little nervous to be on her own (except all the other adults there who know her, lol) for five hours.
Birthday present is already wrapped, Amber's invitation is in a safe place, and we are eager to enjoy our new Christmas tree!
Another event for Amber to anticipate is the annual Advent by Candlelight at church on Friday evening. I may not be able to attend this year, but Amber has a spot at the teen girls table hosted by her friend. Next year Amber is hosting this particular table! We're hoping I'm recovered enough by Friday to at least go and sit, but it might be another chance for Amber to go out on her very own.

Keeping up with our Advent / Christmas devotions and preparations. We even started a day early to account for my surgery being on day 1. We are extremely eager to be current with this all through Advent. 
Next week we plan on enjoying another long list of events, a few school lessons, and hopefully a full recovery from surgery!

Already a day ahead on our Advent lessons and preparations!


Please visit our Blogging Through the Alphabet hosts to read more interesting A to Z topics!
Cristi @ Through the Calm and Through the Storm & Meg @ Adventures with Jude 

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  1. recovering from gall bladder surgery isn't too difficult... especially if they do it the scope method. Been there done that. Expect it to take a full year before you can really settle into what foods you can and cannot eat. The pain should be gone. :) Just give yourself time to adjust.

    Amber...enjoy your independent steps. You'll do great!

    1. Thanks for the information! My diet may not change much though the doctor has said. My gallbladder has not functioned properly for at least 7 years, perhaps longer. They just never spotted stones when I went in, so weren't willing to take it out. All the symptoms were attributed to IBS. I've even had pancreatitis from a stone that caught in a duct. It will be nice to just be without pain for the first time in years.

  2. Praying that all goes well with you today and that the recovery is easy.
    Blessings, Dawn

  3. Woke up praying. Hope all goes better than any "eager anticipation" worries.

  4. Praying that your surgery went well and that you recover quickly.

  5. I hope the surgery went well and that you are recovering swiftly xxx

  6. Wow! What a lot you've got going on beyond the normal hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Praying all goes well for all of you, especially recovering from surgery during such a busy time of year!