Sunday, October 21, 2018

Maple Leaf Festival 2018 and an Update

Hi Y'all!

  I ventured on my biggest outing since surgery with my husband and daughters. We went to the Maple Leaf Parade yesterday morning. Afterward, we grabbed a sandwich at Sonic and headed to the square. Both of my daughters performed their music on stage during the afternoon. We were out from early morning until around 5:00. Then we quickly heated our covered dish and headed over to our friends' house for dinner and a bonfire. It was nice to enjoy a harvest party and to mark bonfire off my bucket list. I'm wearing my Fiddly Bits scarf and hat. I made them both myself. The scarf is knit in a tube with the ends grafted together. I just made a simple hat without a pattern. The pattern for the scarf is available on Ravelry. I still have leftover yarn. I may make some fingerless mitts. Not sure on that one yet. Believe me, it made for a very long and tiring day. Hitting the pillow—yay!

  I saw the surgeon this week and he said that I'm healing well. Yesterday, I took my last pain pill, and although I've still got some pain, it's no worse than on the other side. The radiation caused damage, and I still have pain there. I'm still believing God for healing on both sides.

  I probably won't be writing this week, but maybe next week I can start getting back to writing. After all, Fall is my extra most favoritest time of the year. Giggle. I feel so naughty when I write words like that. I have an English degree from the last century, and one of my best friends is a college English professor. Hi Deb! Forgive me?

  Anyhow, I'll think up something good and write in another week or so. God bless you all, and enjoy this wonderful time of the year. In the meantime, check out some of the posts on my Falling for Autumn tab.

~ Laura


  1. God speed your healing. Is there anything you need? If so let us all know. There are so many of us who care about you. Enjoy the beautiful fall season. The leaves,cool breezes bonfires and roasting marshmallows.
    The love of your family. Hugs to you.

  2. One day at a time. You will get through it all with the Power of Prayer and God.
    Blessings to you and yours

  3. I am so pleased you were able to have an outing! Love the picture of you two. Much love and prayers for continued healing.

  4. What a lovely pic! You look fantastic, and your smile is adorable!
    Glad to hear you are healing well. Take care of yourself, and know we
    are still keeping you all in prayer.

  5. You're looking happy and healthy! The best to you this fall.

  6. What a blessing to know that you have been able to join your family on an outing. Such good news, praying your recovery continues well.

  7. I'm glad you two got out and had a fun day. The Maple Leaf Festival sounds like something I would love! "Fall is my extra most favorite time of the year". Sounds like how I, and most folks around here talk all the time. :) Hope all your pain goes away real soon. Love, Henny

  8. Looks like a happy weekend! Glad you got out and checked some things off your bucket list. Cute scarf and hat! Happy to hear you are healing so well.

  9. So thankful you were able to get out and about and have such a fun time! May the Lord bless you to be able to enjoy many, many more such times!

  10. So happy you got a day out and a few things off your bucket list!

  11. Laura, sounds like you had a great time and I'm so glad the healing is happening as planned..Happy Week to you..Judy

  12. So thankful for your recovery and what you are now able to do. You make me look lazy. :) I have prayed for you along the way and it's wonderful to see answered prayer. Enjoy some well-deserved time off from writing. Diane

  13. Healing!
    Amen, my friend.
    I am so happy to know that you happy and healthy!

  14. You look so beautiful and happy, my friend...what a precious picture of you and your husband.

    It sounds like you have a lovely day out and I'm ever so glad you were able to enjoy some time in the autumn sunshine.

    You remain in my prayers, dear one. Love and hugs to you!

  15. Laura, Fall is my favorite time of year as well. And I'd like to add that I like Fall the "Bestest" too!" (if using improper English sometimes brings a smile or a giggle to your day, by all is well worth it.) So thankful you are able to get out and enjoy the beautiful season. A gentle hug your way, Karla

  16. So thankful to hear the good news of your recovery from the surgery Laura! You are continually in my prayers, and I just loved the joy on the face of both you and your husband in this picture! Looking forward to more good reports of the amazing Hand of the Lord in your life! Many blessings and hugs :)

  17. You look just lovely!!
    How wonderful that you and your dear husband were able to get out and spend some time together, just precious!

    God bless you ~

  18. I read about this festival in a magazine, recently; can't remember which one:) I'm glad you were able to enjoy the outing with your family. "Maple-anything" would put me in a good mood, instantly:)

  19. "extra most favoritest time of the year" Oh my, you just gave me a nice chuckle. :-) My sons will razz me about using creative made up words that sound so delicious, if I say so myself, they SHOULD be in the dictionary!
    Your smile is radiant. It is clear to see you must be having fun. So glad you are beginning to feel more yourself, and able to get out and do things with the family. (((hugs)))


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