Monday, April 30, 2007

Having a Blast

You would think our house could not possibly be so dirty, but trust me when I say I have not deep cleaned or vacuumed in months. The windows needed washing, screens put back into the windows, etc. Every day that Katy feels good is an opportunity to hit the “to do” list hard. Today we cleaned more closets, hauled trash, and enjoyed listening to the dramatic presentation of At Home In Mitford while doing it.

Lately I’ve heard Katy answer the question, “How are you Katy?” in a new way. She’ll say, “very well at present.” Or, “not too well at present.” That is a good answer because her condition can change so fast. Just because a day starts out painful and tearful doesn’t mean it will remain that way. And for that we are very thankful. We are thankful for every good moment. As we work we have so much fun talking about some of the adventures we had over the past year and what we’ve learned. I love these days. I’m happy to report the bananas are still just what the Great Physician ordered and they are still working well, along with another timed-released magnesium supplement that her doctor found for her. We have so much to be grateful for. Here is a breakfast smoothy recipe that I have found to be refreshing for Katy in the morning. Enjoy one yourself!

In a blender, toss in 1 small banana

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup lactose free ice cream (or plain vanilla)

1/4 cup soy milk or regular milk

Blend until smooth and creamy. YUM!

  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Katy,
    Sry it has been such awhile since I have posted, but I am still recovering from my hospital stay last week. On the plus side, last week I learned that my PFT’s are in pretty good shape, so that is blessed news for sure. I posted to my blog yesterday, so if you want you can look at it under the caption Club Med and the National Institutes of Health. the web address is
    anyway, love the smoothie recipe idea. Thanks Dawn, I will have to give it a try real soon.
    Gotta run and get some more rest. That’s an oxymoron for sure eh? GRIN
    Take care
    Love and prayers
    Karen Tillman

  2. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    I’m so glad to read these posts that say you’re doing well. :) I got done with my last final tonight–ever!!! I will graduate on May 11. I got out to my car, sat down, closed the door, and screamed my head off. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be done!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been alternately praising God for getting me through and spazzing out for the sheer happiness of it all. It’s going to be a fun rest of the week as it all sinks in. I’m going to deep clean my room tomorrow and show the world that there really is a floor in there! ;-) I’ll try to get out and see you soon. :-)
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :)

  3. Donna Wilson Says:

    Hi Katy, I am on an assignment in Georgia working r-e-a-l-l-y l-o-n-g days, but I still make time to check your blog. I love you and continue to pray for you. Hope to see you sometime later this month. Love you both!! ~Donna~