Soft Hugs for Thanksgiving
Hey friends! I’m excited to report that my shoulder replacement went well and I am recovering wonderfully. I had my 3-month post-op appointment and the surgeon released me from his care. I will continue therapy for another month to add strength. I’m told that this is the best shoulder replacement they have seen. I nearly have a complete range of motion!
Continue to pray for my Soft Hugs illustrator who had a severe flair. She still is confident that she can get the illustrations completed by the deadline. I am so thankful for her because she is so committed to the project and has done her research.
And now for some SOFT HUGS for you. (Little gifts to lift your spirits.)
S - Scripture
O - vations
“Mandy always has shown great reliance on God and has endured much with a strong sense of character, commitment, and faith. – Laurel L. Matson – Wisconsin District Superintendent – emeritus, Church of the Nazarene
“She has enjoyed great triumphs as well as personal tragedy and illness. Throughout her life story, you can see her love for Jesus ever so sweetly woven. – Nancy Groubert, friend
F - Funny
The best hugs are jokes and funny poems. Check out this limerick for Thanksgiving.
A MAN WHO LIVED IN ALBERQUERQUE, WAS ALLERGIC TO EATING COLD TERQUE. ONE SLICE ON HIS PLATE CAUSED HIM TO GYRATE, AND HIS MOVEMENTS GREW TERRIBLY JERQUE!
Do you have a good limerick for me?
T - Task
Laughter is good medicine. Take in a good movie that makes you laugh.
Send me your suggestions.
Here’s my list for the holidays:
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Planes, Train, and Automobiles (watch the TV version to avoid bad language)
The Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen
H - olly the Holstein
This is now listed on Amazon, but as out of stock. It’s going to take at least until mid-December before it is available for purchase. However, the e-book is on sale for FREE this week until the 20th! (link to Amazon)
U - Updates on Soft Hugs
Melissa is working to finish the illustrations and the cover image. Goals are to have everything to the designer by February 2024. She will have the book prepared by March. I will self-publish to Amazon by April. Hardcover by May.
G - Gift Guide for the Holidays
“Spoonies” is a term that was created to refer to chronic illness patients. “Spoons” refers to how much energy the patient has from day-to-day.
Statistics report that 5 of 100 women have fibromyalgia. So It is likely, you know a couple of people with fibro.
If you want some great ideas for gifts for the spoonie, a friend and fellow spoonie has created this wonderful gift guide of ideas. Heads up that many of the links are affiliate links and you will be supporting her write journey.
S - Song
A while back I started doing a Facebook live of whatever song I had chosen for the Hymn Challenge on Sundays. I hope to get back to this at some point but right now I don’t have a quiet place to do it. Anyway, Here is one from the past.
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My Facebook Page - Join me on Sundays for the HYMN CHALLENGE
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!