Thursday, February 2, 2012

chickpea dip + taking a little break...

Happy Thursday friends! I hope it is indeed a happy day for you all.

Tomorrow is sort of a big deal for my husband and I. We'll be in the hospital all day for an open nasal and septum repair surgery my husband has to have :( Poor guy. He had a not so silly accident back in '07 that since has left him unable to breathe out of one nostril. The other nostril only works at a certain percentage- not ever reaching 100%. He thought it would get better..or that he'd get used to it. Instead it's become a tad worse.

Extreme headaches, neck aches, snoring, and the inability to sleep without a nasal strip are just some of the repercussions he's had to deal with since. They didn't seem to be getting any better so we met with a few different doctors to discuss options...they all led back to surgery. we are.

I'll be honest, I'm nervous. Not nervous that something terrible is going to happen to him during surgery. We have been praying continuously for God's hand in the operating room, alone, together, and with fellow friends. I'm more nervous for my husband- that he even has to go through this. I guess like an overprotective wife, I just want him to be better- NOW. I'm scared for how he'll feel once he comes out of the OR...I'm scared of how he'll look. I'm scared about how I'll handle seeing him jacked up (both on medication and messed up in the face). I expect swelling and bruising...but I guess I don't know what else to expect. I'm a sort of "over expector"- I like to know what I'm getting into.

I'm also extremely nervous about his pain level. Having an open-nasal surgery is sort of a big deal which I'm sure is going to involve A LOT of post surgery pain. And I'm scared for him with all of that.

He's a strong guy so I know, in reality, he'll be fine. Maybe I'm more nervous for myself... I'm not a strong girl. When he's sick or hurting, I don't know what to do. I want him better right away which leads me to not know what to do. A few family members have offered to come keep us company and help out, WHICH makes my heart sing! that's what we're going to be going though tomorrow. We were told to expect a  "needs your help" recovery of up to a week because of the type of surgery he is going to have. I have devoted myself to caring for him during this time. Which means there will be a length of time that I am absent from blogging and Etsy. It just has to be. I don't know how long my actual absence will be- I'm thinking no longer than a week.... Maybe two at the most. I have just officially turned my Etsy shop to "vacation mode" but will tend to any and all emails as soon as I "come back". Again, I'm thinking no longer than a week. If you want to order something from our shop, or have any questions, just go ahead and send me a message and I'll get back to you kind of shortly, haha. I know Bill loves when I blog- so as soon as he can care for himself (and probably sit around playing video games) I'll be back at it!

Prayers are VERY much appreciated! Please please pray for us both. For his surgery, for his recovery, and for some super-woman strength for me! Thanks friends.

Before I sign off, I wanted to share one more easy, yummy, and very healthy recipe for you all! I made this super quick one afternoon- I needed a healthy but hearty lunch to pick me up after a long morning of working. It totally hit the spot. And involves canned beans...which I am learning is a no no because of recently found BPA in canned things. But we still have a few cans left and they need to be used up!

Chickpea Dip
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons rough chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon rough chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon thyme (or substitute regular thyme)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno- chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1. In a blender or food processor add all ingredients EXCEPT oil.

2. With blender or processor on, mix together while slowly drizzling oil in.

3. You know you're there when you have a nice smooth-ish consistency!

4. Serve in a bowl with fresh organic veggies or pita chips!

*Will last in an air tight container, in fridge for up to one week.

So until next time, I'll miss you all (keep us in your prayers) and talk to you soon!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I just read this now... but it sounds like from the newest post that things are getting a bit better for your husband after the surgery. I will pray for your husband and a speedy recovery from his surgery. Enjoy your Felicity marathon!


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