Christmas in July part 2

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been needing a little escape from all the … craziness in the world (well, mostly the United States).  It’s been overwhelming and exhausting.

So the other DD and I took a Christmas break!  Yep, we just did Christmas all day.  We baked cookies, we ate cookies, we drank hot chocolate, and watched Christmas movies!  It was a fun day.

Back in February, I had a terrible bout of diverticulitis.  I thought I was dying.  FOR REAL.  It was so bad, my family practice doctor thought I might need emergency surgery.  Thankfully the surgeon thought I was recovering well and therefore did not need surgery.  YAY!! 🎉🎉🎉 So, I’ve been trying to heal my gut ever since.  Last week, though, I had a flare… it was awful, though not as bad as the first time.  I quickly got it under control, but realized that I have to be much more diligent so…

DD and I decided to try out some Low FODMAP cookies for our day of Christmas!  It was fun.  We tried some cut out cookies and some oatmeal cookies.  One was good the other… well, it wasn’t my preference.  It tasted fine, they were more like short bread and I’d rather have a sugar cookie.  But it was fun to make them.

My mom loves cookies you can dunk in your coffee or tea, so I packed them up and mailed them to her with a few of the yummy oatmeal too.  DD and I had also been making masks for my sister and her kids in case school starts back up so we included those as well.  It was a Christmas in July box!

I imagine us doing this several more times before the holidays so that we can find something that works for us and our tastes.

DD had picked out some Netflix Christmas movies for us and so we ended our day with a cup of hot chocolate and a movie. I threw in a little Christmas gift making too.  It was a lovely day.



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