DoK- hugs and hankies. I hope the doctor has some ideas for helping with the related ouchies. Is there a counseling service through the hospital maybe? The hospital where I delivered dd3 has a PPD therapist who visits every mom pre-discharge and a PPD phone line, and in the elevators there were posters for a mastectomy support group. Maybe your hospital has something similar? Even if it's a more general surgical support group, they must realize this sort of surgery is a "loss" for the woman inolved, no matter how necessary the surgery may have been.
Witchy- if your Wegmans is like ours, thet GF items are in a section called "Nature's Harvest". They don't have GF baked goods in the bakery because of cross contamination concerns (both from flour in the air/on the staff aprons as well as on customers' hands as people pick things up/put them back). It's the whole "made in a facility that also processes BLANK" problem. Oh... one handy thing about Wegmans is their store brand is all allergy labled! A "G" on a Wegmans item means it's gluten free!
Maia- There are several Goddesses with similar names related to the story/season... Hulda, Hel, Holle, Hloda, Jord. In the Grimm's story I think they use the name Hulda. We use Holle in part because it sounds like "Holly" (so a seasonal thing) and because we're coming from the religious side rather than the literary side. :) Yay for the score! What a haul!
health- feeling a bit better, still achy and sore with swollen lymph nodes, but world's better than I was.
weather- it's SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Argh. Not unexpected but still. I'm glad we figured out ways to layer the kiddos' costumes, but we still don't have any pellets so right now we're heating with electric space heaters. ouch!
routine- I feel like I'm trapped in a pink panther movie or something... I'm just falling from one disaster to another. I know it's only been 5 weeks but I'm just not finding a rhythm. There's just no time. No time for what MUST get done, and no time for things like MDC. I'm only here (after two days of not making it online at all) because I yelled my head off telling the kids to leave me alone. :( DH is at work, homeschool is waiting on the table, the baby is crying on my arm as I bounce while typing (her tummy hurts I think), the laundry is waiting in the bathroom, the dishes are on the counter (and I only finished breakfast a few minutes ago, and although I've been up since 6 I've only had mouthfuls of my own meal). I know this will come together somehow, but I don't see how. And Dh is going to be less available starting next week.... so I'll have less backup. Or rather, the backup will be there, just in actual backup mode meaning not an everyday sort of thing.
Hmmmm.... snow, golden leaves, family, friends, good books, hot tea.... there we go! Positive notes! :)