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Slow Day: Week 33

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from The Homespun Heart. My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each week, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

I got home from India on Tuesday afternoon and promptly spent the rest of day in bed as I was recovering from Dehli Belly. Kathrynne was gone at Back-to-School camp, so I spent the afternoon and evening hanging out with Silas, Kaitlynn, and Jesse. It was so good to be home.

Wednesday morning, Jesse helped the kids get ready for school since I was still not feeling great. I tried to get up and get some things done and quickly realized I needed to take advantage of having a Slow Day and make this day really slow.

Jesse took the kids to school and I stayed in bed and finished reading this book

Read my review of this book here.

I still had no appetite, but knew I really needed to eat, so Jesse made me soup with bone broth, chicken, and veggies. After a few days of pretty much only eating crackers and rehydration drinks, it felt good to put some really nourishing foods in my body.

Jesse also went and got me some of these drinks — my favorites. I’m working hard to restore my gut after I think it got kind of wrecked with the sickness, not having fresh nourishing foods, and taking some medications when I was so sick (I hate taking medicine and try to avoid it, especially something as strong as Cipro, but sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do!)

I spent the rest of the morning and afternoon reading this book and resting and taking a nap.

When the kids came home, I helped Silas with his homework. And then I went to bed pretty much right after dinner (hello, 10 1/2 hour India time difference)

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  • Denise says:

    That Kevita drink is my favorite! Especially because it is so low in sugar!

    Cipro is terrible, but unfortunately the things it kills are so much worse. I got REALLY sick in Guatemala and was so thankful for the pharmacy.

    Hope you continue to feel better each day!

    • I’m feeling SO much better this weekend! And I’m incredibly grateful! I *hated* taking Cipro as I had read up on it and knew the risks and had only brought it with me as a worst case scenario sort of thing. 5 hours into the sickness as I was getting progressively worse and beginning to fear I was going to need to be hospitalized, Jesse and I decided that this was one of the reasons when it was okay to take Cipro. It seemed to really make a difference because I only had one terrible episode of violent vomiting after that and then things calmed down over the course of the next 5-7 hours to be much less scary and more manageable. I’m so grateful!

  • Lana says:

    I am so sorry you got sick on your trip. Our church has an orphanage and almost 200 church plants in India so our people travel there a lot and so many of them get sick. When my husband traveled overseas I had him take 3 drops of Tummy Soothe from Hopewell Oils internally in water every night at bedtime and he never even had indigestion. That blend has also been great for friends who spend a lot of time in Uganda.

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