Taking care of you. Taking care of me. I feel guilty for booking a 60 minute appointment with my RMT because Dear Husband wonders how to put our son down for his nap. Not his fault. I do all of the naps, because I like to. And DH works in the evenings. So I do all of the bed times. Every bath. Middle of the night wake ups. Every night. Not to mention the other stuff that I seem to do most of. Like the laundry. The cooking. The cleaning. And l work a demanding job outside of the home every day.
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It has been so very cold lately here in North Dakota. You hope that one of these days that it will be warm or at least be above zero and lately, that has been rare. It amazes me what a person is able to become used to. If you are exposed to something long enough, you are able to habituate, or get used to it. I am afraid that I have gotten used to the cold which I like to pretend just makes me an all around tougher person. I believe that those of us that can endure a North Dakota winter are able to endure anything that our lives throw at us....more
About a month ago, as I was preparing for a relaxing trip to the Carribean, I began to worry that one of the many bugs that my kids carry home from the preschool might just wreak havoc on my vacation plans. I did the obvious stuff to keep myself healthy, good diet, exercise and lots of handwashing. However, sure enough, right before my trip I felt an illness coming on. It was one of those hit-by-a-truck feelings r...more
Currently my family and I are deep in battle with a nasty cold which inevitability comes around this time every year. With all my eco changes in place my ‘Must Have’ list for cold season had to also be updated. Here is my drug free updated list. To Eat/Drink...more
The coldest I've ever been was not December 27, 2009 when I watched my husband officiate the Music City Bowl. Sitting for three hours inside the Tennessee Titans' stadium in a windchill of 17 degrees makes a body cold, to be sure. But I've been colder. In the 70s. In the 70s, I liked to hear the WKEE dj who lived inside my clock radio say, "Cabell County" in the list of school cancellations. I'd hit the off button and roll over and dream about-- What was the oldest Partridge brot...more
A hot drink to help fight the cold and the fluProbably right now, you are a bit sick like me; you have the flu or a big cold. When we are a bit groggy: runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness and tiredness, the whole shabang, i am making a great concoction that we call a Ponce. This drink is very effective for the blues of the long winter nights. Be sure you are making it right before going to sleep, because, you will sleep like a baby ! Here is the recipe. Ingredients 1/2 cup of orange juice 1/2 cup of water...more