Sunday, May 30, 2010
1 quart raspberries
1 pint wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Wash the raspberries, place in crockery container (no metal) and add vinegar. Place in refrigerator for 4 - 5 days. Then press raspberries through strainer as if you were making juice. For half a pint of juice add the 1/2 cup sugar then put it in a non metal pot and let boil until thick. Store in a glass container. When you are thirsty on a hot summer's day add a tablespoon or two to a glass of iced water and enjoy!
Instead of cooking the concoction on the stove we put it in a stone jar and placed it on the hearth, near the coals. It was delicious!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Cayenne powder: Just a little cayenne powder mixed with hot water can help stop bleeding, soothe ulcers, fight colds and flu, and clear chest congestions. (35,000 heat unit, non-irridiated powder)
Lavender or Tea Tree Oil: Both of these oils have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. You can use either one to soothe scrapes and burns, as well as reduce the stinging and swelling of bug bites. Just apply the undiluted oil directly to the skin.
Apple cider vinegar: You can mix a teaspoon in a glass of water to soothe an upset stomach; make a 50/50 solution with water and spray on sunbutned skin; or soak a bandage in the same solution and wrap around a sprained ankle. (I also learned that vinegar can take the sting out of jellyfish stings)
Peppermint tea: a cup of tea can ease a headache, soothe an upset stomach, and reduce tension. Diluted, it can even soothe a baby's colic.
Ginger: Giner is great for just about any gastrointestinal symptoms, including motion sickness, and morning sickness during pregnancy. Make a tea by steeping a tablespoon of ground fresh ginger in hot water for 10 minutes, then straining.
Carob powder: A tablespoon of this powder can quell dirrhea symptoms. Just add a dash of cinnamon and mixt it into water or milk.
Mild liquid soap: You want a mild, natural, nonanticacterial soap on hand for cleaning cuts and scrapes. (Recommended is Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Liquid Soap)
Hope this is helpful, especially to preppers as most of these items can keep.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thought for the day: You were wild once. Don't let them tame you. ...Isadora Duncan
I'm glad to be getting away. I've been feeling restless lately...out of sorts....you know. Wearing this boot on my left foot has hampered my ability to play outside in the garden and down at the pond. I sure hope it works on solving the tendonitis problem. I have things to do!
Okay, so now it's on to the adventure of learning how to pre-post. Don't have a clue what I'm going to put. Maybe some useful trivia.
Y'all have a safe weekend and, please, remember those who sacrificed their lives for us.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I'll be leaving Thursday with daughter and Someone to go to Louisiana. Her band has a gig there. I'm going to try to do some pre-posting ('cause I know y'all will miss me, lol). At least I'll get in some practice at it.
You have a beauty of a day and remember: "It may be true that you can't fool all the people all of the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large county."....Will Durant
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Must finish laundry and do some cleaning today (yuck). I'm tired of looking at the mess. Wearing this boot on my foot will slow me down some but I'll get 'er done.
Y'all have a blessed day.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
"The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they were appointed and thinking they've been annointed."....Claude D. Pepper
Friday, May 21, 2010
"You can lead a man to congress, but you can't make him think." ...Milton Berle
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The deer have just about decimated everything I put in the garden so I'm trying one of the uses of mustard Hermit Jim posted on his blog. I'll see if the pie plates smeared with mustard keep the buggers out.
Thought for the day: Get involved. The world is run by those who show up.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
To all who believe the government is wonderful: Go, lemmings, go!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Enjoyed the Renaissance festival with daughter and her Someone. Didn't buy much as I already have all the costuming I need and some of the things there are NOT made by the seller (especially jewelry). Watching the glass blowing demonstration was fascinating and the Birds of Prey presentation was really cool. Having a falcon come within an inch of your head while flying over is certainly an experience. The Andean Condor is the largest flying bird in the world, something I did not know nor had ever seen. While not handsome he was interesting.
All in all a good weekend. I'm looking forward to a good week (at least I hope it's good) and wish y'll a good week, too.
Friday, May 14, 2010
At any rate, I may or may not post these next two days. Sunday I'll be going to a bead show. Since my chainmail jewelry isn't selling I may go back to doing some beading and see if that will sell. The other problem is that I can't get the supplies I need for the chainmail because there is a turf war going on with manufacturers of the metal I use (Argentium) and the companies that make jump rings are out of the stuff. I suppose I could bite the bullet and make my own, but I'm essentially lazy enough to not want to nor do I want to buy the equipment necessary to do so. Or perhaps this is sign that I should move on to something else. Who knows?
Y'all have a great day and weekend. Do something for yourself. And remember: Not all who wander are lost.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It's going to be a lazy day today. I have things to do but they won't take much time. Keeping my fingers crossed for some sun.
Have a good day.
Monday, May 10, 2010
In other matters, my friend D is having her surgery today. I'll be sending energy her way and would appreciate you sending some also. To Jim and Tatersmama, thank you for letting me know you will keep her in your thoughts. As I've said before, I know way too many people with the big C. Makes me appreciate each and every day I stay healthy.
Have a good day, even if it is Monday.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Remember: Every mother is a working mother.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
So I ask of you who read this to send positive thoughts toward someone you don't know. And with that I'll say....live today as if it were your last.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday I did get the water lilies sprayed. Glad I got it done in the morning. That afternoon went to see the orthopedist. We agreed that the night brace and exercises weren't working so now I have a boot on for the next few weeks. If that doesn't work it looks like surgery. The only time I take off the boot is when I bathe. I've already noticed a difference in two days. This may just be what that poor irritated tendon needed.....a good rest. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Y'all have a gorgeous day.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Today is kill the water lilies day (I hope). Yes, I know they're pretty when they bloom and all that, but they have been trying to take over the pond and that is NOT good. So I shall don the backpack sprayer and my waders and trundle down to do the dirty deed and hope not to fall in. I must say that I feel lucky that I am still able, physically, to take on such a chore. It seems the older I get the less steam I have to get things accomplished. No more out in the yard all day. Geesh, it's hell getting older. But we all do and I'm trying to face it gracefully. That doesn't mean I can't complain once in a while, though.
Today....think good thoughts.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Came home yesterday with a tired brain. I do believe you can get more tired using your brain than using your brawn. Inputting data can be borrrrring and when what you are inputting hasn't been written up correctly, well..... I now understand why the co-director can get frustrated. It isn't as if the people writing up the sales slips don't know what they are supposed to do. Guess it's just a matter of PAYING ATTENTION!
I'm gonna go whack on some nails outside that are coming up out of some boards. It's gonna feel good.
Thought you'd like to know: Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own own opinion.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Off to the gallery to learn some bookkeeping in order to take that chore off the shoulders of the co-director.
My opinion of the government: Empty promises, calculated betrayal, sociopathic greed.....just another Monday.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Family has gone home and it's very quiet here. Three turkeys in the yard. Think I'll sit out on the porch with a glass of wine and enjoy the evening.