One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Putting the Breaks on the "Plague"

We are so tired of the "plague" returning, we are hoping we are approaching the end of it soon.

As soon as one gets a bit better, they go right back to being sick again, and worse.  So frustrating.

However, I am spending my non-sleeping moments to catch up on writing (nothing to thought provoking), reading and e-mail.  I am also becoming quite the "list maker."

Our first lists consists of all the trials and successes we had with home remedies, the second list is a list of items to buy for the winter (going to try Cold Calm, and Elderberry concentrate), the third is a list for Christmas, and the fourth is a list of ideas for a blog giveaway.  

I do feel like the quinea pig of all home remedies right now, but I really want to know what will work, so we are continuing.  I really like the sage tea I made, and will be growing more of that next summer.  I found that breathing in steam a few times a day (over a pot of hot water with either Vicks or honey in it), helps drain fluid from my ear (however it's still plugged as of today).  I also found that rest is the absolute most important of all.  If my 9 year-old or I get up and do physical movement, we later feel more sick than when we woke up.  

To keep myself from doing to much "work" around here, I started making more yo-yo's from Christmas fabric I have on hand.

As you can see, I have one finished yo-yo in my jar - ha ha!  Well, it's a start anyway.

I also added two new posts to my S.C.R.A.P. blog.  Be sure to check that for fun ideas too.


LDH said...

I began a yo-yo project about, oh maybe 20 years ago. I have more than one done but not enough to finish the quilt I had envisioned. :)

Candy C. said...

It will be interesting to see what your conclusions are on all the home remedies!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

OH bless your hearts! I wish y'all were feeling better. It's almost like you need to isolate, throw open the windows -- drink lots of water, I don't know.

I had the allergy thing going on a couple of weeks ago, with stuffiness, and sinus headache and all --well, the right side is stopped up still every morning like it is just lingering.
We're sleeping with our windows open, I think that is helping to keep it from coming back full blown.

Hope you do well with it. List making works for me too-- keeping track, you know?

~ many blessings to you and your household, Pat

bluestockingredneck said...

Hmm! Your applesauce looks so yummy! I love making homemade applesauce myself. This year I made my own cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. It was delicious. I also want to make my own plum pudding with hard sauce for Christmas this year!