Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

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~

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankfulness and Weird Dreams

Today I am thankful for:

~ the sharing of old time recipes for remedies and food.
~ hot teas.
~ rain and wind, and not snow yet.
~ books.
~ our pets who comfort me when I am sick.
~ sunshine today.
~ the friends and family that have check in on me.
~ God's promises.
~ a bed to sleep on.
~ Vick's Vap-o-rub.

Okay, I am definitely not good with drugs.  Ugh.  They make me sick and now they make me have very strange dreams. 

The kids laughed this morning when I told them I had a dream that our dog Sadie (black lab mix) saved us from a black bear.  How funny is that?  I had to give Sadie a big fat hug this morning.

I did mix up the molasses drink yesterday, but only sipped about 1/2 of the mixture before taking a 2 hour nap.  When I woke up however, I was blowing my nose for for the next 3-4 hours.  I haven't been able to do that for days.  

I also took homegrown and dried sage, and made a tea with it.  It was very refreshing.  I have already used all my dried sage, and have noted in the homesteading journal, that we need to dry more next year for tea.  It also calmed my cough and throat and helped my stomach.  Everything I eat makes me sick too.

My 17 year-old daughter is bouncing back to health quickly.  She is in much better shape than me, from riding her horse.  Surely, that makes a difference.  My 9 year-old however, is coughing and coughing.  I hope she bounces back quickly as well.
I had a rough night sleeping as it was.  One of the kids got off work at midnight, and the other at 11pm.  I worried all night until I heard them pull in.  The wind was whipping hard, it was raining, it was cold and there were wet leaves on the roads.  I could only pray they drove safely.  Once they were home and the I heard the door lock, I fell asleep.  Only to have the weirdest dreams of all. 

I used to journal my dreams. Maybe I should.  I haven't written on my novel this month since last Friday.  It would make an interesting book for sure.

Well, I'm having a coughing spell, so I better heat up water for some hot tea.   I just wish my family would pitch in and clean.  There are dishes all over my kitchen, stuff on the floors (not swept either), bathrooms that need cleaned and more.  Anxiety and worry does not help heal me.


simplicityinthemaking said...

Gee, you have had this awhile now. I hope you are feeling better today.

Candy C. said...

Goodness Kristina! You must be miserable! I'm sending LOTS of healing energy waves your way! {{HUGS}}

Unknown said...

Hit your family over the head with your tea mug and TELL them to clean :)

Kristina said...

Nancy, your comment was the first I read and I cracked up laughing....then I couldn't stop coughing....ha ha ha ha ha!