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~

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Interesting book ~ Oldest Daughter Turns 19 ~ Lymph Node Update

Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat, One Man's Solution, written by M.D. Creekmore.

This book is not written as a "how-to" for readers, but more about sharing one man's experience and tips on what worked for him, and what didn't.  He shares his tips (and suggestions) on smart storage, stocking up, preparedness, and self-sufficiency.

Today, is my oldest daughter's birthday - 19 years ago, she was born, and weighed 10 lbs. All but one of my kiddos weighed 10 lbs. or more.  The doctor's nurses used to joke to me, and ask if I knew the difference between eating a pumpkin and an apple.  For some reason, God gave me big babies.

Anyway, she's still sleeping, so I hope to share some photos of her birthday, later tomorrow.   Her horse's birthday is this month too. 

I am slowly recovering from this "crud" that I caught.  The good news is, that my lymph node in the back of my neck, has returned to normal.  It only took 6 months, but thank goodness it is normal again.  I noticed that when I was drinking the homemade ginger ale, that it was shrinking faster than with anything else I was doing.  Then when I started drinking the hot ginger tea (also homemade), it started to shrink even faster.  I'm not a doctor, but for me, this experience worked.   

Today, hubby is not working.  Yay!  He's been working so many overtime hours, I haven't seen him much.  Today he has plans to work on the van that we need to sell, repair a door knob, and other things around here. 

Peanut (goat) seems to be feeling better thankfully, but now Blondie's (horse) foot is swelling up again.  


Katmom said...

Just sending you hugz,,, and don't let the ugly weather get ya down...

Candy C. said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! :)
It's nice that you get to spend a little time with your hubby and I'm glad you are feeling better. I swear, it seems like it's always something when you have critters!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

lymph node is shrinking? about that! I do find that fascinating

I should probably go back a few posts and get that recipe!

Happy birthday to you daughter!

Unknown said...

I find massaging lymph nodes helps, in the neck from colds, etc. Releases some of the fluids. Can you post the ginger ale recipe when you're feeling better?

Sam I Am...... said...

Wish your daughter a Happy Birthday! What a great age..19!
That book looks good. I love books like that. Ginger is supposed to be very good for you...I'll have to remember that. So glad you're feeling better!