Last night we had a beautiful sunset. They sky was filled with pink hues. Just gorgeous.
My boxes of homemade items
(leftover from market days), came in handy last night. Our 15 year-old had a birthday party to go to, and needed a last minute gift. She gifted her two necklaces - one felt/embroidered bottle cap necklace and one granny round crocheted necklace. Both were enjoyed by the recipient.
Hubby got the truck home. Now it just needs repaired. Speaking of repairs, I need to pull out my totes of scrap fabric from the garage. I have a pair of jeans that need patched.
I have restocked my vinegar, so the cleaning and organizing continues. Although today is Sunday, so I'll be taking it easy today. I need to iron the embroidered kitchen towels I made for our oldest daughter's birthday too.
My netting is still hovering over the to-do list. I hope to tackle that sooner than later. There are only 20 days left of this month, so time is ticking super fast for my goals.
My Herbal Journey - Tea Infusions
I've been drinking a loose leaf tea mixture (for high calcium) for a month or so now, but my fingernails are not showing any benefits. Although my body may be, I would think my nails would show improvement if it was providing enough nourishment.
Then I read more on tea infusions. They provide more from the tea than simply steeping it. It provides a nourishing tea versus a delicious simple cup of herbal tea. However, I do suggest you know your herbs if you do this.
I dug into my tea and mixed a few, and allowed it to infuse for several hours. I did not just pick these, I did some research first.
I'll let you know in one to two months if this made any significant difference. I'm enjoying the tea anyway. This herbal journey of mine has been fun, and enjoyable, and I have gained much knowlegde (with much more to learn).
There is very little information on how long to infuse this tea, so I dug a bit deeper and located a tea infusion data chart. I decided to infuse this mixture at least four hours. I guess some can infuse all night (some teas will be too bitter if infused too long), then strained in the morning. I'm drinking mine hot, with a spearmint leaf. I don't add any sweetener to this one, but honey would taste good with it.
I better get this posted. It sounds like Tiger and Jasper are tearing the front room apart. I need to go see what has gotten them both fired up so early.