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.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Friday, April 10, 2015
Opening the Windows ~ Gratitude
The first thing I did yesterday, was open a few windows. It was so nice to get some fresh air in the house and clear out the germs. It was nice to hear nature as well, and kind of relaxing - birds, the pitter patter of rain, Sparta crowing.
We had a lot of standing water, but last night's high winds dried up some of it.
Evidently, the school is passing around a stomach virus, and our 15 year-old was home sick. Thankfully, I still had some homemade ginger-ale, however she couldn't even keep that down. So....
I totally forgot about tea tree oil on my feet, so thank you Nancy po, for reminding me. I should have taken a bath with it at the very first onset of symptoms, and not later. I had been using eucalyptus oil. Since our daughter could not keep any liquids down, I had her put the tea tree oil mixture on her feet. She slept for a few hours, and was later able to eat a popsicle and drink a hot cup of herbal mullein tea.
I used the tea tree oil mixture too, and feel better, but I am pretty certain it's mostly allergies. On Sunday, at the zoo (with all that animal dander and spring winds), I had a dry sore throat all day. I kept drinking water, but the next morning, I was congested.
After opening the windows, with an entire day of thunderstorms, I woke up today with burning, and watering eyes. Between my allergy (all herbal, I now use Nature's Sunshine, ALJ, liquid form) treatment, and the tea tree oil, I should be back to my spiffy self soon. Some day, I may have the knowledge to make my own herbal allergy relief.
I'm also sipping hot mullein tea with my elderberry infused honey. It's good for colds, flu, and allergies. I'm still infusing my other tea, but that is one cup a day, and also a tea to assist with allergies.
It looks like we'll have a very nice weekend coming up, so we all may get some porch time. I'm overdue for a "grateful" list, so here goes....
Today I am thankful for:
~ Hubby offering to clean the coop
~ no rain today
~ medicinal herbs and essential oils
~ paper and pen
~ the front porch
~ the library
~ last night's storm passing quickly, and no tornados
~ God's Mercy
~ my blogger friends (you all are awesome!)