Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wed. Morning Gift

My 9 year old picked this for me this morning before school. It was too precious not to get a picture of. Love that girl!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Busy Early Spring

    The last month & especially the last two weeks have been some of our busiest ever.There is always so much to do, but we have also had the added work of going though every box & paper of my MIL's.
    As with so many her age & with dementia, they hoard everything from used zip lock baggies to paper bags & rubber gloves. Jim went through alot of it last fall when we moved her into assisted living, but there was a box trailer full of furniture & "stuff" that we just now had time to do. Not knowing what we needed to keep, donate or just throw away has weighed on us. One day we just got to work on it. There is a little furniture left but we are hoping that someone in the family will take it.
   The garden is ready to go. Soil is worked & this morning I  planted onions, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries & birdhouse gourds. We actually had snow two days ago, but then yesterday was in the 60's. I have 12 tomato plants hardening off, 12 pots of basil, oregano & rosemary going so far.
   During all of the gardening today I also started 10 trays of jerky, bottled 2 gal. of raspberry wine & baked a huge pan of homemade biscuits. Good grief. Tomorrow will be yard day. It takes me 3 hrs to mow each week & that is terribly tiring at my age, but when I was 30 years younger the big yard seemed like such a good idea, not so much now. Everyone need to think about how work need to be simplified as they get older. I just wish I had.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Benefits Of Peroxide

1. Take one capful of hydrogen peroxide (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.
3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. For fungus on the feet spray a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to 10 minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold or plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for 10 minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.
11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help get rid of boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.
14. Another place it's great is in the bathroom, if someone has been careless, has peed on the floor around the toilet, and it's begun to smell of urine. Just put some peroxide in a spray bottle spray. In the blink of an eye all the smell will be gone and the bacteria eliminated!
I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Can We Go Back Soon?

You know, there are some moments in life that make you stop whatever you are doing, take a deep breath, smell the ocean, relax..... My God, I miss Charleston. Thelma, are you ready for another roadtrip?