Friday, September 17, 2010


Hubby left this morning with the boys to drive to Tallahassee, FL for the BYU game this weekend. I'm glad we're only 8 hours from Disneyworld. That's kinda nice.

One small hitch: I'm sicker than a dog. I don't know why, head colds seem to really do me in. The body aches, the sore throat, the cement-head, the inability to breathe through the nose, all those make me crazy. Maybe because I don't have time to be sick. I am INVINCIBLE, and when I get a cold, I am reminded that yes, I am a mortal being, and no, I can have less-than-stellar health. Colds have never been innocuous for me, in that respect.

And yes, Devon, I am definitely doing the eucalyptus/sage/rosemary/peppermint steam thing, it helps! My kids hate it, though. They want to know what the "stink" is, heh heh. I have been looking into the Essential Oils things. Those of you who think aromatherapy and natural remedies is "quack stuff," think again. Our bodies are plied with antibiotics all the time, and we build up resistance. Natural/nutritional healing methods (oils and plants, etc.) are things I don't normally use, so they are actually more effective for me, I think. Maybe that seems a bit "out there," but I am finding I react well to natural remedies sometimes. And Eucalyptus oil is my BEST friend. :-)

I was planning on having a "fun weekend" with Things One and Four while the boys are away, but we may have to stick closer to home if I don't feel better. UGH.

I hope everyone else has a good weekend. Enjoy these great weather weekends before the snow comes! Ha ha--or in my case--keep on enjoying because snow is RARE here!



Unknown said...

Totally rude. It's already chilly here, and only a matter of time before the snow comes.

PS...have you heard of these:

I saw them at Target and thought of you!! Your very own energy bar! :)

Aimee said...

If your head feels really heavy and clogged, fill a big soup pot with water. Bring to a boil. Add a dollop of Vix Vapor Rub (or a favorite essential oil, like mint). Put a towel over your head and breathe in the steam and vapors. You'll breath easier and give yourself a facial at the same time!

Devon Ellington said...

If you get one of those oil burners, you can put water in the top, mix the oils you like, and use them to scent.

Um, the "stink"? Like their sweaty socks smell so good? I love the scene of eucalyptus, and mixed with sage, rosemary, lavender, chamomile, etc.

The reason you get sick is because you're expected and expect yourself to do too much without help, and your body has learned that the only way you pay attention and take the time you need is to make you so sick you can't do anything.