Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
I love my children and husband. I know I need to work and help take care of my household. There are so many things around the house that need to be taken care of. Little cosmetic things like new flooring and big things like a new toilet and water heater. I would also love to convert the garage into a bedroom or possibly two.
But I so want to take a weekend and reflect on life and it's meaning in general. A nice retreat into the woods or to the beach would be awesome. Connecting to the life force driving the universe would be nice.....
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
I am a firm believer in using nutrition, herbs, rest, sunshine, and essential oils to maintain my health and sometimes to cure or treat a health problem. I am not a medical professional and am not saying this is for everyone but it worked for me.
I teach toddlers and 4 of them came down with strep this past week. I got a sore throat, fever, swollen tonsils with pustules. I also had the makings of mastitis on top of it all. I do not have health insurance and could not afford a trip to the doctor. I assumed I had strep throat because of my symptoms and exposure. I broke down and treated the pain with ibuprofen even though I didn't want to. I took detox baths diffused lemon EO. I then ingested a capsule of each of the oils pictured twice a day for two and a half days. All of my symptoms disappeared from my throat and my breast.
A lot of people are afraid to ingest EOs. I don't blame them. They can be harmful if misused or of poor quality. But so can drugs. More people die or are harmed from prescription drug and OTC drug use than from EO use everyday. I never take my health lightly. I am well. It may have totally been a coincidence or the oils could have been the perfect treatment. All I know is I am thankful I am well.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
And there goes another tooth. Now, that is a big "window" in her mouth. That is what Lyn says anyway.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I was looking back at pictures of Elaina at the same age. They are so different. Not good or bad.... just an observation.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
I have birthed 9 children .I have been pregnant 12 times. Being a mother is the largest part of my identity. My children are the parts of me that will go on. I may never be remembered by my actions or what I do to support humanity but my children will go on and their children and so forth. 3 of my children or at least two more than likely wish they had another mother or no mother at all. Connor, Danny, and Annika live with their father and the boys really have to be made to spend any time at my home. Annika went to live with her father last July so she is OK to spend the night in her old room sometimes. Connor hasn't been over since Christmas season. He called this morning to say he didn't want to come for the day. I validated his feelings but told him this was a special day and he had to come see me and his grandmother. I am so afraid my sensitive 13 year old Connor is drawing more and more into himself. I let him go when he was 5 years old. I suppose at least half of his challenges are my fault. I don't feel that his father meets all his needs but do we ever have all our needs met? But he is a child.....