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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I am in the process of moving and it has not been easy. I was unaware of just how much stuff I had gathered. Holy cow! And we are renting until we find our new place so we are looking at moving this again. Holy steer! I promised my dh I would go through and donate/sell the non essentials. Kept toys for the grandkids, but the kids didn't have any for me yet, so why did I keep the toys etc. Guess I am a pack rat by nature and now a prepper and holy bull! I have tooooo much cow droppings.
And then there is the fun of getting phone service, etc. Cell reception is poor there or I would not even bother, and no cable so no high speed Internet. The property is on the line between phone servers and we have spent hours on the phone getting them to set us up for service. I wonder if it would be easier to have satellite phone?
My dh can't take off work this week because they decided he had to attend some training for a new system. so yours truly is about to drop. But by the grace of God I am just putting one foot in front of the other, (arms full of chit) and trusting that some how we will get this place emptied and somewhat cleaned before the buyer's walk thru.
I sure can see the logic in not planning to retreat at the last minute.... There is enough stress with moving when you are not face teotwawki.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

So little time when you're always busy

Sometimes it seems that life is so complicated and goes so fast there is not even enough time to breath. I am not able to sleep as once I was woken up, I cannot get back to sleep with all that is going on.
I have been wanting to post about being prepared to treat burns. I was visiting relatives and did not take the usual things with me because my dh was in a hurry to leave and we were not supposed to be gone very long so I didn't take the time I needed to gather everything. Dh says I take everything but the kitchen sink when we leave town... Now I see that I need a second travel pack of essential items ready to go. (I just got a new car and in mix of no time and switch out the cars my car pack went AWOL.) Anyway, I dropped my curling iron on my cheek and it was not pleasant. No burn cream, no Unkers, no coconut oil, no nothing. So off I go to the health food store looking for some burn salve and they have nothing! Meanwhile I am spraying iwater on it every 30 seconds or so, but the iwater is about 30 days old and not as effective as it should be, so I am hurting. The sales people suggest vit E oil... I know from experience that does not help with the pain of a new burn, so I grab some lavender essential oil, open and apply before I even pay for it, go pay for it and then go and get coconut oil, and calendula cream that is homeopathic...they have no calendula essential oil. The lavendar oil gets into my eye and that is not pleasant, but the burning sensation is beginning to subside. PTL! I later apply more lavender, then coconut, then the homeopathic and repeat every so often as the pain began to return. When the pain stopped returing, I started putting raw honey on it at night. I am happy to say the blister went down with the first application of the lavender oil and the top layer of skin peeled off a couple days later and you cannot even tell I had gotten a bad burn. I had a friend who was burned a few weeks before and only applied calendula oil and ended up with darkened skin from the episode. I usually use an herbal burn salve that has hemp and lavender and a few other things or Unkers, the original Unkers. I had forgotten how bad and how unrelenting the pain of a burn was.
If anyone would like to share what has worked for them where burns are concerned I would be happy to add that to my arsenal also.
Of course the best treatment is prevention, be more careful and less rushed says I to myself.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Life is an adventure

Hello all,
Been awhile since I posted and thought I had better let y'all know I am still alive...and have less than two weeks to find a place to live or it's under the bridge for me, dh and kids....not really, I have a friend who has offered us a place, she has some empty rooms (via empty nest), but time is growing short. We are to close on our house (thank you Lord we sold it) very soon and have yet to find a new place to purchase or a place to rent. Not too many want to rent to you month to month. We do not want to sign a lease of course. The advantage of renting is that we will be able to purchase a foreclosure, the disadvantage is moving twice. But first we have to find a rental, and soon! I called about places today, but found most people are taking the nice day off, or so it seems.
We also took a couple days to go out of state to visit relatives recently, and dh got food poisoning.... I keep telling him to wash his hands before eating, but does he listen? Then I kept telling him he should take the keifer whey, but did he listen? When he got so weak he could hardly do anything I did take him to the doctor's office. They proclaimed he needed IV fluids as I had surmised and they said they would just keep filling him up until he could urinate....after the second liter and still no urge, they sent us home (as they all wanted to go home, we were the only ones there for at least an hour) with the understanding that we could call if needed or come in for more IV fluid in the am along with stool samples. The next day he agreed to go to my naturapathic friend who tested him on the biofeedback type apparatus and declared he had ecoli and recommended a homeopathic drop and some food enzymes which he took, along with some kefier whey mixed into yogurt and started feeling better. But it has taken some time. And he hasn't done the kefier whey consistently... And he needs to. It is amazing stuff. Studies say it kills salmonella etc.
I really like to have Kiefer whey, colloidal silver, oregano oil on hand. I really think if he would have taken the Keifer whey right away with the first symptoms, he could have avoided a lot of trouble, but he didn't like the taste. Take a bit on a spoon, stick it down the back of your tongue, dump it and swallow says I. Oh no, no thanks says he. Ok, says I, suffer. And he did. I hope next time he listens.
Hoping you all stay healthy,
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