Good lord, it’s almost Christmas.
It’s not Christmas without the magnificent Mormon Tabernacle’s Hallelujah Chorus and we can’t have that so here it is:
November and most of December were lost to illness unfortunately. I just could not shake the flu/cold/whatever. After I went off antibiotics just before Thanksgiving I just wasn’t feeling good and the reason was I was still sick. By the Friday after Thanksgiving I was feeling pretty bad and on Saturday it was obvious I was pretty sick again or it never really went away.
This time I went on the offensive the day I realized what was happening. I started boiling water with sage in it. Sage is a small word with gigantic implications and uses. Next I started taking silver, New Chapter’s Immunity take care, Cold & Flu Formula homeopathic tablets and vitamin c. Most of these work well on a normal basis but not this time. By the following Monday I added Bee Propolis, Clear Sinus & Ear, coconut oil and sinus washes. I started rubbing Vicks vapor rub on my chest at night. There was some improvement but not a lot. On Tuesday I wanted to make chicken soup but felt too bad so I baked the chicken and added sage and onions to it. I really couldn’t taste it but Paul said it wasn’t bad. Oddly, this combination worked like the soup and helped to break my fever. The ‘my body feels like someone took a baseball bat to it’ feeling improved but I still was going through a box of tissue daily. If I wasn’t blowing it out, I was spitting it up. Gross. Thursday night I went to the health food store and got some Sage and Aloe lozenges. Talk about nasty! But they helped a lot. $13 for 20 so they were expensive but worth it. They calmed down my cough and the irritation in my chest so I could rest. Even with this extra help I was still having problems with congestion and my eyes were so irritated I looked like a horror movie actor wannabee. A week later it finally occurred to me I might be having two different problems and took some allergy pills. This was the last piece needed and I’ve been getting better ever since. It has been a very long seven weeks. I still have some congestion and still tire easily but I’m definitely getting better. It’s hard to believe all the crap I’ve taken to get better but you know I’m proud that I did not have to go on antibiotics again. There for a few days I thought I might have to but I persevered and made it.
So I’m behind on everything. I missed announcing Paul’s birthday on December 2. In fact we didn’t celebrate until December 12 cause I was too sick before that. He got his birthday present last Friday. A nice coat from Sears. Lol. I am so far behind. He went with me and picked it out and we also did some Christmas present shopping then went out to eat. Paul doesn’t normally like to shop but we actually had a great time together.
I missed the blog’s one year anniversary, December 6. Wow! We’ve come a long way, baby!
So no writing these last weeks. Bummer. I don’t see me getting anything done before Christmas either considering how far behind I am. There’s a lot left to do before Christmas. I’ve already got the fish tank done and Paul has been cleaning the living room. I’ll be working on the kitchen and other things all week. Still some more shopping to do but I’m getting close to finishing. Busy, busy.
So my goal for December 26 is to rest. December 27 to start writing. January 2nd I will take a page from Texanne’s book and start an unofficial Nanowrimo. I really want to push and get as much done of Moonfire that I can. There’s a prayer in my heart and my fingers are crossed everything will go as planned.