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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sickness & Tea

And just week before last when I took the kids in for check-ups I was thinking with gratitude at what overall good health we’ve had this winter. Ah, The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. So last week and this we are struggling against the germs that creep, the viruses that snatch. I think so far Athena is the only one that hasn’t quite succumbed. But even she has sometimes turned that particular shade which only mothers see, that tells her that while not quite sick, that child is not quite well either. And then I am especially grateful for homeschooling and the freedom to make students sleep in and take naps.

I am also a big fan of hot baths with Epsom Salts and tea tree oil and tea drinking. I love Traditional Medicinals teas. They actually work! I would like to buy their stock. I haven’t tried one of their teas that didn’t actually help. Right now we are heavily steeped (ha! ha! tea joke!) in Gypsy Cold Care which I like just for the name if nothing else. Throat Coat is fabulous. I also have from a good source, a-hem, that their Cran-Aid tea is quite helpful when that sort of ailment ails you.

I didn’t intend for this post to end up as a product endorsement, but somehow it has a mind of its own and it has. Traditional Medicinals has not paid me anything for it, but if they’d like to, that’s okay!  There’s lots more of life to tell about, but for now it will have to wait. Sniffle sniffle, hack, hack.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad we all seem to be coming out of the fog. We still have some coughing going on upstairs, but much less than 2 days ago.

    I am so impressed with your blogginess! I lost my mojo when the sickness hit and hubby was gone, but I can feel it returning...we will not be doing break this week, despite the break in drama class. We will be schooling sans Bails next week, and then we shall break for the 12-14th.