Can’t believe I am STILL sick. Finally thought to ask Brian to pick up some more fresh ginger. We’d run out and I’ve just been so tired and doing things to keep my mind off how bad I feel. It is hardest to remember to take care of ourselves and feel like doing it when we most need to. Fresh grated ginger brewed into a tea has kicked everything I’ve come down with since I started using it.
Shame on me. I am getting about what I deserve for neglecting the battle too. It always gets worse before it gets better, as the bad guys start dieing off and spewing toxins. Felt really wretched for some time after I got started back on the tea yesterday, but I’m feeling quite a bit better already today and my fever is down under 100.
Life goes on no matter how we feel. Laundry dishes and trash, I’ve managed to keep up at least fairly well with everything but the laundry. I am into day two with it now and likely have two more days of it. Brian’s got 10 sets of new work clothes, his pants weigh 5 pounds a pair and I think the shirts go 3 pounds. Two pair of pants is a load!
They need soaked, pre-washed, and run through a full cycle. A second rinse does help too but I’m so far behind I’m skipping that. Could be worse. I could have had to drag out and work while I felt dreadful. So thankful I haven’t had to do that in a while. Doing tidy-up stuff. Cleaning dog hair out from under stuff, pickup around the house, all the things that haven’t been getting done while I’ve been down.
I knew when I started using a flash drive for backup that it was going to take me a while to form new habits about how I save stuff. Using two different computers has caused some problems for me too, keeping two different documents with Dad’s work all in sync on two computers AND a flash drive. Been working on that and I’ve got it all tidied up. Think I might just use the notebook for the project and eliminate one complication.
I’ve got some REALLY cool toys that I haven’t had a chance to play with and keep hoping I’ll feel well enough to drag them out. Picked up quite a bit of material to make scrubbies from the nylon netting and tulle, on sale at JoAnn’s fabric and I have the mat and rotary cutter to make it easy to cut it in strips.
Also got a very small sewing machine on sale at Walmart I want to try out. I think about setting something up and go sweep the floor and then I sit down and hold my head a while. Then I work on typing stuff up on one of my projects since it’s pretty easy, and find I’m ready for a nap. Sigh.
Our home is really small. That means set up for any project. I like to work on the table facing the North window but I’m closing in on vacuum sealing dry goods and the machine is right in the middle of the table, where I need it – and I can’t MOVE it myself. I can work on the kitchen table of course, but then I need to clear it off in time for our evening meal and it’s just been more than I care to start knowing how fast I’m tiring out.
I have decided that it makes a fine science experiment. I’ve proven conclusively to my own satisfaction that fresh ginger root does cure colds and flu. It’s quick and easy, and readily available. We hope to try growing some this year. Someplace in Kentucky there is a farm having good success with it. Needs a long growing season, might mean using something to cover it. Got a couple ideas for that.
Meanwhile, my to-do list is growing daily and I’m just reminding myself that none of it is life-threatening. It will certainly be there when I feel well enough to get back to it. I’m taking it pretty well. Glad I’ve had things to keep my mind occupied. I generally keep on pushing and overdo it so having a project that does NOT involve physical work helps a lot.
Statistics: Posted by rj5156 — Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:30 pm