Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sinus Pressure

Like I said yesterday I was in the garden. I really had neglected pulling some of the weeds that were in behind the beds, the ones that were up against the house or the fence. Not sure what some of them where but that and having the fan on last night (56 degrees), my head is so stuffed up. I took one of those wonderful herbal histamine blockers this morning. But it has yet to kick in.

I have a ton of stuff to do today. I have more laundry to do. I got two loads done yesterday but I want to get more outside on the line. I have 3 humongous zucchini to process and make bread for the freezer. Yep, I'm working on Christmas early this year. DH and I need to go to the herbal store to see if they can artichoke extract. Since he doesn't like the way the cholesterol medications make him feel, this is our next option. I read an article in "Woman's World" August 31, 2009 edition, that says that "in one study, artichoke extract cut cholesterol levels by 19% and reduced LDL --or "bad" --cholesterol by 23% in just six weeks." The article even goes on to say that the extract is just as effective as a prescription but with out the side effects. If your going to try this make sure you check with your doctor first.

Then dinner and practice and on and on.... LOL! Oh, I almost forgot I need to go to the yarn store and talk to the owner. Diana, is the wonderful woman that taught me to knit. Since I still don't know how to read a pattern, I need to take in one that I want to do so she can help me. Well, I'm hoping, since I will be buying the yarn from her. But I don't know if I will have time for that today.

I made awhile ago spinach roll ups with Swiss chard and froze a whole pan of it. That is what we are going to have for dinner tonight. I need to go and get some more meat for the freezer. I have a turkey and a couple of hams. Those I was saving for Thanksgiving and Christmas/Yule, if we didn't have the money to buy more. I do this every year. I buy several when they go on sale at the appropriate holiday and use them later. Like last year I think turkeys were on sale for .59 a pound I bought 3. One was used at Christmas and one for New Years day and the third is for this year's Thanksgiving. Same with the ham, one for Christmas and the other is put away for the following Easter.

Oh, I forgot to thank Melonie for your offer of help. Right now I am still trying and learning, I have no particular style. But thank you very much for your offer of help. Right now I have been doing the night time relaxation. It has helped me sleep really well. For those of you that have no idea what I'm talking about it is the free podcasts over at Yoga Journal.

Laundry is done,
Gotta Run,


Rue said...

Sorry to hear about your sinuses! Have you ever heard of a neti pot? I use one and it works like a charm. It's not very glamourous though... Feels weird at first, but you get used to it.

Feel better!