Monday, June 16, 2014
Happy Monday Don't Forget my Giveaway and Update on my Arthritis in Hands
Information Here for Giveaway I will be drawing around the 4th of July weekend (this one is for a usa mail address only) Please sign up on the giveaway post, I will draw two winners for these new Lavender spa bars with himalayan salt.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, especially with fathers or remembering fathers. I made up lots of picnic foods and Mr L smoked a venison ham that I had in the freezer. He brought over the meat and I gave him sides to take home for his family so was nice.
I think we are headed for a hot week-up in the 90s with humidity-we have been spoiled with cooler than normal temps along with lots of rain-the rain is always a blessing here as we never seem to get enough for the gardens. It has rained so much here in the last month especially that I am surprised that they say we are still in drought conditions but no longer a severe drought. It has been nice that I haven't needed to hand water too much lately.
My main goal this summer was to grow enough nice tomatoes for canning-so far so good with the plants. I am still drying herbs-they are abundant this year do to all the rain, especially my mints. I was able to harvest lavender too in between the rains. My salad greens are just about over so will be pulling most of those out this week.
I had mentioned previously about over doing it and having major problems with my hands-especially my right hand. Hubby reminded me that I had been diagnosed when I was still working 10 years ago with pretty bad carpal tunnel-so I think that has flared up too. After doing allot of reading online for herb choices I settled on Dr Oz's article and his choice of herbs:
I have been on this for about two weeks now (I found the cherry in pill form) and I can tell a slight improvement-and I know herbs take longer to work. The willow bark I already had on hand and is the only product I use when I need an aspirin.
Over the weekend I was able to hand sew in 4 pages in my handmade journal-did 2 pages a day. Each page takes me about 2 hours to sew in. So am thrilled about that.
Also a few days ago I ended up making 5 pies-I wanted all the apples to get used up-so Mr L helped me peel all those apples-and the next morning my hands did not have a set back.
I had made gluten free pies for me and gave a couple away.
However when I went to pull weeds yesterday I still was in pain doing that with my right hand-so I didn't over do it and mostly used my left hand--so I will re evaluate once I have been on these herbs for a couple months.
I am waiting for my needles to arrive so I can get back to needle felting my bears. I am also searching on etsys for white wool roving to hand dye-Once I get set up-plan on doing lots of natural dyeing this summer. I need to go back in the woods and harvest more bloodroot as I don't think I will have enough.
I am looking for things to sell on ebay-need to seriously down size, I did find homes for 6 stretch and sew patterns so that's 6 less patterns-lol
Have an awesome week!!