; Life is like champagne......: 2010-04-04

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sowing the seeds of good health

The warm weather has certainly inspired me to get out and garden, clear the flower beds and start our vegetable garden. I know we have a very big chance of getting another frost and we often do not plant until the second week of May. I could not resist the chance to start some seeds that had a better chance of surviving.
My daughter has been inspired even more this year to be involved in the gardening. She received some carrot seeds from a birthday party and was excited to plant them. If it gets her to eat more carrots, that would be great! If I can get her to weed around them as they grow, that would be a big deal also. While I planted carrots, radishes and lettuce, she painted a picture of the view of the garden and her favorite neighbor's home. We have some old picture signs of vegetables you can stick in the ground as markers. I had her pick out the pictures of the veggies we planted and she marked the rows.
One of her favorite gardens is the strawberry patch in the rock garden. Her biggest fear is the turkeys eating her strawberries! Her solution to me was putting the netting we use for the blueberry bushes over the strawberries, good idea! I am hoping for a good crop this year.
In the end, all of the gardening can only promote good health with pesticide free fruits and vegetables, and the satisfaction of growing it your self. Not to mention a little exercise squatting up and down weeding all of the gardens!

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Friday, April 9, 2010

How are your allergies?

Usually my allergies are acting up so badly I am clearing out a box of tissues in record time. The forecast for allergies has been extremely high pollen count for the past week, being we have had such beautiful weather. For some reason I have had extremely little allergies, next to none! Instead, it is my husband and daughter whom have been suffering.
My daughter looks like she has a constant runny nose, sniffles and sounds congested. I am trying to only give her medicine early in the morning and when she goes to bed. It seems that the medicine I give her, Children's Benadryl, has a really good grape flavor to it, kind of like the pez candies. It makes me think of the commercials I remember seeing when I was a kid of dancing medicine bottles singing "We're not candy...even though we look so fine and dandy". Anyone else remember that commercial? Some public message to kids about taking medicine without adult supervision.
The fact that I do not have any symptoms tells me that I have had a changes with my body chemistry, supposedly happens every so many years. Or is it environmental related, exposure to plastic, a slew of possibilities.
With the weather pattern changing today, rain all day pushing the pollen down, hopefully will temporarily curb the side effects.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Technical Difficulties

You might be wondering why I have not posted in a while. My laptop computer has an issue right now and I am trying to get it fixed. Hopefully it will be up and running by next week.

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