I wanted to share a great way to keep cool in this heat. In TX it is very hot. It is supposed to be 110 on Tues. If I am in the heat for very long, I suffer from terrible, pounding headaches that make me useless for the rest of the day. In fact my husband won't let me hold yard sales between June and September anymore because of my headaches. As many of ya'll know, we went to Orlando and Charleston for the past two weeks. I went to Sea World for a couple of hours by myself while my husband was working. (He had a work conference and our hotel was across the street from Sea World and our tickets were good all week). After just two hours my head was pounding and I couldn't enjoy the evening with my husband because of it. I always carry a small spray bottle of peppermint water with me because of my asthma. It is made with a few drops of peppermint essential oil http://stores.mybutterflyoils.com/-strse-76/Peppermint-Piperita-Mentha-Pure/Detail.bok and water. It is also great for sanitizing the hotel room. The next day I was in the heat and I could feel another headache coming on so I sprayed my face and the back of my neck with the spray frequently through the day. I did not get a headache! I did this the rest of my vacation and not only did it prevent the headaches but the peppermint in the water really helped keep me cool also!
I know this was not anything about cooking or sewing, but I hope it helps to keep you cool. I also included a link to buy a very high quality peppermint oil at a good price.
I don't have any pictures for this post so I'll share a picture of my Pippi.
Pippi sleeps with her tongue sticking out and I had just woken her up!
Saturday, July 30, 2011
For breakfast at the hotel on Mon. morning we shared a plate of organic orange souffle pancakes with an orange marmalade syrup. They were delicious and just melted in your mouth. The secret ingredient was ricotta cheese and melted butter instead of milk. They also whipped stiff egg whites into the batter. The chef gave me the recipe! Forgot to take a picture of them though, sorry!
We really enjoyed the guest luncheon at my friend Cara's church. We had homemade lasagna and German chocolate cake. It was so nice to have a home cooked meal in the middle of our vacation.
I had boiled peanuts a couple of times and brought some green, raw peanuts home with me from Charleston to make some at home, and totally ruined them by adding too much salt!
To sum up my vacation photos, we were going to go to Charles Towne Landing the day we left, but it was storming, so my friend Cara and I went to the mall instead. I didn't get any pictures of her!
I hope ya'll don't mind me sharing some of my vac. pics on here! I'll get back to regular blogging soon, I promise!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
My 15 year old nephew has been visiting this week and we went roller blading Tuesday morning. There was a small hill, and I thought I would be fine, but I started going too fast and realized I needed to stop before I was going even faster. To make a long story short, I ran into a trash can, knocked it over, landed on my bottom and sprained my wrist! At least I'm pretty sure it is a sprain, I don't have insurance and nothing seems to be broken so I didn't get it checked. Please pray the Lord heals it without any complications.
I'm going to Florida next week and I don't want to be encumbered by a sprained hand! I also have an order for 5 aprons to make!
I hope you are enjoying your summer!