3.15.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

Nettles, sick and sad toddler, broccoli raab, leek and potato soup, elderflower mullien lemon balm tea with raw honey. Fresh eggs, a flooded back yard, extra straw, kitchen scraps, squirrels that eat our young plant starts. Appointments canceled, things that can’t be canceled, realizing you forgot to pick up your strawberries last week, feeling sheepish. Cleavers are ready! White wine, thawing ground beef, knitting, making plans for the weekend, Spring is coming, tinctures: garlic ginger and turmeric..How is your Tuesday going?

3.14.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

We reached 100 blog posts yesterday! Wow! I’m glad that writing is still part of my everyday life in this world where it’s too easy to not do these things every day.

Indigo is sick, AGAIN! Poor buddy 🙁 poor parents up all night taking turns holding him upright so he can breathe. Today he seems a little better.

Thank you again to friends and family offering up support with food and herbal remedies we will get through another cold.

Jimjam day again. Too much TV. Lots of fluids, tea and soup.

Kids (2yo and up) immune support tea: In a quart jar add a heaping spoonful of raw honey, 2Ts elderflowers, 2Ts of mullien, 1T of lemon balm. Steep for 15 min. Pour over ice and sip with your little sickies.

 

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3.10.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

Depleted from nursing a toddler for 5 days straight I still count my blessings.

The neighbors don’t complain about how much Indigo cries. The plum tree is blooming and I get to see her outside the bedroom window every time we are in there. Fresh eggs from the chickens. Community that doesn’t quit. Strong, fierce, wise women I’m akin to, bonded. A partner who tries. Quality gelatin for when the yogurt fails, AGAIN! Ability to express myself and my responsibilities to this place of expression. My responsibilities to all of this is a blessing.

Recognizing that it will not always be this way is so good and so is venting…

Keep taking care of each other!

3.1-4.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

We have been so sick and just hanging on but we are starting to turn the corner on this flu virus that is making its way through our valley.

Indigo healed up the fastest then my Hubby. I unfortunately have the persistent respiratory cough that doesn’t allow for much sleep and is very slow to heal. Thank the goddess for good friends!!!

Our friends and community continue to surround us with love and care. I’m not surprised, we have all invested in each other. It’s not easy being community because we all come from different places yet we find our way through all the and support each other.

I am continually humbled by the generosity of others.

Keep taking care of each other!

 

2.20-21.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

The past weekend was really busy with a lot of celebrating.

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The Eugene Asian Celebration, being with family and friends, tea with amazing people…life is incredible!

Keep taking care of each other, community!