Thursday, October 21, 2010

Natural Remedies

While I know there are many natural remedies for just about anything that ails you, I am convinced of two that work for us. FL was quite young, just a couple of months old and was already on her fourth or fifth ear infection. When the doctor said tubes were our next step, I knew I had to do something. My wonderful and very knowledgeable neighbor gave me garlic capsules to drip into the ears and after about 24 hours the ear infection subsided. The only side effect of the garlic is that FL smelled like a loaf of garlic bread for a couple of days. (Which, by the way, I think is WAY better than an ear infection.) We only had to use the garlic a few times, but it got us past the tube threats.
The other natural remedy I use is actually used on my animals. I add cider vinegar to the drinking water of any critters that seem to have stomach troubles (i.e. poopy butts.) Cider vinegar has worked on very ill chickens, rabbits, and even the puppy. Dosage varies, I usually use two "chugs" from the vinegar jug to a gallon of water, for a couple of days, seems to clear things up. Just thought I'd share that.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Job

My temp job at a local store turned into a part time job. I enjoy stocking the shelves, but running the cash register is harder than I remember. Too many different types of credit card, debit cards, and food stamp cards for me to figure out. I've barely written checks the past couple of years, let alone even had a credit card. But live and learn I will and hopefully either the customers will tolerate my less than stellar cashier-ing or I will just get to stock shelves more often.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kindergarten madness

FL, as I have said before, is head over heels in love with kindergarten. New friends, recess, music, computer classes, and of course, going thru the lunchline at school is a big hit. She made a self portrait, including freckles, that hangs in the school hallway. I asked her why she put freckles on it when she doesn't have freckles. "Those aren't freckles, those are pimples."

Ahhhh, the joys of having older siblings. The teacher sent home a paper for me to fill out with emergency contact info and allergy info. At the bottom of the paper is a comment section. I felt the need to fill it in. I put,"FL has teenaged siblings. She knows EVERYTHING. Good luck. "
The teacher has now informed the class that this is her last year of teaching.

Saturday, October 2, 2010