Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year Wishes...

I wish you Health…
So you may enjoy each day in comfort.

I wish you the Love of friends and family…
And Peace within your heart.

I wish you the Beauty of nature…
That you may enjoy the work of God.

I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities…
For those things that really matter in life.

I wish you Generosity so you may share…
All good things that come to you.

I wish you Happiness and Joy…
And Blessings for the New Year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Blue Moon on New Year's Eve...

According to the Farmer's Almanac:
December 31—Full Moon
The 31st brings a second full Moon this month—a so-called “blue Moon”—to adorn the final night of the year.

What is a "Blue Moon"?
When there are two full Moons in a single month, the second is often called a “blue Moon.” On average, a "blue Moon" occurs once every 2-1/2 to 3 years.

The expression seems to derive from the extremely rare, actually blue-tinged Moon caused by atmospheric layers of forest fire smoke or volcanic dust at just the right height and visual angle.

**On the news tonight, they said that the next New Year's Eve, Blue Moon, would occur in 2028. I figure that this will be the last one I'll see, so I plan to be out there, with the corgi kids, howling our heads off, totally sober!**

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Corgi Greetings..

Today is Addie's 8th birthday...she's hoping for a cheeseburger..but will have to make do with a piece of bacon! My MIL made them each a pretty holly kerchief to dress up for Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all...enjoy this time with family and friends. God bless us all~

Friday, December 18, 2009

Broccoli-Cheese Chowder

I don't know about you gals, but I loves me some good ol' cheezy broccoli soup, and so does lil' Emmy. Here's a recipe that is using low fat items, so you don't have to feel too guilty about the indulgence into its creaminess. Thank you Eating Well Magazine.
Broccoli-Cheese Chowder

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thinking cap on...

One Flaw In Women

Women have strengths that amaze men...

They bear hardships and they carry burdens,

but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy

and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in...

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer

when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel

and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about

a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member,

yet they are strong when they

think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss

can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you

to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what

makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their

family and friends.

Women have vital things to say

and everything to give.



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Butter and vanilla...yum!

. "Twas cookie baking day at the ol' Corgi Cottage. The sky was blue, and the sun shone on this crisp December day.

The annual cookie-fest made the house smell of butter and vanilla, and the heat from the oven made the elves cheeks rosy.
Josh had a ball cutting out his buttery concoction into Christmas shapes. We had carols playing on the radio, and the corgi kids were underfoot, knowing that good smells usually means delicious treats!

Addie heard the whirr of the digital camera and took off to her hidey-hole under the desk. She's camera shy for some reason. My MIL joined us for a chili and spinach dip & crackers lunch break. Her golden, Dolly, and the two corgi kids each ate a too browned cookie, much to their delight. We also made up a batch of cinnamon sugared (egg white) nuts (almonds and walnuts). I put my stash in the freezer to avoid temptation until closer to the holidays. Josh is taking a batch to work with him tomorrow for the break room; has a plate to devour for himself, and will freeze a large container for the grocery store's carry-in on Christmas eve.
Another holiday chore...checked off!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some tidbits...

Lil' Emmy called her Grammy tonight to tell me about her breakfast with Santa experience yesterday. Oh me oh's what I got out of our conversation..."ummmmmmmmm, Santa, Dora, purple, red, potty, cheesy broccoli soup, Santa, Cinderella, ice, ummmmmmmm." She hit the highlights....Disney on Ice Show, lunch, what color Santa's suit was, and that she was a big girl on the potty! She'll be three on February 7th, so as you can imagine, her thoughts go faster than her words can come out. Oh what fun this time of year is for the short ones, huh?

Jim spent four full days at home, enjoying some much needed, and overdue, R&R. He left today and should be home in time for Christmas Eve and Christmas. The corgi kids were happy to have him around to rub their tummies; nobody does it like their Daddy!

Our daughter in law has a new Christmas CD out. If you'd like to go visit their site and listen to samples Click here.

Want to make some dog treats for the pup's stocking?
Canine Cookies
3 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup bacon grease
2 teaspoons cod-liver oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups instant beef or chicken bouillon, or chicken stock
Combine all the ingredients into a sticky dough. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees F for 50 minutes. Cool on rack and store in plastic bag. Makes about 30 cookies.

Some interesting and scary info:
Cities with the best water:

Arlington, TX
Providence, RI
Fort Worth, TX
Charleston, SC
Boston, MA
Honolulu, HI
Austin, TX
Fairfax County, VA
St. Louis, MO
Minneapolis, MN

Cities with the worst water:

Pensacola, FL
Riverside, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Riverside County, CA
Reno, NV
Houston, TX
Omaha, NE
North Las Vegas, NV
San Diego, CA
Jacksonville, FL

Hope that you're keeping warm, enjoying the season, and doing your best to boost the economy!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Blustery day...

Jim's stuck at a truckstop outside of Grand Rapids, waiting out the storm. I'm entertaining myself by making up this ridiculous photo of him, altering his good looks to an early 60's scary guy...Jim, I'm thinking of you! Classy Chassy should go over there with a nice batch of warm cookies, as she lives near that area...hint, hint!

It's so blustery outside...I lost some of my Christmas decor off the front porch last night. It's probably miles away! The rooftops and ground are nearly white, making it more seasonal. The birdfeeders are swinging and shaking. One little wet sparrow has his back to the wind and is hanging on, finding some protection. There is chicken and veggies in the oven, and carols on the radio. Earlier, I mailed a big box of Christmas off to North Carolina. Lil' Emmy has some Santa surprises coming~

This weather makes you want to burrow in, hunker down, bake something, and light candles. Poor Jim, has a bad chest cold and is waiting it out in the back of a semi tractor cab...not nearly as comfortable and cozy as the corgi kids and I are.
Maybe some chocolate will help shake some of this guilt off...what do you think?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Santa Wisdom...

What is it about watching the birds? It's relaxing, it's humorous, it's addictive! Our feeders are right outside the computer window, so I turn my head to the right for entertainment while waiting for a download, or more often...inspiration!
We have two manly red cardinals and two whopper blue jays who seem to be the same size as doves. They're huge, and so, so bright!
The tiny wrens are the most plentiful at the feeder, and surge from bush to feeder en mass. It's a group thing with them!

The days roll by faster as our December calendars fill up. It's so easy to put ourselves last. Girls...we need to stop doing that! Tomorrow my MIL and I are attending a Christmas Tea with the college president, Jo, the first female college prez at our tiny, local institution. She sent invites to gals in town over the age of 50. Whether it be sympathy, or curiosity, we're listen to the hand bells, drink their tea, and scarf up some sweet goodies.
I'm going to feel girly, and kick back, and enjoy the affair. No boxes to empty, no wet basement to mop up, and the dog poop in the yard can just stay there for a day!

Santa Wisdom: Dream what you want to dream; Go where you want to go; Try to be who you really are, Because life is short, and often only gives one chance to do things.

Let's jump in girls, and live a little bit more just for ourselves. We don't always need to be on the back burner, or swallow words, or think, 'oh well, it doesn't matter, really'...


Sunday, December 06, 2009

Sunny Sunday...

The stockings were hung, along with the lights and festive decor yesterday. Check that off the to do list! Here are a few pics to share with you, just how simply I decorated this year.
Blessings to you all this coming week. We're attending a musical holiday theme program at the college this afternoon, featuring the hand bell choir. It'll be the icing on the cake for this sunny Sunday. Not one box will be unpacked today....respite!

These are my garage sale Christmas pics. I found pine cone wallies that I reuse each year. The red starfish is older than I am. It was always above the mantle each Christmas in our childhood home. I'm thrilled to have it now.

This pic shows the finger prints on the mirror! This little red coated gal has been mine since age 8. Egad...that means I've had it for FIFTY years~

The gingerbread (paper bag)garland was fun to make up.

This santa picture was one of the swapped bazaar items we cash was involved!

My mom gave me a box of old ornaments from the fifties before she left for Florida. This little tree is full of Josh's cinnamon ornies, and those old ornaments. Love 'em.

Anyhoo, it's a sunny Sunday in small town America. We went to church this morning, and enjoy this time of advent. We had our senior coffee at McD's afterwards, and shared the Sunday paper with several tables. Nice folks, nice town, nice time of year. I hope that you all enjoy this season in your own way...making new memories, while savoring those of the past too. It's a pleasant mix, isn't it?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bazaar Pics ...

This past Saturday we squeezed in hosting a booth at our annual Christmas bazaar in our small town USA. It wasn't the easiest thing to do after unpacking my MIL's house the past two weeks. It felt more of a chore to endure, rather than to enjoy. Oh well, they do say that timing is everything.
Son Josh made his cinnamon ornaments, which smelled delightful, and lured folks over by following the delicious scent.
Friend Melody created her prim Christmas things. She's a demon with a can of spray paint! She made up kits of paper bag gingerbreadman garland. Josh and I made sure that we both brought home some to make up.
I made Christmas, sassy housewife, and Domestic Goddess cards, and decorated Christmas gift bags.
The crowd was much smaller than past years. The economy has been hit hard in small towns, and it was reflected by everyone's lack of sales.
It was fun, but we all felt that we did so much better at the county's annual Herbfest held in August. We've all decided to hold out and make one big showing next summer at that event.
We all made a little bit, but after the booth fee, we did not bring home much in cash. However, we did have great fun, swapping items between each other! We all went home happy, with great stuff, from each other's tables!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


It's been a few days, hope all of you are doing well.
We've been unpacking my MIL's possessions this week, and running errands to get her all set up to become a Hoosier.
It's takes time and energy, and strong menfolk around, of which we have not. Grrr!

Anyway, I'm thankful that the week has gone by. All three dogs get along very well, and so do my mother in law and I.
Lady Jane's grandbaby was born on the 17th, pink and healthy. Am thankful for that.

I'm thankful still and will continue to be thankful for the kids I was blessed to have, and raise, and for the blog buddies I have made since I began this venture.

November may be a wet and dreary month, which aggravates achy joints, but the warmth from "the girls" makes life better every day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sniffin' out a weiner...

This morning the doggies had a little chore. They were to sniff out the winner of the giveaway. Jake kept sneezing and Dolly, my MIL's 'golden' came in to help out. She started sneezing too. What was on those name tags?

Finally they seemed to agree on one, and concentrated their sniffles on one little square.

'Lo and behold, the winner, is herself, another corgidogmama!
It's Linda, from California, better known as ocmist! Congrats to Linda! Just email your addy via, and I'll mail it out in the morning. Thanks to all who commented and jumped in to play. I appreciate your readership and friendship.
Off to unpack more boxes, have yourself a terrific Sunday!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Tomorrow is the day that the corgi kids will sniff out a real winner for our little old giveaway. Good luck to all who entered. It's just a little something.

Feeling thankful today that we got started on our big task of unboxing my MIL's entire life. Will take your good advice of taking it one box at a time. Thanks to all for caring enough to comment on such a mundane and dreary topic....and to respond to my whining with kindness. You guys are the best!

Friday, November 13, 2009

(13/30) Blessings continued...

The movers brought everything that Jim's mom owns in the world today. She moved from a three-level town house style to a cottage with 680 square feet. Boxes are stacked within two feet of the can imagine a visual, right?

I'm thankful that it's here. And thankful that she has a place to stay as those mountains of boxes get unpacked.

Not sure I can keep this thankfulness (crap) going each day as the unpacking unfolds. Maybe, I should have waited for December, he hee!

(slaps self in noggin') It's all about attitude, right?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

(12/30)'s been a tough day in little ol' Indiana. Our stress levels are through the roof.

Penniwig saved the day because her lovely wreath arrived in today's mail. That, and only that, am I thankful for today.

Ok, it was a pretty day, and we ate Chinese out for supper, that was good...but, the rest of it sucked, big time, and I'm not kidding.

And THAT is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Sunny days! Jim's mom is breathing easier in Indiana than in Colorado. Can walk around some without the oxygen on! Made a great pot of soup, that I call clean out the refrig soup. (Leek, onion, carrots, celery, wild rice, lentils, V8, fire roasted tomatoes, chicken broth, broccoli and cauliflower, bouillon, garlic, pepper, bayleaf, cumin, and butternut squash. It made a huge pot, and was yummy! Thank you to our veteran's. Blessings, blessings, everywhere!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Jim's mom and her Golden, Dolly, arrived mid-morning from Colorado, safe and sound. She is moving to our town, in fact, right behind us, across the alley. We will be back door neighbors. We're thankful that the trip is behind her. Now we're waiting for the moving van to arrive on Friday. Keep your fingers crossed....anyone want to help unpack boxes? Surely, someone, out there, likes to unpack......?

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Josh's Night Out...(9/30)

Josh and his gal Jenny haven't seen each other for five months, so a Wendy's supper and a movie was long overdue. She lives in assisted living, and a staff person brings her to a town midway between where we live, and where she lives. I'm Josh's ride, and mama, and encourager in the dating scene. Mostly I collect giggles for myself, as they are both so darn cute!

They meet every June, as they have now for the past fourteen years at their special camp. That camp is the highlight of their year, and I've written about it before, and what it means to them. They don't smooch, they hug, and smile at each other a lot.
It's just the sweetest thing!

We try to get them together a couple times a year for an outing such as this. They saw the new Christmas Carol movie tonight, and I just realized that Josh didn't tell me a thing about the movie...just about Jenny during the twenty-six mile drive home.
In between visits, they send cards, letters, and make phone calls.

A meeting was held quite far from Earth!
It's time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the Lord above
"This Special Child will need much love."
His progress may be very slow,
Accomplishment he may not show.
And he'll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there.
(He may not run or laugh or play;)
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways he won't adapt
And he'll be known as handicapped.
So let's be careful where he's sent.
We want his life to be content.
Please Lord find the parents who
Will do a special job for You.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they're asked to play.
But with this child sent form above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilege given
In caring for their gift from Heaven.
There precious charge so meek and mild
Edna Massimilla


Got lots of chores done today. Jake saw a young buck in a newly combined bean field and it made his ears perk up. We shared a crisp, tart apple tonight, mine had a little caramel sauce. Temp was in the 70's, so the house is full of the orange lady bugs tonight; somehow they know that the temps will drop tomorrow!
We're thankful for the Sunday that we had, that family and friends are well, and Josh and his Jenny have a movie date tomorrow night.
Tomorrow, I'll have pics!

Saturday, November 07, 2009


What a glorious autumn day we had in northeastern Indiana today! Folks were out and about in shorts and tees, and motorcycles were everywhere. At our house, I had the lawn mower gassed up and running for one last least, it better be the last mow of the season. (I'd be very thankful dear Mother Nature if this could be so!) Anyway, if ever there be an Indian Summer day, today, surely, must have been ours!
My mother-in-law's house is empty now, and all of her belongings are in the moving van. She's leaving the Colorado mountains, and coming to our small town, as she needs the lower altitude due to some breathing problems. She'll move right across the alley from us, so we will be back door neighbors! We're all looking forward to this, and having family close by will be a treat for us. (I'd be real thankful if their trip East was safe and not too grueling please.)
Josh came over for lasagna and fresh green salad with pomegranate seeds and green onion, and yeast rolls. It was delish, and he went home a happy camper with a full belly, and a dish to heat up for tomorrow.
I got the screens off the windows and windows washed, and I'm thankful to have had the energy today to make the food, mow, and do windows too. The corgis played chase and ball in the backyard, enjoying the sun. My daughter flew home safely following a week in Portland, Oregon, for her work.
We're all thankful for the lovely Saturday that we had.
It could have gone another way...but it didn't. Thankee!

Friday, November 06, 2009


The corgis want a moment of your time tonight, so I'll step back and let them whine. Bored, bored, bored....oh, the tough life of a corgi. Is it too much to ask for a tad more excitement? Sure, we go out and herd sheep daily...from the open car bark sets off the whole herd. Y'know what they say about sheep mentality, well it's oh, so true! Follow the leader is how they live their lives!
We go run in the open field behind the high school too. We run and jump and empty our colons there. It's great fun. Mom says 'run to the woods' and our short little legs make us look like weeble wobbles as we cut muster through the high grass.

They're cute, they're short, they have chubb-butts, they scarf food down as if they haven't eaten for a week. They bark at the mail man, and when the phone rings, but lordy, I'm thankful to have 'em.

If you haven't already, don't forget to sign up for the giveaway!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

300th Post....and third year of blogging...

Well, three years, huh...who knew it was opening a door to meeting some wonderful blog pals. We began traveling in the RV in November of 2006, and I wanted to document our road experiences and share them with family and friends. I didn't have a clue how to do it, and daughter April told me about blogger. The rest is history. We're landlocked at home now, at least I am, as Jim travels via semi these days rather than the Winnebago.

Anyhoo, 'tis time to share glad tidings and a little giveaway. What we have here is a trio of tags. Two with a woman/gal pal theme, and one Thanksgiving one. I send tags to friends often. They use them as bookmarks, or put them up on their refrigerator. They're usually sassy, and full of mirth.
These are more neutral. Also there is a Christmas card, one of the many I have been making for our local bazaar coming up in a few weeks. A box of Ande's creme de menthe candies will sweeten the pot.

Make a comment, and that's an entry. Blog about it on your blog, make another entry. I'll collect names until Sunday, the 15th. The corgis will sniff out a name, and the wettest name wins!
Corgi humor folks. Play along, it's worth it for the candy at least!
It's been fun sharing life with you all. You're all so interesting.
It's like visiting over a back fence reading your entries.
We're all so different, but the same, in oh so many ways.
Hugs to ya' all!

Dang Thankful...(5/30)

Paydirt today! Lookee what Penniwig's latest giveaway is, and lucky (and extremely thankful too) me won this beauty today. A bottle brush wreath in such an old fashioned color and design, which will be so enjoyed in my humble household. on Penniwig's etsy site shown on my sidebar. She's been busy making new colonial ear bobs, which are delightful, and oh so unusual. I love 'em, you will too!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Day four of acknowledging blessings leads me to say that weather wise, it was a glorious autumn day. Blue sky, sunshine, and a temp of high 50's. Took son Josh to the dentist, and "no cavities, Mom!" Walmart had my med refills done in a timely manner, and actually had the supply in.
We hit Dollar Tree, and found delightful Christmas items inside. Josh had never been, and is a new found convert. I could hear him, aisles away, saying ohh and ahh over the treasures he found. (You have to know Josh, think Forest Gump with a higher IQ, but just as innocent.) Little things make him very happy. He's my angel on earth. He drives me nuts occasionally, but he's so pure of heart, and always will be.
Life happens, most days occurring in unspectacular ways, filled with small moments. No highs, no lows. Just nice. It flows. Contentment.
Yeah, I'm thankful most, for being able to feel contentment. Many don't experience that, and are in the never ending search for something...something, that they think they need.
Not me, I like small moments, and angel boys, and corgi kids who lean on my shoulder as I drive. And a good cup of joe.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


The day almost got away from me before I remembered to make my daily post of thanksgiving.
The sky was blue, the coffee at McD's was fresh, we saw three fields of sheared sheep, the ponies were out, the corgis were happy, and I was too.
Our power went out for over two hours late this afternoon, candles were lit as darkness rolled in, the lights came back on in time for the evening news.
Overall, it was a good day. I'm thankful for that!

Monday, November 02, 2009


Day two of feeling thankful for the blessings bestowed upon me.
Hmmm, what shall they be today?
First off, I am thankful for waking up early this morning, sipping hot tea in semi-darkness, and being allowed to wake up slowly.
I come from a gene pool of non-morning people. My people traveled to America on a ship from Hungary, now better known as Czechoslovakia. Slavs are a dark people, in mood, not skin tone. We lean toward melancholia. My uncle said it's something to do with hexes from old gyspy women....hey, that's what he said!
Back to blessings....see, I can stay on track. It doesn't take an urn of coffee to keep my mind clicking. Well, most days it doesn't.
Second of all, I am terribly thankful for our local public library.
It is a terrific place, and hub of the community here. I peruse the Amazon listings for new books, make a list, and once they have been ordered and processed into the library system, they give me a call and say, "come and get 'em". Quite often I am honored to be the first reader of these new books. So, I do the research and they keep me up to my elbows in new titles by all my favorite authors.
Could life for a bookworm, and former library staff person, be any sweeter? I think not!
While thankful for many things, those are what I'll mention for today. Thank you and good night!

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Today, the first of November, is often called All Saint's Day. I was raised Catholic, so it was always a day we "had" to go to mass, something hard to do after running amok on Halloween, and having a buzz left from a candy high.

Anyhoo~let's think about blessings in our lives. We have many. We have many that are overlooked. Blessings don't often jump out at us.
They are usually quiet things, in the background, most always, taken for granted.

My entire life, I have been blessed with a loving, supportive family; parents, siblings, children, and second husband. My first, was NOT a blessing, rather a curse. (giggle...but the truth!)
In my head, as a child, I thought, that most everyone had this in their lives. Adulthood opened my eyes though, to show that was not the case. So, for this I'm thankful

Hubby is working a job he despises, and he isn't home much. Even tho he was very tired, depressed and frustrated following a long week, he thought to pick up three yellow roses to bring home for me and corgis. He loved all the food I had prepared, and relaxed during his less than 24 hour stop-over. So, I'm thankful for that too.

In the upcoming thirty days of November, and host to the holiday of Thanksgiving, women across blog land are documenting things that they are thankful for. Each day we will list a few things that we view as blessings. Today is my first entry. I know that there will be plenty of things to be thankful for. We'll see what the month unfolds and reveals. Join in if you'd like to. I need to do this as clutter covers up what's real in life, and makes us not see what's right in front of us.

Disclaimer: ( I can't be cranky 24/7, and am trying to make an effort here, not to act so dang menopausal!)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Greetings and Salutations of the day dear blog friends.
I hope that your day brings more treats than tricks.
It might be fun, just for a giggle, to have a few tricks up your sleeve today. I'm busy making treats in the kitchen since hubby man will be home overnight. Cheesy Broccoli soup is simmering, and later ribs, chocolate chip cookies and warm yeast rolls dusted with rosemary are on the agenda.
How 'bout your way? Are you cooking up a storm? I have candles lit and an audio book playing as I chop. For the moment, life is good. I have no complaints. Take care today, and watch out for those goblins.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Healthful Reminders...

Avoiding Colds and Flu

In the 1852 Farmer's Almanac, there was advice on avoiding fevers: “To avoid fall fevers, eat moderately, drink sparingly, lie not down on the damp earth, nor overheat yourself; but keep your temper, and change your clothes as the weather changes.”

Some modern advice from today's publication may be helpful as well:

The best preventative measure is to simply wash your hands the "right" way—and often.

To relieve a cold, drink plenty of fluids to keep the body hydrated. Hot soups clear nasal passages.

Herbal teas frequently bring relief. Rose hip tea is full of vitamin C.

Lemons, oranges, and apple cider are all considered to be cold remedies.

Eating extra-spicy dishes or foods heavy in garlic may speed recovery as well.

My Mom and I have been drinking fresh squeezed lemon juice with honey and hot water (virgin toddies?) each night to fight scratchy throats and nasal drips. It's delicious!

Y'all come back now...

Y'all come back now...

Everyone is special, and counts!