Friday, November 14, 2008

Chocolate Box #2

I spent two days this week pretty much incapacitated by an annoying, miserable headache/nausea combo. One evening LovelyDaughter rubbed my neck and shoulders for me, which completely amazed me by how much it helped the headache. The next night I went to sleep with a warmed grain thingie on my neck--a cloth bag full of some sort of millet or rice or something, and all sorts of comforting-smelling herbs--which was very, very comforting, and put me to sleep like a baby, and the next day I woke up and the headache was only a memory.

I've been doing much better these days, aside from that headache. I've been taking something called "Malic Acid with magnesium" which also has B vitamins, 5HTP, St. John's Wort, and some other herbs. With it I take calcium and potassium, and I really believe the combination is helping my fibromyalgia symptoms. And for some odd reason, it's been helping Hubby too.

This week I made a cloth grocery bag-- the first of several (one down, eleven to go), so that I can stop bringing home so many plastic and paper bags when I buy groceries. Maybe one of these days I'll get a picture for you. I'm pretty pleased with my effort, especially since I used half a yard of Walmart clearance fabric, which means I can make two for about $1.50. Compare to $20 if I buy them pre-made. Pretty cool, I say.

Our church is having special meetings all this weekend, so I'll be busy on the worship team, starting tonight.


carrie said...

I made truffles tonight *giggle* They are delicious...and that's all I can think of looking at your chocolate box...

rencalago said...

those cakes are tasty as it looks

Ornery's Wife said...

I hope you do post pix of your bags. I have a collection of free ones that have been given to me over the years from ladies meetings, Ornery's work, etc. I look like a genuine bag lady coming out of the grocery store, but it has really cut down on the amount of plastic I have to store between garage sales! :) (I use them at garage sales for every purchase--even if they don't want one! :)

Hope your week goes well!