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A Sore Throat and a Sniffle

My whole house is sick.


My husband was unwell as of Thursday. We knew it was a cold and I was hoping no one else would get it, but bacterias/viruses have their own ideas. Yesterday, our son woke up stuffy, but since he seemed okay and had no fever, we still went to Sesame Place. (Irresponsible, bad parents aren't we?) He had a fabulous time and so did we as we got to see some good friends and their children too. My son fell asleep at the park and slept the whole way home. Thank you Sesame Street for exhausting my child who loves your little tidal wave pool better than anyone. :)
Today, my husband is doing better, my son seems alright and I woke up with a sore throat. Luckily, this is nothing like the last time we were ill. No fevers, no need to lay like slugs and nap for hours on end so I will take this. But honestly, I rather blow my nose nonstop then have a sore throat. I am drinking green tea with ginseng, honey and lemon. My son is playing with the iPad watching PBS Kids. We will get out today in the fresh air regardless of this slight body battle with germs and let the sun cure us. I sound like a crazy ass hippy, but fresh air is best in my opinion. And that is that.

I am happy to say I sold my bundle of cloth diapers to what sounded like a nice young lady from Michigan. I hope she and her little guy likes them and gets good use out of them. I could not imagine just keeping them or, God forbid, throwing them away. They are in very good to almost excellent condition so it is nice to find the a home.

I went on a bit of a bender in my house this weekend trying to rid ourselves of unnecessary photos and other stuff. I set a pile aside for those to be scanned and others can be kept or framed but really, why hold on to pictures of people yo no longer know or like or even pictures of yourself that are blurry, etc? I even threw out a yearbook I had of the class before mine and since I never look at the darn thing, off in the trash it went. The diapers going are a huge plus and I have a bag of clothing and some toys that I am hoping to bring to Once Upon A Child and sell some if not all of what I have. I am also looking to make new cafe curtains for the kitchen from fabric I have stored up as I opposed to buying some. Have you seen some of the prices for curtains?? You would think you were buying a hand embroidered tea length gown for a coming out ball!

For some reason, I absolutely LOVE this cutting board by Joseph Joseph and look at the ridiculously cheap price. I like that the knife stores in the board.

Made a white bean dip the other night. Now, I did not make the pita chips because I cut up carrots instead but I am going to suggest you make this and let it sit in the fridge over night. You don't have to as it is delicious the same day, but I had some left overs yesterday and my goodness it was even better than the night before.

White Bean Dip with Pita Chips



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