It's cold out there.... and we don't even want to talk about the windchill. We missed the nasty ice and freezing rain so I'm happy about that and it was sunny out today. So I got to wear my sunglasses while driving :)
I'm just not dealing well with winter this year. I don'y know if it's because I'm not as mobile since the injury or if it's just age catching up with me.
I know part of it is we don't have enough firewood to light the fireplace every day. The man we usually get it from didn't deliver it as promised this year and I haven't found anyone else yet that will deliver it here at a rate I can afford. I certainly can't go and load any up myself this year. I miss my fireplace.
Move over kitties....
So today I kept myself busy dyeing wool yarn and making up some salves to see if they will help my back.
I ordered some Comfrey from MountainRose Herbs and made up 3 different types of salves to try. One is just a simple comfrey in Olive oil salve, one a Comfrey in Dandelion Oil with Turmeric and Birch EO and the third one is Comfrey in Olive Oil with Birch Essential Oil added.
The doctors have given me several different types of anti-inflammatory pain meds and I've had some type of reaction to every one. One even sending me to the hospital in an ambulance :( So I'm trying a more natural route to see if I can get some relief and healing. I don't like having to take the narcotics all of the time.
Also started some new soaps and tinctures today. The picture is from the last batch I made but the same kinds I made today.
I really like the darker soap ...it's sage and patchouli and smells real woodsy ♥
Tomorrow will be another day of soap making , blending teas and filling teabags.
I will probably get some crochet work in there too. As I have to keep changing positions and lay down frequently to keep the back from screaming at me. So I have lots of different projects going all of the time.
Here's my latest crochet project :)
I also wanted to show off the birdhouse my Dad made me for Christmas....
It's 3 separate birdhouses on one base and I decided to have the hubs put it up on my cabinet shelf instead of putting it out side. I want it to last forever :)
So that's what's going on in my world today.
Oh and here's my drink :)