Monday, January 22, 2007

Port Alberni - Our family's New Years

What fun we had on Vancouver Island at New Year's! We visited Randy and Deana in Port Alberni. It rained the majority of the time but we were just there to visit anyway. It had been too long since we'd seen them. As soon as we got back we took turns being sick and are still doing it. The birds and eggs are delicious!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Timberline Ranch

Between the sickness I got to spend a few days away getting rest and recharging. This past weekend I went out near Maple Ridge and made a bunch of new friends and learned a lot about Scrapbooking. Dunja and I worked on some Stamp-A-Stacks and made an accordian type mini scrapbook. She taught me a lot too. I think she's brilliant! We had fun, got some rest and worked together. Some of ladies posted these pictures of the location. It was beautiful! Even though I wasn't really feeling up to snuff I still had a good time. I always wanted to go horseback riding in the snow. That was the highlight!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

too sick to blog

I was on the mend and then fighting a sore throat, which has developed into a full blown mucusfest. It's everywhere in my nose, my ears, my eyes. I feel like i am full of snot and it's all compacted inside my head. I will keep using the Sinusbuster. I got it at the Alive in Royal city center in New Westminster and it cost a pretty penny but it definitely helps. The container allows you to squirt the concentrated mixture of capsicum peppers up into your nose and sinus cavity. At first it feels a tiny bit painful but soon you get used to it and don't notice the stinging sensation, plus it breaks everything up and is so worth it anyway. We are going hogwild on the vitamins and soup over here too. I am laying low and feeling really rotten. I am lucky my mil is so willing and able to help with the children. Thank-you Lola! Also Patrick's been great, trying to make me more comfortable with the Vics vaporub and warm socks(knitted by Deana) and plying me with water and herb tea. I am going to get through this. Not sure if I am trying to convince you or myself but here's hoping that positive affirmations really do work. Time to ask for a blessing probably.

Monday, January 08, 2007

too sick to blog

I have spent most of the weekend with a ferocious headache, fevers and nausea. It will be over soon. I keep telling myself that.