Good evening everyone!
I thought I'd get a head start on my Monday Morning Multiquote!
Lioness - thanks for the update - it is such a rough coincidence of circumstances for your family. You seem to be handling it all with strength and grace.
I found a copy of the AA serenity prayer embroidered on linen at the thrift store years ago and I couldn't resist buying it and reframing it to hang. I imagine the unknown embroiderer sewing it as part of a commitment to sobriety - or part of a commitment to a healthy understanding of a loved one's battle with addiction. I remember my dad when I see it, and well, such things have power, I truly believe. I should choose something to embroider - been years since I've done something like that. Would taking on a creative project as part of a commitment to sobriety make sense for your dh? He's a musician, right?
Dok - glad that RA is ruled out - how frustrating that the lyme test was missed. That is an important thing to check. I am not saying that you should abandon your medical quest for answers at all but I am wondering about cell salts for your symptoms?
There is a thread in Health and Healing, which includes my recent post about taking some particular salts on the advice of the experts on that thread for migraines and for a carpal tunnel issue last week. The improvement was so dramatic in both cases that I still can't wrap my head around it. And cell salts are pretty cheap - pennies a dose. Cheaper in the States - 500 tabs for eight dollars, or something?
I keep thinking -- all the migraines I've had for 20 years, all the ways that migraines have limited my life, all the bleeping pain and nausea and darkened rooms - and a few doses of Ferr phos and Mag phos cell salts just dissolved away the pain in minutes....not temp relief of some symptoms, the migraine that usually lasts 3 days was just *gone*. Sorry to go on about it, but I am just bewildered by this (in a good way!).
Clay - so happy for your news. Pfft to anyone who is not happy for you. There is no wealth like good news about health and babies to come. (And I hope, with aweyn, that you are takiing care of *you* mama. I know exactly what it's like to put off self care due to an unplanned pg. Wishing you health and strength to give your babes what they need and still have some for yourself.) Boo on the confirmation of milk allergy. Milk is so -easy. I like the cheesemaking suggestion - have heard that mozzarella is easy enough to make. Though better if you can just switch the coupons for cheese or veg that your family *will* eat.
Spent half the day watching the first season of Highlander while entering receipts for my taxes - dh was a huge fan when it first came out and yet somehow I've never seen it. Lots of fun. Made me think of you, Cari, for some reason. Did you ever mention Highlander?
Liza - ice worms? Isn't that something you get in a drink too, like tequila? Wish the server had offered some chamomile tea or cider or some child-friendly alternative to hot choc! Otherwise, sounds like a fun day.
I had some really nice herbal coffee/chocolate drink that had no coffee or caffeine in it at my hfs last week. It was $10 for a smallish bag so I didn't buy it, but I've been thinking of sending dh back for it.
Maia - really hope that M's ex was just being a nasty ditz and there is no real concern. How is M?
Have a good night and a lovely morning, all!