Welcome back, Nathansmum! Welcome CorriJ!
Lol, Piratelady -- for your pleasure, I shall report that my backyard is still half covered in snow, but the temp went up to 12 C yesterday (about 54 F) and so I planted cold weather seeds in the garden by the south of my house. It will just dip below freezing every night for a couple weeks yet, so I hope they truly are hardy! My dh and dd shoveled out the snowbank on the patio to set up our porch swing, rushing the season a bit, and we had a firepit on the patio last night. Hitting the 90s is not going to happen here till July. Maybe. If we're lucky.
I usually dislike the dirtiness and sloppiness of the April thaw here, but after the insane winter we just had I am determined to enjoy every possible minute of this spring.
Cleansing: I don't burn sage or incense indoors due to sensitivities, but recently I put a few drops of rosemary and lavender essential oils in my steam cleaner and that worked well. You could use a spray bottle of water, too. . And I'm making sure to put away clutter, esp in the money and career Feng Shui baguas of my home. I've decided to have flowers blooming in the Career bagua all the time (my African violets right now, later I'll use flowering bedding plants or tell my family I want potted flowers for Mother's day, etc.). And I made/will make dh clear up his laptop off the kitchen table so I can wipe it at least once a day. Before Treasure Map time, I had my boys run all over the house and ring a bell in every room and closet, which they LOVED and which certainly changed the energy around here!.
redveg, I didn't know you sold eggs! Hope your ds's surgery goes well. I was also crazy busy/productive last week -felt like I was on a serious caffeine buzz the whole time. Slowed down this past weekend, though.
Hi femme rouge! I would love to hear about your experiences!
Maia - so lovely that you and your ds had a good time at the symphony. I feel moved to mention that I seem to have gotten rid of a serious headache/migraine problem with the use of homeopathic cell salts. Taking ferr phos/mag phos at the very first sign of headaches or preventatively if I can tell one is likely to come. I've been migraine free for nearly 2.5 months now, and I was getting them every week or two. I would defintely consider trying them with your son.
Valerie, I got a wonderful feeling just reading about that tour. I really hope you get to go!