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What I’m Digging

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Happy Friday, friends! A nasty, sneaky sinus something-or-other has wreaked havoc and has me down for the count today. I’ve been feeling just on the verge of getting something the past few days with achy joints, general fatigue, and the like, and then last night it started to hurt when I swallowed. Woke up this morning with full-on nastiness. I’m attacking it with a vengeance, though, with elderberry & honey syrup, ginger/lemon/honey/cayenne tea, grapefruit seed extract, and more. I seldom get sick, and I don’t take it lightly. So, I see a day filled with rest, hot baths, healing essential oils, tea, and cuddles from a little dude (and a big one!).

In other news, I’ve got a Small Measures post up today on Design Sponge. I’m sharing tips for crafting bath and massage oils, perfect for this time of year when those of us in the northern hemisphere begin to look less like our lovely selves and more like Leatherface.

Here’s a smattering of this’s and that’s that caught my attention this week:

*Amazing house in Nairobi.
*This orange loaf calls to me like a siren.
*Now that the craft/guest room is nearly done, I’m thinking we’ll decorate the walls with these, with various specimens gathered from the property.
*Win a copy of Crackers & Dips!
*Picked up this book the other day; excited by its prospects.

I’m hoping all of this clears on out by tomorrow. I’m attending a seed-starting class at Sow True Seed (you should come, if you’re in the area-it’s free, and bound to be informative!) in the morning, and then going to a 4 year-old’s birthday party in the afternoon. Head cold, sinus infection, or whatever it is, consider yourself given fair warning.

Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!

*I post a photo of Huxley here each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. 

10 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • Melanie J. says:

    Feel better, sweetie! And that class is already full :( I put my name on the waiting list, so I am hoping they see the need for a 2nd class. So my stalker butt won’t be there tomorrow, you’re safe ;)

  • Shanda says:

    That house in Nairobi is amazing!

  • Kat says:

    Come visit in Oregon–I’ll take you lot swimming in Oneonta Gorge!

  • Georgette A. Howington says:

    Your son is an angelic cherub of a boy; those pink cheeks, sparkling eyes and smile are the pinnacle of happiness. The postings today are interesting. I especially like the book on Home Brewing. Recently I am interested in making soy yogurts. Don’t know if that is considered “brewing” however…in any event, I enjoyed seeing your postings as always! How do you find so many new and interesting things? Such a smart young woman. Thank you.

  • kimpeck says:

    feel better soon…happy to hear that you are taking care of yourself so well!!
    and have fun tomorrow at Sow True Seed – i LOVE them
    i always look forward to friday & your post!!

  • amanda (sweetpotatoclaire) says:

    hope you’re on the up and up. sinus infections are the worst, but it sounds like you’re on the way to knocking it out. that house in nairobi is AMAZING! really, the picture of the living room with the soft curved walls and that reading nook and fireplace had me swooning! and the warthog? oh my. I was gifted home brewing supplies for christmas and plan to put them to use soon~ fun stuff.