It’s been too long since my last post. I’m going to try to get back on a schedule of posting once a week. Maybe I’ll even do a few this week to make up for it.
I have no excuse other than a topsy-turvy life of late. Postponing the release of the last two Seed Savers books while Flying Books House made a distribution decision; deciding whether I should go back to teaching full-time or not; financial decisions; family decisions; you know the drill.
And then just as I was feeling good about knowing some of the outcomes for the above quandaries, I came down with a dreaded cold. I felt it coming on and did my best to stave it off. I took a special bath that usually helps me get well quick and I sipped a hot toddy. I tried, I really did. But my strategies didn’t work this time. As I type, I am on day three of said cold. Let’s hope it runs a quick course. Already, I sent a few terse-bordering-on-rude emails that I partially blame on how I was physically feeling at the time. My better self tells me I’m going to send an apology email. Or at least watch myself on future emails.
For today, I’m sharing my get-well recipes, even if this time they didn’t work their magic. Really, they usually do. And both are very soothing.
Here they are. Enjoy.
Get Well Hot Bath
1 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup baking soda
4 Tablespoons ginger
essential oils ( I use tea tree oil)
Run the water as hot as you can stand and submerge up to your neck 20-40 minutes.
I love hot baths so this is great for me.
11/2 oz. bourbon
1 Tablespoon honey
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup of boiling water
Obviously you can vary these amounts.
Sandra Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade series, Seed Savers. Visit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on Twitter. Sign up for the newsletter.