Today I removed the bedroom curtains from their racks, shook them out on the back porch, and washed them in hot water. I put baking soda and homemade liquid soap in my Kenmore washing machine. It's a thirty year old top loader, and it works beautifully. I've only had to have it serviced a couple of times. After laundering them, I hung the floral curtains out on the clothesline to dry. The bedroom feels totally different now with fresh, clean, crisp curtains.
I was surprised at how swollen my foot had become from the bee sting yesterday. It was red and itchy, as well. It looked like an old lady's foot. I took a bath in sea salt and baking soda, and that provided a lot of relief. After that I washed my hair and took a cold shower. Hydrotherapy always helps me release negative energy. I think since I've had a couple of bee stings in the past week my body had a little more trouble fighting off the venom from this one. It felt toxic. I felt slightly queasy and almost had a hot flash, which I never get.
After watering the garden I made a salad with the lettuce from the lettuce patch and some spinach from Costco. I baked a few potatoes in the toaster oven, and fried up some bacon pieces that I bought on sale at Sprouts. There was enough salad for lunch and dinner, and I reheated some of the cauliflower cheese casserole that I made the other day. It feels comforting to eat healthy, fresh food. I gave Lula a potato as a treat. I bought a ten pound bag of them for three dollars.
It's interesting how our bodies have to regularly fight off things like infections, colds, flus, and inflammation from insect bikes. I took it easy on the couch, elevated my feet, and enjoyed a book called The Not So Big Life, by Sarah Susanka. I love her writing and philosophies on home and spirituality.
|I watered the garden this morning. This is the lettuce patch.|
I decided not to do our three mile walk today, and just gave Lula an extra bike ride in the evening. We chatted with the neighbors, and she enjoyed running alongside me. While I was laying on the couch, she kept placing her paw on my arm. She tried several times to climb up on the couch with me, which I don't allow. She was very insistent. It's funny how animals sense when you have an injury or illness. It seemed like she wanted to lay on top of me. I never thought a bee sting would cause me to need rest, but this time I felt it was what I should do. All of the extra cleaning that I've been doing has made it a very comforting and peaceful place to recuperate.
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