Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Morning Happenings

A quick morning trip to local town to replenish some items, bank,  post office stop and even though
I made a list.
I forgot to stop at hardware store for filters for a/h unit and also to buy kale and turnip green seeds.

The drive down the winding country roads is so peaceful.
Viewing workers in the fields of tobacco and open barn door with it hanging
makes me think of Fall.

At store purchased 2 items I have not tried before
my daughter, Laurie in Tampa mentioned these to me
Rice Milk and Kefir.
Bought blueberry Kefir and it taste like a liquid yogurt, I like it.
Will see if these make any difference to this immune system as I continue to
eat healthy and with my thoughts that diet does help.

Simple lunch of my tomato, basil, olive oil with some fresh mozzarella cheese on wheat bread.
A helping of beets brought back memories of a time I planted beets years ago
at the old farmhouse and made something similar to this store bought item.

Also for times I have not baked in a while this is something that is so good
I try to keep one in the freezer - Key Lime Pie.
Evening meal will have a small piece of fresh salmon, bok choy, brown rice and a serving
of my yellow squash.
Garden has turned into a mass of yellow decaying leaves and there may not be anything else
to harvest
except a few tomato's hanging on too wet limbs and hopefully they ripen.

In a couple of days I will be finished with the anti-biotic I have been on for days.
It has given me a horrible case of thrush and tried two home remedies of rinsing mouth
with warm salty water and alternating with diluted apple cider vinegar.  Also was prescribed something but if household item will help that is the way I want to go. 

Very low dose of Prednisone continues and hopefully soon
I want to stop taking.
It has been mentioned before I truly hate taking medication but it has helped me through
the last months.

So much research has been done, questions being asked and I think so much is not known
and I do not want to be experimented with.
I like an answer when I ask a question. 
Still have not been told what is causing the balance problem that goes and comes.
I have slowed down, like my good son has told me.
 Doing all I know and much
 at this time will just have to be accepted and as we age a lot we never experienced
may begin to happen.
But sure do not like it.
May just never go to a doctor again and only leave my woods for groceries.

Enough shared on health issues.

Hot weather has once again arrived.
In the 90's today and suppose to continue.

I keep wondering
what has happened to this summer
and this year?
It seems it sure has gone by fast
and now Fall around the corner....


Mitzi said...

I so enjoy reading your blog. Your simple life is what I aspire to. We live in a large modern home and I am beginning the process of downsizing. Am looking at a much smaller home tomorrow to begin the thinking process of living smaller and easier.

Balisha said...

Sometimes I feel as you do about going to the Doctor....but when I really need one it's nice to be able to pick up the phone and find some sort of peace. I think that the medical field is a lot of hit or miss. Trying things to see if they help. It must be very hard to deal with all the different ailments today. I notice that they use the computer a lot.
Well, I just keep on with good food, rest, and activity (as much as my body will allow)
You and I must be kindred spirits...I love Key Lime Pie.It's so refreshing and just a sliver is a treat.Our store carries a small pkg. with two small slices of pie and it's just enough for Joe and myself.
Have a nice day...and evening.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, you know me well by now and I do all the things you do.
Just never thought at 75 would diagnosed with Sjogren and inflammation disease.
I have bought the small package of Key Lime Pie. The pies on sale today at the grocery and with a whole one in the freezer I can take a small piece out or have on hand if someone comes by for tea.
Mitz, I understand, a lot of big homes in my past and love this smaller one the most...

Tabor said...

You sound so weary of this illness and I am hoping you will be much better soon. Aging...we all go through it and the transition has to be done with patience. You sound as though you are surrounded by friends and good family which is so much more than many have.

Judy said...

Yogurt will help the thrush--it is a common occurrence after antibiotic treatments. Plain yeast infection is what it actually is.

Sharon said...

Ernestine, you have wonderful variety in your meals. Everything always looks so colorful and delicious. I don't like to go to the doctor either, but it's important to take care of problems as they arise.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

That lunch looks so beautifully healthy and delicious. Sending wishes for the thrush to pass. That is so unpleasant to endure on top of the other ways anti-biotics make one feel terrible. I have to always be sure to take a probiotic when I am on them. You should be getting some in the yogurt.
That key lime pie looks so good....perfect for summer.

Aisling said...

I loved reading of your day. Wish you weren't struggling with health issues, but I know you have the right outlook. Pace of life, and what we feed ourselves are so important. I hope it is a beautiful weekend for you.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, Judy, Sharon and Marcis :)

Aisling, keep checkying your website - but know with school beginning - you are super busy.
In some ways
you are my adopted daughter :)

Aisling said...

Ernestine, What a lovely thing to say. I cherish that idea. :)

I did a post earlier this week about sitting at the farm stand. Did you see that? I have been very busy, but am trying to post a few times a month. We'll see what the school year brings. I spent August teaching summer school, so it was a busy time!

Sky said...

when taking any antibiotic, it is important to take (over the counter) live culture acidophilus pills while doing so and eat live culture yogurt as well unless you are on a drug that indicates dairy should not be eaten. yeast (thrush) can show up in our mouth, GI tract including colon, and vagina. of course, you do not need anything causing more issues with your colon! i always take a medication called diflucan to prevent these issues if i have to be on a long term antibiotic. diflucan is usually prescribed in one pill that is usually taken the last day of the anti-biotic regimen and in more severe cases, one pill then and skip and day, then a 2nd pill. zap - you're finished! it destroys the yeast in 2 days! they make other meds for this as well - my mom took one that was a lozenge which she sucked on, and it did the same soft of thing. i suppose you already know that eating sweets feeds the growth of yeast. i NEVER eat sweets when i am on antibiotics or during the aftermath of such regimens. since you don't know if yours is in your colon, i suggest taking the pill to be sure you don't have a colon filled with stuff. ok, now i will shut up!

key lime pie is a fav, and this photo makes me want a slice right now! have a good weekend, ernestine. big hugs.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Oh Sky, thank you and all of this I am doing. This morning I can go back on my yogurt. Have missed it ?
Aisling, thank you for reminding me of the post. I did not see it but then for several days did not check.
I love it - wish I was near as I would have been a customer :)
Have a wonderful Saturday..

Beverly said...

Take the medicine Ernestine... You do not want this to spread all though you GI tract.... our babies would have thrush and if we did not catch it in time, their little bottoms would break out in an awful rash....
Ok.....that is all... Your food looks wonderful. I love your variety. have a good day....