I took this week off from work in a desperate attempt to get well. I try not to talk about how I'm feeling much in this blog so it's quite strange to let it all hang out.
I've had out of control allergies and a bacterial sinus infection for so long I can hardly remember what it's like without. No allergy med seems to make much difference and no antibiotic seems to get rid of the infection for good. It always seems to come back.
So, this vacation is all for me, sleep and rest is the first item on my list. The thing I struggle with most at my full time job is staying awake and focused. It's the same when I'm doing the stuff I love and enjoy as well, my body just longs to sleep all the time. During my little vacation I'm going to sleep whenever I want, no matter what I'm doing if I feel the urge to stop and nap or just close my eyes for awhile I'm going to try to do that.
I started my first day by sleeping in late, 5:30 is very late for me. My husband's alarm goes off at 3:15 and I rarely get back to sleep after that and then it's time to get up and get ready for work before I know it. Not today!! Not this week!!
Now I've had my morning concoction of local Apple Cider Vinegar, local Honey, fresh lemon and my drink of choice these days Green Tea with Licorice, Nettle and Chamomile. I brew a big pot every morning and drink it through out the day. I've been doing this for several weeks now. Waiting for some local Bee Pollen to become available so I can throw that in the mix.
It's time to go sit on the front porch with my warm blankie and fresh brewed tea and watch the girls play in the yard until I feel like doing something else. I do have A LOT of stuff I want to accomplish this week, cleaning the studio making (and selling!) lots of jewelry and components but rest is my top priority. It's all about ME!!
If anybody has any natural remedies for what ails me I'd love to hear them, please share!
PS, I tried Gluten Free for nearly 2 months thinking for sure that had to be my problem, but it didn't make any difference.