However you chose to spend the day, I hope it was hoppy!
I really love my dogs. They can make even the worst days better with their crazy antics. I wasn’t sure if Lady would adjust to having a puppy around – it’s been a long road – but they are starting to play around more and more all the time. Penny just adores Lady and copies everything she does. Lady was a rescue and came to us afraid and unsocialized. We have had her for 6 years now, and she has really come a long way. There is nothing sadder than a dog who doesn’t even know how to play…I’m so glad she is starting to learn from Penny that it’s OK to have fun!
Spring has finally arrived here in Florida, and I am surrounded by wildflowers when I go on my walks. Here are a few examples:
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Posted in Gardening
, The Great Outdoors
Just what I wanted for Christmas – tonsillitis! (Insert sarcasm here…) I guess that’s one of the hazards of teaching – you get all kinds of microscopic gifts throughout the year. At any rate, I’m sitting home with a monstrously sore throat on the second day of Christmas break. Since I have company for the next several days, I’m segregated to my room. I’ve ventured out just long enough to make a batch of herbal awesomeness for my four-alarm fire of a throat. Since it is the season for such things, I thought I would share the recipe.
- Cinnamon sticks, broken into bits
- 3 or 4 slices of fresh ginger root
- 1 tsp. licorice root powder or slippery elm powder (or a mix of both)
- 1 tsp. chamomile
- a few dashes of cayenne
Add hot water and steep for at least 5 minutes – this makes about two cups. The licorice root adds sweetness and is amazing at coating your throat. Slippery elm is mucilaginous, meaning it forms a gel that is also amazing at coating your throat.
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Posted in My Crazy Life
My family has a new member! We adopted a chorkie named Penny last week. She is absolutely adorable, and I am completely sure that I do not want any more babies. I had forgotten how much I DIDN’T miss teaching a little one to sleep through the night! That being said, she is learning fast and we are super happy to have her. The kids call her “Sheldon style” (Penny … Penny … Penny … ), which cracks me up. Poor Lady isn’t sure what to make of her. It’s kind of funny watching our big lab/chow mix run for her crate every time the puppy comes near. She thinks Penny is going to eat her alive! =)