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Scrubbing the floor with a toothbrush

I have been on the go for the last two weeks doing Mom things and before that I was sick with the flu so I haven't had much time to do anything for myself. Today I have the house to myself for the first time in 3 weeks.  I was determined to write.  I came home from the school run, made myself a latte, turned off the TV and sat down at my laptop when the hammering coming from next door started.  A few minutes later, my cat started stalking me.  I have two cats, but one is a lot more trouble than the other.  Alfie is loud and constantly looking for attention.  People don't believe me about how loud the cat is until they get me on the phone and hear the constant meowing in the background.  He is seriously annoying, but I love him and try not to get too aggravated with him.  I used to worry my son's first words would be 'Alfie, Shut up!'  Anyway, he finally gave up and left after about a half hour when I threatened to throw him out the window (yes, he understands every…

New Recipes to Come...

I've had a couple of emails (as long as one request from a friend) asking for me to post some more recipes.  I just thought I'd let you know that as soon as I'm over the flu, I plan to go back to posting recipes again. I've  been submitting them to magazines lately as well and so far I've sold two recipes.  I'll be paid when they are published and will be making £50 for recipes I already had posted here.  All I had to do was copy, paste and attach my photo.  Not bad at all.  I'm pretty pleased with myself :-)

Placebo Effect?

I've had the flu since Easter so my big 30 Day Shred is on hold until I'm fully recovered...
Last week I was up coughing pretty much all night for four straight nights.  I tried cold and flu medicine and all sorts of cough medicines, but nothing was helping.  By day five I was feeling pretty awful and sleep deprived when I saw a post on Facebook saying that if you put Vicks Vaporub on your feet, it will cure night time coughing.  I was pretty skeptical and felt really stupid for even considering anything I saw on Facebook, but I was desperate. I asked my husband to stop for some on his way home so I could try it.
That night, I put the Vaporub on the bottom of my feet and covered them with socks at 10:00.  I went to bed at 11:00 and slept through cough free until 5:00 the next morning (when I woke up coughing). I reapplied and went back to sleep until 8:00.  No kidding,  I couldn't believe it worked.
My husband thought it sounded pretty unlikely.  He said maybe I was getti…