Friday, February 14, 2014

cough, cough, sniffle.... really!?!?

I finally went to a doctor about my allergies and got some drugs. One of the drugs was prednisone, a steroid to repress my immune system and give my head a break from the sinus pressure while the allergy drugs went to work.
Well it suppressed it and now I have a cold, but at least my allergies are better. I'll be fine in a few days, but trying to take it easy isn't something I'm good at. Television sucks, sitting around the houes doing nothing sucks, not being able to talk at work sucks. I've got a lot of great books to read, so at least there is that. I hope I don't get couch sores on my ass.

It's Valentines day, and what better thing to give than something you make yourself?

Peach and blueberry preserves. The peach turned out perfect, the blueberry is still a little runny so we are letting that sit for a while. It's tradition to open a jar once it's cooled, and that goes against rotating your food storage but we have to know if it's good or not. I think we have 50 jars of preserves in food storage.

Our new washer and dryer are awesome and it's saving us a lot of water usage according to the utility bill. The electric portion of the bill is still stupid high, but with a 20 year old water heater that's what we get. Once I get a check from the insurance company for the pet health insurance, we will be getting a new water heater.

In my lack of energy and emotionally drained state for the last few weeks I neglected to pick up a few things at the store, but food storage saved the day. I have a lot of shopping to do this weekend if we feel up to it. We did get a few new racks up for better organization in the basement. Now I can find all of the tools, light bulbs, tape, glue, etc. All of the bins have labels on them, and with a few more days of work we will be done.

I smell spring! We are talking about putting up a small greenhouse. Just something to get the tomatoes growing so we don't lose all the kitchen counter space. A small structure with some heavy canvas to drape over it at night to prevent instant heat loss. Water jugs/buckets to help retain heat, and perhaps a ceramic space heater in case it gets really cold out. I'm thinking of having it up and ready for plants at the end of March, giving me a 3-4 week jump on my normal seed planting time.


  1. Sounds like you have some things to keep yourself busy, but colds suck in general. Feel better soon!

    1. Thanks, I'll check your blog for the latest new from up North!

  2. My ferrets take prednisone when they have respiratory problems.

    1. I only took one days worth, not going to have a cold for a week + before I try and fight it off. I did get a 7 months supply of singulair, and it's working wonders on my allergies.