Spoonie Sunday – Choices

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Our prompt for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday was “Choices.” Which got me to thinking about spoonie choices. Now choices are something that every spoonie deals with on a daily basis, I mean really that’s pretty much the definition of a spoonie. Choices are also the bane of many spoonie’s existance. What to cook, what to wear, shower or no? yadayadayada … No relief in sight always choices, everywhere you look. It’s a huge burden for me. Maybe less (or more) for other spoonies. Partly it’s a side effect of brain fog but some days decisions or choices are just impossible for me to manage. Here are a few examples, Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Choices”

Spoonie Sunday – Keeping Warm 3 – Layers

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“Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you cry.” ~Unknown

Greetings fellow spoonies and not spoonies. Hope your holidays were/are wonderful and filled with warmth, both the huggy kind and the actual kind. In the part of the country where most of my family lives, it has been unseasonably warm this Winter. Not so here.  Today we have “wind chills” well below freezing which equates to me taking extra precautions to keep warm. Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Keeping Warm 3 – Layers”

Spoonie Sunday – Keeping Warm part 2

Baby it’s cold outside! Last week I talked a little about spoonies and temperature sensitivity and ways to keep warm around the house. This week we’re going to talk about personal warmth. No, not the huggie feelie kind of personal warmth. We’re talking getting warm, inside, and keeping that body warmth. In the wintertime, we often feel cold and more dry. Our skin gets dry, our sinuses begin to dry out, and even our joints dry out. Winter is the Vata season, lots of warming foods are called for. Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Keeping Warm part 2”

31 days of October HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

For the final days of 31 days of October HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Samhaim Tea

1 Tablespoon oolong tea (or black if you prefer)
1 Tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds loosely chopped
1 Tablespoon dried cranberries
1 Cinnamon stick broken up into small pieces
2 teaspoons dried ginger, chopped
4-5 whole cloves break them up with your mortar and pestle

Place all in air tight container and shake well to blend. Place about 1 Tablespoon of mixture into a tea infuser, add hot water and let steep for 4-5 minutes. Add milk and honey to taste.

New Moon Tea Blend

Ingredients

  • 1 cup loose tea leaves (I like Lady Grey or English Breakfast)
  • 2 tablespoons dried grapefruit peels coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender buds
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate shavings or mini dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar. Stir so the ingredients are evenly distributed. Keep in a cool, dry place.
  2. To brew, scoop one tablespoon of loose tea into a strainer or tea bag. Pour hot water over, brew 3-5 minutes.

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Til next time ~Blessed Samhain ~JPP

31 days of October challenge – Movie Magic

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For today’s 31 days of October Laura’s post about “Roseanne” got me to thinking about Holiday Specials. Now I’m not a TV watcher so no TV specials. I am, however, an avid movie watcher and Halloween movies are some of my favorites. Here are excerpts from a couple of favorites, although not strickly Halloween, they’re very Halloweenie 🙂

 

And some excellent Halloween Music

And don’t forget, movie munchies!

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Mummy Dogs or Halloweenies

1 can crescent roll dough
2 1/2 slices american cheese
10 hotdogs
cooking spray
mustard and ketchup (optional)

Heat oven to 375F

Unroll dough, separate into four rectangles. Press perforations to seal.

With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).

With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).

Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on “face.”

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

31 days of October challenge Some Kitchen Witchery

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For 31 days of October challengeTodays thoughts were inspired by Beckiesmentalmess do pop over and give her Witchy Poem a read.

Now first off, I love all types of witchery but by far my favorite is Kitchen Witchery. Secondly, it’s flipping cold and windy in mid-October and soups and teas are just my thing right now. Continue reading “31 days of October challenge Some Kitchen Witchery”