It’s to much like right to clean my yard in the Fall

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Last week I began my therapy.  Yep, all that mess that should have been removed last Fall, I cleaned it up.  The weather has been so beautiful and if I begin early in the morning I beat the afternoon heat.

As well as I know how therapeutic gardening is, I forgot how much of a work out it is too. My thighs are feeling the squatting and my arms are feeling the light weight lifting of the leaves.

The last thing I have to do in order to get the clean up completed, would be picking up the rest of the leaves.  I stopped by Home Depot yesterday and forgot to look at their leaf blower/vacuum combos.  There are a lot of leaves trapped in our bushes, plants and rocks and the rake isn’t cutting it.

Have you began your spring cleaning inside or outside?  Is anyone else like me, it’s too much like right to clean the yard in the Fall?

O.K ya’ll I’m off to get more allergy meds….Aaaaaa!Aaaaaa!Chooo! ;-/ Tito give me some tissue!

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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WTFlashback Calamine Lotion

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itching for a scratch

Do you all remember Calamine Lotion? I remember my mom rubbing this on me when I was a little girl. If you looked at me I’d break out in hives. The other day I took my daughter to the park and due to the heat & her sweating, she broke out with heat bumps. I asked my husband to pick up some Calamine Lotion. I was praying it was still around because I couldn’t think of anything else that would soothe her skin without knocking her out.

I remember when this happened to my oldest daughter. She was outside riding her bike & from the heat she broke out and her eyes swelled like she had been in a fight with a pollen tree.

Since I can remember I’ve suffered with allergies. When I was in 5th grade I began to receive a series of allergy shots. My first initial visit the doctors gave me an allergy test. It consisted of 90 shots! Yes! 90 freakin shots! 45 in each arm. Let me explain, they didn’t actual shoot me. They pricked my skin 90 freakin times! Then they dropped the medicine(like trees, grass etc.) on the pricked skin. I waited for a few hours or so (don’t remember how long). They read the results.

I was allergic to every freakin THING!!!!!!!!! Seriously. I was allergic to trees, grass, dust, roaches, rats, dogs, cats, mold and nearly everything else God created. My family joked about me needing to live in a plastic bubble.

So, from that day forward I went through a series of allergy shots. First year, every week. Then, every two weeks up until I reached the eighth grade.

A few months ago my youngest and I had allergy test taken. It was nothing like I remembered. They took blood samples and that was it.

Although I love this time of year, this is the time of year we suffer from allergies the most. Thank God for all the wonderful meds that make it a bit easier for us! Do you remember a medicine your parents gave you growing up that’s still around or you wish was still around?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Help! Asthma Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month.  Asthma is something my family is aware of every day, all of us except my youngest daughter have been diagnosed with Asthma. 

Our Family History

My husband and I were diagnosed with Asthma as young children.  I remember as young as 5yrs old going to the emergency room, anything earlier than that is very vague.   Usually people with Asthma also have Allergies and Eczema.  At the age of 11 until about 14, I received allergy shots (Ugh).  I know it may sound like I needed to live in a plastic bubble and it really would have been helpful(lol).  However, I do believe if I hadn’t received the allergy shots, I would be worst off today.

Our Offspring

Being the parents of Asthmatics,now, we live day by day trying to control the disease our children have inherited.  Both of our children that have Asthma were diagnosed at around 2yrs old.  We would take monthly trips to the ER and there have been times that both kids would be receiving treatments at the same time.  Eventually we learned about Asthma Control and have learned how to manage it.

Most of you know my daughter is also an Athlete and controlling her Asthma is so important so that she may play sports and live a normal life.  Do you or any of your children live with Asthma? If so, how have you been able to control it?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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