If you read my previous blog at all, you know I have been in a constant state of...transition? Lots of change, lots of curiosity, lots of uncertainty. LOTS OF LESSONS. All of which I am extremely grateful for. I took a lot of time for myself. Organically, I am beginning to focus more on friends and family.
My family and I have never been super close, and I also think that I am a hard person to be friends with. So I tend to build up walls around both. But it seems like things have been shifting lately. I am rekindling friendships, trying to be more present, and finding a desire to incorporate family more. I can't say if this season will stick around for long, but I am liking it so far. Very much.
SO. This post is dedicated to friends and fam. I had a shower for a good friend last weekend, and my mom and aunt are visiting in Casper as we speak. I am so grateful for seeing faces I haven't seen in a while, and reminiscing with my mom and aunt.
One of the best parts about family is the shared recipes! My aunt made a concoction for me for my KILLER allergies, and my mom made an old family favorite for dinner last night. I thought I would go ahead and just include one of them!
Aunt Teresa's Allergy Elixer
- 8 oz. of boiling hot water (the smaller the cup, the more concentrated the drink...she recommends 8 oz when the symptoms have already hit, up to a large water bottle for prevention.
- 1 lemon
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- a generous amount of *local* unfiltered, unprocessed honey
There is actually no tea in this recipe, even though I swear there is every time I drink it. Just hot water and all the fixins. The local honey is really the money maker here. Since the bees are bouncin' around where you are having your reaction, immunity to certain strands are built. That's not a scientific explanation, but maybe that's because science can't back it up...as posted here. Hahaha, didn't see that one coming, did ya?
Lucky for me, I don't care if the study backed it up or not. I felt better and it tasted good...sooooo I will keep making it :)
Boil the water, cut, squeeze, and drop the lemon, insert the cinnamon stick, drizzle the honey, and let sit for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Other things I was grateful for this day:
- Old stories about my grandmas and grandpas and their farms.
- New ideas on how to budget.
- The photo mom pulled from my dad's house after the fire.
- A new book (The Millionaire Next Door) and an old book (Anna Karenina).
Until next time,