Friday, November 7, 2008

Ouch....I want my Mommy

There are just certain things in life we endure that will always make us want our Mommies, like getting shots! Wayne and I got our flu shots today and I don't know about him, but I wanted my Mommy....especially her {made from scratch} Chicken-n-dumplings. Katie gave me an awesome recipe a while back, but as soon as I read the first step 1. Boil The Chicken ~ it was over for me *sigh* I guess I'm just lazy ~ we had Chicken Caesar Salad instead, which was better for us, but certainly not as comforting. Besides, my arm is still throbbing. I feel like I was "sucker punched". So I'll just go make me a big mug of hot chocolate and then take a nice warm milk bath. I almost feel quilty when I buy powdered milk in the giant container from Sam's. They probably think it's because I'm trying to cut my costs of buying "real milk", but little do they know that I actually bathe in it! And here's a great little moisturizing milk bath recipe. It's great for winter itch and just down right comforting :

4 cups warm filtered or distilled water
2 cups instant powdered milk
1/2 cup oatmeal
5 drops patchouli essential oil

Mix the water and powdered milk, stirring well. Add to a tub full of warm water. To relieve the itchiness of dry skin, combine the oatmeal and patchouli oil and wrap in a square of cheesecloth {if you don't have cheesecloth, I always use just a piece of old t-shirt cloth}. Secure the cloth tightly with a rubber band and use like a washcloth to soften and sooth. Best of all, enjoy :)

Happy Friday!!! And if you didn't get one already ~ go get your flu shot!!!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

P.S. Instead of a quote tonight, I'm leaving you with a message I received from one of my wonderful customers in the "UK" ~ It sure was "comforting":

"Hey Kathy! Huge Congratulations on your new President, I sat up all night watching the elections on the tv, I have never been more excited for a country and more moved when he got in. What an amazing man!" ~ I think so myself :)


  1. Me too! The shot usually hurts/aches later, but this time it hurt as soon as she stuck the needle in.
    I'll take it though...rather not have the flu.
    I'll have to keep that bath recipe handy, thanks!
    Thanks for the note from your friend too.
    We received one via another friend, from a young man in Kenya who was here last year; there's lots of hope around the world for us.

  2. I know what you mean!!! I'd rather 100 shots than get the flu {well, maybe just 99}. Anyway, my arm is finally feeling better today *yay*. Hope you are doing well :)


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