Thank God for Mothers and Husbands!!

I have been dealing with Strep Throat lately, which is why I haven't been on line. I have had a fever, sore throat, horrible ear ache and just been achy. It has been a miserable couple of days. I think I am improving some now. I am feeling so thankful for my Mom and Ken right now.

Mom is always so nice to be able to call and get medical advice and any other sort of advice I need. She also has volunteered to watch my kids the last 2 days and told me to have Ken bring them again tomorrow if I am not feeling better. The last two days I have slept much of the day which I wouldn't have been able to do if the kids were home. I am so thankful for my loving mother!

Ken, my sweetheart has also been great! He has taken the kids out to Mom and Dad's, given me back massages, gotten things for me, taken care of the kids more than usual in the evening and morning, picked up soup and yogurt for me and washed the dishes. I am very thankful for my very loving husband!

Some of the things that I have found to be helpful when being sick are: Drinking hot tea and honey or hot lemonade sweetened with honey, both have helped my throat and ear to feel better. Drinking hot broth or eating brothy soup, this is also very soothing and I think gives you some energy. Taking hot showers or baths, this helps my achiness so much! Using a hot rice pack on sore spots. (I will try to post directions on making this later.)Gargle with salt water and get lots of sleep!