Monday Musings

Well, we only got about 6″ of snow, but it came down hard at times and local roads are essentially packed down. It snowed off & on all day Saturday, and even yesterday – but Roy was still able to get out to Walmart on Saturday. We pretty much “loafed” all weekend, but that was NICE!

School starts for me today – Physiological Psychology and Marketing. Both with intense assignments and collaborative projects. After glancing at the course charts & syllabi, I’m a little intimidated, and glad I’m only taking the 2 courses! I’m going to take some time today and get a good handle on what the classes require. They’re only 8 week classes, so they’re intense, but I’ll get everything down on my calendar and can manage it better that way.

My friend, Kim – I mentioned her recently. She was my best friend in 2nd grade when I lived in Alaska – she still lives there – and we are catching up with each other on Facebook, and now at Christian Stay At Home Moms, too. I’m very excited!

Kim listed her favorite website as Frontier Co-op, so I visited it and was really glad I did. They’re a vendor for natural and organic products – herbs, spices, foods, teas – FANTASTIC! So I’ve added their link to my shopping list – along with Herbtrader. Herbtrader is another great site with naturally-derived, organic products – including cosmetics, supplements, natural remedies, cleaning & laundry – at really good prices!

I’m not a totally converted “Mother Earth” Mom (yet), but my lifelong interest in natural remedies & cures, herbs/spices, alternative energy (my Grandpa used to install solar panels on houses – I always thought that was SO cool!) – along with my personal interest in safer cleaning & laundry products – has reminded me of one of the FIRST blessings and commands God gave to human beings – to rule the earth and subdue (replenish) it.

Finding & using sustainable products, recyled packaging, and recycling products is all part of taking care of what God has given us. As I am learning to walk more with Him daily, I am reminded of the incredible gifts He has given to us including the resources on our planet. Research continues to find and science continues to PROVE the healing available to us in the naturally derived materials and products on earth. Like, for example, these things:

Honey & Cinnamon

Tea

Grape Seed Extract

note: this does not represent medical advice and does not replace any health regimen or medications prescribed by a physician. Do not discontinue any medications or other advice given by a physician without consulting physician first.

I just think we’ve been given a lot of gifts – natural gifts – that are often overlooked and when it comes to choosing synthetic chemicals vs. natural products, I’m learning to choose more natural products… And I like it.

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