Not sure how long the !Sunshine! will last today but I’m loving it – I’ve seen so little of it that the word deserves exclamation points at both ends.
I have mentioned recently that I’ve had a tough time this winter. I don’t usually like winter anyway – I actively work against this seasonal lack of sunshine – but this winter has been much harder than it should be.
I have finally figured it out… it’s a new medication I started a couple months ago. I re-read the information sheet and then went online and read a more complete list of side effects… and then I quit taking it.
Now don’t go getting all concerned… it’s a PPI – proton pump inhibitor – to cut down on stomach acid… so I’m not really obligated to take it.
Day by day I’m feeling better… so I’m sure I made a good decision. I’ll make an appointment with my Dr. to discuss a more natural approach to handling this issue which is how I’d rather handle it anyway.
We had a good Valentines weekend here – dinner and a movie Thursday, dinner out Friday, a fun day exploring some new shops in a local community and lunch out Saturday, and Sunday was a day of knitting for me and a day in the wood shop for The Engineer.
Have y’all ever been in one of those Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar tasting stores? My goodness…. YUM! It’s a good thing there were lots of other shoppers… I really would have liked to have licked the little tasting cups clean!
We have used the regular Balsamic vinegar and plain Olive Oil – but a whole new world of taste has been opened up.
Honey Ginger, Pecan Praline, Fig, Serrano Chile Honey, Bordeaux Cherry, and Coconut in White Balsamic are the six 2 oz. bottles we brought home to try out. We picked out balsamic vinegars this trip – next time we’ll grab some of the oils to try. Seriously – I could have just come home with a little bit of everything. Olio Olive Oils & Balsamic has a lovely shop in Lititz, PA (recently voted the Coolest Small Town) with a wide variety of product and FYI they ship too.
I can’t wait to go back… when I do I’m going to ask for a straw.