LIVE IN THE NOW, Oil of Oregano, Lots of Links

I have a little something something up at the Yummy Mummy Club – and I would be so happy if you popped over there to read it.  If you were so inclined to leave a comment, I would be VERY happy.  xo

I wrote all about living in the moment and enjoying the present, which I think is a very important thing to do.  I also think of – get ready for a dated reference here, people – Wayne’s World.  Remember the scene when Wayne visits a guitar store and looks longingly and lustily at a very expensive guitar (“Excalibur”) and Garth freaks out: “Stop torturing yourself, man.  You’ll never afford it.  LIVE IN THE NOW!”

I also have a lovely recipe for gingersnaps up at my cooking blog. These are my husband’s favourites, and I baked a batch last week, despite the fact that I normally only bake these around Christmastime.  Yesterday, he went out to run errands and came home with an iPhone!  For me!  I highly recommend you bake these cookies.  You never know what could happen.  They are magic!

How was your weekend?  I had an amazingly productive one: hair was cut and coloured, Christmas shopping was nearly completed, much writing was done, photos were chosen for the annual calendar given to the grandparents, dinner with my girlfriends was consumed, Christmas lights were hung, a jack and impact gun were purchased and the snow tires put on the minivan.  Full disclosure: the Christmas lights and tire change were NOT done by me, obviously, but they are DONE.  Then, Sunday morning I woke up with a sore throat, headache, and general fatigue and lethargy that did not bode well for the busy week I have coming up – a week of running the school book fair. 

I jumped into action.  I took oil of oregano several times, which was extremely unpleasant and probably ranks in the top five worst tastes ever.  I drank Vitamin C drinks, I ate two giant slices of chocolate zucchini bread (file under “Feed a Cold”), I swallowed a few spoonfuls of honey, I took Tylenol Cold Nighttime Relief and went to bed at 8:45.  I woke up eleven hours later feeling, if not 100%, much, much better.  I feel like patenting this combination for my very own “nip it in the bud” prescription.  I have a feeling that the eleven hours of sleep probably counted for more than the other home remedy/ over the counter/ homeopathic antidotes, but I hope that the oil of oregano did something.  I would hate to think I took that horrible stuff to no purpose. 

And now I am off to set up the book fair.  I wonder if there will be much Justin Bieber paraphernalia, or will his possible thirty-seconds-of-action-leading-to-a-lifetime-of-paternity-allegedly indicate the demise of those “Future Mrs. Bieber” stickers?


  1. You rank Oil of Oregano in your Top 5, I ranked it in my Top 10 Worst Tastes. 🙂 Funnily enough, my husband doesn’t mind it that much. I think he’s broken.

  2. I keep hearing about oil or oregano. Cold FX seemed to mitigate my symptoms somewhat but the cold lasted FOREVER, so I’m not trying that again. I wonder if I could make it – I have oil, I have oregano. Probably one of those things you shouldn’t try at home, huh?

  3. I have never heard of Oil of Oregano but I’m thinking I need to bake those cookies. I’m due for a new iPhone.

  4. What? Christmas shopping done and preparations complete? No fair! What about those poor store owners that count on big December sales?

  5. I love, love, love the article you wrote for YMC. We get so caught up in little things and how eventually we’ll get sleep and have a clean house and then everything will be better but then we miss out on the things that are really important.

  6. I wonder if I could get the newest iphone if I baked those cookies. I have a 4, but not the 4s. I feel like I’m missing out.

  7. I, too, have been swigging dreadful oil of oregano and trying to feed my way out of the stupid cold thing. I think chocolate zucchini bread and yummy gingersnaps may be what I need next. Love your posts!

  8. Magic gingersnaps. I am there.


  9. I had never heard of Oil of Oregano before this week. Now suddenly, it’s everywhere. I’m kind of curious to try it just so I can find out how bad it tastes. Because I’m weird like that. 😉

  10. Mmm, I love ginger things so I’ll check out that recipe!

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