Good Monday morning friends, how was your weekend? Mine was a little bit of work and a lot of fun. The weather was cold in the morning and by the afternoon it was about 55-60. I am not complaining because in a couple of months it will be hot, hot, hot and humid and I will be wishing for cool mornings and counting the days until Fall.
Saturday, my brother and his family came for dinner and it was scrumptious. It is so nice to live near family again. I have not lived in the same state or county as my brother in over 30 years and now I get to see him and as often as I like. We made Momofuku Bossam, which is a slow roasted pork with a brown sugar crust, we used this recipe, if you decide to try it be sure that you make both sauces. We also had a cucumber salad, white rice, Kimchi slaw, and Gochujang Braised Chickpeas. For dessert, chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven.
Sunday I organized my Christmas decorations and moved the boxes which were scattered all over the garage into one area. I have a lot of decorations and I did not get rid of one thing. I donated a lot before we moved and my mission this weekend was simply consolidating them, I may cull them out next year.
Allergy Treatments Suggested By Readers
I worked in the yard for a little bit on Sunday afternoon, that was a huge mistake, it was windy and I ended up covered in pollen. Thank you by the way for all of your suggestions and tips for dealing with seasonal allergies. I made a list of your suggestions just in case anyone else could use a few tips.
Cathy from Quilting on Mainstreet uses: Allergan and Flonase
Cindy from Cloches and Lavender uses: Zyrtec
Joan suggested: “a saline nasal rinse every night, and I make a lemon ginger tea that is a simple recipe: A hunk of ginger root the size of a lemon, 3 lemons, wash, do not peel any thing, chop all in small pieces, and put in a med. pot of water, bring to a boil then simmer for 20 mins. It will keep in the fridge for several days, just add more water and bring to a boil. Sweeten with honey, and drink hot.”
Memee uses chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg from Walgreens brand name Wal-Finate.
I went to the store on Sunday morning and all of the over the counter allergy medications you suggested were sold out! I was able to get some Flonase which works great and I have made Joans tea and it is delicious and soothing.
What I Bought Lately
My friend Kim shared this bag a couple of weeks ago and I loved it. I received mine this past week and it is beautiful! It is well made and it’s $34.00! I cannot wait to use. it.
I also ordered this blue and white dress, I haven’t received it yet but I love the color and I think it looks comfortable.
In case you missed it Saturday my friends Kim of the blog Northern California Style and Juliet of Make Mine a Spritzer shared our weekend roundup of everything from wedding outfits, a Santa Cruz surf home, chocolate chip blondies and all things flowers for spring including perfume, dresses and food. You can find my post here.
I hope that you have a great day and a wonderful week.
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