Once he was in bed, I felt obligated to go through mine & the church's mail. We get so much junk mail it is pathetic! It hadn't been touched for over a week1 So I got all of that done by the time the boys got home. Then it was time to go grocery shopping. At the grocery store, me and my "Bag Boy" (sorry Sam don't know the correct term) got a "civic lesson" in the parking lot. LOL I was wearing one of my Ukraine t-shirts and an older man began telling me why Ukraine was in so much turmoil..... BTW, I'm sure he'd never been to Ukraine nor knew any Ukrainians! Anyhow poor Sam (who goes to our church) he looked like a deer caught in the headlights!
Selah has been "off" a little lately. Generally she's had great oxygen levels. But lately she's had lower oxygen levels and an elevated heart rate. Usually when her heart rate is up so is her oxygen levels. This is just different for her, and it worries me that something is wrong. She also was making grimaces today which is so unlike her. We think she may have had some muscle spasms from physical therapy. We took her leg braces off early and that seemed to make her happy. She doesn't usually mind the braces so that's why we think it may have been spasms. It's so hard to tell with non verbal children. Sam, Sarah and Selah are all non verbal. Selah was also before the accident, you just have to watch them and learn them for clues.
Selah also has a few little cold sores. She always gets a bump on her cheek, by her nose and in the corner of her mouth. We've tried so many over the counter remedies but nothing seems to help. I called the doctor told and he gave us a prescription. If this doesn't help then he will culture it. Sarah often gets cold sores too. We think it is something that is in their system from Ukraine.
Tonight I made a big salad! YUM! I've been hearing NOT to buy prepackage salads, they just are not clean. So I bought an organic head of lettuce, added onion, green pepper, tomato, and the thinnest sliced cucumbers....then I made the best dressing! We are trying to avoid any vegetable oil that is not Expeller Pressed. The research I've read, leads me to think that normal vegetable oils are not good for the heart because of the high heat that they get processed at, seems it changes the monocles. I'm sure I'm not explaining it very good.....but you can research it if you are interested. Anyhow almost every salad dressing, even "organic" is made with some type of vegetable oil that is not expeller pressed. And since oil makes up the majority of salad dressing, I certainly don't want to be ingesting that much non expeller pressed. Well a friend of my son's gave me the best homemade salad dressing.....
Paige's Apple Cider Dressing
salt & pepper
Olive Oil or Expeller Pressed Vegetable Oil
pinch of sugar
Apple Cider Vinegar (organic)
How much of each? That's what I asked and she told me to just half & half the Oil and Vinegar, maybe a little less oil than vinegar. ( I think she will grow up to be like my grandmother who could never tell you a recipe since she measured nothing! LOL) Everything else I just used a baby spoon to measure it out, except for the lemon juice, I put a lot in. I like lemon juice. I added Non nitride ham and it was so good. That's my other thing, we don't eat anything with nitrides in it unless we eat out. I figure a little is ok but we don't buy any lunch meat with it in it.
Well I'll finish this discombobulated blog with some pictures I took today
Just another day in Paradise ........