Friday, February 6, 2009

A little of this, a little of that. drink the cod liver oil to help relieve dry skin? Did I read that right?

Really! Drink cod liver oil, just a little bit - like a teaspoonful, every day. It is good for your skin and your brain! Brains need fat, the good kind, every day. And your skin will love you for it. I know it sounds weird, but trust me! It works! But....your burps will be gross. Just warnin' ya.

And Betty, I like to use olive oil too. I use it on my feet. But usually the smooth skin is a nice side effect, because I use the olive oil to dilute the essential oils that I use. I know, I know, it sounds crazy. BUT, have you heard that if you have a sore throat that you should rub vicks on your feet? It is the same concept. You have lots of receptors in your feet, and when you put essential oils on them it will use the oils medicinally. So at night before you go to bed, dilute some essential oils (the kind that can be taken internally) in some olive oil (about 1/2 and 1/2 - about 3 drops of the essential oils per foot), rub it on your feet and put socks on. Your feet will thank you! And those callouses on your heels will be non-existent.

Last night I did my normal routine and went upstairs to make sure that my kids were covered up before I went to bed. As I covered Emily up, she sat straight up and just looked at me like she was half asleep. "It's okay sweetie, it's just mommy making sure you are covered up." Sleepily she replied, "I knew you'd come," and she laid down her head and went back to sleep.

What a wonderful tribute she gave me. That simple statement held a lot of power. It surprised me that she said it, but I'm so glad that she verbalized her thoughts. I'm glad that my kids are secure in me. That they "know" that they can count on me. And when they verbalize it, it is a pat on the back for me. I hope that I can always live up to their expectations.

Michael has been sick for the past few days. I felt really yucky yesterday too, but I'm feeling a bit better today. Michael seems to be feeling a bit better today. He stayed out of bed and watched some tv this morning for a while. For the rest of the week he has mostly slept. I feel so bad for my kiddos when they get sick. I hope that he will be back to his mischievous self soon.

If I don't have a chance to talk to you until Monday, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. When I was little my parents would make us drink cod liver oil when we said a swear word. I don't know if I could stand to drink it for soft skin! Hopefully you all start feeling better soon. Have a great weekend!

  2. I'm going to try the olive oil on my feet. They are a little scary right now.

    ♥ Joy

  3. Kids are a gift!! They do say the most amazing things.