Winter Wonderland in the Deep South 🤗

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WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 1/3/2018 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I'm super excited!! It's snowing today in South Georgia. Big flakes. The ground is covered and it's supposed to snow all day. I'm 47 and this is only the 4th significant snow I've seen in my lifetime. My only worry is I didn't go to the grocery store last night and we can't drive here in the snow or ice. Hope you all enjoy your Winter Wonderland!!

PeteZa
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   Posted 1/3/2018 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Now you will learn what us Mountain folk do in a snowstorm. We improvise a lot.

One year we had a huge snow storm and we lost electricity for 7 days. It was a challenge. We got so bored we (hubby and I) began writing poetry. We also made a snow woman.

Enjoy it WalkingbyFaith!!!

1000Daisies
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   Posted 1/3/2018 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy your snow!!! smile

WBF, I was wondering how you were doing with your lingering cold and secondary bacterial infection? Did you take the abx and are you doing better? Sorry you've been sick!!!

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 1/3/2018 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
1000Daisies said...
Enjoy your snow!!! smile

WBF, I was wondering how you were doing with your lingering cold and secondary bacterial infection? Did you take the abx and are you doing better? Sorry you've been sick!!!


Thank you so much for thinking of me. I started Augmentin on Friday. Thankfully it hasn't caused a herx to speak of. That was my fear. Unfortunately I can't tell it's doing anything to the infection/congestion. If abx work on something like that, you can usually tell pretty quick. I'm still taking Mucinex twice a day. It helps some, but I'm tired of taking it. I think I've been taking it 4 weeks now.

When I had labs done after Thanksgiving, my IGG and IGM titers for chlamydia pneumonia were still positive as they had been a year ago. Also, my IGG titers for mycoplasma pneumonia had almost doubled from a year ago, but IGM was still negative. Makes me wonder if this is actually one of the pneumonias coming out. I recently added bidens, kudzu, and phellodendron for c. Pneumonia and babesia.

When I got the cold initially, I didn't have much nasal congestion - mostly just a bad productive cough. I still have the cough, especially if I forget to take the Mucinex on time. When I do cough, it feels deep and makes my ribs and chest sore, but I don't feel or hear a rattle or anything in my chest. It's like a tiny bit of drainage causing irritation that makes me cough til I gag or drink water. I see my PCP this Friday for my annual. I'll tell him about it. He's kind and a good listener, but he doesn't DO much.

PeppermintTea
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   Posted 1/3/2018 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
So cool to hear you got some snowflakes down your way. Enjoy!

Traveler
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   Posted 1/3/2018 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
We don't have snow, and may not get any of this batch (we are just far enough West to not be in it) - but I'm waiting! I like snow!! As long as it's not 6 feet deep and 30 below zero!!! That's the type of winters I endured when I lived up North!! Too much for me! LOL!

We have gone as long as 14 days without power here from an ice storm. Bring out the generator!! LOL! I always keep my cabinets stocked full of beans and such, so no worries about the majority of food, although if we get iced in for 2 weeks, I do run out of things like almond milk and such. LOL - but we improvise. At least we have plenty of food!!

Do enjoy it!!!

about your chest congestion, can you get some mullein? If you do a with it in it, it would likely help clear up some of that congestion:

"Today, for those of us living in the modern world, mullein is best known for its treatment of bronchial and lung ailments, such as coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis, asthma, and even whooping cough. It is also used to treat earache. It is a mucilaginous herb that contains properties similar to marshmallow root. To make a tea of mullein, steep 1 or 2 teaspoons in a cup of water for about 10 minutes, and then carefully strain. The little fuzzy hairs of the leaves can irritate the throat; so remove them by straining through a cloth. To make it more palatable, you can mix it with a little peppermint, and sweeten with raw honey to taste. To make a cough syrup, gently boil a cup of dried leaves in a cup of water until half of the water is gone. Strain through a cloth, pushing all the liquid out. While it is still warm, add 2 tablespoons of raw honey and mix well. This remedy can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month. Use it like a regular cough syrup, taking 1 teaspoon every 3 or 4 hours. I have inhaled the steam from boiling mullein to clear my lungs and break up heavy chest congestion. To prepare this remedy, I boil a cup of the leaves in a quart of water. After removing the boiled liquid from the stove, I lean over with my face right over the pot. Then, I place a towel over my head and breathe in the mullein steam. Use caution when doing this as the pot and liquid are very hot. Mullein has been used very effectively for many generations to relieve earache. Soak a teaspoon of the leaves in 2 tablespoons of warm olive oil for 5 minutes or so; the leaves will absorb all the oil. After it cools, add a small amount of fresh, grated garlic. Mix well, and squeeze the oil out of the herbs through a fine cloth. Put just a few drops of this oil into the ear. It is soothing and healing."
/www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/mullein/
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WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 1/3/2018 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Traveler. I'd never heard of that one before.

I have had fun in the snow!!! Made my first ever snow angel 😇. Walked around the neighborhood and took lots of pictures.

Szabo246
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   Posted 1/3/2018 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
A winter wonderland smile sounds wonderful!! I would love to see proper snowfall! Unfortunately in the U.K. we have 1inch of snow and everything comes to a stop! Schools close, trains, buses stop running, just not prepared for a winter wonderland here!

Sounds beautiful though, enjoy smile

astroman
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   Posted 1/3/2018 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
WalkingbyFaith said...
Well, I'm super excited!! It's snowing today in South Georgia. Big flakes. The ground is covered and it's supposed to snow all day. I'm 47 and this is only the 4th significant snow I've seen in my lifetime. My only worry is I didn't go to the grocery store last night and we can't drive here in the snow or ice. Hope you all enjoy your Winter Wonderland!!


Ha! You'd prob make a good northerner lol.

Bet some of your neighbors think the world is ending! (Hope the FLA oranges make it.)

I have some trans-planted friends and family in the deep south, so I hear some interesting snow stories, when it actually happens.

Its been to cold up here to do stuff outside, the snow is crunchy and the ice is thick. If it gets up to 15F Sunday and less wind, I'm going on my first fat bike "ice/lake ride" this season. Fun checking out the ice shack fishing villages and islands ect. (A calm thawed lake in my canoe still sounds a lot better though).
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