Vinegar, Cayenne, and What Am I Doing?

My first day as a homemaker was fairly mellow. I actually accomplished nearly everything on my To-Do list for the day which I was pretty impressed with. I’m still finding a lot of difficulty with getting into a grove. My husband has bronchitis and attempted to go to work, however, had to admit defeat and come home. His goal should be trying not to move because moving = breathing and breathing too hard may = losing a lung. Either way, the bonus for me is that he is here and is the perfect excuse for a distraction to my transition.

The second day was a national Holiday. Independence Day! Which means everyone is home!
And I develop a nagging cough that is not going away. AWESOMENESS. 
Sadly, my son was very disappointed that both of his parents were too sick to really want to do anything other than lie in a comatose state watching Netflix. Not to mention, mom is finally home and now she’s sick. Lame.

We did manage to go out on a little mini adventure, and start a game of monopoly that I’m pretty positive I’m going to lose this evening. (Hey, Go Big or Go Home).

We did get a little treat last night after deciding we would not be traveling anywhere for fireworks. Our neighbors apparently didn’t want to travel either and decided to put on their own light show. WOOT!

All in all, it was good. Today the hubs will be home sick again. I myself may be making a trip to the doctor. I don’t have the huge hack he has, however, I have a Zell sized hack and I’d really rather not be sick all of Maine’s short summer.

Speaking of which, this brings me to my latest topic. A friend on Facebook recommended that I start drinking Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother, which my first thought was honestly “what does my mother have to do with this?) with a dash of cayenne pepper.
It took me awhile to truly wrap my brain around what she was suggesting.
Then of course, I did some MAJOR Google stalking of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar as well as Cayenne Pepper.

I’m still not sure if I believe all the “healing powers” the online forums say this concoction can have, yet, why not try it? I’m game for giving this a shot over some man-made chemicals that come in an easy to swallow pill.
So during our little mini adventure yesterday, we stopped by the grocery store and picked up the key ingredient. The Raw ACV. This morning, I went for it.
As suggested by my friend, I put 2 tablespoons of Raw ACV (with the mother, which thanks to Google I know now what is) in 8 ounces of water and dashed some Cayenne pepper on top. Stirred it a bit and drank it. 
WOWZA – This will wake up any non-morning person I guarantee it.
Now she recommends drinking this twice a day. I’m not sure how long this is going to last. I will say that normally I cannot function in the morning without coffee. I am NOT a morning person. However, I’ve now been awake since 5am. I drank this first thing and here is what I’ve accomplished without yet having my first cup of joe:
  • Fix boys breakfast
  • Make coffee with our broken coffee pot (I’ll include a picture another time)
  • Pack son’s lunch for camp and fill out camp paperwork
  • Got into my Bible for some reading time/prayer time (post found here if interested)
  • Update my To-Do List
  • Blog this blog, HA
My point is, I’m just now starting to feel like I’m going to have to get that cup of coffee before starting on the rest of my list. If for nothing else, maybe this will be worth it to get my eyes wide open first thing so I don’t keep going for snooze or naps.
Today’s focus is getting the To-Do list done, trying to nurse the husband back to health, try to not hack up my own lung in the process, and see if I can find the ingredients for making my own laundry detergent. (Oh Pinterest, I forsee you becoming an ally in this homemaker gig or an enemy. Judgement is still out on that one).

I end this blog with the following funny:
At the end of Tuesday I was talking to my hubs about my fears and worries of being a homemaker. Here is our conversation:

Me: “I guess the thing that is the most difficult, is I don’t have a job description. I mean, like an official job       description with expectation guidelines. I feel like I need that.”
Hubs: “Are you saying you want me to give you a job description?”
Me: “Ummm…maybe?”
Hubs: “Would you like monthly performance appraisals as well?”
Me: “Does it make me a bad person if I say yes?”
Hubs: “No. Psychologically unstable and extremely concerning, yes. Bad person, no.”

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  1. I love your blogs. And I love you. Whether you're a corporate ladder-climber or a domestic diva – you're the most beautiful woman in the world to me, and you have my heart.


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