My Contribution to Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!  Our home is a smidge less happy.  The whole family has a cold.  It’s our first family sickness, and Max’s first cold.   So, we haven’t had much sleep.

J. has introduced me to the Neti Pot.   It’s a wonderful tool to combat congestion or allergies.  Here’s a video link on how to use it:  The beauty of it (if you overlook the ick factor of anything nostril related) is that it does such an effective job of clearing sinuses and it doesn’t rely on medication or a boxfull of tissues.  It’s also easier on the skin so that you don’t end up with red nose action.

img_3478In other news.  I somehow volunteered to make a cake for a bachelorette party.  Thought I’d do a practice run with these zucchini muffins and loaf bread.  Here they are in the background.  It’s a Paula Dean recipe — which I’ve never tried before.  Looking forward to dessert tonight. 

(Oh, and I have extra shredded zucchini which I will put on freezer pizza from the farmer’s market tonight)


  1. Mommy, Esq. said,

    April 23, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Laura C swears by the Neti Pot – I tried to get Husband interested but he is not. We do the saline spray on the kids since they can’t blow their noses (and the bulb of course). This has resulted in much grumpy Ned. But we got through their first cold – weird how it hits when the weather is nicer. Feel better soon!

  2. Gretchen said,

    April 23, 2009 at 5:06 am

    My parents swear by the Neti Pot. Guess it’s not just for old people, huh?! The baked goods look yummy. And shredded zucchini on pizza sounds great – I’ll have to try that. Feel better!

  3. Theresa said,

    April 23, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Feel better!! I am trying this Neti Pot thing. Allergies are the WORST!!

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