Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stock Up For Illnesses

In light of the various different flus, noroviruses, and the occasional bouts of eating something that doesn't agree with us, I thought this tip from the Make A List newsletter was worth passing along:

We're taking time out from a regular recipe this week, to make some suggestions for things you should have around the house at all times, in case of illness. Because, let's face it, if you're at home alone, there may not be anyone to run to the store for you if you get sick, and you may not feel like doing it. Or if you are caring for someone who is ill, you may not want to leave them to run to the store. So make sure someone has a key to your home in case of emergencies, but also keep those favorites on hand that you like to have when you are sick. Here are some possible ideas to get you started...soup (esp. chicken soups and preferably in the ready to heat/eat cans), pudding (esp. fat free), crackers (or if you are watching your calories try fat free pretzels), bread for toast (can be stored in the freezer for longer storage), applesauce, raisins, prunes, heat & eat rice, ginger ale (canned), your favorite immune system boosting herbs (some people like to take extra C, Echinacea, or Elderberry), hard candies or better yet the vitamin C lozenges, Cold Eeze lozenges, Cough-Gels, Tylenol, tissues, popsicles, jello (ready to eat), pineapple juice (for sore throats), salt for salt water throat gargle.

Many illnesses strike without warning, and you may not have time to go later. If you start feeling sick and can get to the store before it hits you full force, you might want to get bananas, grapes, and lettuce too. POST IT...on your shopping list, and on the inside of your medicine cabinet.


  1. Those are great ideas. When the four of us were sick last month, my husband and I had a hard time deciding who was more sick to go.

  2. I admit I hadn't thought of this either but will get something put together over the next few weeks.

  3. All of these ideas are really good.
    I am never without Pepcid.

    By the way I really like the new background on your blog.

    I have been looking at a lot of the recipes you have on your other blog. You have put a lot of work into it all.


  4. Thanks Iris,

    I'm in the process of moving recipes and weight loss articles, etc to the blogs so that I can shut down the yahoogroup that no one wants to participate in. Oddly enough, those folks who don't participate complain the loudest about the group shutting down. I have given them the link to the blogs and said well this way searching is more convenient and I don't have to ask people to read it. If they do great!!!!!

    It's just ironic mentality; having the information on blogs benefits more people so it's all good.

    Glad you like the background; sometimes it's so hard to find one what works well.

    I'm glad you're enjoying the recipes; I've gotten a number of faves from your blog as well.