Getting back into life now that the Holidays are over and keeping the Flu at bay . . .

I hope everyone is getting their lives back to normal now that the Holidays are over.  You will have to admit we all get into a tail spin rushing around to get it all done.  Well this past week I've been taking it easy and doing a bit of crochet.  This afghan is for my daughter #1.  She is the one who bought her first house this past year and I know she will appreciate it.
The pattern is called "A Mile a minute" and it sure was.. did not take me much time to whip it together.

The afghan was done in strips and simply sewn together.

For some odd reason we went up to the middle 80's here in Florida.  Our weather is odd to say the least but it was a good day for me to get out in the sunshine and blow all the fall leaves that have been covering my grass.  The heat felt wonderful really.

 Our area has a epidemic of the flu bug going around and I do hope the Flu shot that I had last month works?
I'll be making a drink tomorrow to help ward it off.  This drink may sound ucky but the flu will run from your body screaming, fast!  Give it a try if you start to feel the fever and shivers coming on.

Get equal amounts of these items. Weigh them on the grocery store scale ~ it doesn’t have to be exact, but balanced. I also recommend getting organic veggies if you have a source. You simply have a few shots of this drink each day. Give it to the whole family.

1 part Garlic

1 part White Onion (white ones are usually the hottest)

1 part Ginger

1 part Horse Radish Root (I got mine at Whole Foods. Most grocery stores will carry horse radish root, it is usually near the ginger and looks like a branch off of a tree)

1 part Hot Peppers (Cayenne, Jalapeno, Habanero ~ I used jalapeno because I had them in the garden)

1 Jar of Raw, Unbleached, Non-distilled Apple Cider Vinegar with the label  (Braggs, Eden, Spectrum ~ available at most grocery stores and health food markets)

Don't let the sound of this drink  scare you, beats getting sick in the bed for 14 days don't you think? 
Good luck!


Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Happy New Year, Sandy!
Well, keep that flu bug out of your house. It invaded us and it wasn't fun! We've taken refuge under our afghans to get well... Almost there!
Stay healthy and keep up the good work... it's beautiful!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love that pattern - very cool!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Sandy, I'm visiting from WOW and I love your afghan! So pretty and I know your daughter will appreciate. I may have to give your recipe to ward off the flu a try also. :-) You should come by Transformed Tuesday and link up your post. I know my readers would love the recipe also. Hugs, Peggy

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, that afghan is gorgeous! I have done several "mile a minute" they are fun to do and work up fast. Good luck with the flu bug. I am scared to death of getting it. Karie

EG CameraGirl said...

The afghan is sure to be hit. I like the colours very much,

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the colors you chose! It is a really wonderful project.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Sounds wonderful (your tonic)! Garlic was used in study and beat 99 strains of bacteria out of 100, so your concoction is sure to do wonders! I also love crocheting and your afghan is beautiful!

Thanks for the visit. I love natural remedies.


Amy @ Just Being Me said...

the flu hit our house a week and a half before Christmas. Just hope that is the one and only time it hits this year.

Your afghan is so pretty! Great job! I have never done the "Mile a Minute" type of pattern, but have been wanting to's on my "to-do" list :-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Interesting colors in your afghan! Looks German!! You're so right!! Garlic cures all - we put garlic into everything we eat :-}}

debra @ homespun said...

What a lovely afghan!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

We had lots of rain last week, then 2 days of 70° it is back in the 30's and 40's...and we had sleet this morning all over the yard!
It's a bit chilly...but as long as we have a blazing fire in the wood stove... I'm happy.
I should be sitting under and afghan and crocheting. But...I'm not. I've been honing my sewing skills. :)
That afghan looks pretty hanging on the banister. I bet your daughter loves it.

Diann said...

I do hope you can keep that flu bug away! During the holidays we all seem to be hit by some stomach bug and it just kept getting passed around. I love the afghan. And the colors are great. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF. Have a wonderful week!