Fighting the Fear

“That’s just your fear. Fear is what can’t be trusted.” Elsa, Frozen 2. Yes….I have watched this movie more than once and I’m not ashamed to admit it! This is what I observed today…

The Boy indulged in Taco Bell after work last night….when will that kid learn???? He was up and in the bathroom again around 9:30ish. He decided he wanted to go with me today while I did my running around.

My first stop and the most important was the farm where I buy my local meat. I had two weeks worth of lunch left but you never know with all of the “fear” being presented everywhere. They are only open until noon on Saturday and we made it there around 11:20. I bought what I normally buy with the exception of the ground beef. Normally I buy 5 -1lb packages, this time I had to buy 5 -4pks of burgers which equaled a pound. Not a huge deal…it’s for my taco salad that I make for lunch. 1lb gets me four salads and that’s all I need a week. I was still able to purchase my 2 fryer chickens for kennel chicken (the dog) and then soup from the bones and a few boneless skinless chicken breasts.

The normal crew was not working the counter. To me…and I could be wrong…it looked like the son or son in law was helping as well as a grand child…maybe even a great grandchild? He was rattling off prices as he put the items in my bag. I stopped him when the products switched…this is not my first rodeo, I come here twice a month. The grandmother type owner/woman struggled with the help-non help but she collected herself and got it together. I could tell she was overwhelmed….her granddaughter came out and said “we had 600 lbs of fresh ground beef and it’s gone…in one day!” I bought the same amount I always buy but I could see the stress the Corona Virus was having on this small farm.

Our next stop was the farm where I buy my free range eggs, and they were sold out. I remembered that a local hardware store sold fresh free range eggs so I tried there…they had them and they were half the price. The Boy asked “are they the same quality eggs?” I told him “there is no way to know until I crack them open, but there was a green egg in the dozen and that’s a good sign.”

We stopped at the library because I had a book on reserve come in and they might close after Tuesday because of the virus.  Since we were so close we stopped at Pet Supplies Plus so I could buy the cat his morning wet food. The boy wanted to stop at The Exchange to look at video games so I ran into Michael’s. I was talking to a girl in the rubber stamping/mixed media isle and she said “I don’t want to run out of supplies when I am quarantined for two weeks” she is not the first person who has stated this….it seems like the norm. I ended up buying this for $25.73 after coupon…..  I have recently mentioned how much I missed a bonfire. This is on a tiny scale but it is fire nonetheless and I am excited for my deal!!

Then we went to my favorite Italian grocery store. I needed supplies to make a vegi broth and my lettuce for lunch Monday and Tuesday.  The Boy was to buy two weeks worth of snacks and such in case of quarantine. It was a lot of junk but maybe it’s a tiny bit better than Taco Bell? I have a vegi broth on the stove now….

Green peppers, celery, onions, garlic, carrots, thyme, parsley, mushrooms, dandelion greens and ginger. I will also have a chicken broth brewing in the crock pot shortly….I just have to clean the chicken off the bones for kennel chicken and tomorrow afternoon I will have a magical broth.

I also picked this up from the health food store Thursday night….

I mixed some in my coffee this morning and tasted no difference. Yesterday at work I mixed it with water and it tasted like an earthy broth. I can definitely add this three times a day into an existing habit. The kid at the health food store said this was the mushroom most recommended for autoimmune….even if I can’t say that for sure since nobody can tell me what’s wrong with me. It sure the hell can’t hurt? I have been tired all week but I can chalk that up to the time change. Fingers crossed that is all it is?

It feels good to be back in the kitchen chopping things and throwing them randomly in a pot which brings me back to a dream….Remember when I had a dream and I heard “Hestia”? What if this dream was calling me back to the kitchen? I love to cut things up, chop them into pieces and throw them all willy nilly into whatever I am making…..until this weird food reaction thing. I experimented a little but the ingredients are so expensive, it makes it difficult so I stopped. After a year and two months I have been able to narrow issues down a little…is this a call to get back in the kitchen and experiment??? I have no idea but I 100% know that Hestia called me….I just don’t know how to respond?

Another thing I am doing is….   The lady at the health food store said that this stuff is micro microbial and will protect you for four hours? I took this last weekend to Cleveland where ML and I used this after we washed our hands…every time. I guess we will see if it makes a difference?

Before the Boy went to work today I put this on a q-tip and had him swirl each nostril….will it work? Again….I have no idea but it’s all I’ve got for defense right now. I can’t get them to drink the elderberry syrup or fire cider so I have to reach in my remedies. Both kids will take the chew-able vitamin C so I guess that is something…

This is a brave new world out there so everything seems to be a crap shoot? Please be safe….limit your contact and please boost your immune system….Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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