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December 26, 2012

A little snow here! ♥

Olivia and Hannah went outside to enjoy the bit of snow here.  Olivia ran a fever yesterday of 101'F and kept saying she was cold, although she was wrapped up in 1 wool and 1 thick synthetic blanket on the couch.  She seems to be better so far today.
We've had an issue with cold sores with her that started last year.  No one else in our family has them, so it's a learning experience...any suggestions?  We've got Abreva and Zovirax.  We have tried to make some dietary changes, less sweets (like chocolate).  I just made a list and posted it on our refrigerator:

Lysine-rich foods (to eat):
  • dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • eggs
  • chicken
  • fish
  • lamb
  • beef
Arginine-rick foods (to avoid):
  • nuts (peanut butter, cashews, almonds, etc.)
  • seeds
  • grains
  • oats
  • whole wheat and white wheat (I had been giving her crackers)
I think my Indian food cooking has been too spicy lately, and caused this flare-up. 

Hannah got an egg from the chicken coop this morning.  She is wearing the pretty pink coat from her cousins and purple hat from Grammie & Peepaw!  The little yellow flower on her hat was made by my mom's mom, Hannah's great grandma, who passed away before she was born. 
If you have snow where you live...I hope you will have fun playing with this gift from God!

3 comments:

Anna said...

Love the snow bunny! : )

Orthodox Mom said...

Oh, I miss the snow so much! Especially this time of year. The boys were hoping to spend Christmas in Ohio but it didn't end up happening. Maybe next year, God willing. Until then, we'll be stuck with sandmen and foam snow, lol!!

Anonymous said...

L-Lysine is great forcold sores! I used to get them all the time when I was stressed. You can find with the vitmens & supplements. If you take it when you first feel it coming on, it will go away before it even comes to the surface of the skin.

-Mary (your sis)