God made that happen, didn’t He, mom?

so it rained… and rained. And rained some more. We got approx 105mm of rain in 24hours. We were blessed, we only got a few feet of water in our crawl space, might have ruined the hot water heater and furnace, but we are drying them out and will try to get them working again. park at Dawson flood

That river there is what I endearingly call the Dawson Ditch, because 99% of the time, that is what it looks like. Certainly not a creek, forget the raging river you see here.Β Gotta love kids thoughts on life. There’s this car teetering on the edge of a road that got washed out.

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Mothers Day comes and goes again!

This is a very bittersweet Mothers Day for me. If you have followed my writings, you know Mothers Day has been a difficult time every year.

Well, this year was sure different! We are Fostering 2 little twin boys, so I had kids for Mothers Day this year! These boys are such a joy and blessing to our family, we are so thankful to God for bringing them into our lives. They are too young to really get the idea of Mothers Day, so Tim let them pick out a card they thought was pretty lol. How SWEET to just have kids on that special day.

Here’s where it becomes the BITTERsweet…

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Update on my Fibromyalgia journey on the Guaifenesin Protocol

So, I have learned something new about the Guaifenesin Protocol and being a low doser!

Do you remember in school, learning Grammar, and there’s all these rules. THEN there’s the millions of exceptions to the rules to make you wonder why you learned them in the first place? Well, this is NOT what I’m talking about! LOL! πŸ˜€

For such a large percentage of people with fibro, the Guaifenesin Protocol is so simple: get sal-free, dosing: take 300mg twice a day for a week, no change so increase to 600mg twice a day for the rest of your awesome life as you get better and better. Yep, it really is that simple!

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Not everything is Fibromyalgia!!

WEEEEEEELL, I feel rather ridiculous that I didn’t catch this before now. I have black mold ALL OVER my house. No wonder I can’t seem to get better from every cold, flu and bug that goes around!
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This morning I couldn’t get out of bed before I was crying, so exhausted I couldn’t move so I called my mom. LOVE moms <3 She talked me through it and decided it was probably mold. I got off the phone and walked all over the house looking at it everywhere, it made me feel sick just SEEING it.

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Perrigo Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin Perrigo2Perrigo Guaifenesin has been turbulent at best, as far as providing a reliable product goes. Figured it was worth a post!

Perrigo released this statement on their website:

“…an article dated January 4, 2016: “Perrigo announced the temporary suspension of sales of its Guaifenesin 600mg extended-release product pending the resolution of challenges related to an excipient used in the production of the product”. Excipient is some kind of long term stabilizer.”

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Coffee Kombucha! low-sal, big health benefits!

Coffee Kombucha- low in sals, same health benefits!

Coffee Kombucha- low in sals, same health benefits!

If you like coffee, and are into the health benefits of Kombucha, then totally give Coffee Kombucha a try! With an open mind please! It’s not just sweet coffee flavor by the time it’s done fermenting, it has some tang. So try a small bottle like I did to start.

Pronounced come-boosh-ah πŸ™‚

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Faux Pea Soup (Cream of Cauliflower and ham) (HG lib, LC, SF, GF)

Cream of Cauliflower and ham soup that tastes just like moms pea soup :)

Cream of Cauliflower and ham soup that tastes just like moms pea soup πŸ™‚ HG, LC, SF, GF

Perfect for leftover ham for the holidays! LOVE this soup, it resembles my moms pea soup that she used to make with the leftover ham bone broth πŸ™‚ Only not so… ahem… gassy!! πŸ˜€

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Merry Christmas from my home to yours! <3

Merry Christmas from the Mann home to yours! <3 www.christinescozycorner.ca

Merry Christmas from the Mann home to yours!

This pic is from a few years ago, one of the most beautiful Christmases in our home. THIS year however, is one of the most special Christmases for me. Did you know that we are Fostering twin 6yr old boys? They moved into our home in August, and I am LOOOOOVING being a mom! I would totally share a zillion pics with you, but we aren’t allowed.

Suffice it to say they are so darn cute and we are a happy little family πŸ™‚

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Mock Tea! Low in Salicylates

YES! There IS an option if you had to give up tea because of Salicyaltes! :)

YES! There IS an option if you had to give up tea because of Salicyaltes! :)

So, this is something I’ve been making for a long time now and just never got around to posting it. But it’s so yummy and just such a WONDERFUL option for those of us on the Guaifenesin Protocol who give up tea in order to get our health back.

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Healthy Homemade Jello the easy way! :)

Homemade, healthy Orange juice Jello :)

Homemade, healthy Orange juice Jello :)

Most of you probably already know about making your own jello from Gelatin, but this is so new and awesome to me I just had to share with you! Can’t believe I didn’t know about this before!! Goodness it’s simple. Like making Whipped Cream (YUMO BTW!)

Whenever I am sick, I have this craving for jello, esp if my throat hurts! Having kids means bringing home sickness often, so I am always scouring the net for other healthier options for all of us! Have you looked at the ingredients in store bought Jello??

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