I've been given the go ahead with caution by the Osteopath to resume yoga, which I've always found has helped my back to feel better able to deal with whatever I've thrown at it in life. I haven't tried yet though, as I'm waiting for a day when "sickface" is out of the house to do deeper breathing and such. Yep, the boy is SI-ICK. Emphasis on "ick". Fever, chills, body aches, followed by a nasty wet cough. Gross. Given that I'm finally on my way out of the "I feel physically useless" realm, I certainly don't want to catch what he's got. It's been a week full of veggies, garlic, Greens +, vitamins, live-culture yogurt, and anything else I can think of that will help to keep me from catching his nasty bug. That, and harassing him to cover his mouth when he coughs. A futile little fist in front of the face (the typical Belgian coughing gesture, shown below,) does crap-all to block flying germs.
(Notice how the illustrator here has shown the grossness of the cough flying right past the futile little fist.)
Maybe they'll finally learn when something like SARS comes to visit them. It seemed to smarten people in Toronto up rather quickly:
Just so everyone can benefit from knowing what a "sleeve-sneeze" is. Think about it... this area of the body doesn't (after you sneeze on it) touch door-handles, rub itchy eyes, or do anything else really that could pass your germs easily on to someone else. The "sleeve-sneeze" is SO much better than the "futile fist", in my opinion.
And now that I'm done ranting, the bit about candy. I have a marble slab, it's heavy (as marble slabs tend to be,) but I'm alllmooost at the point in my recovery where I can lift it and get it ready for some quality candy-making. Just in time, really, considering Xmas is coming! As soon as I can move it into place, I'll be starting off with some brittles, toffees and other hard candies. (It makes sense to start with these, as they have a long shelf life when stored in dry, airtight containers.) I've got a few new recipes I'll be trying out, so I can't wait! Expect candyporn in the nearish future.