Yesterday, was THE big day for DH. He finally got his back surgery over and done with **woo hoo** (those little asterisks thingies are my pom poms for the happy dance we are doing!)
But before we could get to THAT big day, we had to make it through the dreaded "day before" (insert doomsday music here.) The "day before" was a day of tangled nerves and apprehension. This wasn't going to be DH's first dance with a surgeon messing with his spine and the memories of that were coming in loud and strong.
So this DW took to finding ways of distracting her DH from those nerves. It turns out being self sufficient is a game that can easily give you food for thought-if you take the time to ponder. Lately, I've been thinking about ways to simplify and reduce the amount of money we spend on health and beauty items. And in my research on more homemade and natural items, I have run across quite a few tips and tricks. So, when DH started showing signs of stress (don't ask me how I know he's stressed!) I
I don't think at first he thought I was serious. But I showed him this link to a deodorant how-to at Homestead Revival. (BTW, I love this blog- it's a must read if you are a Christian homesteader like me!) And then the game was on!
We had a great afternoon of measuring and mixing and laughing!
Now, are you wondering how effective home-made deodorant is? Well, I can't tell you, YET. But I will be sure and let you know when I'm sure of my opinion! As for DH, he is home from the hospital and recuperating!