I had an Elderberry Muffin this morning with my coffee. Not bad - (I smile while I say this next thing), and they taste healthy. My husband said he'll eat them but I think I saw his nose go up in the air. They really aren't bad but there are a lot of other muffins out there that taste better, like lemon-raspberry, banana or apple. I do have to say that for being as healthy and good for you as they actually are, the taste is good. The health benefits of elderberries and wheat germ are extensive, so I will be making them again for sure and we will eat them but I don't think they are something I will particularly rave about. Now I have to decide what I want to take to herb club Monday night to have with tea. I could make mini-Elderberry Muffins. They might pass but gosh I wanted to take something really, really good! You know, I've been thinking, I could add, say . . . a chopped fruit to it as well and maybe the taste would be more what people expect. I'll have to think on that!!
I just knew going to the dentist was a bad idea!! Friday, I have to have a mold made for a new crown. Aghhh!! You realize this means shots, don't you?
Those of you who have muscle and bone aches and pains listen up!! My husband has been having some serious pain in his neck and in his back and both are from old injuries. He went to the chiropractor Monday because it was getting to the point that he could barely stand it. Needless to say, after a chiropractor works on you, one does not feel a whole lot better the next day or two because of all the manipulation. Poor guy and grouchy too!! He was using various oils I had given him, like arnica and tea tree (essential oils cut with olive oil, you should not use these essential oils directly on skin), and rubbing them on his neck and they helped the pain a little but last night I suggested he try lavender essential oil (this essential oil can be applied directly on the skin). He rubbed some on and within an hour or so he looked up at me and said that he felt better than he had in a couple days. Last night he went to bed with lavender oil on his neck and I warned him that sometimes if you have too strong of a lavender smell it can stimulate your senses and keep you wide awake instead of helping you to sleep. He woke up this morning feeling better and told me that the smell didn't bother him at all. He went right to sleep. I'm so glad that something made him feel a little better. Aren't herbs wonderful?!