I woke up with a serious head and neckache this morning. Pretty common for me, I think I somehow twist myself into a pretzel some nights and wake up looking like I’ve just flown out of a car windshield and landed on the pavement in a crumpled pile.

I started my healing process with a hot cup of green tea…

This is called “gunpowder” tea, it’s rolled tightly into little pellets like gunpowder that expand into whole-leaf tea in hot water.

The caffeine definitely took the edge off.

Next, some light stretching, followed by the husband popping my back a few times. I really need to get back in the chiropractors’ office after the first of the year.

I think I inspired Liam to try some yoga too. Here he is doing “cat pose”, naturally.

Then it was time to fill my body with healthy, healing food. Check out this masterpiece!

Mixed baby lettuces, a red pear, sprouted beans, pecans, bleu cheese, golden raisins, seaweed flake, sesame seeds, and a made-on-the-fly honeyed balsamic vinaigrette!

Let’s see that again, shall we?

I always have a little wedge of pear left over to snack on.

All of this (plus two ibuprofen, of course) seems to have done the trick.

Today we need to get the house super clean because tomorrow we are driving back up to Chickamauga for Christmas Eve celebrations then spending the night to be there for Christmas day. Because of that, I probably won’t be blogging again til after Chrismas, I might be able to get one more in tomorrow morning though.

Thinking about making some fudge today too. If I do, I’ll make sure to share! :)