What a Beautiful Day of Lake and Roses!

Last Update: November 01, 2018

We went to the lake today and it was beautiful! I just discovered this area last month and I have already gone 6 times since it is only 10 minutes away. I am loving it! The wild roses are blooming and the air smells wonderful. Yes, that is my picture above.

This is my favorite though!

Roses!

This is just what I have needed for so long. A great, close, beautiful place to get outside since we moved and I lost all my old spots! We live 20 minutes out of the city but somehow we ended up in an even more urban environement. We are in a small town, but right in town now with McDonald's literally a block away as well as Arby's, the grocery store and Pizza Hut. I am not used to this kind of location and I have been crazing outdoor space like crazy!! I need it!!!

There are also wild geraniums in bloom which are purple and huge yellow water lillies on the lake edge. It is so nice.

I hope everyone has been doing well here. I hope to be back on more and working on my websites.

Jessica

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CarolMeador Premium
Gorgeous, Jess!
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Swangirl Premium
Yes. Thanks Carol. Unfortunately I could hardly move today. I think my Epstein Barr virus is active again judging by the telltale headache at the top of my head. .
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CarolMeador Premium
I know what you mean. I can hardly get out of bed when it is active. First time I had it, I had the worst sore throat I've ever had in my life, including strept throat!
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Swangirl Premium
The supplement Lysine really helps keep it under control. I had forgotten to take it for a few days and with all the other stress and sickness going on I think it had been trying to get me for weeks. This was it's chance. I couldn't leave the house yesterday it was so bad and I had to nap which I rarely do. The headache lasted for a day and a half. I took a bunch of lysine and it is better now. Lysine is an anti-viral.
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CarolMeador Premium
Yes, I take it to prevent fever blisters and in copious amounts if I have forgotten to take it and get one! Never thought about it helping EBV, though. Thanks, Jess.

I use SuperLysene, but can't get it here. Meant to try to find it when I was in Asheville, but forgot. Guess I'll have to try to find it online.
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Swangirl Premium
I need to write a post about it on my site!
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CarolMeador Premium
Great idea, Jessica. I know of several people who have EBV and struggle to get through the days. (Just like us!)
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, it is debilitating! Who knew there was such an easy, affordable, safe treatment??!!
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CarolMeador Premium
I stopped at Whole Foods Market today and got some SuperLysene. I use it to prevent an outbreak of fever blisters. Can't find it here in Waynesville or Maggie. There are 2 Health Food stores, and neither one of them carry my brand. They said they could order it, but I need it NOW! Glad they had it in Asheville. Carol
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Swangirl Premium
Luckily it is super common so I can find some brand even at the grocery store! I went to the natural foods store to find a more concentrated brand last time though. I realized I probably could use a higher dose. Glad you found the brand you wanted.
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CarolMeador Premium
Me, too. Two reasons for that...one is they're coated and much easier to swallow, and they work better for me.
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Swangirl Premium
I am glad I got the 1,000 mg ones this time. I think it is helping to have the higher dose and nice to take fewer.
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CarolMeador Premium
I know what you mean. I take so many supplements, I wish more of them came in the higher doses!
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Swangirl Premium
That is one reason I like finding the minerals I need in concentrated (ionic) liquid form. I put the magnesium, potassium and zinc drops all in water together and take it all at once. That saves so many pills per day!! I reviewed the magnesium drops on one of my posts. I have not reviewed all of them yet.
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CarolMeador Premium
Good idea to use the liquid and take them all at once. It's more available to the body when absorbed under the tongue, as well.
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, this ionic form is supposed to be highly absorbable.
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Hollshope Premium
Nature is so beautiful and provides such nourishment for the soul! Glad you get to enjoy it.
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, thank you!
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MKearns Premium
Great post. Love those wild roses, Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, aren't they gorgeous!
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RobinHudson Premium
Good Morning! I still remember all of your hard times...when things were seemingly devastating...having to move, jobs, illnesses and all; and I also remember thinking that you were in for blessings galore because of your beautiful heart and appreciation of the small things in life. I love being right :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Robin. It is still very hard and sometimes it is all I can do just to get out. My ankle has been very bad due to arthritis and auto-immune flares recently but it is finally feeling better today after I found some new products that help and also allergy medication since I figured out the allergies must be exacerbating my immune system. It is all I can do just to get through a week at work but I am managing.
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RobinHudson Premium
Sorry Jessica, about your physical challenges... I am glad that you are finding some products to help relieve pain and discomfort. I am also thankful you found such a beautiful place nearby!
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, it is so nice! I couldn't leave the house yesterday though. I think my Epstein Barr flared up since I was so focused on the allergies and arthritis I forgot to take Lysine which works as an anti-viral and keeps the EB at bay. I had the symptomatic headache right at the top of my head for a day and a half.

Live and learn!
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remapot3 Premium Plus
Beautifull indeed. Enjoy.
Sham
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you. I will!
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