Here are a few of the things bringing joy to my life right now…
I can’t figure out what these plants are (I think they are onion bulbs), but isn’t this cool? Someone made the top of their front gate into a little garden. And they recycled Styrofoam packing containers. How LOHAS!
Doesn’t the purple one look like a wreath of hundreds of tiny blossoms? Trippy!
My cold is clearing up. Hallelujah! Hopefully I’ll be all better by the end of this weekend and my head will no longer feel like a cesspool of germs, phlegm and dried, flaky skin. Ugh. Blech. I also realized that Pi Pa Gao (枇杷膏), my cold stand-by, is probably not that great for colds. It’s main ingredients are sugar, peppermint-infused sugar and honey. It also has other herbs in it and is good at soothing my throat for a little bit, but doesn’t sugar hinder your recovery when you have respiratory ailments by encouraging mucus production? As a compromise, I’ve taken to using Pi Pa Gao lozenges instead. They are available at 7-Eleven and come in a little tin.