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I finished my bottle of SinoFresh this morning and boy, was the difference noticeable -- I was feeling a little clogged by lunchtime and felt my sense of smell diminish while we were out. We picked up more on the way home and a few minutes after a spray on each side, I can smell the peppers in the study, the crock pot in the kitchen and even a bit of the chalk Laurel's coloring with on the patio. I am a believer in the stuff!

Speaking of stuff, a package from my folks arrived today so my DivaCup and I have been happily reunited! Also in the package: clothing of Laurel's that got left at my parents', a bag of assorted silk embroidery floss (auntiesiannan, are you familiar with a brand called Cifonda?), a bottle of vitamin B complex I left on the table, my makeup bag and a gift from my late maternal grandmother. I expect to hear REM's "The Great Beyond" every time I look at it.

Afterward, Laurel and I went down to the complex office to see if a cooking.com order Vogon was expecting had arrived and we walked back with a large but lightweight box. I'll post pictures of what we'll do with what he ordered later, but I assure you that it's amusing.

According to Vogon, Biko has imprinted on me and will shortly be my shadow to the point of irritation. I don't mind this since I love that kitty to pieces, but so far today she's slept in the master closet all day and didn't even come out to greet him when he came in at lunch.

Tonight we are stringing peppers (our local Albertson's has 50-lb. bags of Hatch chili peppers right now, oh happy day) and watching the season finale of Summerland.


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Aug. 17th, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC)
Is SinoFresh for hay fever and such?

BTW, devilmostdocile recommended your journal to me.
Aug. 17th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC)
It could be used for it; it's an antiseptic spray with soothing/moisturizing properties. I have chronic sinusitis and using it daily has reduced my sinus flareups from twice a week to no more than twice a month since I started using it in April.

Ah. You probably know who I am from her recent posts, then. Glad to meet you.
Aug. 17th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
I went & poked around the website - I'm so tired of being stuffy and not being able to smell much, and I know if I go to the doctor they'll put me on many meds I don't want to be on. This SinoFresh - it looks like it's basically mouthwash for your nose. But it really does work for you?
Aug. 17th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
That's pretty much what it is. It does work for me -- I had no sense of smell between late 1996 and this past April.

I do a spray in each nostril after I wake up in the morning and blow my nose, use it during the day as needed (usually when I feel sinus pressure starting), then once more at night if I feel conditions overnight (incoming weather fronts, bad air quality) might make my sinuses cranky. Most days I get by with just the morning spray. My sinus flareups have gone from two or three a week to two a month at most, and I've only taken Tavist a handful of times in the past month (two related to air travel) compared to the two a day I used to.

It's also more cost-efficient for me to go through a single bottle of SinoFresh ($14 at my local Walgreen's without coupons) every 3-4 months than a 16-count box of generic Tavist every week ($4-5, depending on the store) and either phenergan (prescription) or dramamine as needed for the nausea I have with flareups.
Aug. 17th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
BTW, don't forget to print the coupon for next time and put it in the box. That would have cut the cost of today's bottle by about 1/4th. (Yeah, folks, it isn't terribly cheap, but it lasts several months, so not unreasonable, I think, especially since it obviously works so well.)

And, I have only seen Biko do what she did last night one other time. To me. And, she has been up my ass 24/7 ever since. Know how when I close the study door she sits outside of it for hours until I finally open it? Heh... that started the very next day.

What did Jr Midget Commander-In-Chief say about said object from cooking.com?

And, seriously, a $15 bag of peppers will get you $60 worth of beautiful, edible decoration. And, the way I go through them it is VERY worth it (even though I haven't been cooking as much, lately). I thought seriously about going back and getting another bag of them, as I believe that all of last year's bag was gone by February of this year. Just about everything I make uses one or three of them.
Aug. 17th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
Shall do, though keeping it in my wallet will probably work best. (I have a Juicy Juice coupon in there right now, heh.)

Biko came out of the master closet when I went in/out to turn the water on and off for the hose, but she went back into the bedroom after stretching and a jot to the kitchen for food and water. Seriously, I've barely seen her all day.

We haven't opened the package yet. Waiting for you and all that. (:

If we get another bag, I'll be happy to help sort and string them.
Aug. 19th, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC)
you do know that hatch is a few hours drive from me, right? :) nothing in the world smells better than this time of year, when they roast the chili's outside the stores for you....nirvana.
Aug. 19th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that. Do you travel there to buy peppers or buy them locally? There's a passage in James Michener's Centennial where the narrator talks about the smell of roasting chiles while driving down I-25 with the windows down; every time I read that, I get homesick for Colorado.

We planned to split the 50-lb. sack we bought last weekend between being strung and roasted, but we took so long to get to them that he strung most of them and I'm not sure what we'll do with the rest. We'll probably buy another bag or two though, because Vogon says the two bags he bought last summer only lasted him until February.
Aug. 19th, 2004 10:36 pm (UTC)
we usually buy them locally. well, they grow them all over, it's hot and dry here, perfect weather for them.
actually, to save time, and energy...(sick gal here) i usually buy them chopped and frozen, then thaw them and put them in ice cube trays. perfect for one serving. had burgers tonight with hatch mild green chili's slathered on.
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