Summer means ice tea at my house. This will be full all summer long.
One of the gifts of my gene pool is arthritis. Both my mother's family, and my father's, had plenty of it to pass along.
It doesn't help that arthritis loves to settle in anyplace you've had an injury, like my knees, and my NECK.
Oh, and I have it in my hips, too, and heaven knows where else.
I am adamant that keeping moving makes it more bearable.
And compared to my 3 year headache, arthritis does pale.
But still, if there's help for it, why not, right??
So there's this home remedy that has apparently been around for quite some time. I just heard about it.
And since a couple of the people who have vouched for it, are pretty well known to me and reliable, I thought to give it a go.
OK, call me crazy. Unless it works, then you'll be all over it. Tell me you won't.
Then you pop in the liquor store, and buy a small bottle of gin, I think this is a pint, and I bought the cheapest kind.
It's not like I am an expert on gin.
I covered the dish with plastic wrap, and let it sit for 3 days.
The raisins get big, soaking up the gin.
Then I put them in a quart canning jar and put the top on.
Then every day, you eat 8 raisins. It's barely a teaspoon. They do not taste like gin, but they do have a bit of an alcohol taste, kind of like cough medicine. I have my coffee right near by, to wash them down with.
I am going to finish this jar, however long that takes, and then I will report. I have enough arthritis to be considered a reliable test subject, believe me.
What's arthritis, Mimi???