I'd like to say that Autumn happens just like that. That one day it's summer and then one day it's not. But it doesn't work like that in Southern California, I don't think. Three days ago I had to put the heating on for ten minutes when I woke up because my fingers wouldn't work properly because it was so cold. Yesterday it was 95 degrees and I sat around [attractively] in my underwear drinking lemon water and whining [attractively].
It's really easy to get a chill and get sick at this time of year, when it's hot one day and cold the next, and there's a breeze threatening to let its cold fingers creep down the back of your neck. The area at the bottom of your neck is an area where a whole bunch of acupuncture channels meet, and if a cold wind hits that spot, you can end up with a chill, or the flu, or EBOLA VIRUS. Just kidding about ebola.
Wearing a scarf helps you not get sick (and, in my opinion, looks kinda jaunty). As does having some kind of elderberry preparation at hand. Which brings me to the whole giveaway thing:
You might have noticed things changing a bit around here- new headers slipping in, new tabs up there, and a change in my 'about me' page. I've started an online business, where I sell my tinctures and salves and other little things that I make. Since it's flu season, I'm giving away a flu kit, containing one elder elixir and one diaphoretic tea blend, in a nice little box with a bow on it.
To read more about them both, click HERE.
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favourite herb is (cooking, medicinal, whatever. In China they even use flying squirrel feces as a herb, so my requirements are pretty lax.).
Any extras aren't necessary- I really hate giveaways where you have to sign up for a bunch of stuff- but since my business is little, I'd sure be grateful for the extra publicity. So if you guys want to do any of the following, just leave extra comments for each one that you do:
1. Like Kings Road Apothecary on facebook.
2. Follow Kings Road Apothecary on twitter.
3. Sign up to follow the Kings Road Apothecary monthly (or so) newsletter.
4. Tell a friend, or post a link to the giveaway.
I'll pick a winner at random on Monday at 5pm.
Update: ERIN is the winner. Yay Erin!
I'm sharing this post at Fight Back Friday.