Yesterday I was reading something online, of course, and they were talking about the health benefits of bay leaf tea. I’m not giving medical advice – look it up if you’re interested. It really got my attention when it talked about how it could help get rid of kidney stones. That’s something I can get behind!
I read it all to Vince and we both googled and read more to be sure it was safe to drink with the meds he takes. We made some and drank it. He drinks coffee. I drink Dr. Pepper so drinking hot tea was not something that I loved doing but Vince loved it.
One of the things it’s purported to do is make you calm and help you sleep. I remembered a time when I had been at a friend’s house making gumbo. I put 2 or 3 bay leaves in it and then she came along, tasted it, added a few things and didn’t realize I had already put bay leaves in it and she added more. The gumbo simmered for a while, then we ate it and honestly . . there were six of us there and we all ended up asleep. It was something like 4 p.m. and six adults just passed out on the floor, on the sofa, in the recliners. Later, all of us were just shocked that we had all fallen asleep. Someone said “How many bay leaves were in that gumbo?” I said that I had only put 2 or 3 in it. My friend said “I didn’t realize you put any in it and I added 3 or 4.” Someone knew that bay leaves make you sleepy so we all had a laugh about it. Since that happened to me, I figured it must be somewhat true about it helping you sleep.
I have no problems sleeping but Vince does. So, we drank our tea, we took showers and he said “That tea has me so relaxed! I can’t believe it!”
Just to test the waters, I said “Do we have any paper towels?” We both laughed.
Speaking of paper towels, last night I was reading him some of the blog comments and he said this: “I have never heard of anyone thinking that when you asked if you have something . . you think I mean in the whole house?” So, he’s thinking (or says he’s thinking) . . if he asks me if we have paper towels and we’re in the kitchen, that just means are there any paper towels in the kitchen? Absurd! Just the other day I was in the living room and he came in and asked me if we have any more clear Dawn. Oh . . I can’t wait til he asks me for something weird while I’m in the living room. If he asks me “Do we have any bug spray?” you know he doesn’t mean “Is there any bug spray in THIS room?” Men!!