Monday, January 24, 2011

Sick day

A few things happened this week: I got back from San Diego, the amount of degrees in Boston dropped to -4, and I got sick. Coincidence? No! My body is trying to tell me something. It likes degrees. Around 70 is nice, but definitely no negatives. After about 2 packages of tissues, a box of severe cold medicine (which did nothing) and 1.5 sick days, I am back on my feet-ish.

Needles to say, there hasn't been a whole lot of cooking going on in this kitchen. Just a lot of opening cans of soup and boiling water for tea.

Tazo Green
rule the what?

Last year when I had a nasty sore throat, I tried what is called Irish Cough Medicine: Tea with honey, lemon and a shot of Jack Daniels. Ever tried it? It cleared me right up. When I was little, my dad would always bring me a coloring book and a ginger ale, and that worked too. Then I had a roommate in college that swore by Emergen-C. But our other roommate told us about a friend of a friend who drank so much of it that she lost her taste buds. That freaked me out so much that I haven't had it since. It might not be true, but I'm not taking any chances-- my taste buds are very important to me.

bedside: a still life.

Do any of you have any home remedies that you swear by? Anything that makes you feel better (even if its just emotionally) when you're feeling sick? What do you think my mug says?


  1. I swear by hot tea with lemon and honey. I never had it with Jack, but I was usually drinking it at work. I swear it works better than over the counter meds. And I'd bet your mug says if given enough coffee you'd rule the NIGHT!

  2. You evidently don't remember that you accquired a taste for the WHISKEY, honey and lemon from your childhood. (yes, I blame myself!!!)I kept those tiny whiskey bottles on hand just for that purpose. (you could get them from the airlines for free in first class way back then--when I worked for them) So glad it helps even today. Hope you're on the mend. I love you.

  3. Kelli- I always forget to take medicine when I'm sick. I usually stick to tea as well. Rule the night? Like a streetwalker?

    Mom- This explains so much.

  4. Or like a superhero...? I don't know.