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Hello Kleenex, my old friend...

Friday, March 01, 2013

I hope Paul Simon forgives me. I woke up yesterday morning with a scratchy throat and a light, annoying dry cough. In the past 24 hours, I've not been more than a couple of feet away from a box of tissues. I sound like Lauren Bacall. I'm plopping and fizzing every few hours. I've gone through all the tea in China. (I'm also prone to hyperbole when ill... I really do sound like Lauren Bacall, though, which I wouldn't mind so much if it weren't so painful). When I was younger, every time someone in the house came down with a cold, my mother would insist we gargle with warm salty water. I would take my mug of said warm salt water with me when I went to get ready and pour it down the sink. I mean, seriously. Is there a more disgusting thing to force your child to do when they are already not feeling well?

Well, I'm so glad she doesn't have a SP account, because guess who gargled with warm salt water this morning... My throat does feel better, I have to admit.

I just made an amazing breakfast (a very large amazing breakfast). 2 scrambled eggs, 1/2 c oats, 1/2 half of an apple, 1/4 c walnuts, a handful of craisins (whatever was left in the bag, which wasn't much) seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I've been having so much fun playing with oatmeal lately. There are so many things you can do with it, so it never gets old, and it's so much more filling than other breakfast carbs. (In my experience, anyway, I can eat a whole grain bagel and be starving in an hour).

Anyway, now I think I'm going to go play with my yarn and try and come up with a storage system for my fabric scraps...
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MONICA_W 3/3/2013 2:12AM

    Hope you feel better! I wonder if gargling with plain warm water would also feel good (but be less gross?) Or, you know, just drinking some nice hot tea... the low-sodium option. Heh.
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MOSTMOM1 3/2/2013 11:06AM

    Ugh, sorry you're not feeling so great. My dad made me gargle with that too! I hated it. And then, lo and behold, I read a study from the Mayo Clinic saying that it actually really is good for you. Who knew? Our parents. Take care of yourself. May the Power of Oatmeal raise you up and give you wings. lol (I love oatmeal too.)
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GEMLADYONE 3/1/2013 11:42PM

    I hope you feel better soon....The warm salt water thing makes me gag too, but it does actually help! I take Airborn when I get sick, the vitamins seem to help my body fight it off. I use this religiously when I travel and never get sick anymore since I started doing it. I'm under doctor's orders...."no flying with sinus infection or colds!" ever since I did got sick on a trip a few years ago and flew home with a bad cold, (damaged my sinuses and they took 6 months to heal)! I don't want to get stuck somewhere and not be able to fly home at the end of the week, so I am truly paranoid about getting cold / flu.

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KRISTINSGOALS 3/1/2013 12:13PM

    Yummy breakfast! I hope you feel better soon, Myra!

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 3/1/2013 10:39AM

    I think Paul would understand. lol.

I have a sore throat treatment that really works well, but it sounds wierd. Heat some orange juice in the microwave, (yes heat it) add two spoons of honey and two spoons of lemon juice. Drink. The acidicty in the orange and lemon helps kill the crud in the throat and the honey helps it stick to the throat to let the acid work.

As for your Oatmeal, here is another variation that I use a lot since I live where it is VERY hot and I don't like a hot breakfast on a hot day. Add 1/4 cup of uncooked oats to some greek yogurt and fruit and - viola! a hearty, stick to your ribs cold breakfast. I LOVE it!

Hope the PND fairy stops by and takes back what she left for you

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ILOVEFOOD590 3/1/2013 10:19AM

    Oh, I hate being sick. I haven't been sick in a while. Just recently the family was sick and I escaped the relationship with the tissue box :)

Do you knit or crochet? I love yarn :)

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