Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rainy Tuesday

I'm fighting a cold:( Know exactly where I got it too.*Looks at daughter*
It is raining and dark today and will be for the rest of the week.
Good staying in and getting better weather, bad going out and getting things done weather.
I have a physio appointment in an hour. Best get going.

What's your suggestion for beating a cold bug? Love collecting remedies for getting better and feeling good. What do you do when you feel low?


Dolores said...

Watched Canada AM this morning and this Dr. had some interesting suggestions.
I always like Vicks rubbed on my neck overnight (helps with a sore throat) and honey in tea is nice too. Or just a spoonful of honey for stopping the coughing/hacking.
Hope you're feeling better soon.

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Honey in green tea. Lemon in water. Eucalyptus oil in hot water, letting steam rise and breathing it in.

OH, and Alka Seltzer Plus Cold. Works wonders.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Lemon & Ginger tea with lemon; woolen socks and jammies, lots of decorating and/or cooking shows; moaning & sighing; and sleep, sleep, sleep.

Sonja said...

Mostly I whine and complain.

Anonymous said...

Try the neti pot.

leendadll said...

Wish I had a cure. I usually end up on a Zpack (or, now, 2 of them) and lots of Nyquil. But I'm also pre-disposed to sinus infections and bronchitis.

Hope you're feeling 100% soon!

Gayle Price said...

My Canadian friend who now lives in Aus. told me a nip of Apricot Brandy each evening before bed will help get rid of a cold ( or at least make you feel better) Give it a go....hope you feel better soon.

Deb said...

I suggest you head to a health store and pick up some Spiralina. It is an alga and it works to boost your immune system to fight off colds and flu. My daughter is a teacher of young kids and since she has been taking it in the tablet form daily she has not picked up any colds. I take it daily and so do my animals. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

YogaNan knits, too... said...

Zicam (can you get it in Canada?) and ginger tea with honey, and maybe a little whole grain toast with marmalade.

Kate on Clinton said...

Sleep, homemade chicken soup (really, it works!), tea with honey and long hot showers.
Yoganan - some zycam products were recalled last year because users completely lost their sense of taste and smell. I took it while on the road in New Orleans before the recall and temporarily lost my senses - all that great food, and I couldn't taste a thing!

Kerri said...

whenever i feel something coming on, i sleep as much as possible and it seems to always work.
good luck!

Unknown said...

Lots of sympathy, tlc, and kindness to oneself.


susanna said...

Sorry to hear that you (and your guilty daughter) have been ill. My remedy: the usual drinking lots of fluids (hot water will give you the added bonus of healthy hydrated skin and Neocitron is so yummy and will put you to sleep), chicken soup (medically-proven to improve one's health) and watching good, relaxing movies that don't require alot of thinking. Hope you feel better soon!

aliceinparis said...

Thanks for all the great suggestions! Some I tried and others I have filed away for next time. I do feel so much better now. Hooray!

Andrea on Third Street said...

Check out my Hot and Steamy post - sure to add some comfort!

Feel better.

kath said...

Chicken soup.
Tea and sympathy.
night time cold drugs in the daytime with the tv on low and my duvet & pillow on the couch.
Hand knit socks.

None of these actually do anything except make me feel like I'm doing all I can!