Monday, December 27, 2010

Heffalump or snuffleupagus?

Whichever you prefer, that's what I've been feeling like for the past two days.  Sneezing, sniffling, snuffling,  achooo-ing -- all makes my very chapped nose feel large and snout-ish, like a Heffalump or a Snuffleupagus.   I've been doing all I can to take this creature down.... vitamin C three times a day, going for walks in the fresh air, eating bits of raw garlic, taking hot baths, drinking mugs and mugs of herb tea, eating peppermint candies (to de-stuff), and coating my sore-from-blowing nose with Bee Butter or vitamin E oil.  Napping is what I want to do, but it is difficult when one's nose is either stuffed up and won't breathe, or when it's running all over the pillowcase. O bother! (as Pooh would say)

My latest tea concoction is a mix of peppermint leaves, a chunk of ginger root, honey and a lemon slice to float on top.  I think it helps somewhat, but the bits of candied ginger (beside the mug) is what I like best.  I don't know if it is very medicinal, but it's tasty, sweet, and warm to my mouth.

13 comments:

  1. Feel better soon, Dear Jody!!! Dianntha

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  2. I am sorry you are not feeling well and I hope you get back to feeling normal soon. I am surprised the germs in Montana have not frozen solid. I think candied ginger is good for morning sickness. :)

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  3. Oh Yuck! Get better soon. You are still quite creative even when you are under the weather...

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  4. Oh friend, hoping this will pass oh so soon.

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  5. Oh no! I'm so sorry you are under the weather. I liked reading all your remedies. We ARE supposed to get some snow toward the end of the week. Now, it's glowing outside so I had better head out the door. Wishing you warm and cozy and a humidifier! Get well soon!

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  6. So sorry you are sick!! Ugh! Get better soon. BTW, I love that cute cup/mug. Is it part of a set?

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  7. Oh bother indeed! I hope you feel better soon!

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  8. So sorry to hear that you are sick Jody. I hope you feel better soon.

    I've become a fan of Airborne for knocking out a cold. As soon as I feel one coming on...it seems to help.

    I love candied ginger. It's one of my favorite treats, so I can sure appreciate your enjoyment of it too.

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  9. Hot tea is always a comfort! I know what you mean; it's hard to sleep when you can't breathe! Keep on taking good care of yourself. Hope you're better soon!

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  10. Your sick, oh bother. Feel well soon xoxox Clarice

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  11. I hope that you are feeling a bit better! It is never good to not feel your best during the holidays.

    Chicken soup and and hot tea...sound kind of nice. :)

    Enjoy your New Years!
    Joyce

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  12. Oh you poor dear Jody. Snuggle up warm and get better soon. xox

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  13. That tea sounds tasty! Feel better soon!

    Manuela

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