Archive for November 9th, 2007

What to do when you can’t see

or hear

or smell

and you have a toddler? and one that is toilet training at that… she has a way with things that come out of her other end that never fails to astound and leave me speechless.

This is one of those questions I have to ask God when I die, which at this rate may be sooner than I think.

I JUST got over a kinda cold that settled in my chest. I have been up at all hours with kiddoes who can’t breathe well and I just when I think that we might be on the upswing…WHAM…Hullo, I have a cowld…

My dear friend Nissa saved me from the chest monster with this magical cough formula. I KNOW this kept us from having to visit the drs. It breaks up all kinds of yuccky mucus and makes the coughing more productive naturally. I’ll ask her if I can share it with you.

I have been making soups every day laced with LOTS of garlic and onions and great vitamin-rich veggies. We here don’t mind the smell of garlic and safe to say, there are no vampirish beings willing to visit us lately ;o)

One thing that really really helps me get over a cold quick is doing a nasal flush…

please don’t run away…it doesn’t hurt and you get used to it very quickly when you find out how quickly you get to breathe again! Hey, I am telling you, if I can do it, you can!

(If you can’t handle this…just scroll down a paragraph or two.)

In a small pitcher add:

  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • filtered water
  • a few GRAINS of good cayenne pepper (I mean a few GRAINS..or you’ll be sorry…ask me how I know…)

Tilt you head over a sink and pour mixture through one nostril till it comes out the other…if you feel it going down your throat tilt your head more…be patient! You will get the hang of it.

When this does come out the other nostril, tilt your head to the other side and do the other nostril. You may have to do this a few times over the next hour or two before you feel a bit better. It is a good goop cleanser…LOL

This has helped me SOOO much with seasonal allergies. I actually recover so much more quickly and can get to the business of actually SEEING what I am doing in no time.

You know you have it bad when you kneel in front of your dryer (have a front loader with no drawers underneath…I just think I am running a chineese-type laundry. I am just GRATEFUL beyond words for having them be my kind and loyal servants to this household of fabric users and abusers) and you pull out your toasty warm towels and bury your head in them as you put them into the laundry basket. You really don’t care if your teenage daughter catches you doing this. You really don’t look too odd half in and half out of said basket. You won’t even worry about contaminating anyone else as they are all now well (except the toddler that FED you the cold to begin with) You will finally take your head out of said basket clutching the hottest fluffiest towel that you can find upon your left ear that has ceased trying to understand the muffled talk of your family. You will then fall deeply in love with this towel and clutch it between your shoulder and your ear like you are on a long phone call with your mom and then use the excuse of doing more laundry just to spend more quality time with this towel before your love for it cools…literally.

I am also wondering why ice cream doesn’t cure the common cold. It sure would make this more easier to bear.

Yet another question for God when I die.

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