After several punky days of sniffling and sneezing (thanks Margaret), I finally crawled under the covers and succumbed to this dreadful head cold. I doubled up on my Vitamin C and Zinc, along with a few other ancient motherly remedies, followed by a vat o’vicks and a soak in my salt water pool. Needless to say, I still felt like crap and turned to the big guns with nasal spray and DayQuil. It was so pitiful on Monday as I rolled into Walgreens for the above ammunition, only to find myself in the parking lot like a junkie trying to pry off the childproof top of the spray bottle. I actually had to go back inside where my friend October (yes, that is her name) tried to help me, but was eventually forced to get a pair of pliers out of the drawer and two cashiers gripped and wrenched until it finally popped off. (Glad it wasn’t just me.)
I stayed at work long enough to know I needed to go back home, and dragged my sorry self back to bed.
By Tuesday, all the chicken soup in the world wasn’t working and I gave up the fight and went to the Little Clinic at Kroger. I was happy to note that I was their only customer and the young man who listened to my tale of woe, was very patient and quite comedic. I have so many issues with the medical profession and it takes a lot to make me go, but if you have to go… this place was ok. They called me in some antibiotics and some kick-ass head-meds, and they were ready at CVS before I even made it to the car.
So for the rest of today, I will be sitting around watching my favorite cooking shows in a mild haze of antihistamines and ginger water. I imagine I will be back at work tomorrow, though I am not planning anything too strenuous.
This is what happens when I’m home alone with the cooking channel. Grilled chicken, fresh spinach and daikon salad with homemade dressing.
Thanks to all of my buds at work who have been checking on me (Hey, are you dead yet?) and taking up the slack while I’ve been out. Just in case I have spread my cooties throughout our team. Here is the recipe for a quick recovery:
Cut up ginger, lemons, limes and mint leaves
Soak above ingredients in the water overnight in fridge and enjoy with a shot of tequila for medicinal purposes, of course!