Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Eleven Lessons I Learned Whilst Afflicted with Influenza

1) If you only order pizza once in a blue moon, don't do it when you've got the flu. You won't be able to taste it.

2) You really can't will it away or "work through it." I can't even shower, much less wash the dishes.

3) Aloe/lotion Kleenex are absolutely worth the extra 30 cents.

4) A heating pad on the chest is very comforting when one aches from coughing.

5) Chicken soup seriously has mysterious healing qualities.

6) The world can and does revolve without my directing it.

7) Retail therapy is just as effective when done online, flat on one's back.

8) The absolute best time for hacking up a lung is 2:00am, 2:10am, 2:13am... repeat every three-ten minutes for approximately three hours.

9) Hot tea clears the mind as well as the sinuses for a few minutes. It's temporary relief, but most welcome, nonetheless.

10) If we had a lot more money, I could run an awesome micro-dairy with artisanal cheeses aged to perfection in our custom-designed cheese cave... all while dressed in stunning dresses and a tasteful strand of pearls (see #7).

11) My husband loves me. A lot. (See #'s 2-10)

Feel free to add your own in the comments...


Nadja Van der Stroom said...

Oh dear...hope you recover soon! Stash's Lemon Ginger tea with honey, sipped as hot as possible, is wonderful with a cough! and add lots of garlic to that chicken soup!

Jennie Cooper said...

Love number 10. Kindred spirits, we are!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Thank you, Nadja! My lungs feel better just thinking about lemon/ginger/honey. :) I'll ask my husband to brew me some when he gets home.

Farmer's City Wife said...

Hehehe... I've made more natural rind cheeses in my head than I've ever eaten in my life, that's for sure. My daydreaming is very different than it used to be, I must admit. :)

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