To Kill a Cold

My wonderful daughter passed on her “I’m-not-feeling-so-great” thing to her mommy.

(And the wonderful part is not sarcastic… I do think she is just that.

I just wish she’d quit being so generous. :))

I wouldn’t be frustrated, except this is cold #3 of the season.

#1 wasn’t horrible, other than it hit a few days before we were supposed to go to Wicked. So I spent most of the play sucking on Halls and blowing my nose. (But I still got to see the most fantastic musical EVER…small price to pay.)

#2 was bad. I could barely sit up for three days. And, of course, it hit right before we took a long

weekend trip to Iowa.

At least I was in a car blowing my nose constantly and not around other people.

And that one took forever to go away–probably two weeks before I was feeling normal again.

#3 is here. Blah. Selfishly, I want it to go away so I can sing with praise team on Sunday. I miss singing and I don’t get to very often anymore. Anyway, yeah…I have so been fighting this thing with everything I have. And with everything I can find on the internet. So far I have tried:

  • Airborne…Lots and lots of Airborne. Probably too much.
  • Zinc tablets…Warning, and I am serious.

    Do. not. take. on. an. empty. stomach. (I found out the hard way.)

  • Gargling with Listerine several times a day…apparently it’s supposed to kill all the bacteria causing the cold? Not working, which leads me to question the effectiveness of its original intended purpose.
  • Tea with lemon and honey. (And I don’t like honey.)
  • Tons of orange juice.

  • Hot water with lemon and honey. (Surprisingly, this seems to be the most effective.

    And if I add a lot of lemon, I can barely taste the honey.)

  • Blueberry and pomegranate tea…not as good as it sounds. Ick.
  • And possibly the most revolting substance so far…cinnamon, pepper, and honey boiled in a cup of water. I cannot even begin to describe the nastiness of this concoction.

    I choked down about 1/3 of it before pouring the rest down the drain.

  • And something I am sure will not do any good, but I woke up this morning craving spicy food.

    Mind over matter, right

    ? Bring on the salsa!

    (Yes, I ate it for breakfast…I’m just cool like that.)

I am so desperate to kill this thing. Is there a miracle cure out there that I’m missing?

Please share!



  1. Ok, what’s the deal here???? Are we long lost relations of some sort? I. LOVE. SALSA! Would live on it if it were possible! And the spicier the better! Clear those sinuses girl! Ha!

    I’m very sorry about all the colds. Those babies and their germs! Good thing they’re so cute huh?

    Have you tried napping? Oh yeah, that baby won’t dig mama napping.

  2. I’m right there with you, Mel. Ick Ick Ick. So sorry you are sick. I don’t have a miracle cure. I’m taking meds, but they don’t feel like they’re helping much. I do hope you get better very soon!

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