Yuck, too many people getting sick! I hate colds! A little sniffle and congestion takes on new meaning when you have asthma. I was praying so hard I wouldn't get sick. 2 years ago, I got sick in October, and through the winter, had 9 different colds, one after another (and on top of each other). I was thinking I might actually make it through this winter (which I NEED - cause I'm back in school myself) but NO! I get sick on Christmas Day. It kept building, and now I feel like a Mack truck is sitting on my chest.
So, what do I crave? Hot lemonade, and if I can eat, something salty like tortilla chips or crackers (fav:Wheat Thins). So, for all you sickies out there, to make your own hot lemonade (which soothes the throat) heat 1 part lemon juice, 1 part sugar, and 6 parts water. Sometimes I only make a mug, but today, I'm making a whole pot.
One more tip for if you're sick and you live where it's dry - we don't have a humidifier, so I put a pot of water on the stove top to simmer. Throw in a sliced orange or lemon, or both, some whole cloves and cinnamon sticks and make sure you don't get below about an inch of water. I love this when it's cold outside - warms the kitchen, adds moisture, and smells great.
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. -Willa Cather