Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday Meanderings

I have a very bad cold, the first one in a long time. Its the kind of cold that gives you a very bad sore throat and then you are hoarse for a few days. Part of my job is to answer the phone at work, so this isn't good. We are already short handed, so staying home is a last resort. This morning I googled "sore throat remedy" and found that gargling with apple cider vinegar is supposed to help. So I tried it. I have to admit that my throat is feeling much better after only one dose, but its not a pleasant experience. I'll try it once an hour though. I don't have any honey to mix it with, so its straight vinegar for me!

Does anyone have any experience with using Apple cider vinegar for home remedies?

Getting sick this close to Christmas has given me a new appreciation for not procrastinating and getting every thing done early. If I was to get too sick, some members of my family would be very short changed in the gift area. I hope to have everything done really early next year!!!!

Things seen recently that made me grin:

1. A Walmart employee working really hard while singing very loudly along with the Christmas music playing in the store. The song was "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do". He was oblivious to anyone around him.

2. A car dressed up like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. This consisted of two large furry stuffed antlers. One was attached to the top of the car on each of the back seat passenger windows. The nose was a HUGE red stuffed thing attached to the front of the car.

3. Last week we had several 80 degree days and the Santa who sits in his little house in the downtown area of the town I work in was still dressed to the hilt in all that fur!!! He had to be roasting.


Penny said...

Sorry you are feeling ill... for several years in a row, I would always be sick at Christmas with a bad cold. (and losing my voice) Thankfully, we broke that cycle a couple years ago. I hope you are feeling better very soon. Good luck with the vinegar... my granddaddy swore by vinegar for everything!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Hope you feel better soon. Dave seen a santa on a motorcyle this week. It is 73 here. He must have been burning up.

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