Wishing I had something brilliant and exciting to write about tonight, but the truth is I haven’t been outside the walls of our condo since I posted Tuesday evening – except to walk Maddie and Bear a couple of times.
I sat down a few minutes ago and looked back over all the home remedies you offered Tuesday evening that might help me get rid of my sore throat and laryngitis. After review, I have to say my sore throat might not have been helped by some of these, but I would have had enough alcohol in my bloodstream that I really wouldn’t have cared!
- Shot of whiskey with a dab of honey
- Whiskey in hot tea and honey
- Hot Toddy
- Bourbon and honey
and, my personal favorite,
- Cayenne Pepper in a fifth of vodka, shaken and left to settle overnight. Then mix 1 part Vodka mixture with 3 parts warm water, and . . . . gargle!
Non-alcoholic remedies were:
- Orange sherbet
- Tri-color sherbet
- Chicken soup
- Hall’s Fruit Breezers
- Saltines and soda pop
- Ricola Throat Lozenges
- Lemon, honey & ginger
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the suggestions, but after a quick check of our liquor cabinet, we had:
- No whiskey
- No vodka
- No bourbon
. . . . and somehow beer and honey just didn’t sound right.
Furthermore, we had:
- No sherbet – of any color
- No soup of any flavor
- No Fruit Breezers
- No Ricola Throat Lozenges
- No ginger
. . . . I did have Saltines, which I tried and actually, Jason, you might be on to something there.
Anyway, I stuck to what I had – Hot Tea and Honey with a Dab of Cream.
My sore throat and laryngitis iare gone . . . . . . . splendidly replaced with the worst head cold I can ever recall.
So there you go folks. My two “Oh Woe Is Me” posts of the summer. Tomorrow morning I will rise, smile my brightest smile, and go out into the world – ok, the island – and do what I do . . . . . take pretty pictures and write happy stories. I am done with feeling sorry for myself. I am done with complaining. I am done with . . . . (BIG SNEEZE, FOLLOWED BY COUGHING FIT) . . . . . .
“Would you mix me up some beer and honey, please.”
So glad others were out taking photos while I’ve been sniffling!
Header Photo: Jill Sawatzki