It's that time of year again. No, I'm not talking about Santa, and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe and presents for pretty girls. I'm talking about that other season that coincides with the holidays: the cold and flu season.
Yup, I am sick with a cold. Not sure if my husband brought it home with him from work or I picked it up at the germ factory, a.k.a the doctor's office, when I went for a checkup last Tuesday. Either way, I have been sick since Friday and will probably be looking like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for several more days.
Being sick, I've been actively trying to do things to help me feel better. A new comfort I discovered in the past two days is my take on the hot toddy. Since alcohol is a big no-no for someone with HCV, my version is sans the brandy.
Here is my recipe:
- 1 tablespoon Mighty Leaf organic Dragonwell loose leaf green tea
- zest of one lemon
- juice of half a lemon
- 2 cups hot water
- 1 tablespoon honey ( I like Bennett Honey Farms honey)
All this got me wondering what comforting rituals and little pastimes of joy you indulge in when you are sick with a cold or feeling down because of your chronic illness.
So this week leave a comment here or head over to the Oh My Aches and Pains! Facebook page and share the things that bring you comfort and joy. I bet we can all learn something new from each other with this assignment. I look forward to reading all your comments. Plus, if you have any other tricks to share for dealing with cold symptoms I'd love to hear those too.