autumn ills

Oh boy, these past three weeks have been a roller coaster of sickness in this little family of mine.  It started with – ahem – me.  Followed by the wee one; then on to one of our unsuspecting October visitors – Papa; then on to T.  It’s quick to catch and a bear to rid; sneezing, coughing, sore throats and body aches among the common symptoms. Yes, the flu has won its battle over us this year, coming, of course, during the most inconvenient time of out of town guests, a new job and back to school.

And  even though a lingering cough rings through the house once in a while, we are healing and thankful for the small comforts that aided in our recoveries…

:: Gigi’s Chicken Noodle Soup, made from this recipe with a few TLC additions.

:: Peppermint tea, herbal tea, green tea, black tea + honey and lemon – our teapot has worked overtime these past few weeks.

:: Throat gargle made up of warm water, salt and baking soda.

:: Ricola throat and cough drops.

:: Extra snuggles and naps under warm blankets.

:: Catching up on new movie releases and a stack of magazines.

In the end, the flu taught us a little lesson – it made us stop, rest and take care of one another; a nice reminder that we can all benefit from doing this more often – without the cough and chills.

What are some of your favorite comforts during times of sickness?


Filed under Family, Home

2 responses to “autumn ills

  1. I hope your all feeling better! Lemon, ginger and honey tea is a fav of mine when our family gets the flu. Oh and always a cut up onion placed next to the pillows to draw out all the nasties.

    I am going to have to check out that chicken noodle soup recipe though.

    • MaeKellan – thank you for the note! We are, indeed, feeling better. I need to pick up some ginger tea; I’ve heard great things about it and that is one not currently in my pantry. Thanks for the tip!

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