Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The best gift?

This is what my husband gave me for Valentine's Day:

Flowers and a box of... facial tissues.   The flowers are obviously loving, but I need to assure my readers that the tissues also represent a loving gesture on his part, because I have a wicked cold, and will need to take a box of tissues with me everywhere I go for the next two weeks.

I am going to give him chocolate, because if anything should be given on this Hallmark Holiday, it's chocolate (yes, my darling, that is a hint for next year).  Endangered Species dark chocolate with raspberries - it's his favorite kind.  And I will give him the further gift of not eating the chocolate that I give to him.  That right there is a very generous gift.

For myself, I have made a big pot of homemade chicken soup.  My friend says that shiksas make the best chicken soup.  This shiksa believes in the restorative powers of chicken soup.

What's your best remedy for a cold?


Cassi Renee said...


I bought chocolates for all three of us. That way I won't feel left out :-)

Angie said...

So sorry you are sick. I've had my share of that this year. I think everyone has! Honey lemon tea might help. Throw in a little whiskey, if you have it. Chocolate would definitely help! Oh, I made those kale chips yesterday. We loved them! Thanks for that.

Alison said...

Ginger lemon tea with honey! Throw a couple of slices of fresh ginger into a small saucepan with a cup of water. Bring to a boil. Squeeze fresh lemon into it, add honey to taste, and prepare to feel better!

Repeat hourly until you've peed away all the germs.

The Crislers said...

I throw rice packs in the microwave over and over and refuse to be separated from them. May not actually be healing, but for me warmth=comfort.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I swear by over the counter remedies like Advil Cold/Sinus. Hope you feel better soon. THose are pretty flowers!