Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Peek Inside: My flu-fighting survival kit

Please note: I can make no guarantee as to the coherence of this post. My fever was topping out at 100.3 when I wrote it. Oh, and I was coughing like I'd personally endorsed Lucky Strike a la Mad Men...
Ack! The evil flu still has me tightly wrapped in its web, friends. The last few days haven't been pretty. At all. But I have managed to come up with a list of things that have at least made me scream out in agony just a little bit less....
Vicks to get more through those long nights of coughing; Gatorade to make sure I'm keeping up with my fluid intake (the blue flavor is my favorite); Reruns of Glee, even if I can't sing along to the musical numbers; chicken noodle soup because it's the ultimate comfort food; and Kleenex for my ever-running nose!

So, friends, now it's your turn: What makes you feel better when you're sick? A family tradition passed down from generation to generation? A favorite book? A favorite movie? Hope you're staying well this season! xoxo

[Top graphic via Someecards, bottom graphic made by me]


  1. Ack! I hate that stinkin flu! It totally kicked my butt. Oh, and nothing helped that sore throat except lying still and not breathing. I hope you're feeling better. Running noses are horrible!

  2. yuck! hope you feel better soon.
    gatorade is the only thing i will drink when i am sick. i know i am supposed to be watering myself with water, but i can never choke it down!
    xx jes

  3. Aww, feel better Melissa! And heck yes, blue Gatorade rocks! Pink is my other favorite. :)

  4. Oh no, I hope you're feeling better soon!

    My sickness arsenal is very similar to yours, I can't survive it without the vicks, I love that stuff

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  5. Noodle soup and lots of TV. : )

    I hope you feel better soon! But enjoy the down time (if you can).

  6. Aww I hope you are feeling better, I have the bug right now too and its a total bummer. {Glee is the absolute best!}
    My cold remedy is Camomile tea with waaayyy too much honey... its wonderful. And a nice long session with Greys Anatomy reruns... xoxo

    Feel Better.

  7. I haven't been sick in a few years but I'd say camping out in my parents' bed, which is what my Mom always had me do when I stayed home from school. I would cut out all of my paper dolls. I wonder if little girls still play with those? :-)

  8. i would camp out in my parents bed as a kid when i was sick :) i'd stay there at night and lay on the couch watching disney classics during the day.

  9. Ah, here is my secret recipe: the canary! Boil 2 cups of water with plenty of lemon peel in it. Boil, boil, boil... until it gets yellow like a canary! Add some honey if you like and sip slowly, while wrapped in heavy blankets, with a magazine nearby.
    Sometimes I add fresh ginger, but just the lemon peel makes the trick! :)

    (and don't you love the name, anyway? hahah)

  10. My grandma used to make me a Hot Toddy when I was sick. Not exactly legal...but it made me feel a LOT better! Honey, (some people use tea, also), lemon, whiskey, all hot and stirry.

    I heard the most effective part of cold medicines is the alcohol because it knocks you out! Bottom's up!


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